Workplace experience of international students in Australia

Barton, Georgina and Hartwig, Kay (2020) Workplace experience of international students in Australia. Journal of International Students, 10 (2). viii-xi. ISSN 2162-3104

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Abstract

For the past three years over 400,000 international students have enrolled annually to study in higher education contexts in Australia (Australian Government, 2019). The extensiveness of international student enrolments has been equalled to Australia’s third highest export industry after coal and iron ore (Grewal & Blakkarly, 2017). Given the significance of international students it is important that Australian universities find effective and culturally-appropriate ways to support this cohort. One such area needing support is work experience as many study programs that international students undertake include compulsory or elective courses involving assessed experiences in professional contexts. Degrees such as business, education, engineering, health including nursing and psychology all require students to successfully complete workplace experiences in order to graduate. It is critical that international students are supported before, during and after workplace components of study as the International Student Barometer indicated that international students desire quality career advice, work experience and subsequently employment as a result of their studies (Garrett, 2014).


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 July 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 July 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2020 02:10
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 03:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: international students, workplace, professional experience
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.32674/jis.v10i2.1946
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38237

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