CRICOS - CDU's registration

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provides a list of all Australian education providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses they offer. Education institutions can only enrol and deliver education services to students in Australia on a student visa if they are registered on CRICOS.

As a CRICOS registered provider of education to overseas students, Charles Darwin University (CDU) is required to comply with the ESOS Act 2000 and operate within the requirements of the ESOS legislative framework. 

ESOS framework

The ESOS framework consists of:

  • The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) which sets out the legal framework governing the delivery of education to international students in Australia on a student visa.
  • The National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) which provides nationally consistent standards for the conduct of registered providers and the registration of their courses.

National Code

The National Code established under the ESOS Act (2000) is a set of nationally consistent standards that govern the protection of international students and delivery of courses to those students by a CRICOS registered provider.

The National Code is divided into four parts (A-D) with Part D outlining the Standards for registered providers for the delivery of education and training to overseas students.

There are eleven standards in Part D covering the following aspects of the delivery of education to international students:

General fact sheet

Standard 1 

Marketing information and practices

Standard 2 

Recruitment of an overseas student

Standard 3

Formalisation of enrolment and written arrangement

Standard 4

Education agents

Standard 5

Younger overseas students

Standard 6

Overseas student support services

Standard 7

Overseas student transfers

Standard 8

Overseas student visa requirements

Standard 9

Deferring, suspending or cancelling the overseas student's enrolment

Standard 10

Complaints and appeals

Standard 11

Additional requirement

CDU is a registered CRICOS provider:

  1. CRICOS provider 0300K.
  2. CRICOS provider 3286A