Offshore education data

Data on the Offshore Delivery of Australian Courses

Delivery of Australian higher education courses offshore


2018 Excel file

This excel file has been extracted from the Higher Education Statistics Collection to provide a comprehensive record of offshore students enrolled in Australian higher education courses.  It uses 'term residence' to identify whether students are studying onshore or offshore.

Earlier data

Earlier data can be accessed from the Higher Education Statistics Collection by sending a query to

Delivery of Australian vocational education and training (VET) courses offshore



Since 2015, data on offshore VET students and VET courses delivered offshore can be extracted from the Total VET Activity (TVA) data collection. For more information contact the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) at
Prior to 2015, the Australian Government provided funding to the NCVER to conduct an annual survey of Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions to identify how many students were studying Australian VET courses offshore. Reports are available for the following years: