Western Australia

International education consortium to create jobs

WA Premier Mark McGowan and WA Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery will join key international education stakeholders for the latest of the WA Government’s Industry Engagement Consortiums.

The international education consortium will focus on increasing Western Australia’s market share of international students and establishing WA as the leading provider of international education in the Asian region.

The consortiums enable industry stakeholders to provide important feedback on the Government’s key election commitments, and outcomes will feed into future decision-making.

International education and training is Australia’s third biggest export, after iron ore and coal, and is the nation’s biggest services export representing 30.8 per cent of Australia’s total services exports.

In 2016, Western Australia’s export income from international education and training totalled $1.551 million, ranking WA fourth behind other states in Australia.

The Government has committed $2 million over five years to implement a long-term international education strategy to grow WA’s market share.

Source: WA Government