Entities reacted quickly to risks from COVID-19
International border closures resulting from COVID-19 had a significant impact on universities. This year, revenue from international students decreased by $134 million (nearly nine per cent of total international student revenue). Universities responded quickly to reduce costs.
Grammar schools received assistance through federally funded COVID-19 assistance programs to support their financial results this year. They will need to reassess the cost of their services as government assistance reduces.
State schools adopted new technology to support remote learning for the five weeks of COVID-19 lockdown, and made alternate learning resources available for students with limited or no access to computers and/or the internet. The Department of Education is reviewing its response to the pandemic to develop approaches for using technology to deliver learning in the future.