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Quality and Australian regulations

Before entering a contract with ACNT, overseas students should read the ESOS framework. A simple explanation of the framework is the Easy Guide to ESOS available online here: Easy Guide to ESOS.

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations regulates the education and training sector’s involvement with overseas students studying in Australia on student visas. It does this through the Education Services for Overseas Students legislative framework. This protects Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services and the interests of overseas students, by setting minimum standards and providing tuition and financial assurance.

The legislation mandates a nationally consistent approach to registering education providers so that the quality of the tuition, and care of students, remains high. The professionalism and integrity of the industry is further strengthened by the ESOS legislation’s interface with immigration law. This imposes visa related reporting requirements on both students and providers.

School-aged dependents

School-aged dependents accompanying you to Australia are required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or non-government school.

Living in Australia

Living in Australia is very affordable when you compare it to most European or Asian cities. There are many bargains to be found in Australia which will make sticking to your budget easy. We recommend that you set aside $250 – $300 per week for living expenses.


There are many options for student accommodation in Australia. These range from living with a family in homestay accommodation to student residences, shared apartments, or living on your own.

Homestay accommodation

Homestay offer students the opportunity to live with an English speaking family. This is a great way for international students to practice their English language skills and learn more about local culture and customs.

Apartment living

Many students share apartments or live on their own. It is recommended that students plan to be in Australia early in order to visit apartments and meet potential flatmates before making a commitment. You may like to book into a hostel for your first few days and then look for share accommodation with others.