CRICOS registration

Any education provider wishing to deliver education services to international students must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

The Department of Education is the designated authority in Western Australia to register and monitor schools (and a limited number of other institutions) offering courses to international students.

The department is responsible for:

Regulatory framework

The following  legislative provides the regulatory framework in this area:

Education Service Providers (Full Fee Overseas Students) Registration Act 1991 (WA) 

Education Service Providers (Full Fee Overseas Students) Registration Regulations 1992 

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 

Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2001

For further information on study rights for people on visas other than student visas please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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​Contact us


Senior Regulation Officer (International Education)

Phone: 9441 1962

Email: ngs@des.wa.gov.au