Australia has received thousands of international students from around the world and is considered a leader in the field of international student services and consumer protection.

ESOS Framework - Education Services for Overseas Students

The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code.

Please click here to see how your rights as an overseas student studying in Australia are protected.

Overseas Student Ombudsman

The Overseas Student Ombudsman investigates complaints about problems that overseas students may have with private education and training providers in Australia. For more information please visit