On 26 November 2021, the Australian Government released the Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030 and announced key initiatives to support its implementation.
As part of immediate measures to assist the sector manage the impacts of the pandemic and border closures, the Government has committed a further $27.8 million to fee relief from regulatory charging. This will assist the international education sector to ramp up capacity now that students are returning and help Australian providers bounce back quickly.
This measure extends the waiver of certain fees for Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registrations and the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) Levy in 2022. This is in addition to the previous two years of regulatory fee relief which has saved education providers approximately $65.2 million between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021.
See regulatory fee relief for more information.