Change ESOS registration
Training providers need to be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to teach overseas students in Australia. These are known as Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) registered providers.
What is a course registration?
A course registration may be a:
- vocational education and training (VET) qualification, accredited course or skill set
- English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) course
Each course registered on CRICOS identifies your approved delivery location, course duration, student capacity, course fees, and delivery formats.
If you need to change details or add a new course to your ESOS registration, you need to apply and get approval from ASQA.
When to apply to change your ESOS registration
Reasons to change your ESOS registration include:
- to add or remove:
- VET or ELICOS courses
- delivery locations where courses are approved
- a work-based training component for a course
- increase or decrease student capacity at approved locations
- change course fees, duration or delivery formats
When you don’t need to apply to change your registration
You don’t need to apply to change your registration if:
- an existing VET training package qualification is superseded and replaced with a new, equivalent version
- you deliver skill set courses that are exempt from ESOS registration.
Equivalent training package qualifications
You don’t need to apply to add new VET training package qualifications that are equivalent replacements of qualifications already registered on CRICOS.
ASQA automatically updates Transitioning equivalent training products to your registration with the same details as the superseded course, including locations, course fees and duration.
You’ll still need to apply to add new VET accredited courses to your registration, even if they are identified as equivalent to another registered course.
Registered training organisations (RTOs) can offer select supplementary VET skill set courses to overseas students without becoming ESOS providers or adding the courses to their ESOS registration.
The exemption allows overseas students to study supplementary courses simultaneously with the primary course related to their visa.
These types of course are generally skill sets needed to work in certain industries in Australia.
Learn more about exempt and supplementary courses.
ESOS Framework requirements
Before you apply to add VET or ELICOS courses, new locations or increase student capacity, to your registration, you need to meet the ESOS Framework requirements.
When you submit your application, you are declaring that you meet these requirements.