Department of Education Media Release
Secretary, Department of Education
28 March 2014
Ten international education agents today arrived in the state to tour 16 Tasmanian schools and colleges, and discover more about the opportunities available for international students.
Department of Education Secretary, Colin Pettit, said the tour of the Tasmanian school sector from 28 March to 5 April followed on from another agent tour of the higher education sector that finished yesterday.
“Tasmania is the perfect place for international students to study as our schools provide a world-class education within a safe and inclusive community,” Mr Pettit said.
“Familiarisation tours are a great opportunity to showcase the educational opportunities the state can offer with this tour attracting agents from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and Germany.”
Study Tasmania has been conducting familiarisation tours for international education agents since it was established in 2010 to grow the international education sector and provide support to international students studying in Tasmania.
Mr Pettit said having international education students in our schools provided many benefits to the school sector beyond international students paying full fees for their education.
“International students help enhance the cultural diversity of our schools as well as giving other students insight into other cultures and a better understanding of international issues,” he said.
For more information about Study Tasmania, visit www.studytasmania.tas.gov.au