Aid for ELICOS

There is new product funding for providers still standing

Industry peak body English Australia is administering $9m in new federal funding for colleges to expand products for on-line/off-shore course delivery.

The maximum grant is $150 000 and applications close January 28.

EA CEO Brett Blacker says ELICOS student visa commencements were down 60 per cent in 2021, following a 50 per cent drop in 2020.

But the impact is wider than providers – fewer completing ELICOS students mean lower flows through the pipelines to HE and VET courses.