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1. Higher education institutions recognized by competent authorities

2. Higher education programmes recognized by competent authorities

  • Websites of individual universities and self-accrediting higher education providers provide a list of higher education programs.
  • The AQF Register provides links to the Government Accreditation Authorities in each state and territory and to their registers of recognised higher education programs.
  • The CRICOS Register provides a list of courses offered to people wishing to study in Australia on student visas.

3. Information for students planning to study in the country

  • Study in Australia
    The official Australian Government website for international students containing information regarding study costs, course types, and living in Australia.

4. Information on the higher education system

5. Information on foreign credential assessment and recognition

  • Description (procedures):
    Students applying to study at an Australian school, college or university should contact the specific institution for entry requirements and qualifications recognition options.
    Graduates seeking recognition for general employment purposes should contact AEI-NOOSR.
    Graduates seeking professional recognition should contact the relevant professional body.
  • Competent bodies:
    AEI-NOOSR is the Australian national information centre with responsibility for educational recognition.
    For information about occupational and professional recognition, see Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI).

6. Information on financial assistance opportunities:

7. Cross-border higher education

8. National information centre

9. Other information sources

10. Definitions of key terms

  • Higher Education Institution:
    A higher education institution is a body that is established or recognised by the Commonwealth or a state or territory government to issue qualifications in the higher education sector. It may be a university, self-accrediting institution or non-self accrediting institution.
  • Definition of "Recognized Higher Education Institution" in Australia
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