Professor Suresh Cuganesan – Assistant Dean of the University of Sydney Business School – called on the federal government to grant international students even more extensive employment rights after graduation to encourage more:
- “The changes to post-study work rights for international students recently proposed by the Federal Parliament’s Standing Joint Committee on Migration must be bolder.”
- “The committee recommends extending post-study work visas from two to three years. It also recommends streamlined migration routes ”.
- “So what else should we do? From the outset, we must point out that Australia is focused on the long-term well-being and employability of our international students ”.
- “Any change must reflect our desire to strengthen the long-term employability of our international students so that they can be successful in the future.”
- “We also need to address the daunting challenge international students face in gaining work experience in the fields of their choice.”
- “This is where the government should take a ‘Team Australia’ approach where leading companies and start-ups formally partner with universities to provide international students with more work experience opportunities, to both during and after their studies “.
- “A credible government-backed initiative that helps international students gain often hard-to-get work experience would show the world that Australia is different.”
- “In a competitive landscape, we need to show that we really want to do more for our international students if we are to attract, develop and retain their valuable human capital. We have to be more daring ”.
If you want a golden example of how Australian universities have gone astray, bookmark the above selfish drivel by Professor Cuganesan.
Following his recommendations would demote the interests of Australian students, depriving them of crucial employment opportunities. This is the opposite of a “Team Australia” approach.
What would you say “Build the long-term employability of our
international local students so that they can be successful in the future ”, as well as to address “The major challenge that international local do students need to gain work experience in the fields of their choice ”? Is that too much to ask of Australian universities and the government?
The above drivel is also another prime example of why education is more of an immigration industry to import people than a true export industry, as it is primarily concerned with selling rights. work and permanent residence to international students rather than through education services.
If access to rights to work and permanent residence were restricted, the entire international education sector would collapse.