Australian government Down Under is inviting students globally for Australian immigration through a student visa.
With the increase in the number of foreign students in Australian universities, demand for Australian student visa is breaking all records.
The records indicate that providing international education is Australia’s one of the two major export services, tourism being the other top service. Together, these two Australian immigration policies will result in the growing economy of the country.
Australian student visa adds $21 billion to Australian economy each year. These foreign students are provided about 130,000 jobs along with many businesses that benefit from it including retail, hospitality and property sectors.
The visits to these foreign students by their family and friends contribute $300 million to the Australian economy each year. In 2015, the recorded contribution from offshore delivered courses by Australian institutes was $400 million.
Additional $205 million revenue is generated only through students studying English without Australian student visa.
With Australia changing to a knowledge and service based economy, the government is aiming to devise strategies that will strengthen the Australian study visa sector.
Government is aiming to introduce such a strategy that will result in more adaptive, innovative and globally engaged education sector in Australia.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop said that the government is trying to strengthen the already recognized education industry in Australia, globally. It will result in increased global partnerships and drive collaborations with local and international partners.
In the past five decades, more than 2.5 million international students have gained benefits from Australian education sector and are now at influential positions around the region.
Further, the government is working on Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy so that former students can help in promoting the trade and investment in Australia.
Bishop says, these strategies will be helpful for the government and students alike.