Export Education Levy changes information release

Proactive release of Education Reports related to changes to the Export Education Levy.

The policy advice on addressing the immediate pressures on the Export Education Levy (EEL) has been proactively released to ensure information which is of public interest is made available. The EEL has been under significant financial pressure due to sharp increases in Private Training Establishment (PTE) failures leading to international student reimbursements.

The rate for PTEs will increase from 0.45% to 0.89% of international student tuition fees, and from 0.45% to 0.50% for universities, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and private schools. State and state-integrated schools have their EEL contribution deducted from the International Student Levy they pay, which will not increase in 2019. There will also be a reduction in annual expenditure commitments from the EEL of $300,000.

The new rates take effect from 1 January 2019. Payments for trimester one 2019 will be at the new rates while payments made in January or February 2019 for trimester three 2018 will be at the old rate.

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