2004 – CAPA Background Paper on Equity of Conditions for International Postgraduate Students

Attachment: CAPA Paper

CAPA’s 2004 Policy on International Students identifies a number of issues of concern to CAPA’s international student affiliates, including:

  • the systemic discrimination of DIMIA’s five tiered assessment system, including irrational language requirements imposed by the system;
  • the cost of study visas and work permits in Australia, and postgraduation work opportunities, and
  • the cost of public primary and secondary education for the dependants of international students.

This background paper provides basic information on these issues as well as a comparative analysis with other countries where appropriate. The purpose of this paper is to serve as a resource for further CAPA policy development by the CAPA International Student’s Officer and International Student’s Committee.