New ESOS Regulations for CRICOS-registered providers

19 September 2019

From 1 October 2019, CRICOS-registered providers must comply with new Regulations: Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2019. The ESOS Regulations will cease on the same day.

It is important for providers to understand any changes to their obligations.

Key changes

  • Education Agents – providers must now give information about education agents that facilitated an overseas student’s enrolment
  • English language tests – providers must give more information about English language proficiency tests
  • Breach of visa requirements – providers must give more information about students who have failed to meet attendance or course progress requirements
  • Tuition fees – the definition of ‘tuition fees’ has been expanded to clarify what class of fees should be regarded as tuition fees.


Where to find more information

The Department of Education has released material to assist providers with understanding and complying with the new regulations.

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