This current report will analyse the actual scenario of Education Export Industry in Austalia, their straights and weakness.
The objectives of this report is understand the opportunities in this industry and evaluate if is a good environmental to entry on this market. All the references and data is based online researches.
AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 3
STUDENTS X ECONOMY 3
TRENDS IN STUDENT VISA APPLICATIONS 3
APPLICATIONS GRANTED 4
WHERE ARE STUDENT VISA APPLICATIONS COMING FROM 5
ENROLMENTS AND COMMENCEMENTS 5
WHERE ARE ENROLMENTS COMING FROM 6
WHO IS STUDYING 7
WHAT DO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDY? 8
WHERE DO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDY 9
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN AUSTRALIA 10
STUDENTS X ECONOMY
International students make a significant contribution to Australian society, diversifying and enriching communities, and strengthening Australia’s global networks. The decision to study in Australia also offers many benefits to international students, allowing them to gain a high quality, internationally recognised education, as well as the opportunity to experience life in Australia.
The international education sector is important not only to Australian society, but also the country’s economy. International education activity contributed $16.3 billion in export income to the Australian economy in 2010–11. (Endnote 1) Furthermore, many educational institutions rely on the income from full-fee paying international students to assist in the provision of quality education to all students, both international and domestic.
In 2009, over one in five (22%) tertiary students studying in Australia were international studentsWhile the size of the international student population is considerable both in tertiary and other sectors, Australia’s international education sector is undergoing a period of change. This change is driven by adjustments to Australia’s migration policy, as well as changing perceptions of the Australian education market, the increased value of the Australian dollar, and the growth of Australia’s overseas competitors.
The process of becoming an international student in Australia involves a number of steps, the most significant of which are enrolling in the student’s course of interest, and applying for a student visa through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). Student visa data obtained from DIAC can be examined to gain an understanding of trends in the international student sector.
TRENDS IN STUDENT VISA APPLICATIONS
To be eligible for an Australian student visa, applicants must be accepted for full-time study with a registered institution, as well as meet various financial, health and character conditions. The visa covers the duration of the course applied for.
Over the four years to 2010–11, applications for Australian student visas increased sharply to 2008–09, followed in turn by an almost equally sharp decline in the subsequent two years. In 2010–11, there were 282,000 student visa applications lodged in Australia, including both onshore and offshore applications. This is a decline of 5.1% from 2009–10 and 23% less than the peak of 2008–09. Despite this decline, the number of student visa applications in 2010–11 is still higher than the number recorded in 2006–07.
Almost half (43%) of international student visa applications in 2010–11 were within the higher education sector, and more than a quarter (30%) were for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
Declines in student visa applications were most prominent in the VET sector, which after considerable growth between 2006–07 and 2008–09 (up 150%), declined by more than a third (37%)