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Better information for international students

Ministers:

Senator the Hon Chris Evans
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations

Chinese students considering studying, living and working in Australia can now refer to a single, authoritative source of information.

The Study in Australia information portal contains comprehensive and up-to-date information on all aspects of living and studying in Australia, including accommodation, safety, employment rights and responsibilities, and student support services.

The initiative forms part of Australia’s International Student Strategy, released last week, which addresses key areas of international students’ experience, such as the quality of their educational experience, their wellbeing and consumer protection.

“One of the four key action areas of the Strategy is the availability of better information for international students,” Senator Evans said.

“The portal provides prospective students with clear and accurate information to make informed decisions about coming to Australia."

The information on the portal is prepared by Commonwealth, state and territory governments and is published in 12 languages, including Chinese Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

In his first international visit as Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Evans aims to strengthen the educational co-operation between Australia and China and explore new opportunities for collaboration between universities in both countries.

The Study in Australia portal is available at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au.

The International Students Strategy for Australia is available on the Council of Australian Governments’ website at www.coag.gov.au.