Pupil rorts hit Nav­i­tas

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A CRACK­DOWN on in­ter­na­tional stu­dent visa rorters from In­dia and Nepal has hit higher ed­u­ca­tion provider Nav­i­tas. The Perth- based com­pany says en­rol­ment growth has been flat in Aus­tralia in the 12 months to June 30 due to sev­eral chal­lenges. A key fac­tor was tougher immigration and univer­sity scru­tiny of ap­pli­cants from Nepal and In­dia, both con­sid­ered high risk mar­kets for visa rorts, the group’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Rod Jones says. He said the com­pany re­duced those en­rol­ments with many show­ing in­ter­est in mi­gra­tion not ed­u­ca­tion. In­dia, China and Viet­nam, con­tin­ues to be Nav­i­tas’s big­gest mar­kets.

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