For those of you interested in the recent updates to the ESOS Act (lucky you!), here is a set of useful links.
The changes are aimed mostly at simplification rather than the usual increase in regulation. They will be of most interest to those involved in the nitty-gritty of registering student enrolments and collecting course fees – there are no changes that would affect the academic or course content side of operations.
One proposal didn’t pass. That was to remove the need to keep ‘unused’ student fees in a separate account. Thus, most CRICOS providers will need to continue using these accounts.
- The new version of the ESOS Act is now on the Comlaw website, here
- A summary of how the changes affect the use of PRISMS is on the government International Education site, here
- Several fact sheets about the changes are also on the government International Education website, here
Some changes had immediate effect and others will take effect from 1st July 2016.