StudyPerth In The News

StudyPerth continually develops positive news stories to emphasise the benefits of international education to the WA community and economy. Here are recent stories we have been mentioned in.

Industry News

  • The mental health and safety of international students studying in Australia will go under the spotlight to better understand the support they need to help ensure their study experience is a safe one. National Consultations on International Student Mental Health and Safety will commence in January 2020.
  • The latest visitor data from Tourism Research Australia has revealed the number of visitors to WA, and their total spend, has again reached an all-time high. According to the latest National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey, WA had 2.87 million out-of-state (international and interstate) visitors in the year ending September 2019. Read more here.
  • WA's natural attractions, wildlife, sensational coastline and delicious produce are the focus a wide-reaching campaign to encourage UK visitors to holiday in the state.
  • Perth can add another direct international flight to the list, with direct flights between Manila (the Philippines) and Perth due to commence on 30 March 2020. Philippine Airlines will operate four flights a week on an Airbus A321, departing Manila at 12.05am and arriving in Perth at 7.20am. The flight will then leave Perth at 8.40am and land in Manila at 3.50pm.
  • More than 500,000 airplane seats have been added to the Perth market over the past 12 months thanks to an increase in the number of direct flights.
  • The State Government has thrown its support behind Australia's bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, and has confirmed WA will also host Australia's men's team, the Socceroos, for at least two matches in 2020 and 2021.
  • StudyPerth congratulates Hale School (Education Member) for being ranked as the second-highest ATAR-achieving school in the state in 2019, having jumped from ninth to second between 2018 and 2019.
  • South Metropolitan TAFE has been named one of the Top 50 Vocational Institutions in the Asia-Pacific for a second consecutive year. Read more here.
  • StudyPerth has participated in a delegation travelling to Shanghai on the first ever direct flight from Perth to China. Led by Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery, the delegation included representatives of the school sector, TAFE Colleges, universities and StudyPerth to increase WA's market share of international students and establish WA as a leading provider of international education in the Asian region. 
  • Fears that international students will be discouraged from coming to Australia because of the bushfire emergency have prompted the sector to unite to send a clear message that universities and other institutions are open for business. Read the article from The Australian.
  • A new study has revealed that the most powerful determinants of whether international students recommend their institution to prospective students are satisfaction with the learning environment and feeling well-supported academically. Read more from ICEF Monitor.
  • SBS Online has published an article outlining changes to visa rules in 2020 in Australia.
  • Austrade has released a snapshot of Australian international education milestones in 2019, and a report on Australia-China education relationship.
  • The Federal Government has launched its VET International Engagement Strategy 2025. Implementing the strategy will be a collaborative effort between the sector, industry and government, with an implementation plan to be developed in 2020.
  • StudyPerth congratulates Professor Amit Chakma on his appointment as UWA's next Vice Chancellor, commencing July 2020. Professor Chakma will replace Professor Dawn Freshwater when she finishes in the role in March 2020.
  • The Australian Government Department of Education has released a research snapshot on the education export income by country 2018-19. In total, international education was worth $37.6 billion to the Australian economy in 2018-19.
  • There is a new push to increase the amount of international students in Bunbury, with the Bunbury Geographe Economic Alliance having discussed the project at a recent industry forum.
  • Nearly 18,000 student visas were cancelled by the federal government last year, with China, South Korea, India, Malaysia and Brazil making up the top five.
  • The Department of Home Affairs has released October 2019 international student visa data. Student visa grants are up 7 per cent in YTD October compared to last year. Read more from Austrade.