CHANGES IN AUSTRALIA’S VISA RULE DECRIED BY COLLEGE DIRECTOR
This week, Australian Immigration Minister Senator Chris Bowen announced changes to the Migration Regulations Act 1994 which provides for the specification of the types of courses grouped under each sub-class of student visa. Under the notice, Higher Education Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas delivered by some providers are being given special consideration to be moved to a more favorable visa subclass. As a result, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas registered under the higher education sector framework will be given preferential treatment compared with those registered under the Australian Quality Training Framework. Industry members are concerned that the changes clearly favor the business interests of a few large entities and create an inequitable situation for smaller competitors.
Source: XinHua Net