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         new working holiday scheme                                 australia looks to agents as data
         launched in Bournemouth                                    shows further impact
           lAnguAge     AssociAted                                   lAnguAge     secondAry     tertiAry
              new study, travel and work                             nternational education associations are look-
              experience scheme has been                             ing for agents to support recovery strategies,
         A  launched in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.       Ias the latest industry data shows the Covid
           The Youth Mobility Scheme Working Holiday Project is a col-  impact in 2021, but signs of bounce back.
         laboration between the International Education Association (IEA)   At a special webinar, Brett Blacker, CEO of and the BH Area Hospitality   English Australia
         Association (BAHA). Taking advantage of the UK’s Youth Mobility   au, said, “We have to be really critical in close
         Scheme - open to 18-to-30 year olds from 11 countries, including   relations, and working with quality agents is
         Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan - the project provides English   paramount.” Toshi Kawaguchi, Director of Study
         language courses at one of the eight accredited schools in IEA, fol-  NSW, appealed to agents to
         lowed by paid employment placements in the hospitality sector.  help to spread the message of the investments
           Guido Schillig, Chair of the IEA, said, “The Bournemouth,   that Study NSW and other states have made and
         Christchurch and Poole area is a great place to come to live, learn   the free support that is available to students.
         and work. The new Youth Mobility Scheme Working Holiday pro-  Read more and access the video:
         gramme will create a lasting legacy for international candidates   Data for 2021 released by Australia’s Depart-
         to experience the best of British life and culture and improve their   ment for Education, Skills and Employment,
         language skills.” Agents can get full details at:  showed a 17 per cent overall decrease in student
                                                                    visa students to 570,626, and a 28.3 per cent
                                                                    decline in commencements, compared with
         BROWnS acquired by                                         2020. It should be noted that the data includes
         Monarch Institute                                          enrolled student visa holders who were outside

           lAnguAge     tertiAry                                    Australia, thought to be around 30 per cent of
                                                                    the total. See more at:
              ustralian ELT and vocational                            English Australia released the findings of its
              school BROWNS https://                                2021 Q4 quarterly ELICOS Market Insights Report, has been acquired by Melbourne-      and for those that also completed 2020 Q4,
         headquartered tertiary education provider Monarch Institute.  there was a 47.3 per cent decrease in students.
           Monarch CEO, Nick Chapman, said, “The addition of BROWNS   However, Brett noted a 34 per cent increase
         comes after an extensive search of the education market and at   in student visas granted in 2021 across all
         the cusp of the rebuild and redevelopment of the international   sectors, and an 82 per cent increase in offshore
         sector.” Former Owner Richard Brown will continue to work with   student visa grants in 2021 for English study.
         Monarch as an advisor during transition, and said, “I am excited by   December 2021, the month in which Australia
         this opportunity, which will significantly enhance both businesses,   reopened to students, saw the highest number
         and by the prospect of being able to re-energise and further   of student visas lodged since before the
         cement BROWNS’ reputation and traditions.”  pandemic. Read more at:

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