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Support for foreign students to stay in Australia: study

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Nearly three-quarters of Australians believe international students should be encouraged to stay in the country after completing their university studies, according to a survey. Universities Australia has released research on perceptions of the tertiary sector on the eve of this week’s higher education conference in Canberra. About 80 per cent of 300 business representatives […]

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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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Changes to international student visas good news for Australian economy

| February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The changes are in response to the immigration department’s 2011 review of student visa assessment level settings. INTERNATIONAL students will more easily be able to apply for visas following changes announced by Federal Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Chris Bowen. The changes, welcomed by the higher education sector, mean the number of assessment levels across a […]

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SIMPLIFYING Australian STUDENT VISAS

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

1                     The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced the Government will make the visa application process easier for students from 29 countries by reducing assessment levels across a range of student visa subclasses from 24 March. The changes are in response to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s (DIAC) 2011 review […]

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Seven Australian unis in top 200 list

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Seven Australian universities have secured places in a list of the top 200 higher education institutions in the world, according to the Times Higher Education world university rankings. Heading the list is the University of Melbourne (37, down from 36 last year). Big improvements were made by the University of Sydney (58, up from 71 […]

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Australian Student Visa Boost

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

  UNIVERSITIES will be allowed to entice foreign students with quick visa approvals and the right to two years of work after graduation as part of a reform package to stem further losses of overseas student income.   Immigration Minister Chris Bowen and Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans said yesterday they would act on a […]

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