Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has recently announced that the WA government will soon release a new Occupation List to give priority to high-achieving university graduates.
The effort is part of the government’s strategy to attract the best global minds to stay in Western Australia. “We need to send a message to the world that we welcome international students, and their friends and families. Perth is an attractive, supportive destination to live, study and work in,” says McGowan, and “attracting international students boosts the economy and helps create jobs for Western Australians.”
In line with the WA government’s thrust of strengthening its future workforce, international students of Southern Cross University Perth campus, who are exceling in their bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, can enhance Western Australia’s competitiveness and talent pool especially with the variety of courses which are designed to prepare them for the job requirements of the 21st century.
The Southern Cross University Perth campus offers globally-recognised undergraduate and graduate degree programs such as 3-year bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology, 1-year graduate diploma in business and 2-year master’s degree programs in business administration and professional accounting. For details on intake schedules, IELTS requirements, tuition fees and available scholarships, students and education agents can refer to the EduCo Course Finder.
The university’s teaching satisfaction rating at 71.3% is 8.3% higher than the Australian national average based on the Course Experience Questionnaire issued by Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) for the first session of 2018.
In a related development, Southern Cross University Perth has been included in the State Nominations by the Migration Services Department of Training and Workforce Development as one of the universities whose high-achieving graduates may qualify for the WA’s skilled migration program under the new Graduate Occupation List.