Migration advice: what can education agencies do and not do?

Posted by Raphael Arias on 02 Sep 2019

A few months ago, EducationLink helped ISEAA in its official launch. At EduLink we believe in helping every way we can to foster a healthy and growing international education industry.

In this keynote, Michal Sestak, director of SIS Consulting and a Registered Migration Agent with 25 years of experience explains what's allowed for international education agencies when in respect to migration advice (tip: it's not, but it's more complicated than that).

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Topics: international education legislation

From October 1st, agent record keeping is changing. Here's what you need to know.

Posted by Raphael Arias on 04 Aug 2019

Education providers in Australia will be required to keep more information regarding their students, or to put more technically "[..] records of each accepted student who is enrolled with a registered provider or who has paid any tuition fees for a course provided by the provider must include the following details [...]".

But the Australian government is also asking for a little bit more information of the agent that is enrolling the student. We went through the pages and pages of the Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2019 document for you, here's the summary.

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Topics: international education legislation

The CRICOS website: a missed opportunity. And the future of international education in Australia.

Posted by Raphael Arias on 06 May 2019

CRICOS is the worse, but still the crème de la crème, compared to almost any other major country with large international education exports. While the CRICOS website is fairly good to search for courses, it's vastly outdated, with no reliable data and a missed opportunity.

Why is that? Why such a great opportunity to have reliable data, a source of unbiased information and a great marketing tool is so bad? In this article we discuss a little bit about it, and look what does it tell about international education in Australia.

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Topics: international education legislation

The new proposed regulation for education agencies in Australia (Feb 2019)

Posted by Raphael Arias on 25 Feb 2019

We went through the 138 pages of the newly released report of the inquiry into the efficacy of the current regulation of Australian migration and education agents and summarised the most important and relevant info to you.

"The majority of registered migration agents and education agents are diligent, knowledgeable, hardworking and competent and provide outstanding service. There are individuals in these industries, however, that take advantage of vulnerable consumers." This is what the Australian government think about education agents.

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Topics: international education legislation

Australian education agencies, your performance is going public soon, are you ready?

Posted by Raphael Arias on 14 Jan 2019

Latest Department of Education changes will make the performance of education agencies public mid-2019. Are you ready?

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Topics: international education legislation, education agency strategy

Is ISEAA the solution for international education agencies in Australia?

Posted by Raphael Arias on 13 Jan 2019

Heavy regulation from the Australian government or self-regulation? Can ISEAA help? But, what is ISEAA to start with? Talk to agencies in Australia and they will tell you: they're concerned. So far the international education recruitment in Australia has been in the hands of agencies with "no" government oversight. But the Australian government has no plans to keep that way.

Well, that's not new Raphael, you may say. You're right, it's not new, the Australian government feels uncomfortable for quite some time now in relation to agents. But is it now different? There are some indications that yes, now it's different. The main indication is that for the first time the government will be releasing agents' performance data, as we discussed in our other article Australian education agencies, your performance is going public soon, are you ready? (and the follow-up The new proposed regulation for education agencies in Australia (Feb 2019)) But let's analyse the facts.

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Topics: international education legislation

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