StudyPerth In The News

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Industry News

  • From 1 June 2020, Singapore Airlines will operate an additional service to Perth. The additional daily flight to add just over 2,100 seats per week to Perth's inbound market, or more than 110,000 seats per year.
  • Costco Perth Airport's warehouse will open its doors on Thursday 19 March. The Perth Airport location is the US retail giant’s first warehouse in WA and its twelfth location in Australia.
  • The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return to Perth in June this year. UFC 251 will take place on Sunday 7 June.
  • For information relating to the international education sector and Novel Coronavirus, click here.
  • The Department of Education has released a research snapshot detailing visa grants for international students intending to study ELICOS. In 2019, only 46 per cent of primary student visa grantees intending to study ELICOS entered Australia on an Independent ELICOS visa. 
  • The Federal Government wants to expand the English language teaching sector in Australia as part of a push to diversify the international student market. The Federal Government will release a draft road map towards making Australia the “destination of choice” for aspiring English learners by 2025 and grow the sector already worth some $2.4 billion each year. Read more from SBS.
  • A new study by Intead and Unibuddy has revealed that prospective students increasingly find student ambassadors to be an influential resource in their decision-making about study abroad. Read more from ICEF Monitor.
  • More than half of WA’s major universities are below the national average on measures of employer satisfaction, according to the results of the latest Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching survey.
  • The Department of Education has released a research snapshot detailing international students' destinations by source region (using UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) data for 2017). Asia was the top source region for internationally mobile tertiary students in 2017 with 2.3 million international students, representing 43 per cent of all mobile students in 2017. The USA and Australia were the two top destination countries for those Asian students. 
  • The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has released December 2019 international student data. Compared to 2018 full year data, key results include: an increase of 9.7 per cent for total enrolments and 7.6 per cent for total commencements, the strongest growth was recorded in the VET sector, and China, India and Nepal accounted for half of all enrolments. Read more here.
  • International student visa data for December 2019 has been released by the Department of Home Affairs. Student visa grants are up 5.8 per cent compared to the previous year. Read more here.
  • Perth will welcome visitors from across the world when it hosts Australia's premier agrifood tech event (AgriFutures Australia evokeAG ) in February 2021.
  • The $70.6 million state-of-the-art Bob Hawke College in Subiaco was officially opened on Sunday 2 February, ahead of the new school year.
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  • Applications are now open for the 2020 WA Training Awards. Winners will be recognised across 14 categories - nine individual and five organisational. Awards of interest to the sector include the WA International Student of the Year Award (which StudyPerth is sponsoring) and the International Training Provider of the Year Award. Applications close on 1 May.
  • Applications for Round two of the Access Asia Business Grants program will open on Friday 28 February. Funding is available eligible WA small to medium business organisations and associations working in one of the six priority sectors as identified by the state government’s economic development framework, Diversify WA, and Western Australia’s Asian Engagement Strategy 2019-2030: Our Future with Asia. Applications close Friday 24 April.
  • Applications for the second and last round of the Aus4Innovation partnership grant are now open. Under the theme “Scaling existing Australia–Vietnam Innovation Partnerships”, grants of between $100,000AUD and $1,000,000AUD will be awarded on a competitive basis to existing partnerships between Australian and Vietnamese institutions to support tested initiatives that are ready to scale up and have the potential to deliver ecosystem-level impact. EOI applications close Tuesday 17 March.
  • The Australian Government Department of Education has released resources from its Enabling Growth and Innovation Program project, which was undertaken to help address workplace exploitation of international students. Resources have been created for education providers, education agents, and international students: before you arrive in Australia, as you first arrive (your work rights explained; the role of the Fair Work Ombudsman; 'are your work rights at risk?'), and during your studies.
  • For information relating to the international education sector and Novel Coronavirus, click here.