A new survey will take the temperature of English language students’ course satisfaction
Industry organisation English Australia announces the sixth round of the Australian English Language Training Barometer. It measures, decision-making, perceptions, expectations and experiences of international students.
At a system level, the results support “promotional and advocacy work in addition to extensive focus on improving the student experience and Australia’s competitive advantage,” EA’s Brett Blacker says.
Each participating provider receives a performance report on student responses on 30 issues, with an anonymised system-wide ranking.
The barometer is funded by the feds, which picks up 50 per cent of the $3000 per provider-cost. Why they do is probably because there were 180 000 English language students in the country in 2018, with two-thirds of those on a student visa going on to further study.