Admissions and compliance (A&C)

This key intrest area has a specific focus on admissions, compliance, government policies and the regulatory environment for international students across all sectors.


Topics under this KIA typically include: 

  • qualifications assessment, 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, 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 agent

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