One of the country’s biggest international education providers, the Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC), will significantly expand its presence in Victoria, which is set to create 30 new jobs.
ATMC recently partnered with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) to deliver its business, commerce and information and communications technology (ICT) degrees, as part of a strategy to increase the number of higher education enrolments in Victoria from 1,870 to 4,000 within 5 years.
Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis officially opened ATMC’s new city campus today, which will help deliver new USC courses and accommodate growth in Federation University of Australia enrolments.
International education has been Victoria’s largest service export for more than ten years, generating $5.6 billion and supporting over 30,000 jobs across Melbourne and regional Victoria in 2014-15.
Victoria accounts for more than 30 per cent of Australia’s total international student enrolments and 33 per cent of higher education enrolments.
Last year, 175,000 international students studied in Victoria, making the state a true international education destination.
To December 2015, Victoria experienced year-on-year growth of 12 per cent in international student enrolments, which included a 14 per cent jump in higher education enrolments.
The recent Victorian Budget 2016/17 provided almost $32 million over four years to drive continued growth in the international education sector and to help implement Victoria’s International Education Strategy, ensuring the sector continues to deliver world-class education, attract investment and drive economic growth.
The Andrews Labor Government has identified international education as one of six priority sectors that have the potential to create 400,000 new jobs and generate more than $70 billion for the state’s economy by 2025.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis
“Congratulations to the Australian Technical and Management College, and its partner USC, for their vision to boosting Vitoria’s leading number of tech graduates and growing our world-class international education sector.”
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert
“International education is our largest service export and a significant driver of jobs, which is why the Labor Government is working hard to build the sector further – boosting tourism and economic growth across the state.”
Quotes attributable to the CEO of Australian Technical and Management College Dr Manish Malhotra
“I am delighted with the announcement of the opening of the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) campus in Melbourne, one of the most liveable cities in the world and a leading international location for higher education studies.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020