ESOS framework stands for Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000. Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. This ESOS act establishes legislative requirements and standards for the quality assurance of education and training institutions offering courses to international students who are in Australia on a student visa. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007.
Under the ESOS Framework, international students on a student visa are responsible for upholding the conditions of their student visa. Please visit the website address below to view the full list of conditions. You should check your student visa for the conditions that apply to your visa.
General Visa Conditions
Every international student proposing to enter Australia to study must apply for a student visa (a special case might be for students offered a program, for example, an English language course, of under three months). Details of the Australian Diplomatic Offices around the world where applications for a student visa can be lodged are available at the following. website: http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud
Most of the International students must obtain a student visa before they entering to Australia. However, some of the selected countries students may apply for a student visa after arrival in Australia on a temporary entry visa. Again, details may be obtained from the nearest Australian Diplomatic Office.
All student visas are issued for full- time study. International students cannot study part-time. All international students must provide proof of that they have sufficient funds to cover their tuition fees and living expenses while living in Australia. Once a student enrolled in a course for any educational institute should complete 6 calendar months of study of their program before they can change to another education institution in Australia, unless special condition and permission.
Visa Application Procedures
All international students must apply for the course which they are interested in from our institute Sydney City College of Management if they are willing to study with us and we will offer you offer letter if you meet all the requirement for study the specific course. After getting offer letter you will have to pay the fees as per our agreement which will mention in our offer letter in SCCM bank account mention in an offer letter. An electronic Conﬁrmation of Enrolment (eCoE) form issued by SCCM offering a place in a program is proof of acceptance for visa purposes. Students wishing to undertake a package of programs must apply and be accepted into each program in the ‘package’. Students offered a ‘package’ program must apply for the visa subclass applicable to the principal program of the ‘package’. After getting CoE you have to apply for the visa in High commission.
International students must also satisfy the general requirements applicable to all student visa applicants. The general requirements include being of good character and sound health, having acceptable health insurance for the period of time in Australia and having no outstanding debts to the Commonwealth of Australia. Details of the student visa sub classes and related conditions are available at the following website: http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud
It is a condition of enrolment that international students abide by the Australian student visa regulations. SCCM monitors student enrolments and visa status and will advise students if there are any issues visa requirements. Student Services Department of SCCM must approve all international student enrolments in advance. Students altering their enrolments without SCCM authority may have their enrolment cancelled or modified appropriately.
All student visas granted on or after 26 April 2008 will receive permission to work automatically in Australia and have commenced their program of study. This will apply to both the primary student and any family members traveling with them on their student visa. Students can work up to 20 hours a week while their course is in session and they can work unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks. Family members of students are not allowed to work until the student begins their course and they are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week at all times. Dependents of Subclass 574 Masters and Doctorate students have unlimited work rights after the principal student visa holder has commenced his or her program in Australia.
Students should check with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia for the latest requirements (http://www.immi.gov.au) as requirements can vary. Students should also consult the department’s booklet ‘General Skilled Migration’ for current details of migration requirements for skilled migrants, including a list of skilled occupations in demand in Australia.
OHSC – Overseas student health cover
Overpseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a government requirement. Family includes the student, the spouse of the student and any dependent children of the student up to 18 years of age who have been authorised to enter and remain with the student and who are residing at the same place of residence as the student in Australia.
SCCM has partnered with Allianze the services to international students as well. The Allianz Membership Card normally takes 6 weeks to be delivered to the College. Remember to request for the receipts when you pay for the doctor consultation. Allianz will reimburse some of your expenses in the conduct of doctor’s diagnoses and treatments. You can talk to our reception if you need any help in regards to arrangement of a Insurance card or for more detailed information on OHSC refer to https://www.allianz.com.au/ .
Alternatively, there are more OHSC provider in Australia if you want to organize your cover by yourself. Some of the providers and their contact are Medibank Private by phone 1800 188 188 or Australian Health Management by phone on (+61) 134 246 or http://www.ahm.com.au/
This website is for opening your bank account. You can open your account prior your arrival, SCCM has partnered with local commonwealth bank in Parramatta. Student can collect their bank key card from Parramatta Branch upon their arrival. www.commbank.com.au/A3062
This website is for The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. http://www.asqa.gov.au/
CRICOS is a publicly available website listing all approved education providers and courses that are available to overseas students. http://cricos.education.gov.au/
Department of Education Website
This is the website for the Department of Education. http://www.education.gov.au
This is the website for the Department of Home Affairs. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
ESOS Legislative Framework Website
This site contains links to legislation, the National Code of Practice and Explanatory Guide for the Education Services for Overseas Students 2000 (ESOS) Act. https://internationaleducation.gov.au/
This website is for the Tuition Protection Service. https://tps.gov.au/Home/