Western Australia introduces a new list of skills to attract international students
The Government of Western Australia will introduce a Graduate Skilled Migration List for high-performing postgraduates to make it easier for them to stay in Western Australia to work after graduation.
Recently, the state government’s move to attract more international students to Western Australia has been greatly applauded by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).
This morning, WestBusiness revealed that the state government would introduce a Graduate Skilled Migration List for high-performing postgraduate students who would stay in Western Australia and work. after graduation easier.
CCIWA said through the new Settlement Skills List, the world will understand that Western Australia not only welcomes international students to world-class universities but also wants them to “make our great state Become their home. ”
The CCI said it had called for changes in government policy change so that Western Australia could attract more international students. The main purpose is to promote the state’s tourism industry, as well as create more new local jobs.
Western Australia’s international student population has dropped 13 percent in the first quarter of 2018 over the same period two years ago. Meanwhile, South Australia increased by 9% and Tasmania by 28% during the same period. These two states have had the means to achieve this remarkable growth.
Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan says Western Australia needs to send a message to the world that they welcome international students, friends and their families. In addition, other Australian states have similar programs to help students have a faster way to stay and work in the states where they graduate.
Last year, friends and international student families spent $ 1.17 billion in Australia.
CCIWA said it also wants to continue working with the government to develop a long-term strategy to increase Western Australia’s international student population in a $ 2 million commitment to the government.