Australia releases draft international education strategy
The Australian government released its Draft National Strategy for International Education, which places research, increased international student numbers, and an expanded offshore presence at the heart of its push to remain one of the world’s top five education providers. The draft also hints at an enhanced visa policy that could see the streamlined visa processing scheme – which puts the responsibility of visa approval in the hands of providers – evolve into a slimmer, more cost-effective system.
The draft will be open for public consultation until the end of May and the government says it will consult with sector stakeholders throughout 2015 in two roundtable sessions.
Source: the Pie News