Workshop C:

Cracking the code: ESOS National Code 2017

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017
Time: 9am–12 noon
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

Registration fee: $295/$345


It has now been 10 years since the National Code of Practice 2007 was introduced. It was established under the ESOS Act to safeguard Australia’s reputation as a high-quality education provider, to support registered providers in monitoring compliance and to protect the interests of international students themselves.

As part of the overall reform of the ESOS Framework, the Department of Education and Training (DET) has undertaken a comprehensive review of the code. In March 2017, DET released a consultation draft. Education providers, peak bodies and other interested stakeholders were encouraged to comment and provide formal submissions. 

What are the changes and how will they affect you and your institution? This workshop will aim to ‘crack the code’ and help admissions and compliance professionals come to grips with the revised code (due for release in July 2017). It will focus on changes to the code and how they intersect with the broader regulatory and student visa frameworks. The implications for assessing Genuine Temporary Entrants (GTE) and changes to the PRISMS reporting process will also be considered.


Alice Maclean, Director, Student and Graduate Visas, Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), Australia

Geza Karacsony, ESOS Officer, Western Sydney University; Convener, IEAA Admissions and Compliance SIG, Australia (CHAIR)

Irene Koh, Director, Student and Academic Services, Bond University; Deputy Convener, IEAA Admissions and Compliance SIG, Australia

Ingrid Elliston, Manager, International Recruitment and Admissions, University of New England; Deputy Convener, IEAA Admissions and Compliance SIG, Australia

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the changes in the revised National Code.
  • Learn how these changes may affect your institution’s policies and processes.
  • Workshop implications for SSVF and GTE assessment methods. 
  • Come to grips with the changed reporting requirements for PRISMS. 
  • Network and collaborate with other admissions and compliance professionals.

Target audience:

This workshop is aimed at international admissions and compliance professionals who are responsible for implementing the ESOS and PRISMS reporting changes at their institutions. It will also appeal to anyone who wants to enhance their understanding of the changes in the revised ESOS National Code of Practice 2017.

Key interest area:

Admissions (ADM)

Other interest area(s):

Policy and regulatory environment (PR&E)


This workshop is suitable for professionals in all sectors:

  • English language (ELT/ELICOS)
  • Higher education/university (HE)
  • Schools (SCH)
  • Vocational education & training (VET)