International students

Policy report

11 Jan 2019

At the Australian International Education Conference in October 2018, Dan Tehan, Federal Education Minister, committed to publish performance data on education agents in Australia’s international education system. This document outlines a publication strategy to implement this commitment.


19 Dec 2018

The Department of Education and Training has recently released higher education enrolment statistics for 2017. These show a striking increase in the share of commencing overseas students to all commencing students for all Australian universities from 26.7 per cent in 2016 to 28.9 per cent...


21 Nov 2018

This report argues that the international student industry in Australia is in a precarious state because of its high dependence on overseas-student fee revenue and because current enrolment levels are not secure.


8 Nov 2018

Promoting inclusive education in practice, the celebrating cultural diversity program aims to support international pre-service teachers to experience success in their professional experience placements.


10 Aug 2018

The vision behind this strategy is for international education to contribute to a thriving and globally connected New Zealand, through world-class education.


2 Jun 2018

Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, has released this final draft of the International Education Strategy 2018-2030, and is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say through an online survey and sector meetings. This strategy takes a broad look at international education and its role in an...


22 May 2018

This publication provides a summary of the outcomes of international onshore students who completed their vocational education and training in Australia in 2016. These students were surveyed as an additional, trial component to the 2017 National Student Outcomes Survey, which is an annual survey of...


11 Dec 2015

ECCV recognises that culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) are often adversely affected by exploitative labour hire practices based on our consultations with CALD communities, service providers and regional Victorian ECCs. While labour hire and insecure work affects many communities, the ethno-specific dimension of exploitation...


16 Jun 2015

On 16 June 2015 the Australian Government released the Future directions for streamlined visa processing report and announced the introduction of a simplified international student visa framework (SSVF) to support Australia’s education services sector.

The release of the report follows a period of extensive...


1 Apr 2015

The release of this draft strategy marks the beginning of consultation to ensure the final strategy represents a shared national vision and responsibility toward international education. The six core goals in the report are:

Creating a world-class education system To be globally competitive,...


21 Dec 2011

Since 2005 the number of students from the Gulf States, specifically from Saudi Arabia, studying in Australia has increased significantly. Saudi academic sojourners have their own adjustment challenges, and the professionals who interact with them also have to adapt to a group of learners made...


14 Oct 2009

This paper is part of a review of the ESOS Act that aims to ensure Australia's regulatory framework delivers the best consumer protection and maintains rigorous standards for providers in the international education sector.

The review will consider the need for enhancements to the...


9 Jul 2009

How does place-making - broadly defined as the practice of fostering community in place - occur when the majority of people in that 'community' are transnational rather than local in their orientation, and temporary rather than permanent in their settlement? This report looks...



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