Courses and providers

ASQA is an impartial government agency. This means we cannot provide you with advice about which course or provider to choose, or how to apply to study.

However, we can direct you to other agencies that can help.

Who can help me find a training course or provider?

My Skills

My Skills is Australia's directory of training. It includes information on training in Australia for school leavers, students, apprentices, and employers.

Search My Skills for a training provider or course.

training.gov.au

training.gov.au, the official national register of the VET sector in Australia, maintains a complete list of training providers.

Search training.gov.au for a training provider or course

myfuture

myfuture is Australia's national career information and planning service. This site helps people to make career decisions, plan career pathways and manage work transitions. myfuture is for anyone who needs information to support their own or others' career planning.

Search for a course on myfuture.

Overseas students studying in Australia

Study in Australia

Studyinaustralia.gov.au is the official Australian Government website for international students. This site provides information on courses, institutions and scholarships for international students.

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) courses

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment hosts a database of all Australian education providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas.

Search for a CRICOS course or provider

Before you sign up

Before you sign up for a Vocational Education and Training course, you must understand:

  • what you are committing to
  • what the course costs
  • what the course will deliver.

We have published a fact sheet on choosing a training or education provider. This fact sheet includes a checklist with important questions to ask a potential provider. The fact sheet also contains specific questions that international students should consider.

The following articles may also help with your decision on which course or provider to choose:

  • A 'free' gift could cost you thousands—the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission provides a warning about offers of ‘free’ items when signing up to a course.
  • Essential checks—Fair Trading NSW provides advice about crucial checks to make before committing to a course or provider.
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