Griffith University is a registered higher education provider that offers education services to overseas students
To provide education and training services to international students the University must comply with rules and regulations required by the Federal Government and the National Regulator TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency).
The Legislative Framework incorporates the:
The ESOS Framework has been designed to establish and maintain national standards for the provision of education and training services to international students. The legislation aims to protect international students and guarantee quality education. It also enables the Department of Education and Training to take action against providers who are found in breach of their obligations.
The Legislative Framework relates only to students who are enrolled in an onshore program and remain in Australia on a Student Visa. This Legislation does not apply to students undertaking offshore programs or remaining in Australia on a temporary visa other than a Student Visa.
Tuition Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been in operation since 1 July 2012. The TPS is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. In the unlikely event that an education provider is unable to deliver a course an international student has paid for, and does not meet their obligations to either offer the international student an alternative course that the international student accepts, or pays the international student a refund of their unspent prepaid tuition fees, the TPS will assist the international student in finding an alternative course or to get a refund if a suitable alternative is not found.