Becoming a registered agent
The GETI Tasmania office provides a single point for all marketing, recruitment, admissions and enrolment activities for Tasmanian Government, so all registration enquiries are directed to us. We welcome applications from any agency which is interested in representing the Tasmanian Government’s primary schools, junior high schools, senior high schools and TasTAFE.
As an agent for the Tasmanian Government, your business will be required to comply with:
- The Australia’s Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2007 (ESOS Act)
- The Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Act 2010 (ESOS Amendment Act)
- The National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007
You can get more information about this legislation from International Education. GETI Tasmania also recommends that all agents complete the education agent training course provided by Professional International Education Resources (PIER).
To become a registered agent, follow these steps:
You are required to provide the names of two referees from Australian educational institutions who can verify the quality of your recruitment efforts.
Every agent application is assessed on its own merits. If successful, we will send a formal Agent Agreement for you to sign.
In some cases, we may put an agent application ‘on hold’ until your agency recruits its first student to Tasmania. Based on this enrolment, GETI Tasmania may then offer your agency a formal agreement.
The Agent Agreement sets out your responsibilities as our representative and our responsibilities to you. The Agent Agreement also provides information about our processes for monitoring your activities, and the actions we can take in the event that you do not fulfil your responsibilities. We request that you read the Agent Agreement carefully, sign and return it to us within 30 days. During this time, we can still accept applications from you for students who wish to study in Tasmania.
When the Agent Agreement has been signed and returned to us, we will then send you an official Agent Certificate. At this time, GETI Tasmania is happy to work closely with you in your student recruitment efforts. We look forward to welcoming your students to Tasmania.
Each Agent Agreement is valid for two years. This will be renewed subject to a performance review and is dependent on your ongoing compliance with the ESOS Act, ESOS Amendment Act, National Code of Practice 2007 and Agent Code of Ethics.
For more information, please view our Agent Appointment Process explanation