Education and provider support

Stay up to date with your university, TAFE or school's information and welfare support response.

How can you stay up-to date with your education and study options?
  • Discover the latest Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) information for international students about travelling to Australia, what support is available for those affected by COVID-19 and other helpful resources. 
    https://www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/international-students

Education providers' support

Australia’s education providers, including our 43 universities and many TAFE institutes and other colleges, are responding to support students with a range of initiatives including emergency bursaries, hardship funds, food banks, fee waivers and pastoral care.

  • Search the Australian education provider COVID-19 response information list below to find out what support is being offered by your institution. 
  • Australian education provider list
  • If you are a provider and you would like to record your commitment and pledge to international students experiencing hardship, please email studyinaustralia@austrade.gov.au to update your details.
  • All Australia’s state and territory study clusters are working collectively to support international students and education providers during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Your local study cluster is also able to direct you to referral services and other government programs that are available to support international students and or temporary workers.
  • The Lygon Group’s Uni COVID Response Tracker also provides a great interactive summary of Australian university responses to the COVID crisis. It is updated regularly so check back here for recent updates.

    Lygon Digital Lygon Group’s Uni COVID-19 Response Tracker

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