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International student numbers remain strong

19 April 2018

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has welcomed new statistics released by the Department of Education and Training showing 509,610 international student enrolments in February 2018.

International student enrolments in Australian higher education made up 56 per cent of enrolments (302,513), an increase of 16 per cent since last year.

TEQSA CEO Anthony McClaran said that the continued growth in international enrolments was a sign of strong frameworks in place to support international students and Australia’s attractiveness as a study destination.

“Both the Higher Education Standards Framework and the Education Services for Overseas Students Act include a number of requirements, which aim to provide international students with tailored information to help them adjust to studying and living in Australia”, said Mr McClaran.

“TEQSA has been working with international student representatives to further tailor our information and make international students aware of their rights and responsibilities while studying in Australia through MOU partnerships and our Student Expert Advisory Group”.

The agency is set to release its Statistics Report on TEQSA Registered Higher Education Providers in June of this year, with 2018’s report set to focus on full-year (2016) international student data across the entire higher education sector. 

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