AUD 16 Million Allotted to the International Education Sector by Western Australia

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As a new support package, Western Australia has now allocated AUD 16 million to support the state's international education sector. This support package is announced after the reopening of the borders due to the omicron variant.

Australia is working around the clock to help international students for a beneficial and safe return to the leading universities. Since the returning students are hardly hit by border changes, many important decisions have been made by Western Australia to improve the transition and educational experience. As part of the new support package, Western Australia has now allocated AUD $16 million exclusively to support the state's international sector. This support package is announced after the reopening of the borders due to the omicron variant.

Highlights of this New Support Package

  • This new funding from the Australian government is part of a $77m safe transition industry support package.
  • In this package, the student quarantine support program will receive $8m to go towards $2,000 payments WA international students in Semester 1, 2022 for quarantine related costs.
  • Small and medium-sized education providers are benefited from the Industry support program with AUD $6m. For businesses, grants of $50,000 and $100,000.
  • Western Australia universities will benefit from a $500 payment that delivers support services for positive international students. AUD $6m is set aside for the above payment. 

Tara Colyer-Long said "International students are vitally important to the social and cultural fabric of WA, the economy and international relationships with the countries from which students come, and we will continue to work with the WA government to welcome international students as soon as it is safe to do so,"

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