WA's share of international students is falling.

WA loses ground in international student market

Western Australia’s market share for international students has plunged to 6.6 per cent after the state registered no growth in 2017 despite an extra 71,000 students heading to Australia from overseas.


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A critical disadvantage for Perth is the lack of public/ private campus partnerahips delivering affordable courses in CBD locations. Sydney alone has over 20 such Colleges delivering courses from universities based in NSW and other States. WA also needs to operate in these big markets or remain a backwater on the national stage.

Perth W.A.
From 2015 through to 2017 I have spoken to the head of international student from UWA, curtain and Murdock universities to arrange students to their universities. The students are from different universities in Russia for exchange and for direct specific study subjects through to advance studies, PHD's etc. This would have amounted to thousands of students to their respective universities. They sill sit on their hands.

Australian Government changing the visa rules has had an effect on the student numbers, combined with the lack of employment opportunities whilst here. Students are selecting to go to larger states that offer more work experiences. Combine this with more user friendly and lower cost countries, WA has a lot to fix to get students to choose Perth over other states.

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