31/01/2022 - 17:05

Small win for international education

31/01/2022 - 17:05

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International students returning to Perth will be allowed to enter the state under strict conditions this week, but the rules for new recruits aren’t yet clear.

Small win for international education
William William was an international student at UWA. Photo: Gabriel Oliveira

International students returning to Perth will be allowed to enter the state under strict conditions this week, but the rules for new recruits aren’t yet clear.

The international education sector was worth about $1.9 billion a year prior to the pandemic, advocates claim, and was a high priority growth target for the state government.

But the national and state border restrictions have made it substantially harder for universities to recruit internationally.

In a statement to members today, industry body StudyPerth said returning students will be allowed back into the state if they are in Australia before Saturday, February 5, and self-quarantine in WA for 14 days.

StudyPerth said the rule would only apply to students already in Australia, or who arrive before Saturday.

“Otherwise, WA's controlled border arrangements remain in place subject to a new border opening date announced by the WA government,” StudyPerth said.

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