CRICOS - CDU's registration

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provides a list of all Australian education providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses they offer. Education institutions can only enrol and deliver education services to students in Australia on a student visa if they are registered on CRICOS.

As a CRICOS registered provider of education to overseas students, Charles Darwin University (CDU) is required to comply with the ESOS Act 2000 and operate within the requirements of the ESOS legislative framework. 

ESOS framework

The ESOS framework consists of:

  • The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) which sets out the legal framework governing delivery of education to international students in Australia on a student visa.
  • The National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) which provides nationally consistent standards for the conduct of registered providers and the registration of their courses.

National Code

The National Code established under the ESOS Act (2000) is a set of nationally consistent standards that governs the protection of international students and delivery of courses to those students by a CRICOS registered provider.

The National Code is divided in to four parts (A-D) with Part D outlining the Standards for registered providers for the delivery of education and training to overseas students.

There are fifteen standards in Part D covering the following aspects of delivery of education to international students:

Standard 1 

Marketing information and practices

Standard 2 

Student engagement before enrolment

Standard 3

Formalisation of enrolment

Standard 4

Education agents

Standard 5

Younger overseas students

Standard 6

Student support services

Standard 7

Transfer between registered providers

Standard 8

Complaints and appeals

Standard 9

Completion within expected duration

Standard 10

Monitoring course progress

Standard 11

Monitoring attendance

Standard 12

Course credit

Standard 13

Deferment, suspension or cancellation of study during enrolment

Standard 14

Staff capability, educational resources and premises

Standard 15

Changes to registered providers’ ownership or management

CDU is a registered CRICOS provider.

Renewal of Registration Project

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Contact Person

Lisa Champion – Manager, Regulatory Compliance
08 8946 7774

Elise Uys – Manager, International Admissions
08 8946 7706

Ray Kelly – Director, International Strategy and Development

Due Dates

Registration renewal submission date 30/09/2017

Committee Structure

The CRICOS renewal of registration project is responsible for the preparations for the submission for renewal. The contacts for the project include:

Andrew Everett – DVC Global Strategy and Advancement

Ray Kelly – Director, International Strategy and Development 

Elise Uys – Manager, International Admissions
08 8946 7706

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