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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


Education agents can apply to become Qualified Education Agent Counsellors (QEACs) and be listed in the database. Before applying for QEAC Certification, agents will have to complete 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.

Qualified Education Agent Counsellors

PIER provides official certification for agents who have completed education agent training courses and passed the course exam. Qualified Education Agent Counsellors will also have access to the premium resources and other benefits listed below.


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. Complete the online exam

Complete and pass the final exam of the Education Agent Training Course. Find out more about the exam here.

Earn your qualification

3. Apply for your qualification

When you have applied for your QEAC Certification, you will receive a unique badge number and certification document.

Agent Resources

Knowledge Base

A searchable database derived from our global collection of courses that is the most up-to-date source of information for education agents in the world. It uses data compiled from other agent training course materials and global institution data.


"The Australian Education Agent Toolkit: Operating Successfully in Australia": This booklet is provided to you by Professional International Education Resources. It is intended to help education agencies to recruit students for Australian institutions and organise their business practices and procedures.


An online discussion board that allows you to connect with other qualified education agents.


Database Listing

You will also be listed in the publicly accessible, online directory alongside other qualified peers.

Find a listing of Qualified Education Agent Counsellors.

QEAC Database »

Mobile App

The directory will also be available 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.