ISANA ACTiveNSW Branch – Understanding the ESOS Legislative Framework – ACT November 4


Education providers who enrol international students are required to comply with the ESOS legislative framework. This framework consists of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act), the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (National Code) and the Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2001 (ESOS Regulations).

These regulatory obligations encompass the international student life cycle from enquiry, application, offer, acceptance, orientation and beyond … ensuring satisfactory course progress, attendance and completion within course duration.

This workshop will examine the regulatory framework that governs international education in Australia. Participants will be guided through the Act, the Code and the Regulations to gain a better understanding of what is required to be compliant with a specific focus on their area of responsibility. Good practice will be discussed to enable participants to identify the adequacy of existing compliance measures and to consider opportunities for improvement.

During this workshop, we will also discuss implementing the changes to the ESOS Regulations coming into effect on the 1st of October. Participants are encouraged to bring real life case scenarios to the workshop for group discussion to determine the best possible outcome … keeping in mind the needs of the student, the institution and regulatory obligations.

Presenter – Danielle Hartridge

Danielle Hartridge is a leading expert in international education with extensive experience working in the university sector. Danielle began her career at Monash University in 1991, where she held the position of Manager International Student Support. In 2005, she was appointed to the position of Associate Director International Student Experience at Victoria University. Danielle has a deep understanding of the international education landscape. Her expertise spans international student support, ESOS compliance and organisational management. Danielle is the recipient of the prestigious IEAA Distinguished Contribution to International Education Award, the Victorian Multicultural Award for Service Delivery to a Multicultural Victoria and was awarded ISANA Life Membership. Danielle works closely with international education providers, offering consultation and advice on international education matters related to the international student experience and ESOS compliance. A regular contributor to ESOS compliance professional development activities, through the development of online resources and face-to-face workshops. Danielle is currently the Convenor of the IEAA Admissions and Compliance Network.

Target audience:

All staff who interact with international students who are new to the sector, or have a number of years’ experience working in the international education sector.

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Cost:  ISANA Members $50 | Non members $100


Meeting Room 7
Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning
ACT Education Directorate
51 Fremantle Drive
Stirling ACT 2611

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