Crackdown on visa vultures

Crackdown on visa vultures | Andrew Trounson and Bernard Lane | The Australian Higher Education Supplement | 19 August, 2009

UNIVERSITIES are pushing for a crackdown in vocational training to root out the visa-driven element of the international student market, which they argue is causing collateral damage to the reputation of the sector. Universities Australia chief executive Glenn Withers said there was concern that pathways to permanent residency were overwhelming education objectives in areas such as “shorter courses in the vocational end”.

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