Overseas student recruitment, admissions and support
TEQSA's Chief Commissioner, Professor Peter Coaldrake, has written to all registered higher education providers outlining significant risks to compliance in the areas of recruitment, admission and support of overseas students.
Professor Coaldrake noted that these risks include students transferring from their provider shortly after arrival in Australia, unethical recruitment behaviours by some education agents and inadequate information to overseas students in recruitment.
Presently, TEQSA is investigating risks to compliance with several providers.
In the letter, TEQSA noted that providers registered on CRICOS to deliver education to overseas students have obligations to protect and enhance Australia’s reputation for quality education.
All registered higher education providers are encouraged to review the letter, along with TEQSA's sector updates on this issue.
- Chief Commissioner's letter to all registered providers (PDF) (11 August 2023)
- Sector alert: Recruitment, admission, and support of overseas students (11 August 2023)
- Sector alert: Provider responsibilities when using education agents (4 November 2022)