Australian colleges appeal govt to offer 100,000 international students internships

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Australian colleges appeal govt to offer 100,000 international students internships
An assessment of the government’s defence strategy reveals that the ADF is in a unique position to hire students from AUKUS, Five Eyes, and Quad nations for relevant positions across the domain.

According to Universities Australia, the leading organisation for the university sector, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) can provide significant roles for the industry as a whole. According to the group, Australia’s Defense Force, defense industry, and ancillary sectors are all experiencing a skills shortage. It is predicted that 30,000 jobs in the cybersecurity sector will go unfulfilled. 

The top body has offered solutions in a proposal, including investigating new avenues for providing financial aid to students pursuing degrees in subjects crucial to the national defense, giving students the chance to experience what it’s like to work in the defense industry through internships or work-integrated learning opportunities, and reevaluating the requirements for defense internship eligibility. By doing all of these actions, universities may engage with the military to boost the flow of highly qualified personnel that are needed to expand capacity and keep the nation safe. 

Universities Australia added that they look forward to continuing their collaboration with the government and the industry to assist universities’ ongoing initiatives to strengthen Australia’s defense and keep its citizens safe and secure.

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