Attracting International Students To Choose Territory

NT Government

More than 30 international education providers based in the Territory including Charles Darwin University (CDU), Alana Kay College and Latitude College attended an industry forum yesterday with presentations from Australia’s leading international education industry professionals.

Held at the Vibe Waterfront the forum featured presentations from the International Education Association of Australia, IDP International Education Specialists, Koala News Department of Home Affairs, Austrade for Japan and Atomic 212.

In addition to networking, the forum provided an opportunity for providers to hear about emerging market insights, perceptions and student satisfaction with Australia as a study destination.

Earlier this month the Territory welcomed 15 international education agents from around the globe to meet with the Territory’s education and training providers and experience the Territory lifestyle and destination.

International education agents recruit up to 75% of all international students into Australia including key and emerging markets such as Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, China and Latin America.

There are currently approximately 5,000 international students studying in the Northern Territory from over 70 different nationalities.

The Lawler Labor Government has written to the Federal Government to ensure the Northern Territory is carved out and exempt from any caps to international students imposed on other parts of Australia.

International students make a valuable contribution to our society, strengthening cultural, social and economic ties and offering diversity to the community and skills to the workforce.

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Quotes attributable to Minister for Skills, Training and International Education Joel Bowden:

“The Territory’s international education and training providers work hard to attract international students to choose the Territory for their studies so it’s important to be up to date with the latest news, insights and trends influencing the sector.

“We will keep lobbying our Federal Government friends against any cap to international students to ensure the Territory can continue to attract more students to study here in the NT.

“The Lawler Labor Government is committed to growing our international student cohort to 10,000 by 2030.”

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