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International school registration

A school wishing to deliver education services to international student visa holders must be separately registered with both the State and Commonwealth governments.

Registered schools will appear on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

A school registered to deliver education services to international student visa holders must meet the requirements of the:

A school seeking initial registration to deliver education services to international student visa holders must apply to the Department of Education.

Applicants must:

Applicants should be aware that additional fees and charges will be payable to the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training if registration is recommended.

A school already registered to deliver education services to international student visa holders must apply to the Department for registration renewal between 90 and 30 days prior to the expiry of registration.

Applicants must:

Applicants should be aware that additional ongoing fees and charges will be payable to the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training if registration renewal is recommended.

A school may apply to the Department to change its existing registration by:

  • adding or cancelling a course(s)
  • adding or cancelling a registered delivery location(s)
  • amending its registered capacity for international student visa holders

To apply to add a course(s), an applicant must:

To apply to add one or more locations email the Manager Education Regulation.

To apply to add capacity email the Manager Education Regulation outlining:

  • the capacity being applied for
  • how the school will manage any impact of the change on the school’s resources (for example: classroom and play space, specialist facilities, specialist and support programs)

The Department of Education assesses applications against the ESPRA, the ESOS and the National Code. Upon completion of an assessment, the Department will make a registration decision under the ESPRA and a recommendation to the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training about ESOS registration.

If registered, a school will appear on CRICOS.

A registered school is required to be compliant with the ESPRA, the ESOS and the National Code at all times. The Department may inquire into a school’s compliance at any time during the school’s term of registration.

For more information on the application process contact:

Manager Education Regulation
T: 9441 1947
E: ngsregulation@education.wa.edu.au