Private Colleges prosper in Australia
Private colleges will find it easier to benefit from Australia's booming international student business, following changes to the student visa system recently announced by the federal government. Education Minister Christopher Pyne and Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash said that the number of types of student visa would be reduced from eight to two and that the current visa risk assessment system, which favours universities and a limited number of other education providers, would be replaced. The new system, which will be introduced in mid-2016, is particularly welcome to private education providers, most of whom were shut out of the streamlined visa processing system established by the Gillard Labor government.
(24 June 2015)