A lack of a coordinated return plan by Australia might be giving a confusing signal to current offshore and prospective students, however stakeholders also say that flights to NSW and Victoria planned in 2021 can build momentum for other state and territories. Manu Prakaash takes the temperature across Australia.
The Australian government is looking for input from students, educators and the higher education sector on a new 2021-2030 strategy for international education – Australia’s fourth largest export earner, worth around $40bn a year.
Perth and the Gold Coast will soon be classified as regional for migration purposes, making graduates eligible for the additional year of PSWR announced in earlier 2019. Meanwhile, some regional areas will receive two additional years of PSWR.