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South Australia State Nominated Occupation List 2014

April 18, 2014

South Australia releases new SNOL State Nominated Occupations List Thursday, 17 April 2014 On 8 April 2014, the South Australian government announced a new State Nominated Occupations List (SNOL), including 18 new occupations now classified as “in demand” in that state. Surprisingly, the list has included several food trades workers such as Baker, Cook and Chef. […]

International Education SEO Marketing Translated Web Content

April 17, 2014

From ICEF Monitor on web content and SEO for international education marketing and recruitment:   ‘Lost in translation: the challenge of delivering web content in many languages. Sooner or later every international recruiter has to address an important communications challenge: to what extent do you translate your website (or other online communications) into the language of your target […]

New Australian Student Visa Assessment Levels

March 30, 2014

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced new visa assessment levels 1-3 for student visas on 22 March 2014.  Each student visa application is considered on its individual merits. Assessment levels facilitate this process, allowing us to deliver fast and efficient service to our clients while maintaining the integrity of Australia’s immigration […]

Australia’s Ageing Population Demographics

March 28, 2014

From Business Spectator:   ‘Arthritic Australia: What the ageing population will do to growth.  Most market analysts spend little time thinking about demographics, which is a shame because they pose a significant threat to the Australian and global economies. Japan’s experience suggests that with a rising share of our population retiring it will be practically […]

Australia International Education Statistics

March 27, 2014

From the ICEF Monitor: ‘Australia reverses three-year enrolment decline, commencements up sharply in 2013.  New Australian government statistics show that, for the first time since 2009, there has been an overall increase in the country’s international student enrolment. There were 526,932 international student enrolments in 2013, marking a 2.6% increase over 2012. The 2.6% growth rate compares […]

Birrell in The Australian Higher Ed

March 21, 2014

From Bernard Lane in The Australian Higher Ed: ‘Student visa ‘hangover’ under Labor worsens.  New figures reveal the severity of the hangover from the “cooks and hairdressers” period when inter­national students overwhelmed Australia’s skilled migration program. Two-thirds of 61,771 students given special treatment because they were here when the government announced a stricter skilled migration […]

IT Computer Science Employment in Australia

March 19, 2014

From The Australian Higher Ed: Firms forced to look abroad to fill IT gap.  BUSINESSES imported from overseas more than twice as many information technology workers as were graduated from Australian universities in the period 2006-12. Also, school leavers’ study choices did not correspond with work force needs and incentives were needed to encourage more […]

Anti International Education Politics

March 18, 2014

An excellent article from Simon Marginson in University World News dispelling the negative myths and misinformation around international students (ironically Dr. Bob Birrell is part owner of University World News): ‘Students are trapped by the politics of anti-migration.  In the United Kingdom and much of Europe we are in an anti-migration phase. International students, who […]

Immigration Restriction Mobility and Swiss Education

March 16, 2014

From ICEF Monitor:  ‘Swiss immigration vote already impacting education.  Last month, Swiss voters narrowly backed a referendum proposal for strict controls on immigration from the European Union. The final count showed that 50.3% voted in favour of the “Against Mass Immigration” proposal that sought “to limit immigration [and] set quotas for permits issued to foreigners and asylum […]

Accounting Study Work Experience Graduate Employment in Australia

March 7, 2014

From The Australian Higher Education:  ‘Work experience for overseas students challenges uni sector.  The frustration of international students as they try to get work experience is a key issue for Australia’s universities, education researchers say.  “Many international students struggle to gain local work experience due to limited local networks, lack of knowledge of the Australian labour […]


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