National standards for ELICOS providers and courses (ELICOS Standards) (Cth) - Level 1

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The National standards for ELICOS providers and courses (ELICOS Standards) are used as guidelines for determining whether providers should be accepted for registration on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) under the ESOS legislative framework. The ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) framework relates to international students who will be studying English in Australia as part of an intensive program ('intensive' means a minimum of 20 hours of scheduled classes involving face-to-face contact hours of English language instruction.
ELICOS standards are protected through legislative instruments which ensure certain requirements are met before English language providers are registered and that they maintain these requirements throughout the course of their registration. This approach provides confidence for all stakeholders involved in the provision of English language instruction.
The ELICOS Standards detail what is required from ELICOS providers and the requirement that they maintain the registration Standards so they can continue to be registered as a CRICOS provider.

Relevant Compliance Frameworks

Legislation, Standards and Codes may be linked to one or more of the University's compliance frameworks either as the driver of the requirements, or as a component of the framework.

The relevant frameworks are listed below.