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The ESOS Act 2000
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act is an Australian Government Act that regulates the delivery of international education in Australia. It was established to provide a legislative framework to regulate the education and training institutions who offer courses to international students in Australia who are on a student visa. In particular, ESOS ensures the quality of programs and services delivered to international students and that their rights are protected.
Which Type of International Students are Protected?
The ESOS Act only applies to international students studying in Australia on a student visa. Students studying in an offshore location who have not been administered a student visa by the Department of Home Affairs are not protected under the ESOS Framework. The Department of Home Affairs has created an Easy Guide to ESOS, which students can refer to for more information on The ESOS Framework.