LONGERENONG College will have to wait until next year before it receives its first batch of international students.
The federal government approved the college’s bid to become an international education provider in May last year.
The move means the college will welcome international students to the school.
The college hoped to receive its first intake of international students from February, but college campus head John Goldsmith said the plans had been pushed back until next year.
“We are still putting things together at the moment,” he said.
“We are still coming up with broker agreements and marketing plans.
“At this stage we are aiming to have international students at the college in February 2019.”
Mr Goldsmith said he expected to know more about the developments later this year.
The college applied to become an international education provider in 2016.
It hopes to attract students from Asia.
Mr Goldsmith said last year that a lot of measures needed to be put in place to get the college ready for the next step.
“The academic side is quite easy because it’s really an extension of what we are already doing,” he said.
“But there are things like welfare systems that need to be put in place in order to transition the students as seamlessly as possible.
“We will need to create more accommodation and have transport in place for these students.
“There are lots of logistics to think about.”
Mr Goldsmith said the move would increase the college’s student numbers.
“If we look at agriculture now, we are exporting and importing a lot more produce,” he said.
“The world is becoming a smaller place and we want to take advantage of that.”