ESOS and changes to the National Code 2018

The Educational Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act aims to ensure the services offered by education providers are consistent with the standard of education delivered to Australian students.  The National Code is a set of nationally consistent standards that governs the protection of international students by providers registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).  Only CRICOS courses can be offered to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.  It is a requirement for La Trobe University, as a provider of education to international students, to meet nationally consistent standards in their education delivery, facilities and services provided.

In the latter part of 2019, College and School senior management attended information sessions regarding the ESOS Act and changes to the National Code 2018.  The presentation facilitated by the La Trobe International, Compliance Team, covered an introduction to the ESOS Act, the National Code, various aspects of compliance and our responsibilities as a higher education provider.

A Zoom recording of the information session can be found above, the PowerPoint slides from the session and a quick reference guide for staff outlining our responsibilities as a higher education provider to international students.

Further information about ESOS and the National Code can be directed to the La Trobe International Compliance Team via  All enquiries regarding International Students Support at La Trobe can be made via   

Writing an ethics application for SoTL research: A practical guide

On Thursday 3 October the College of SHE, in collaboration with the La Trobe Research Office, ran a PD session “Writing an ethics application for SoTL research: A practical guide“.

Rebecca Clark, Human Ethics Advisor from the Research Office delivered an information session and then we opened the floor for questions and gave attendees the opportunity to start/continue filling out their own ethics application form.  As well as Rebecca, we also had Amy Larsen (member of the SHE Human Research Ethics Sub-Committee) and Chris Bridge (Senior Adviser (Teaching and Learning) to the APVC Coursework) to assist in answering questions.

A recording of the workshop can be found above, together with a number of resources:

  • Slides from the workshop
  • National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
  • Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Ethical Considerations in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Activities
  • A link to Cloudstor, which Rebecca mentioned as a possible safe place to save research data.
  • A link to future workshops and seminars offered by the RED (Research Education and Development) team.

Subject Week: 9 – 11 July

Subject Week photo

Following the success of our first Subject Week in February of this year, the College of SHE in conjunction with LTLT is offering another series of workshops of interest to SHE teaching staff in the mid-year break. We are pleased to be running the majority of workshops from our Bendigo campus, with Zoom available to all other locations. There are a few workshops that are best run face-to-face and these are noted on the program.

Please register via this Eventbrite link.

For the full program of workshops, please see the Subject Week Program.