In 1985 the Commonwealth government passed a law allowing government education providers to enrol privale fee-paying students from overseas.
The Principal of Canning College at that time, Mr Jim Casey, saw a great opportunity to provide domestic and international students with an "international experience". Canning College staff went on marketing visits to Malaysia and Singapore in 1985 and enrolled 90 students for the 1986 Year 12 (then called TEE) program.
In January 1986 Australia's first orientation for fee-paying international students studying at any government provider was held. Canning College was a pioneer and many other institutions have followed since. From that small beginning, international programs at Canning College have grown to include:
Student support services dedicated to serve the special interests have developed over the 30 years and include:
In 2016, Canning College expects to host about 420 international students from about 15 different countries. Domestic and international students benefit from the cultural interactions as they share the common experience of striving for entry into university level studies.
Since 1986, international students have gained places in WA universities - The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University - as well as other Australian universities such as University of Melbourne, Australian National University, Monash University, RMIT, university of NSA, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, University of Tasmania and University of South Australia. Students have also gained places in universities outside of Australia - New Zealand, UK, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Germany. Canning College students have enrolled in all course areas including medicine, law, engineering, arts, commerce, helath sciences, oure sciences and others.
In 2016, Canning College will continue to enrol "grand students" - the offspring of students of the early years. Canning College has achieved trans-generational status!
Over the past 30 years, Canning College's international programs have responded to many changes and challenges. The strong culture of internationalisation now built into Canning College's campus life will contribute to the continuation of a strong education program which embraces a significant international component.
|The special 30th Anniversary logo signifies Canning College's internationalisation since 1985/6. The design was contributed by Loic Bedel.|