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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).

Applying for initial registration or registration renewal

A school seeking initial registration to deliver education services to international student visa holders must apply to the Department of Education. Applications to renew registration must be received between 90 and 30 days prior to the expiry of registration.

Applicants must:

  • complete the Registration of institutions and education services for international students application form
  • complete the CRICOS Course Registration and Variation Schedule
  • generate and complete a Tax Invoice
  • pay the applicable non-refundable application fee (specified in the Tax Invoice)

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

An application must demonstrate that the provider will meet the requirements of the:

For more information on the application process and a copy of the corresponding guidelines contact:

Manager Education Regulation
T: 9441 1914
E: ngsregulation@education.wa.edu.au

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:

  • complete the CRICOS Course Registration and Variation Schedule
  • generate and complete a Tax Invoice
  • pay the applicable non-refundable application fee (specified in the Tax Invoice)

To apply to add one or more locations, please contact the Manager Education Regulation.

To apply to add capacity, please 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 (eg. classroom and play space, specialist facilities, specialist and support programs, etc.)

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.