St Stephen's College is working with education partners overseas to address Western Australia's undersubscribed share of international students.
St Stephen's College - a registered vocational education and training organisation based in Perth's northern suburbs - has developed an international education program that offers overseas students a pathway into university study in Australia.
The College is working with all five major universities in Western Australia - University of WA, Edith Cowan University, Notre Dame, Murdoch & Curtin - to bring students to Perth for their tertiary study.
The College is currently focusing its efforts in China and currently has partnerships with schools in Shanghai and Luoyang. St Stephen's College CEO Iain Langridge anticipates the program to expand further in 2018 as formal arrangements progress with additional schools in Dalian, Shanghai, Luoyang, Deyang and Shenzhen.
This comes as The Australian reported recently that Western Australia is at risk of losing large numbers of valuable overseas students to other states because of a reduction in migration incentives.
"St Stephen's College is confident in its international education program, which focuses on English and business skills and so far has been extremely well received by education institutions and students," Mr Langridge said.
"We joined Premier Mark McGowan on his first official delegation to China late last year and will continue to showcase to the Government the benefits and opportunities inherent with encouraging international students to choose Western Australia for their tertiary education.
"With its proximity to China, same time zone and enviable lifestyle, Perth is a fantastic choice for students wishing to study overseas. The St Stephen's College international education program gives high school students the stepping stones to start along that path."
Read the full article on cuts to migration incentives in The Australian here.