The Department of Education manages the ESOS legislative framework. It maintains CRICOS and PRISMS, and educates education institutions about their ESOS obligations. It works closely with Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and also has the authority to investigate education institutions to make sure they are complying with the ESOS laws.
The Department of Education can impose sanctions against an education institution if they are not following the law. Sanctions include suspending or cancelling the right of the education institution to teach overseas students. Breaching the laws may also be a criminal offence attracting fines or imprisonment.
Education Services for Overseas Students Act : View the details