Post-study work visas have been used by governments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Germany as a mechanism to address skills shortages and support nation-building. Universities are using them to attract international students. But to what extent has the post-study work visa policy achieved its intended goals and benefited universities? Is the Australian international education sector over-dependent on the post-study work policy as a major drawcard to international students? To what extent can international student graduates secure employment while on the graduate visas?
These issues will be discussed at the upcoming symposium on youth mobilities and labour market participation hosted by Deakin’s Research for Educational Impact (REDI) on 26th June.