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Archived research papers

Archived research papers

This series of papers presents Australian Education International (AEI) research, which highlights detailed trends in Australia's international education sector.

2013/2 Study Pathways of International Students in Australia

In their Australian education experience, the majority of international students undertake study in more than one educational sector. The English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sector is the first step in an Australian study pathway for two out of every five international students who study in Australia's tertiary sector. Many other study pathways are also followed by international students. For example, 53 per cent of international students in higher education had studied in another sector previously and 40 per cent of international students in Australian schools go onto study in the tertiary sector.

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2013/1 Australian University Rankings

Australia does not officially rank its universities in the way some other popular international student destination countries do. However, there are annually published rankings of universities around the world which confirm how highly regarded Australian universities are compared to others around the world. These rankings show many Australian universities ranked in their top 100.

This paper highlights where Australian universities were placed in the three key university rankings for 2012—The Academic Ranking of World Universities; The Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings; and The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

This paper is available in either pdf, rtf 2012/1 Study Pathways of International Students in Australia

In their Australian education experience, the majority of international students undertake study in more than one educational sector. The English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sector is the first step in an Australian study pathway for almost half of the international students who study in Australia’s tertiary sector. Many other study pathways are also followed by international students. For example, 60 per cent of international students in higher education had studied in another sector previously and 40 per cent of international students in Australian schools go onto study in the tertiary sector.

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2011/1 Study Pathways of International Students in Australia

A student's 'study pathway' is defined as the route taken as he/she progresses through his/her education in Australia. This research paper examines and compares the study pathways of four seperate international student to identify recent pathway trends. This paper is an annual update to a series of AEI Research Papers on international student pathways.

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2009/1 Study in Australia 2010 July update

The Study in Australia 2010 July update uses economic and AEI data to provide the latest available information on the status of Australia's international education and training industry and the economic downturn.

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2008/2 International school student movement post-school education

 

This paper examines the movement of international students as they further their education within the Australian education system after concluding their studies in the shools sector. These post-school pathways include higher education, vocational education and training (VET) and other (e.g. foundation, study abroad and other non-award courses) sectors.

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2008/1 Study pathways of international students in Australia

A student's study pathway is defined as the route taken as he/she progresses through his/her education in Australia. This research paper examines and compares the study pathways of two international student cohorts over a three year period to identify recent pathway trends. This paper is an annual update to a series of AEI Research Papers on international student pathways.

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2007/1 Study pathways of international students

Study pathways are based largely on the system of inter-sectoral linkages available through the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), but also include courses, which are currently outside the AQF, such as English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students, foundation and non-award studies.

Many international students follow study pathways through the Australian education system rather than limit their study to a particular sector or level of the education system. This paper follows previous AEI examinations of the topic. Earlier papers looked at pathways of a single cohort of students and presented observations on their broad trends in sector pathways. As we now have a longer times series of data, this new analysis looks at two separate cohorts of student: one group commenced in 2002, and the second one commenced in 2004.

The paper compares the more common pathways of each cohort, highlights the similarities and differences by sector and nationality and examines the changes in pathways patterns.

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2006/2 Study pathways of international students through the ELICOS sector, 2002–2005

This paper is an update of Research Paper 2005/2 released in 2005. It is an examination of student visaed international students' study pathways through the ELICOS in Australia in the period of 2002–2005.

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2006/1 Study pathways of international students in Australia, 2002–2005

This paper is an update of Research Paper 2005/1 released in 2005 and is an examination of study pathways followed by international students studying in Australia on a student visa for the period of 2002–2005.

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2005/2 Study pathways of international students through the ELICOS sector, 2002– 2004

Many students who come to Australia follow study pathways through our education system, rather than limit their study to one area of education.

Australia has a system of inter-sectoral linkages based primarily on the Australian Qualification Framework which also incorporates ELICOS, Foundation Studies and other areas of study, which are currently outside the Framework.

This analysis by Australian Education International (AEI) examines study pathways followed by international students studying in Australia on a student visa in the period of 2002–2004. The focus is on the major pathways followed by students, differences in pathway choice based on nationality, and intra-sectoral pathways.

The paper is available in either pdf, rtf
 
2005/1 Study pathways of international students in Australia, 2002–2004

Many students who come to Australia follow study pathways through our education system, rather than limit their study to one area of education.

Australia has a system of inter-sectoral linkages based primarily on the Australian Qualification Framework which also incorporates ELICOS, Foundation Studies and other areas of study which are currently outside the Framework.

This analysis by Australian Education International (AEI) examines study pathways followed by international students studying in Australia on a student visa through these inter-sectoral linkages. The focus is on the major pathways followed by students, differences in pathway choice based on nationality, and intra-sectoral pathways.