Education Services Provider Registration to Offer Courses to International Students - Western Australia


You will need this registration if you intend to advertise or provide an education service for full fee paying overseas students. You will also need this registration if you intend to enrol international students in an education service. An education service includes any instruction or training.

Certain education service providers or classes of education service may be exempt from needing to obtain this registration.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • reside in Australia
  • be of good character and reputation
  • have sufficient financial and other resources available to comply with the Act and regulations
  • understand the duties and obligations of an education service provider
  • have a proper method of financial reporting and financial monitoring for moneys received from full fee overseas students
  • provide satisfactory educational facilities
  • obtain proper accreditation for your educational standards
  • have proper contractual arrangements specifying the fees and charges to be paid
  • provide adequate counselling and pastoral care services for your students
  • provide adequate procedures for the resolution of disputes with full fee overseas students
  • provide any other information required by the Agency
  • submit the relevant application form
  • pay the required fee.

If you are applying for application as a firm, in addition to the requirements above, your firm must:

  • if it consists of two partners, have at least one that resides in Australia. If it consists of more than 2 partners, have at least 2 of the partners reside in Australia
  • if it is a body corporate, be incorporated in Australia
  • be under the management and control of people of good character and reputation.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $327.00

If the number of full fee overseas students is less than 10. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $812.00

If the number of full fee overseas students is 10 or more. Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Registration of Institutions and Education Services for International Students - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Education Service Providers (Full Fee Overseas Students) Registration Act 1991 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Education Service Providers (Full Fee Overseas Students) Registration Regulations 1992 Western Australia

Approval time

If all requirements are satisfied, approximately four weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Education

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Non-Government Schools

Department of Education

Western Australia
Operating address: Level 9
20 Walters Drive
Osborne Park, Western Australia 6017
Mailing address: PO BOX 1766
Osborne Park, Western Australia 6916
Phone: 08 9441 1947