Where a course is to be offered to International Student Visa holders the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (The ESOS Act) requires that education providers register the course with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) (www.cricos.deewr.gov.au).
CRICOS registered courses must not contain more than 25% of distance/online component and must have at least one internal face-to-face subject available each compulsory teaching period/trimester.
The designated authority in Australia that manages course registration on CRICOS is the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) www.teqsa.gov.au/.
Should a Division/College plan to:
offer a new course to International Student Visa holders; or
change a registered courses’ duration (by more than 10%); or
significantly change a course title,
a request for registration must be lodged with CRICOS. To do this, please complete the Internal Request to Register a Course on CRICOS form and insert it into the relevant New Course Proposal Form (N). Please complete all sections of the form before returning to CIMS for signature.
Once a course is registered on CRICOS any of the changes listed below must be sent to JCI to arrange for required CRICOS updates. If the Division/College amends any of the following;
Course Title (for a small change; for a significant title change refer to New Registration)
Course Duration (for a small change less than 10%; for a significant duration change refer to New Registration)
Work Based Training / Placement
Academic Entry Requirements
English Band Level
Please complete the Internal Request to Amend an International Course form and insert it into the relevant amendment (A1 or A2) form. Please complete all sections of the form before returning to CIMS for signature.
If a CRICOS registered course is to be suspended or cancelled, please complete the Internal Request to Cancel or Suspend an International Course form and insert it into the relevant Suspension and Course Discontinuation form (S1 or D1). Please complete all sections of the form before returning to CIMS for signature.
All Approval Forms can be accessed in:
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