Migration Strategy

On 11 December 2023, the Australian Government released the Migration Strategy (the Strategy).

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About the Migration Strategy

The Migration Strategy outlines the Government’s vision for getting migration working for the nation and building a migration system that delivers for workers, businesses and all Australians.

A key component of the Strategy is ensuring a sustainable international education sector, with a focus on integrity and quality.

The Strategy seeks to harness the potential for international student graduates to make a strong contribution to Australia’s skills needs and economy.

The higher standards for international students and education providers to drive quality in international education include:

  • increased English language requirements to improve the quality of students’ educational experience in Australia and reduce potential workplace exploitation
  • greater and more targeted scrutiny to student visa applications from high risk providers
  • a bolstered student visa integrity unit in Home Affairs to reduce misuse of Australia’s student visa system
  • strengthened requirements for international education providers
  • restricting onshore visa hopping that undermines system integrity and drives ‘permanent temporariness’ 
  • strengthened and simplified Temporary Graduate visas.

Further details on each commitment can be found in the Strategy.