The new Coalition Government aims to restore Australia’s international education sector to its former standing as one of the country’s most important economic contributor.
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison and Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne recently announced a package of measures that would simplify student visas through a streamlined assessment-level framework (ALF) and by extending streamlined visa processing arrangements to low-risk non-university degree providers.
The changes will assist all providers, including the vocational education and training sector, making access to Australia’s education system more attractive for overseas students.
The revised ALF promises to benefit international students because it will lower assessment levels, meaning more students will be able to obtain student visas. The Government also plans to relax requirements for financial evidence.
Minister for Education Mr Pyne said the measures would attract more overseas students to Australia, benefit our education system, create Australian jobs and stimulate our economy.
‘The non-university sector is an important contributor to our overall education exports,’ Mr Pyne said.
‘If we cut red tape and allow more students into Australia to access a world-class tertiary education we all stand to gain.’
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