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International students enrolled in NSW public schools by operational directorate (2014-2018)

This dataset provides information on the number of international students enrolled in NSW public schools, categorised by operational directorate.

In 2018, there were 5,038 international student enrolments in NSW public schools. This was an decrease of 3.4 per cent compared to 2017. Of these international student enrolments, 6.5 per cent were in primary schools, 22.5 per cent in intensive English centres, 30 per cent in Years 7 to 10 and 41 per cent in Years 11 to 12.

Data notes:

  • Data is sourced through the DE International database - Temporary and International Student Integrated Management system (TISIMS).

  • International students must hold a student visa and require an Authority to Enrol (ATE) form, issued by DE International, to enrol in a NSW public school.

  • Enrolment numbers are not representative of the number of students in the International Student Program, as a student may enrol in an Intensive English Centre and then proceed to a high school.

  • Total enrolments include full fee-paying students in the International Student Program who complete their high school education in a NSW government school, and Study Abroad program students who enrol from one term to a maximum of one year.

  • All international students and Study Abroad students are able to commence their study from Term 1 through to Term 4.

  • An operational directorate oversees groups of principal networks in which schools are organised. For more information, visit the most up-to-date operational directorate list.

Data source:

  • DE International, Learning & Business Systems. NSW Department of Education.

Data and resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title International students enrolled in NSW public schools by operational directorate (2014-2018)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency annual
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/a35cc639-bd34-4498-9ba5-3884e666a29a
Date Published 2017-10-30
Date Updated 2019-10-29
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
1300 972 196
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2014-01-01 - 2018-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Theme Education and Training
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Data Hub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education
Data Level Region-level