ESOS Bill Exposure Draft

Tuesday 7 July 2015


The Australian Government has released exposure drafts of the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015, and the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 for public comment.

Education institutions, peak bodies and all other interested stakeholders are encouraged to comment on the exposure draft by written submission.  The exposure drafts and a template for providing a submission are available here. Submissions must be in the form set out by the template.

The proposed amendments will streamline the ESOS framework by reducing compliance and reporting burdens on education institutions, and ensuring that registration processes across Australia’s education frameworks, both international and domestic, work effectively and cohesively.

Other changes seek to minimise unnecessary reporting and administrative requirements.

Provide comments

The consultation process for the exposure drafts will include written submissions, which can be submitted up to 5.00pm AEST, Friday August 7 2015. The template for providing your views is available on the submissions page. Completed submissions can be uploaded on that page by the due date.

Given that the Bills are subject to parliamentary timeframes, no extension on the due date for submissions will be given.

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