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 Australia: Large-scale return of international students not expected until 2022

Australia: Large-scale return of international students not expected until 2022

The Australian government continues to signal that the country’s universities should not expect a large-scale return of international students until 2022. Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge told a...

 EC closing locations in four countries, including all centres in Australia and New Zealand

EC closing locations in four countries, including all centres in Australia and New Zealand

Leading ELT chain EC English Language Centres announced today that it will close its schools in New Zealand and Australia along with selected centres in the UK and...

 Latest data release measures pandemic’s impact on Australia’s ELICOS sector in 2020

Latest data release measures pandemic’s impact on Australia’s ELICOS sector in 2020

English Australia recently released updated data for the country’s ELICOS sector (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students). The findings rely on the most recent student visa data...

 Australia: Growing frustration at continued border closures for international students

Australia: Growing frustration at continued border closures for international students

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison remains committed to reserving his country’s COVID quarantine facilities for Australians returning home – and will not allocate space in such facilities for...

 Australian government cautions on 2021 border opening as economic impact deepens

Australian government cautions on 2021 border opening as economic impact deepens

The new academic year in Australia begins in March, and this is normally an exciting, busy month as many thousands of international students flock to schools and campuses...

A closer look at the factors shaping Australia’s international enrolment this year

Earlier this week, Brendan Murphy, the Secretary of Australia’s Department of Health, said that he expected that the country’s current restrictions on international arrivals were likely to remain...

Australia announces borders will stay closed as study projects international enrolment could fall by half by mid-2021

Australia’s foreign enrolment is projected to drop to 50% of current numbers in 2021 if borders remain closed to international arrivals, according to a new report from the...

Shutdown of study abroad for Australian students a reminder that international education is a “two-way street”

A new study highlights that study abroad programmes for Australian students have essentially ground to a halt this year, with the prospect that up to 100,000 Australian students...

Australia approves pilot to bring international students to Northern Territory

Australia has announced a second, federally approved pilot to bring international students back into the country under tightly controlled conditions, including two weeks of mandatory, supervised quarantine. There...

Data shows a downward trend in ELT enrolments in 2019

The five major English Language Teaching (ELT) destinations – the United States, the UK, Australia, Canada, and Ireland – have now reported their enrolment data for 2019, and...

ICEF Exchange podcast: Australia’s response to student safety, welfare, and support during COVID-19

We are trying something different in our podcast series this week. As listeners may know, ICEF recently conducted its first-ever virtual event. ICEF Virtual ANZA was held from...

First approved pilot aims to bring hundreds of Asian students to South Australia

About 300 Asian students will return to Australian universities this September as part of a pilot programme intended to be a step towards revitalising the country’s international education...

Australia resumes student visa processing with new measures to strengthen international education sector

The Australian government announced several important developments for student visa processing earlier this week in a bid to “ensure international students are not worse off due to the...

Australia announces July pilot to welcome back international students

As of this writing, Australia has been able to manage its coronavirus caseload down to fewer than 500 active cases, an accomplishment that is allowing the government to...

Australia: Updated modelling projects four-year loss of AUS$16 billion for universities

Updated forecasts from Universities Australia project a financial impact of up to AUS$16 billion for the nation’s universities through 2023 (US$11.2 billion). The estimate is based on new...