The industry has been urged to send written submissions to the government’s strategic review of the student visa program.
The review, headed by the Hon Michael Knight AO, is due to report to the government in mid-2011.
A statement on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website reads:
The international education sector is important to Australia in supporting bilateral ties with key partner countries, supports employment in a broad range of occupations throughout the Australian economy, as well as delivering high-value skills to the economy. The review is an opportunity for education providers and stakeholders to share their vision of the sector’s future. It is tasked with enhancing the continued competitiveness of the international education sector, as well as strengthening the integrity of the student visa program.”
Knight released a discussion paper on Monday outlining the key issues to emerge from his first round of consultations.
Submissions close on April 15. For more information, click here.