Update on international student visa arrangements for Australia

Update on international student visa arrangements for Australia

The Morrison Government is making a number of changes to student visa arrangements to ensure Australia remains a priority destination for international students as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Government will recommence granting student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia. This means when borders re-open, students will already have visas and be able to make arrangements to travel.  

New government skills platform for jobseekers to be rolled out

New government skills platform for jobseekers to be rolled out

The federal government is investing $4.3 million to build and run a one-stop-shop to help Australians learn new skills and become more job-ready.   The microcredential marketplace will be a platform for job-seekers to see what skills they can gain by further study to help them get a new job or to get ahead in their current job.”

Online petition created calling for afro hair to be included in hairdressing training in Australia.

Online petition created calling for afro hair to be included in hairdressing training in Australia.

Kathomi Gatwiri from the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University says it is common for black people not to be centred in beauty discourses. “Ideals of white beauty, [such as] white skin, blue eyes and blonde hair, are seen as the ultimate standard of beauty,” she said.

International students in Victoria given relief funds to help with the pandemic crisis

International students in Victoria given relief funds to help with the pandemic crisis
The Victorian state government has set up a $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund which includes a once-off relief payment of up to $1,100  that will ensure international students could “buy the basics and get through to the other side of the crisis.”