Australia’s international education industry continues to move from strength to strength, recording it highest ever value. Schools and vocational education saw the most growth, but higher education continues to be the most valuable sector.
Amid an eight-week election campaign followed by more than a week of counting and doubt over which party would form a government, Australian industry leaders say they are confident international education will remain buoyed by its recent upward trajectory.
While study abroad can be a huge asset in the graduate job market, many graduates are unable to articulate the benefits of these experiences to potential employers, stakeholders warned at a symposium on student mobility in the Asia Pacific region.
International education is a lynchpin in Australia’s innovation agenda, Australian Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham underlined at Universities Australia’s national conference held in Canberra last week.
With Australia's national strategy for international education expected to be finalised this year, the second roundtable discussions looked at themes highlighed as being unrefined in the draft strategy.