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Aus: associations ‘concerned’ by GTE review

International education providers have voiced their consternation after the Department of Immigration and Border Protection signed off on a review into the effectiveness of the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criteria - which has raised concerns in the sector since 2012 - without any industry consultation.

Chaney report: safeguard AUS$19 billion sector

In Australia, a new report by IEAC, chaired by Michael Chaney, has suggested easing streamlined visa processing for all "low immigration risk providers" and reviewing the controversial GTE test. The government announced a new Ministerial Committee to ensure the advice will be used to build a "new blueprint for sustainable international education".

What are the top concerns for Australian stakeholders?

The launch last October of a "supreme council" on international education in Australia was a government plan to try to encourage innovative solutions to bolster the beleagured industry. Submissions from the sector to its discussion paper make interesting reading, with concerns over cumbersome legislation and a new "Genuine Temporary Entrant" test.