Approval to Provide Courses for Overseas Students - Victoria

Description

You will require this approval if you operate a school, university or another education organisation and intend to provide courses for overseas students. Your application will be assessed against the relevant Acts, guidelines and standards.

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 program.

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.

Duration

Up to five years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1161.00 Application for approval to offer courses of study for overseas students through a registered school. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All $3497.00

Application for approval for registered education and training organisations to provided courses for overseas students, of which relate only to the learning of the English Language and require at least 25 hours of face - to - face contact each week. Plus site audit fee of  $204 per hour to a Maximum of $6,777. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All -

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application. Fees 2022-23

Renew Application All $1464.00

Annual approval fee of registered education and training organisation; or a provider of an accredited senior secondary course which is not a registered school; for any other course or English language course requiring at least 25 hours face - to - face teaching each week. Plus site audit fee of $204 per hour to a Maximum of $6,777, if at the date of application the applicant is not approved by the VRGA to provide an accredited course to overseas students. Fees 2022-23

Vary Variation All $1161.00

Application for approval for registered education and training organisations to provided course for overseas students of which relates only to the learning of the English Language and requires 25 hours of face - to - face contact each week. Fees for 2022-23

Vary Variation All - Varying conditions of approval to provide course to overseas students in the case of:
  • a registered school or accredited senior secondary course provider or an accredited senior secondary course provider - $1,161
  • a registered education and training provider or an accredited senior secondary course provider to increase capacity and or establish a new delivery site and or relocate a delivery site and or add to scope - $1,661.
Fess 2022-23

Forms

Act(s) name

Education and Training Reform Act 2006 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 Victoria

Application process

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

Contact details

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