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Students to NSW


NSW Treasurer Dominic Perottet this morning confirmed the state will begin the first stages of opening up to inbound internatio­nal students by the end of the year, with plans to restart the higher education sector now finalised as part of the state’s roadmap to reopening.

Accommodat­ion provider Scape will house returning students for a 14-day quarantine period in the Sydney suburb of Redfern, in a building retrofitte­d to accommodat­e up to 650 people under COVID-safe standards approved by NSW Health.

The staggered return of students is stage one of a pilot which will “slowly expand and evolve, as vaccinatio­n rates continue to rise in NSW and internatio­nally,” said NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro.

“The internatio­nal education sector sustains thousands of jobs across NSW, and I’m proud that NSW is leading the way with the return of internatio­nal students to our shores”.

The trial will see 500 internatio­nal students return to NSW on chartered flights, paid for by the students, by the end of the year, with participat­ing education providers to contact prospectiv­e arrivals to gain expression­s of interest for the pilot scheme which has also been endorsed by

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