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Friday, 22 Mar 2013

Official Notice: Amendments to the Guidelines for School Providers

BOS 15/13

Who needs to read this notice:
Principals of non-government schools with overseas students
Representatives of school systems with overseas students
Representatives of school providers


The Guidelines for Approved NSW School Providers Delivering Courses to Overseas Students (‘the Guidelines’) have been amended to provide for the Board of Studies’ approval of school providers to provide English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

The changes to the Guidelines include the addition of requirements for:

  • approved school providers delivering ELICOS (section 4 of the Guidelines)
  • initial approval of a school provider to provide ELICOS (section 6 of the Guidelines).

The changes to the Guidelines also incorporate:

  • information about the ELICOS Standards (section of the Guidelines)
  • legislative requirements of the Tuition Protection Service framework including provider obligations when a student or provider defaults (section 3.3.2 of the Guidelines)
  • re-positioning and re-numbering from section 3.22 onwards
  • minor edits and clarifications.

These changes take effect from the publication of this Official Notice.

The amended Guidelines are available to download from the Schools with Overseas Students (CRICOS) section of the Board’s website.

The following support materials are also available:

The fee schedule for school providers has also been amended to include fees for school providers delivering ELICOS.


For further information:
Caraline Cloke
Inspector, Registration and Accreditation
(02) 9367 8170