Smaller universities and private Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers expect to be hardest hit because of their greater reliance on students from India and Nepal. Applications from Nepal dropped 61 per cent and those from India by 47 per cent last financial year, putting further pressure on Australia’s $40 billion a year international student sector amid COVID-19 restrictions.
Student visa holders enrolled in medical or health courses, provided they are currently working in support of Australia’s health efforts to tackle coronavirus and at the direction of the relevant state or territory authorities are now permitted to exceed the usual 40-hour per fortnight work limit.
Australia’s international student boom predicted to end as student visa applications show downward spiral
Read more here: https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/10/australia-taps-new-boom-market-for-international-students/