Universities Australia welcomed the decision by Government to accept all the recommendations of the Review led by Michael Knight which sensibly mirrored the views of the higher education sector as articulated in the universities' submission to the Review. 

The changes proposed to visa requirements for students enrolled at Australian universities will help to maintain an internationally competitive international education sector that confirms Australia as an attractive higher education destination and enriches the culture and lives of Australians and our international colleagues.

The streamlining of visa processing arrangements and the extension of the post study work visas together realise the Government's intent to put quality education at the forefront of the visa system and go a long way towards addressing many of the issues that have produced a current decline in international student enrolments.

More information about the Knight Review and the implementation of its recommendations can be found in Universities Australia's media release, or by contacting our secretariat.