Australia is a popular choice for international students, because of its reputation for delivering a high standard of higher education. This is upheld by the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and accompanying ESOS legislative framework. This framework outlines a set of standards that education institutions must meet, so that both students and providers understand their obligations when entering into an agreement to undertake a study program. ESOS works in two ways, and for two groups: 

  1. It protects international students coming to Australia on student visas. 

  2. It sets out clear guidelines, roles and responsibilities for education institutions that teach overseas students.  

These include requirements about the skills of our staff, our resources and facilities, how we promote courses and place students. The ESOS Framework also provides tuition fee protection for international students. 

The ESOS framework requires providers to ensure certain information is available to international students, including future students. This information is included on our website (particularly our Policies webpage) and your offer letter, if you have received one. If you intend to study a Diploma program, UNSW Sydney’s policies and procedures apply. 

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment administers the ESOS framework. Check out their factsheet for students, if you want to learn more, via their International Education website.  

CRICOS

Only registered education providers can deliver courses for students on Australian student visas. UNSW Global is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) for delivery of English language courses (provider 01020K). We also deliver some pathway programs on behalf of UNSW Sydney, under UNSW Sydney’s provider code 00098G. These include Diploma, Foundation and Transition programs. 

Individual courses are also registered on CRICOS and are outlined below (note some programs may not be offered from time to time):

 

 

Provider Code

 

 

 

 

Provider Name

 

 

 

 

Course Code

 

 

 

 

Course Name

 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

0101955

 

 

International English 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

043924M

 

 

Career English (Intermediate to Advanced) 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

0101955

 

 

English for Engineering, Science and Technology 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

0101955

 

 

English for Law (Upper Intermediate to Advanced) (5 to 20 weeks) 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

0101955

 

 

English for Medical Professionals (Upper Intermediate to Advanced) 

 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

067186J

 

 

English Language Programs 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

090804G

 

 

Essential English

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

043922B

 

 

General English (Elementary to Advanced) 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

080692D

 

 

University English Entry Course (UEEC) 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

084609E

 

 

Tertiary Orientation Program (TOP) (5 weeks) 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

080691E

 

 

Foundation English Entry Course (FEEC) 

 

 

01020K

 

 

UNSW Global Pty Ltd

 

 

043923A

 

 

Essential Academic English (Intermediate to Upper Intermediate) 

 

 

00098G

 

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

107826B

 

 

Diploma in Architecture

 

 

00098G

 

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

102394F

 

 

Diploma in Business

 

 

00098G

 

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

102393G

 

 

Diploma in Computer Science

 

 

00098G

 

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

095863M

 

 

Diploma in Engineering

 

00098G

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

107827A

 

 

Diploma in Media & Communication

 

 

00098G

 

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

095862A

 

 

Diploma in Science

 

 

00098G

 

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

060623E

 

 

Transition Program

 

 

00098G

 

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

095626B

 

 

Extended Foundation Program

 

 

00098G

 

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

019277D

 

 

Standard Plus Foundation Program

 

 

00098G

 

 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

000725G

 

 

Standard Foundation Program

 

Your Student Visa

As an international student, there are certain obligations you must uphold to meet your student visa conditions. You can find these on the government portal, Visa Entitlement Verification Online VEVO. 

Some important conditions include: 

  • You must complete your program within the timeframe of your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) 

  • You must notify us of your Australian address within seven days of arriving or if you change your address, through the Student Portal Hub, or UNSW Sydney’s portal for Diploma students 

  • You must maintain your enrolment status, satisfactory academic progress and attendance requirements 

  • You must maintain your Overseas Student Health Cover for the period of your stay, and 

  • You must maintain your approved accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements if you are under 18 years old. 

Note: the above list is not an exhaustive list of your visa conditions – please visit VEVO.

Changes to your enrolment or your length of study might also affect your current student visa. If you change your type of visa, or become a permanent Australian resident, you will need to update your details as soon as possible.  

Questions?

If you have any further questions about ESOS or student visa requirements, contact your education agent or contact us.