Australia's private educational institutions are likely to face a downturn with foreign students, including Indians, developing a cold feet to join them as the government here is set to take action against those offering poor quality of education.
With a few being closed down for fulfilling the necessary criteria, some others have witnessed a drop in the number of inquiries by Indian students.
There are over 1,000 private institutions in Australia and majority of them offer courses to international students. These are the most preferred destination for majority of Indian students.
Since the quality of education being provided here not up to the mark, the federal government has revise its Education Services for Overseas Students Act.
"Three colleges have been closed down recently as they did not fulfil the requirements," Deputy High Commissioner V K Sharma said.
Around 363 students, including 200 Indians, of Starling Institute in Sydney and Melbourne International College in Melbourne were no being shifted to other institutes.
But Sharma said, banning an institute would not serve the purpose as the owner of the institute may start again with other name.