Admissions and compliance (A&C)

This key interest area (KIA) focuses on admissions, compliance and government policies and regulations for international students across all sectors. It will be of interest to people working in admissions and compliance and has some overlap with marketing (MKT) and business development and strategy (BD&S).


Topics under this KIA typically include: 

  • qualifications assessment, recognition, monitoring and evaluation 
  • English language competence and certification 
  • identifying and managing fraudulent documentation 
  • admissions efficiency measures and handling volume enquiries, applications, offers and acceptances 
  • new and emerging technologies, artificial intelligence, PRISMS and system integration 
  • good practice in compliance and related matters 
  • standards and accountability including ASQA, TEQSA, ESOS, SSVF, GTE, student visas and immigration risk 
  • issues relating to monitoring, reporting and quality assurance 
  • supporting and monitoring education agents 
  • under 18 students and compliance with the National Code 
  • local, state, national and international government initiatives and legislation 
  • latest trends and developments in the policy and regulatory environment both in Australia and abroad 
  • initiatives aimed at engaging policymakers and government in international education in the context of admissions and compliance 


Topics in this key interest area may overlap with marketing (MKT), pathways (PATH), business development and strategy (BD&S) and transnational education (TNE). 

Target audience

This KIA will be of interest to: 

  • staff working in admissions and compliance across all sectors 
  • staff responsible for ensuring compliance across the student lifecycle 
  • delegates with an interest in the regulatory environment 
  • delegates with an interest in managing risk 
  • policymakers 
  • student recruitment agents

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