Welfare of International Students

Welfare of International Students

26 November 2009

© Commonwealth of Australia 2009
ISBN 978-1-74229-184-0

View the report as a single document - (PDF 3340KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of Committee (PDF 12KB)
Summary of Recommendations (PDF 17KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background (PDF 297KB)

Terms of reference
(a) the roles and responsibilities of education providers, migration and education agents, state and federal governments, and relevant departments and embassies, in ensuring the quality and adequacy in information, advice, service delivery and support, with particular reference to:
(iv) student visa requirements,
(vi) employment rights and protections from exploitation, and
(c) any other related matters.
Background to the inquiry
Complementary inquiries
The Baird review
Complementary measures
The education sector and the economy

Chapter 2 - The international education sector and immigration policy (PDF 38KB)

Appropriate pathways to permanency
Effect of the perception of automatic pathway to permanent residency
Regulating information provided offshore

Chapter 3 (PDF 196KB)

Student safety - background
Lack of personal safety awareness
Lack of adequate personal safety information
Failure to report incidents to police
Travel concessions
Adequate and affordable accommodation
Accessibility and availability
Tenancy rights and disputes
Accommodation assistance and support
Employment rights and employee protections
Living expenses
Social inclusion
Provision of information
Dealing with complaints
The need for independent review
Committee view

Chapter 4 (PDF 228KB)

Work underway in this area
Legislative framework
Adequacy of the legislation and regulatory framework
Other issues

Chapter 5 - Education and Migration Agents (PDF 106KB)

Migration agents
Education agents
Agents overseas
Another issue

Appendix 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 45KB)
Appendix 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 17KB)
Appendix 3 - Response from State Regulatory Authorities (PDF 2440KB)
(PDF 2453KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
Email: eewr.sen@aph.gov.au