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Accreditation of Australian Educational Institutions

2003-11-18
Accreditation of Australian Educational Institutions

According to the Regulations, and the Provisional Rules for their Implementation, of the Management of the Intermediate Agency for Self-funded Students Studying Abroad ( Order No. 5 and 6 ) jointly issued by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, the Ministry of Public Security and the State Administrative Management of the Industry and Commerce, the following will apply:.

From December 10, 1999, the Education Office of the Chinese Consulate General in Sydney will accredit Australian educational institutions intending to recruit Chinese students through intermediate agencies.

To ensure the authority and practicability of the procedure and to protect the interests of self-funded students, the following regulations will apply in New South Wales:

1. Applicants from faculties and departments of the 11 NSW universities under the Federal Government should submit the following documents to the Education Office of the Chinese Consulate General:

a) Form of application.
b) A photocopy of the Letter of Intent or Agreement between the two signing parties.
c) A confirmation letter signed by the head of the faculty, department or international office.

2. For applicants of the 12 TAFE institutions, they should submit the following documents:
a) Form of application.
b) A photocopy of the Letter of Intent or Agreement between the two signing parties.
c) A confirmation letter signed by the director of the institutes.

3. For applicants from private schools registered with NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board and the applicants from English Training Centre registered with the National Elicos Accreditation Scheme, they should submit the following documents:
a) Form of application.
b) Certificate of Approval and Registration.
c) Valid documents describing schools' overall conditions, such as, the founding year of the school, the size of the campus, teaching facility, teaching staff, and the number of students.
d) The school's annual financial report ( Bank statement ).
e) A photocopy of the Letter of Intent or Agreement between the two signing parties.
f) A confirmation letter signed by the head of the international Relations of the NSW Department of Education and Training, or by NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board, or by the National Elicos Accreditation Scheme.

4. Non-Educational institutions registered in NSW such as Tourism and Immigration Consulting Agency, and Cultural and Educational Exchange Centre, etc., will not be accepted.

The Application Form can be downloaded. The completed application form, together with the necessary accompanying documents should be sent to the Education Office of the Chinese Consulate General in Sydney.

Tel. : + 61 – 2 – 9662.1723
Fax. : + 61 – 2 – 9796.3368
Address : 19 Anzac Parade
Kensington 2033
NSW Australia

Notes:

1. Supervisory body: For university, fill in the Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs; for TAFE and public school, fill in the Department of Education and Training of the State; for private school, and language training center, fill in the Registration and Accreditation Agency.

2. Overhead Expenses: the total operational expenses of the educational institution.

3. Cooperative Project: It refers to the channel for recruiting self-funded students, the level and number of students, and the learning method etc.

4. Applicant: She/He must be the legal representative and head of the educational institution.

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