Contemporary challenges of the Australian international education industry: Analysis of a bureaucratic myopia

2012 IJRSE – Volume 1 Issue 1

Author/s:

Shams, S M Riad*
Central Queensland University, Australia (shamsriad@gmail.com)

Gide, Ergun
Central Queensland University, Australia (e.gide@syd.cqu.edu.au)

Abstract:

In order to respond to the contemporary issues of the International Education Industry (IEI) and the long-term skill shortage goals, Australia amends the IEI and relevant immigration policy from time to time. Some of the amendments have been impacting the IEI and its stakeholders despondently. A literature review has been conducted to realize the contemporary challenges of the Australian IEI. The study shows that the lethargic impact of the continuous policy changes on the IEI and its stakeholders is resulting from a kind of bureaucratic myopia: the failure of setting a direction for international education. The findings outline the contemporary key challenges of the Australian IEI, surrounding to this myopia, where further deliberation is required. Also, the findings convey a message to developed or developing economies, who want to establish, maintain and enhance their international education industry, and to be vigilant against the prospective challenges of an IEI in order to smoothen a worthwhile experience of the stakeholders, associated with their IEI.

Keywords: Australian International Education Industry; international education industry; bureaucratic myopia; international students; internationalization

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2012.v1i1.23

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