The Education Agent Training Course is a free online industry recommended course that provides Education Agents with information about the Australia’s education system and also as a study destination. The Australian Education International (AEI) and the Department of Home Affairs (DHA)
The purpose of the course is to provide Education Agents with information about the Australian education system and Australia as a study destination, education quality assurance issues and the Australian visa regulation system. It will also keep agents abreast of changes and developments in international education services, as well as encourage and support excellence in business service delivery, study and career pathways, and professional development.
NOTE: The EATC will not provide its clients with information about how to set up or operate an Education Agency in Australia or overseas. Individuals need to contact the relevant authorities in their country for requirements and procedures regarding this.
The course will cover four (4) areas:
- Australia, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and Career Trends
- Legislation and Regulations
- Working Effectively in International Education
- Professional Standards and Ethics
Education Agents who wish to have their extensive knowledge recognised can take a formal test and once the exam has been successfully completed, they will become Qualified Education Agent Counsellors. Skills Australia Institute encourages the qualification and all of our preferred Education Agents have successfully completed the exam and are fully qualified.
Please note: The QEAC Certification Exam is only available to those who are looking to certify as Qualified Education Agent Counsellors (QEACs). Certification is at a cost of $400.00 AUD. For more information, please click on the following link
The International Education Association (ISANA)is the representative body for international education professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in Australia and New Zealand. The website offers a free-of-charge online tutorial recommended for all Education Agent staff members to become knowledgeable in Australian international education standards under the revised National Code.
The International Education Online website has been developed by the Department of Education and Training and provides information on the ESOS Framework including the ESOS Act and the National Code of Practice for Providers of education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code 2018). The National Code 2018 outlines the commitments and obligations of Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) working with Education Agents under Standard 4.
This website is the official Australian Government website that lists all Australian Education Providers that offer course to people studying in Australia on Student Visas. You can search the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) website by course or by training provider..
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) brings together Australia’s federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs, immigration and border-related functions. This website will provide information on Australian visas, immigration and what you need to know about entering and leaving Australia.
Study in Australia is the official Australian Government site for international students. The website has information about courses and studying and living in Australia, as well as study pathways, costs, scholarships, visa and other services.