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Australia to ease student visa rules

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE Abbott government yesterday moved to loosen visa restrictions to attract international students, prompting calls for increased funding for regulators to ensure there was no return to the “visa factory” that marked the height of the 2008-09 higher education boom. From next year, tougher restrictions on students from countries with the highest risk of visa […]

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NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES TRAVEL DISCOUNTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

IEAA glad to announce that after lobbying number of years, Australian NSW Government agreed to give student travel discounts for International Students.  The NSW Government has announced public transport fare discounts for international students as part of ongoing efforts to promote the State as a world-class location for international education.   Premier Barry O’Farrell made the announcement […]

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Australian Scholarship Programs for International Students

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

  While most international students in Australia are full-fee paying students, another option is to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are offered by education institutions and a number of other organisations and the Australian Government.  They cover various educational sectors, including vocational education and training, student exchanges, undergraduate and postgraduate study and research. Usually Australian […]

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Australian Government Response to the Knight Review of the Student Visa Program

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The international education sector is one of Australia’s largest export industries and is important to Australia in supporting bilateral ties with key partner countries, supporting employment in a broad range of occupations throughout the Australian economy, as well as delivering high-value skills to the economy. In December 2010, the Australian Government appointed the Hon […]

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Visa Changes to Boost Australian International Education

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced key changes to the student visa program recommended by the Knight Review will commence from 24 March, as part of the government’s commitment to position Australia as a preferred study destination for international students. ‘International education plays a vital role in a growing […]

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TAFE welcomes fee deferral plan

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

NORTH Coast TAFE has welcomed a Federal Government proposal that would give TAFE students the chance to defer their course fees interest-free in a HECS-style system. Under the Skills Plan proposal the government would abolish upfront fees for students in vocational education and training (VET) and provide a National Training Entitlement that would give every […]

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Big Australia looms as migration surges

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

  A renewed pride in the Australian flag seems to have bloomed as a new wave of patriotism sweeps the nation. Picture: Bob Barker MIGRANT numbers have hit a two-year high, confirming that we are hurtling towards a “Big Australia”. And more than 160 protection visas are being issued to asylum seekers each week as […]

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Australian skilled workers win immigration visa changes

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The government will replace the six employer sponsored permanent visa programs with two simplified categories. The Australian Government has announced plans to make it easier for skilled migrants to become permanent Australian residents. The Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says the changes will simplify the process for people who hold 457 visas which give temporary […]

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Australian Uni funding shift to keep quality – Evans

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

  THE Federal Government is likely to shift its focus for university funding to completions rather than enrolments in its response to a base funding review. Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans says the sector already knows he wants to make this shift. He believes it will help keep quality high in the new era of […]

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Push for Transport Concessions for International Students

| November 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

  NSW AND Victoria will come under renewed pressure to provide transport concessions to international students following an upgrade to the Study in Australia portal next year. The federal government said all states and territories would be required to upload information on their services onto the Austrade-managed portal, “to ensure students make informed decisions about […]

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