Category Archives: Education

Educational tourism contributing $17.2 billion to Australia’s economy

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Education is a major export earner for Australia – with half a million international students studying in Australia each year, contributing about $17.2 billion in export income annually.  Both the number of international education tourists, and the amount they’re spending, is on the rise, which suggests there’s a lot to gain, both economically and in employment, with the international education market.

Whitehaven_Beach,_Whitsunday_Island,_QueenslandAccording to Tourism Research Australia, the number of international education tourists coming to study grew by 6.4% from 2001 to 2011.  This figure is projected to increase by an average annual rate of 4.6% by 2020.

International education tourists are spending more too.  More than $1 in every $3 spent by an international visitor is by international students. Read More

Understanding the implications of the Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2014-15

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The 2014-15 MYEFO document was released on 15 December 2014 by the Treasurer, the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, and the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann.

This blog looks at the implications for education, employment, higher education, industry, skills/VET and regulation.

Quotes in italics are taken from the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2014-15, DECEMBER 2014.

So what’s likely as we move into the 2015 New Year and the 2015-16 financial year? Read More

Education and Higher Education Opportunities in the Federal Budget 2014 #budget2014

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Across Education, Employment, Higher Education, Industry, Regions and Research, Skills, VET and Workforce Development there are numerous opportunities for employers, industry, regions and providers.

This article outlines the workforce programs and initiatives that have been kept, deleted, reduced, consolidated and created in an analysis of the Budget 2014.

With Education the theme is refocus on the core, who is responsible for education (the states and territories) and explore the further take-up of foreign languages.

Much controversy is drawn from deregulation of Higher Education including highlighting export market opportunities as this is perhaps seen as more important economically than the domestic market. Read More