Welcoming International Students back to NSW
Kaplan Business School welcomes the announcement that international students are expected to be welcomed back under a NSW Government pilot plan for their safe return over the second half of the year.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said international students are a vital missing piece in the State’s economic recovery, with the sector worth $14.6 billion in 2019. This will benefit tens of thousands of NSW residents whose jobs rely on this industry across retail, hospitality and many other fields.
The pilot plan will initially see a limited number of students from a range of countries in purpose-built student accommodation adhering to the same quarantine requirements as all incoming travellers.
'This won’t come at the expense of returning Aussies. We will continue to bring back 3,000 people per week – well more than any other state,' Mr. Perrottet said.Kaplan is one of five independent NSW providers that, in addition to the NSW universities, have been included in the initial plan to return continuing higher education students from a range of countries. Returning students will be housed in purpose-built student accommodation and will adhere to the same quarantine requirements as all incoming travellers.
This collective effort will be funded by industry, with the governance and operational oversight of key NSW Government agencies – including NSW Health, NSW Police, with coordination by Study NSW – and the endorsement of the Australian Government.
The NSW Plan has been formally submitted to the Australian Government for review. Learn more about the NSW International Student Arrivals Plan at www.study.sydney/return.