Education is not a shortcut to immigration
Updated on Mar 21, 2017 - 5:05 p.m. IST by Sumita Vaid

In a chat with Sumita Vaid Dixit of Careers360, Bronwyn Pike, Victorian Minister for Education, Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation, urges students to do their homework.

 

Q. Is Australia safe?
AWe have laws in place for racial intolerance. We come down very heavily on perpetrators. We have also boosted our police patrol in sensitive areas. Also we provide 24-hour international student care services.

 

Q. What measures are being taken to bring unrecognised colleges to book? 
A Some private colleges have pretended to be government accredited. We have prohibited these colleges from using the Technical and Further Education (TAFE) accreditation which is only given to government-run TAFE institutes. Also we are auditing private colleges more frequently to asses their financial health.

 

Q. What is your advice to Indian students?
A Education is not a shortcut to immigration. Check the updated immigration rules. Our people at the High Commission advise students on the appropriateness of the programme. Students will not get the visa unless the institute they plan to study in is recognised. If longer residency is the purpose, make sure the course you want to study is on the skilled occupation list. 

Expert Interview

Applications Open Now

GMAT
GMAT
Apply
Study Abroad Opportunities with IELTS
Study Abroad Opportunities wi...
Apply
Arden University, Berlin
Arden University, Berlin
Apply
PTE- Pearson Test of English
PTE- Pearson Test of English
Apply
View All Application Forms
Never miss exam and college updates Login
Top
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books