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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 74

Question No. 29


Mr Rocher asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 3 May 1983:

How many overseas students were enrolled at Australian universities and colleges of advanced education for the academic years 1980, 1981 and 1982.


Mr Dawkins —The Minister for Education and Youth Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

Universities and colleges of advanced education have reported the following enrolments of overseas students at Australian institutions:

1980 1981 1982

Universities

Full time 6,922 7,875 8,500 Part time 903 1,004 1,079 External 233 302 278

Total 8,058 9,181 9,857

Colleges of Advanced Education(a)

Full time 1,306 1,399 1,733 Part time 424 367 363 External(b) 31 94 56

Total 1,761 1,860 2,152

(a)

Excludes students in advanced education courses conducted by TAFE institutions, the Australian Maritime College and private institutions, and, for 1982, institutes of advanced education in universities.

(b)

Excludes an unknown number of students resident overseas enrolled externally at Australian CAEs. (See note (ii) below).

Notes: (i)

For universities an overseas student is one recording an overseas home address at the time of first enrolment.

(ii)

For CAEs an overseas student is one who entered Australia expressly for study purposes.

Sources: ABS, CTEC.