First international education expo to help students prosper

05 October 2020

International students will be the focus at this week’s inaugural StudyPerth International Education and Careers Expo, with over 1,000 students expected to participate in person and even more virtually.

The expo, convened by StudyPerth on behalf of the State’s international education sector, will see students engage with Western Australia’s universities, education institutions and industry exhibitors. The expo has attracted a full program of presenters on topics including the Western Australian economy, jobs of the future, resilience, entrepreneurship opportunities, and the latest migration information.

Free to attend, the expo is for students in Perth, interstate, or overseas, looking to enhance their future opportunities with a Western Australian education.

There are still 28,000 international students in Western Australia. By enhancing their student experience StudyPerth will be encouraging those students to extend their journey here. The meaning of ‘student experience’ has changed significantly since the advent of COVID-19. The sector’s focus is to ensure that students are safe, secure and connected. But more important than ever, students need to be well prepared for their future.

Well before the emergence of COVID-19, StudyPerth set out to establish a strategy and a value proposition for the State that emphasises a student’s return on investment and the importance of equipping international students with the skills, experiences, networks, knowledge and confidence needed to excel in their professional and personal lives.

In response to an immediate requirement for student employment, StudyPerth put attention on assisting students into part-time and casual employment to support themselves while studying. This included expediting the opening of the StudyPerth Student Hub and launch of an online Jobs Board, free for employers to advertise vacancies. This expo will assist in enhancing students’ employment prospects during and post-study.

Students attending virtually, whether interstate or overseas, can access institution information and organise one-on-one conversations with their representatives throughout the event. They will also be able to watch all filmed sessions from the event.

The StudyPerth International Education and Careers Expo is supported by Encanta Event Management and Business Events Perth. Set to be the largest event of its kind this year, the expo will be held in compliance with all government and venue guidelines in relation to COVID-19.

StudyPerth Senior Manager Angela Beechey said Western Australia’s international students were a highly valued part of the local community, who contribute significantly to the social, cultural and economic prosperity of Western Australia.

“There are still 28,000 international students in Western Australia. It is the state’s collective responsibility to ensure those students are welcomed supported in the community and are provided with the opportunities for further their education and find employment to support their studies," she said.

“Recent events have provided StudyPerth with an opportunity to reassess historical source markets for international students and use the positive management of COVID-19 in Western Australia to attract emerging markets who may not have previously considered Perth as a first-choice education destination.”

“The recruitment of quality students from well-regarded regions will assist in Western Australia’s economic growth both with direct and in-direct spending from international students. More importantly, this recruitment will also boost skilled migration to address the global talent requirement for future industries.”

“We will be positioning the state as ‘the education destination of the future’: safe, remote, great lifestyle, with enhanced migration opportunities.”

“Due to current restrictions, these messages will be in market, both interstate and overseas, encouraging students to commence their education journey remotely, before transitioning to face-to-face learning, when possible.”


Event details:

  • Dates: Friday 9 October and Saturday 10 October
  • Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm (both days)
  • Venue: Pavilion 3, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth