The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislative framework (PDF) is designed to ensure that Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services is maintained and that the interests of overseas students are protected. It sets minimum standards and provides tuition and financial assurance. Together with Australian immigration law, the ESOS framework also imposes visa related reporting requirements on both students and educational institutions. The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) has produced an Easy Guide to ESOS.

The ESOS Framework