Attracting and training talent from India was among the priorities during the Australian Business Week in India 2017 led by Trade Minister Steven Ciobo. The Group of Eight used the trip to push for a special class of visa for researchers and PhD graduates.
A bill which will publish student education outcome data to judge the performance of education agencies helping international students enrol on courses in Australia has garnered opposition from agents worldwide because onshore agent activity is not reflected in the data.
India’s Ministry of Human Resources Development is drawing up plans to streamline the University Grants Commission and the All India Council for Technical Education into one national regulator. Observers say it could improve poorly inadequate skills training.