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Australia: sector speaks on ESOS policy changes

International education is a success story in Australia at the moment with overall enrolments up 12% to June this year, but peak bodies openly discussed the need to ensure that "good growth" is achieved, as current industry bugbears around Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) and the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) were laid bare.

UK outperforms Australia for graduate careers service

The UK HE sector is light years ahead of Australia in terms of coordinating services to enhance employability, resulting in better success rates for international graduates seeking employment. This is a key finding of new research from Rob Lawrence of Prospect Research & Marketing for AUIDF.

English Australia redoubles agent engagement

English Australia, which represents over 120 member colleges providing English language tuition, is “ramping up” its efforts to actively engage with education agents and launching a new Partner Agency Program after its agent survey, published this week, revealed that more than a third of agents are unfamiliar with the organisation.

NSW presents International Student Awards

New South Wales, Australia's top study destination, celebrated the outstanding contribution of its international students and their institutions to the local community at the 2014 NSW International Student Awards ceremony held at the Sydney Opera House last week. A range of initiatives were recognised including advocating for other international students and working with refugees.

Australia invests AUS$16.5m in outbound study

The Australian government has allocated AUS$16.5m of funding available to over 5,000 Australian students to support their study abroad experiences, enhance their future job prospects and help Australia build ties with overseas institutions, following an announcement this week by Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne.

BROWNS invests in new AUS$1.5m business school

Leading Australia-based English language school BROWNS has announced the launch of a new AUS$1.5m professional business school aimed at international students intent on a pathway to further academic studies or jobs in Brisbane and further afield. The school will open next month and is aiming for 100 students in its first year.