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Overseas students seethe as national plan goes to waste

Julie Hare, Education Editor — 24 October 2021


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Australia’s private education colleges have a far more benevolent attitude towards federal and state governments’ handling of the international education sector than the many thousands of students who are hoping to study here.

A survey of around 400 private education providers found that nearly 80 per cent supported their state or territory government’s handling of the pandemic.

Despite nearly all the private colleges being affected by the loss of international student revenue, Troy Walker, ITECA’s chief executive, said there was generally strong support for the approach taken by state and territory governments to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s clear that this varied between states and territories. Victoria received the lowest approval rating, which is hardly surprising given the length of its lockdown,” said ITECA Chief Executive, Troy Williams.

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