Australia tightens rules on colleges for foreigners
Sydney: Australian colleges catering to
foreign students will face more rigorous regulation by year`s
end as the government weeds out unscrupulous operators, the
education minister said on Tuesday.
Under a bill passed yesterday, all colleges and schools
providing courses to international students will have to
re-register with the government under strengthened criteria by
"This is intended to reinforce confidence in the quality
of the Australian international education sector," Julia
"While the vast majority of education providers are
delivering quality education, unfortunately the sector has
been tarnished by the activities of a few," she said in a
Under the new rules, colleges will have to prove that
education is their principal purpose and that they are able to
deliver courses of a high standard.
Colleges will also be more accountable for the actions of
the agents they use to recruit students.
Education is Australia`s third-largest export earner --
worth more than USD 12 billion annually -- with tens of
thousands of students streaming in each year from China and
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Did history fail to serve justice to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee?
- Did history fail to serve justice to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee? - Part II
- Did history fail to serve justice to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee? - Part III
- Did history fail to serve justice to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee? - Part IV
- Are central govt employees justified in demanding salary hike?
- Istanbul terror attack: 41 killed, ISIS prime suspect; Ataturk Airport resumes flights
- US polls: Barack Obama to campaign with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump shrinks gap
- NSG membership: We 'regret' India's failure in Seoul but won't give up, says US
- Vladimir Putin lifts Turkey travel restrictions after phone call with Recep Tayyip Erdogan
- Two-wheeler drivers not wearing helmets won't get petrol in these Kerala cities - Details inside