Important links for Education Agents

Kinggdom Institute of Management continues to add value to our international students’ experiences through education agents.

If you are interested in becoming an education agent, we offer a range of courses. These provide agents with full training on student visa applications, teaching courses, referring to and accessing qualified counsellors, government requirements for international students, and overall support to international students. Once fully trained, agents are eligible to be placed on the PIER Network database; an accredited site that is globally accepted as the portal for qualified and certified education agent counsellors.

The Australian department of education and training has a list of certified bodies offering further information on where to promote agent services, how to register with accredited online portals, and links to regularly updated government information pertaining to international students. Please see important links for education agents, below.


Education Agent Training Course

www.pieronline.org

The Education Agent Training Course is an online course supported by Australian Education International (AEI) and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

The course provides Education Agents with information about the Australian education system and Australia as a study destination, education quality assurance issues and the Australian visa regulation system. Agents who wish to have their extensive knowledge recognised can take a formal test. Agents successfully passing the test become Qualified Education Agent Counsellors. Kinggdom Institute of Management encourages the qualification and all of the College’s preferred Education Agents have completed the test.


ISANA: International Education Association

www.isana.org.au

ISANA: International Education Association is the representative body for international education professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in student services, advocacy, teaching, and policy development in Australia and New Zealand. The website offers a free-of-charge online tutorial recommended for all Education Agent staff members to become knowledgeable in Australian international education standards under the revised National Code.


The National Code (2017)

internationaleducation.gov.au

The Australian Government‘s National Code for Education Providers Standard 4 outlines commitments and obligations of Australian Registered Training Organisations working with Education Agents.


Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)

cricos.education.gov.au

The Australian Government’s Department of Education maintains up to date information of Registered Training Organisations that deliver courses to international students and are listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).


Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)

www.border.gov.au

The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) provides information on visa options, living in Australia and citizenship.


Study in Australia

www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

Study in Australia is the official Australian Government site for studying in Australia and provides information for students and Education Agents on study pathways, costs, living in Australia, scholarships, visa and other services.