Information For Impact: Enabling Education Providers to Address Exploitation of International Students in Accommodation and at Work (StudyNSW partner project)
UNSW Sydney and UTS are leadinga response by NSW’s international education sector to the exploitation of international students in accommodation and at work. Funded as a Partner Project by StudyNSW, the Information for Impact study will enable education providers across the NSW VET, ELICOS and higher education sectors to more effectively deliver information on employment and housing that assists students to avoid and address exploitation. Project partners include English Australia, ISANA (NSW), the Council of International Students Australia, Redfern Legal Centre, the Fair Work Ombudsman, and education agents.
Building on existing research on student experiences and attitudes in relation to exploitation, the project is examing the types of information that will effectively respond to students’ needs and experiences, and influence their attitudes. The research includes focus groups and a survey of international students, and collation of the views of project partners and other student-facing stakeholders across the international education sector. The findings will be published in a report in late 2019.