CRICOS/ELICOS applications and registration
ASQA is responsible for the approval and registration of CRICOS providers delivering ELICOS programs except where the ELICOS program is delivered:
- by the provider in its capacity as a school
- by the provider in its capacity as a higher education provider, or
- under an 'entry arrangement' with at least one higher education provider.
An 'entry arrangement' provides a pathway arrangement for an overseas student to study a higher education course or a Foundation Program with a higher education provider. The student completes an ELICOS course to meet the higher education provider's minimum English proficiency entry requirements.
ASQA does not require providers to be accredited with NEAS.
You can view the status of any submitted application in the 'Application History' section of asqanet at any time.
ASQA aims to finalise applications within our service standards subject to the application being complete and submitted in accordance with requirements.
For a glossary of application status terms, please see the ASQA website.
If your application is outside of our service standards please contact our Service Delivery team through our online form. Please note ASQA can only provide you with a status update if:
- you send the email from the email address listed on training.gov.au
- you provide the application number
- your application is outside of our service standards
Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) providers must ensure their course duration is based on full-time study – this is a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours a week. The registered course duration must be appropriate for your student cohort to ensure they can complete the course, include holiday periods during the course and work-based training.
Holiday periods cannot be included at the start or end of the registered course duration – i.e. exceeding the time students need to complete the course requirements.