ESOS framework

Version 1.1 | 11/07/2017

The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, or ESOS Act, establishes legislative requirements and standards for the regulation of education and training institutions offering courses to international students in Australia on a student visa.  In particular, ESOS provides tuition protection for international students.

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring you have a great education experience in Australia. A new fact sheet has also been released for international students containing important information about their rights and responsibilities while studying in Australia.

The student fact sheet on ESOS  provides information on:

  • choosing and enrolling in a course of study
  • support services available in Australia
  • the rights and responsibilities of students on a student visa
  • working in Australia
  • making complaints and getting help