About the QEAC
The Qualified Education Agent Counsellor Database (QEACD) is a list of education agents that have taken the Education Agent Training Course (EATC) formal assessment and been assessed as competent.
Shorty after an education agent is assessed as competent, they receive a Certificate of Completion, which is a pdf file available for download through the individual's homepage. At the same time, they are listed on the QEACD.
Students, parents, providers and government staff should consider both the Certificate and the database when assessing whether an agent is a Qualified Education Agent Counsellor. While counsellors may have a printed Certificate, it is only valid if a listing on the QEACD supports it.
The QEACD is not a private or public endorsement of any particular agency by International Education Services or the Australian Government. It is simply a list of the individuals that have completed the EATC formal assessment; it does not endorse their business or work practices.
The QEACD is managed by International Education Services (IES) and IES reserves the right to delist an agent from the database if necessary. In particular, this would happen in clearly documented cases where an individual has acted against the interests of the Australian Education Industry.
How to use the QEACD
You can search for an education agent by:
- Individual or company name
- QEAC identification number
The QEAC number is broken up by the year an agent completed the test (A for 2005, B 2006, C 2007 etc) and the order in the year that the individual completed the test. So QEAC number C025 means the agents was the 25th person in 2007 to complete the EATC formal assessment.
If an education agent has a Certificate of Completion and is not listed on the QEACD, or vice versa, please contact the EATC Team for clarification.