A Universities Australia survey has found 81% of Australians believe international education is important to the economy, but stakeholders warned that further communication of the sector’s benefits is needed.
Education agents who recruit students to Australia should clear a federal police check and meet minimum English proficiency requirements, according to the recommendations of a new parliamentary report.
Australian politics and international education appear to have come to a head in the battle for public opinion, as a survey into community perceptions of higher education indicated views had soured towards overseas students.
Australia is closing in on overtaking the UK in at least one measure of international education after new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed the economic impact of the industry registered a sixth consecutive year of growth in 2018.
Australia’s National Code should be amended to better inform mental health intervention strategies, the Victorian Coroner has said, as a report finds international students are not as likely to seek help as domestic students.
Experiencing across-the-board growth year on year, Australia's industry should be well placed to finish this decade in a much better position than the last. But, as Anton Crace reports, beneath the waves, rip tides threaten to pull parts of its industry back out to sea.