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Strengthening the integrity of the international education sector


The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education

The Morrison Government is increasing transparency and accountability for international students through the publication of education agent data.

International students were worth $35.2 billion to the economy and supported 240,000 jobs last year.

There were 693,750 full-fee paying international students in Australia last year, and 75 per cent of international students used an education agent to facilitate their study.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced new measures to improve transparency about the operation of education agents.

“Education agents are playing an increasingly larger role in the international student sector, and education providers are responsible for ensuring they are using reputable agents,” Mr Tehan said.

“The publication of this data will help inform providers about how agents are performing and to use that information when making decisions about which agents to do business with.

“This data gives providers visibility of the enrolment and visa outcomes of students recruited by their agents, as well as benchmarking performance against other agents.”

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