Approval to Provide Courses for Overseas Students - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you operate a school, university or another education organisation and intend to provide courses for overseas students.

International students have to complete an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) before entering into an approved school. You will need this approval to run an ELICOS programme.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must:

  • meet all the national legislative requirements
  • pay the required fees
  • submit a completed application form and supporting documentation to the Agency.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to five years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees will vary according to the type of educational organisation applying for approval.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply

User Guide for Non-Government Schools Providing a Course/s of Study to Full-Fee-Paying Overseas Students - Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Application

Apply

Please lodge your application and any supporting documentation directly with the Agency. You will need to attach to your application form:

  • A copy of a Certificate of Registration of a Company, a Certificate of Registration of a Business Name (if different from the legal entity) or a Certificate of Incorporation as appropriate;
  • A copy of a memorandum of understanding with all providers who will be involved in providing the course/s, the role played by each provider in the delivery of the course/s and duty of care responsibilities, if applicable;
  • Evidence of NEAS (National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme) candidacy as well as details of the fees to be charged for the ELICOS (English language intensive course/s to overseas students) program, if applicable;
  • Copies of the policies and procedures documents as evidence of compliance with all the standards; and
  • If you are not in receipt of Commonwealth funding, provide evidence of your indemnity arrangements.

Administering agency

Department of Education and Training
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority

Act(s) name

Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 (Victoria)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Education and Training
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority


Operating address:
Level 4 Casselden Place 2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2317
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

03 9637 2806

Fax:

03 9032 1579
vrqa.schools@edumail.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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