Needed: help and protection for international students

The Prime Minister told a Victorian Chamber of Commerce function yesterday he thinks international students, will be back “before the end of the year,” which makes it a good time to make them feel welcome.

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations wants international students who go home to be able to come back

CAPA says that before they leave Australia internationals must have approval to come back, under “an outdated travel restriction.”

“This has left many international students torn and uncertain. All they want to is return home over the holiday break and to reunite with family they have not seen throughout this pandemic.”

TEQSA reminds the international education industry of its obligations

The regulator sets out what providers must do for students who enrol overseas and want (but can’t just now) to study in Australia, including;

“Providers must be transparent with students and potential students about the type of study they are being offered, including the visa, legal protections and post-study work rights implications of each. “