Nath21 wrote:The best thing this whole episode brought out was the back door entry into Australia being used by foreigners including indian nationals. These schools were unregulated and offered degrees in nothing. They were purely an expense for getting your points up for PR or work in Australia. So now this loop hole is being looked at you would expect less foreign "students" and I use the term lossley coming to OZ.
As I mentioned much earlier in this thread, my wife actually worked at one of the private tertiary institutions.
When the government revised it's list of wanted professions for skilled visa migration, there were hundreds of overseas students (mostly Indian) suddenly switching courses, as the earlier course they were studying was no longer on the wanted list. There were also hundreds of refunds - many student visa's were getting rejected last year soon after this.
My wife had the unfortunate task of processing all these refunds.