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Education Agent Training Course

The Education Agent Training Course (EATC) is a free, online, industry-recommended course that provides education agents with information about the Australian education system and Australia as a study destination. The course material is also a resource to help agents remain aware of changes and developments in international education.

Australian Education International (AEI) and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) provided support in the development of the EATC.

Education agents can become Qualified Education Agent Counsellors (QEACs) and be listed in the QEAC database. Becoming a qualified counsellor helps demonstrate your professionalism to prospective students, their parents and educational institutions.

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About the EATC


An education agent can become a Qualified Education Agent Counsellor (QEAC) and be listed in the PIER Network. To become qualified, an agent must pass the QEAC Certification Exam.

Course Material

The Education Agent training course covers four areas relevant to education counsellors specialising in Australia as an education destination: Australia, the AQF and Career Trends; Legislation and Regulations; Working Effectively in International Education; and Professional Standards and Ethics.

Up-to-date Information

The EATC is continuously updated with information about international education in Australia. It is an excellent resource and training tool both for individuals wishing to enter the international education industry as agents or existing agents simply looking for updated information about the industry.

Becoming a Qualified Education Agent Counsellor

Start an education agent course

1. Start the free course

Register for the Education Agent Training Course for free and begin studying the course material.

Complete the online exam

2. Take the Exam

Pay the fee to take the QEAC Certification Exam.Find out more about the exam here.

Earn your qualification

3. Become a QEAC

Pass the QEAC Certification exam and join more than 9500 enjoying the benefits of being a QEAC

Benefits for Qualified Education Agent Counsellors

Qualified Education Agent Counsellors are listed on the PIER Network and have access to other premium resources and benefits.

Exposure on the PIER Network

Online Listing

The PIER Network is a global online network of professionals in international education. A listing in the PIER Network is promoted through a connected group of sites, databases and government agencies that are viewed by students and educational institutions over 200,000 times a month.

All qualified agents will be listed in the PIER Network alongside other qualified peers.

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Mobile App

Every qualified agent will also be listed on the smartphone app. The app will be distributed to a global network of partners in the professional education industry, accessible via all major mobile platforms (iOS and Android), and include location-based features and search functions.

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