Legislation Policies and Procedures

International students are carefully safeguarded by the Australian Government through a variety of legislative measures, and also through the internal quality assurance mechanisms which operate within the university.


Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000
The ESOS Acts and regulations set out the legal framework governing delivery of education to overseas students studying in Australia on a student visa.
The National Code
The National Code is a set of nationally consistent standards that governs the protection of overseas students and delivery of courses to those students
Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
The official Australian Government website that lists all Australian education providers to offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses offered.
Student Visas
Information about the mandatory and discretionary Student Visa conditions set by the Australian Department of Immigration
The Australian Government's overseas aid program which aims to increase access to and the quality of education and training for people in partner countries.


English Proficiency Requirements
A summary of the Academic Board approved English proficiency levels required for international students to gain entry to study at ACU
Academic Entry Requirements
A listing of Australian Year 12 equivalencies for qualifications taken overseas
Adobe PDF Course Coordinators Guide for Exchange & Study Abroad (PDF, 198kb)
A guide to assist course coordinators who are asked to approve units to be studied by either incoming or outgoing exchange or study abroad students.
University Handbook
Important information is provided in the university handbook including academic progression requirements