(Many) Employer Issues with International Students – MBA News Australia

international students
In theory, there shouldn’t be any.
Australia sees significant numbers of international students head to our shores for many obvious benefits: a great culture, an opportunity to learn from leading academics, something different from what they might be able to experience in their own countries etc. Those who have ever lived, worked, or studied overseas will know that moving to a new country is a very brave step.
Seeking employment in Australia for international students is something we would expect. They’re eager to support themselves whilst they study, and equally once they graduate many of them are eager to work full time here. Additionally, there’s zero cost for employers in engaging the services of this student or graduate cohort (obviously, so long as the individual has the appropriate visa).
So, where does it all go wrong?
So, why should employers engage international students?
Sourced directly from the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) Guide to Employers per here:
The stipulated minimum score depends on level of study and nationality. International and domestic applicants (whose first language is not English) must meet English language proficiency requirements for entry into academic programs at all universities and VET providers. Most universities, however, require a higher score to meet their academic entry criteria and offer additional English support. Therefore, this means that students will minimally have ‘an operational command of the language, generally handle complex language well, and understand detailed reasoning.’
So, where to from here?
Additional links:
ABC – International Students Say Career Opportunities in Australia Do Not Match Their Qualifications
Study International – Australian Employers Unwilling to Hire International Grads Full-time
Study International – To Get Jobs in Australia, International Grads Need to Intern, Re-skill: Report
Total Assignment Help – International Students Are Not Getting Jobs In Australia: A Hoax Or A Reality
Yocket – Getting a job in Australia as an International Student
Article assistance:
With sincere thank you to both Ezinne Queen Joshua and Senior Lecturer Raymond Trau for their guidance and feedback on this vast topic, which we know we have grossly simplified but are eager to continue discussing over time.
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