Victorian Government to support International Students with $1100 relief payment
Alike many Australians, international students have been affected by casual job losses in retail and hospitality, as a remedy. After South Australia and Tasmanian Government's support package initiative for Migrants, the Victorian Government have stepped up
will establish a $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund.
Victorian state recognizes that International students are a vital part of Australia’s education system, economy, and the community.
Victorian State Government has announced that up to 40,000 International students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100 as part of a Victorian Government emergency support package.
💠 The fund will provide a one-off payment to students in need while expanding emergency provisions for those experiencing exceptional circumstances.
💠 Up to 40,000 international students enrolled at Victorian universities, TAFEs, private vocational education and training providers, and English language colleges who have lost wages and work due to the coronavirus pandemic could benefit from the relief payment, which covers demonstrated lost income up to $1,100.
More than 150,000 international students currently living in Victoria are also eligible for the Victorian Government’s rent relief program, including subsidies of up to $2,000, and those legally allowed to work in Victoria are eligible for the Working for Victoria initiative, which helps people who have lost their jobs to find new employment.
International education generated $12.6 billion in revenue for Victoria's last financial year, supporting around 79,000 jobs, with most students coming from China, India, Nepal, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
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