South Australia, which currently has 32,089 international students studying in the state, or 5% of Australia’s share, has set a goal of increasing the number to over 64,000, “as soon as practicable”.
The action plan, in line with the government’s economic priority number 4, the “knowledge state”, will also help to meet the existing goal of increasing the number of international students in the state to 35,500 by 2017.
It is believed the changes in legislation regarding Student Visas on 1 July 2016 will help facilitate this growth.
If this target is reached, this would equate to an additional 8,400 jobs for South Australia.
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