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Notifications and approvals required of CRICOS registered providers

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The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2017 (National Code) requires providers to notify TEQSA of certain events, such as a change of details on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Some notifications have timeframes specified in the following sections of the National Code:

  • part D, section 14.3 notification of intention to relocate premises (requires notification at least 20 days prior to change of location)
  • 15.1(a) any prospective changes to the ownership of the registered provider
  • 15.1(b) any prospective or actual change to the high managerial agents
  • 15.2 information on the new owner or high managerial agent.

Notification process

Notifications must be submitted in the approved form via the Provider portal and include all information requested.

NOTE: There are no fees associated with these changes.

Approvals Required from TEQSA

CRICOS registered providers must seek approval for the following proposed changes (where TEQSA is the designated authority):

  • changes to arrangements with other providers
  • changes to the maximum number of students that can be enrolled
  • changes to the duration of a CRICOS registered course.

Please see part C, sections 7.4, 10.4 and 12.1 of the National Code 2017.