International and Overseas Students Policy

Under the legislative instrument effective 29 June 2021, CTA Training Specialists can now enrol International students / “Overseas Students” into the following exempted Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act):

  • SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • SITHGAM001 Provide responsible gambling services
  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

To undertake any of these VET courses, each student must also provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. 

“Overseas Students” can also undertake any of CTA Training Specialists’ non-accredited courses including:

  • Customer Liaison Officer
  • Barista basics
  • Customer service
  • Hygiene for food handlers
  • Fire Warden

The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) defines an “Overseas Student” as a person who holds a student visa (as defined in regulation 1.03 of the Migration Regulations 1994).

This includes the following Subclasses of visa:

  • a Subclass 500 (Student) visa;
  • a Subclass 571 (Schools Sector) visa;
  • a Subclass 570 (Independent ELICOS Sector) visa;
  • a Subclass 572 (Vocational Education and Training Sector) visa;
  • a Subclass 573 (Higher Education Sector) visa;
  • a Subclass 574 (Postgraduate Research Sector) visa;
  • a Subclass 575 (Non-Award Sector) visa;
  • a Subclass 576 (Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector) visa.

Please note persons who hold a secondary Subclass visa are subject to the same conditions.

For all other Nationally Accredited courses (ie Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses), “Overseas Students” can only be trained by training organisations who are registered on Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) as specified in the ESOS Act 2000.  You can visit for more information.   

Unfortunately, CTA Training Specialists is not a CRICOS registered training provider.  Before a person who is not an Australian citizen enrols in accredited CTA Training Specialists courses (ie Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses), they will be required to acknowledge, by accepting the Terms & Conditions prior to payment, that they are not an “Overseas Student” or International student. Any persons who are identified as an “Overseas Student” or International student cannot enrol or attain a statement of attainment in these accredited courses with CTA Training Specialists (only the exempted courses as identified at the beginning of this policy).