During the joint presser, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has recently announced a series of new drives to upheave the education system. she has announced to build education and cultural ties between Australia and India, in regards to that she announced the ‘Maitri’ Scholars Program.

Under this program, Indian students get USD 11 million for four years to study in Australia’s world-renowned universities. MoU’s signature with India by the Australian government is to boost tourism under the ‘Maitri’ scheme. In addition to that, the $3.5 million grants and fellowships program will build links between future leaders, supporting mid-career of Indian and Australian professionals.

To boost the role of creative industries in our economic and people-to-people ties $6.1 million Australia-India Cultural Partnership was made. This collaboration is meant to expand the horizon and promote artistic talent and cultural exchanges in two countries’ world-class visual and performing arts, literature, film, television and music industries. Apart from this, trade, tourism and investment are also areas that can get affected by this initiation.

During the visit to India, Mr Dan Tehan met India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal to discuss the free trade agreement between the two countries. They have also renewed MoU on tourism cooperation and launched India Australia Infrastructure Forum.

On the CECA, Ms Payne has emphasized recovering from the impact of COVID and both countries should promote travel. This travel would encourage markets and advance cooperation on tourism policy, data sharing, training, and industry engagement. Ms Payne has also acknowledged Australia’s most important partners in the Indo-Pacific region which is India and strengthening the bond for the future also.

These scholarships and funds let the students focus on their studies, instead of survival and earning money to pay their tuition fees. This will eventually make some brilliant students with investing their dedication in learning only. Furthermore, Indian students can earn better career opportunities for themselves based on the core education they will get.

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison said that Australians who got vaccinated can travel overseas and return home without going through hotel quarantine.
Mr Morrison on Thursday said that Australia will begin to reconnect with the world by allowing Australians to travel for “essential reasons” such as medical reasons, business, important family events and funerals.
Vaccinated people would still need to quarantine at home instead of going through hotel quarantine. The Australian government has been planning when and how they can open borders to the world, beyond the New Zealand travel bubble, Scott Morrison added
According to Mr Morrison if they lift the borders for people to come, then there would increase in the Covid-19 cases 1000 cases a week or more. Therefore it would require to get vaccinated as it would be an important incentive for Australians to do that.
Currently, Australians can apply for an exemption from the government to travel overseas, unless they’re travelling to New Zealand as part of the Trans-Tasman bubble.
Health Minister Greg Hunt also said that COVID-19 vaccination does not alone guarantee that they can open up the borders and have to look for other factors too.

International education is an important part of Australian culture. It offers Australian universities and citizens numerous cultural, profitable and social benefits. It establishes long-term relationships with cultures and people all around the world. The latest Australian strategy enables Australia’s international education sector to be more innovative, future-focused and globally competitive.

Australian Government is developing new strategies for International student to ensure that the education sector is sustainable and continues to be able to deliver quality outcomes for international students and the new strategies will:

  • Acknowledge the changing environment
  • guide the recovery of the sector from Covid-19
  • Strengthens our reputation for high-quality education and training
  • Describe our priorities and commitment to international education over the next 10 years
  • Provide the innovation and responsiveness of the education sector
  • React to new opportunities, including changes in student demands
  • Maintain our status as an influential and dependable international education partner

How we will develop the new Australian strategies for international students

We invite and collaborate with the entire sector to develop a new strategy:

To get participate, you can:

  • Respond to the consultation paper on strategy
  • Take part in the public webinar

The consultation paper was developed by the expert member of the council for International Education in collaboration with our department. It describes our proposed vision and goals for the strategy, and immediate priorities for the over the next 10 years.

To take part on developing the new strategies for international education, you can: