Stakeholders urged to contribute to student visa review

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.

0 thoughts on “Stakeholders urged to contribute to student visa review

  • March 11, 2011 at 5:48 am
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    Started already…. stating the obvious….. stop using international education as a political football that sends the message out to the world that visitors are not wanted…..join up policy, regulations and plethora of quangos …….. stop constantly changing policy i.e. being led by opinion polls and Australians’ prejudices……

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  • May 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm
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    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.

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  • June 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm
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    The visa process is a bit relaxed, but the common thing that is applicable for all the students coming into Italy would be to get themselves registered in the nearest police station.

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