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More information and qualifications help for students

Overseas students

Council of International Students Australia (CISA)
The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) is the national peak student representative body for international students studying at the postgraduate, undergraduate, private college, technical and further education (TAFE), English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and foundation level.

International Education
International Education leads strategic policy, regulation and government-to-government engagement in the international education sector.

Overseas Students Ombudsman
The Overseas Students Ombudsman investigates complaints about problems that overseas students have with private education and training in Australia.

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
The register provides a search engine for education institutions that have been approved to offer courses to overseas students and courses that have been approved to be offered to overseas students.

Directory of Qualified Education Agents
PIER online is a directory of qualified education agents.

Study in Australia
This is the official Australian Government website for advice on study in Australia.

Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA)
OMARA provide registration to migration agents.

Find a course or provider

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

myfuture is Australia's national career information and exploration service, helping 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.

To check a course or qualification is industry recognised contact the relevant Skills Service Organisation below:

Career support, financial support, and advice for students

Study Assist provides information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study.

If you are interested in accessing VET Student Loans, you can find more information at: www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans.

Job Jumpstart
Are you finishing school soon and not sure whether you want to continue studying or jump straight into your first job? The Job Jumpstart website is a one-stop-shop, full of tips and resources to help you score a job, build a career or succeed at work!

National Union of Students (NUS)
NUS is the peak representative body of all tertiary students in Australia. NUS work to protect the rights of all students, organising campaigns across the country involving all the states, and all their respective campuses.

Australian JobSearch
JobSearch is a free service to help job seekers find jobs.

The Australian Government is responsible for providing income support and other assistance to students. The Centrelink website has more information.

The Good Careers Guide
The Good Careers Guide provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations, and their education and training pathways.

Job Outlook 
Job Outlook is a careers and labour market research information site.

Endeavour Awards
The Endeavour Awards is an Australian Government scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad.


Australian Apprenticeships
Australian Apprenticeships provides information for potential apprentices about Australian apprenticeships.

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways
Australian Apprenticeships pathways is a step-by-step guide to becoming an apprentice in Australia.

Other useful websites

SkillsOneTV has a range of videos about the trades and skills industry for the information of students, trainers and employers.

WorldSkills Australia
WorldSkills Australia is an independent, non profit organisation that conducts trade and skill competitions to challenge young people to achieve work skill excellence.

Labour Market Information Portal
The Labour Market Information portal provides data on the Australian labour market.

Trades Recognition Australia
Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) provides skills assessments for people with trade skills gained overseas or in Australia, or through study in Australia as an international student.