Australia Draft International Education Strategy 2015
Australian International Education Strategy via the Department of education is open for feedback and consultation.
Related is previous post about the need for diversity in the international student population ‘Diversity in international education‘. Recent news articles about the need for Australian international education and providers to diversify away from an over dependence upon developed markets in Asia.
‘Draft National Strategy for International Education submission from AIEC Australian International Education Centre click through. The Government has released for consultation the Draft National Strategy for International Education.
The release of this draft strategy initiates a consultation process to ensure that the final strategy represents a shared national vision and responsibility.
Feedback on the draft strategy is warmly invited, including suggestions of specific institutional, state and territory and community-based initiatives that further the proposed goals.
Business leaders and employer groups are encouraged to identify opportunities to better link students to meaningful work experience and career opportunities.
The strategy will be finalised and implemented in close consultation with the international education and wider communities, including education providers, businesses, students, governments and community groups. It is intended that the final strategy will be released in the second half of 2015.
Consultation on the Draft National Strategy for International Education
The consultation process will include written feedback open until 5.00pm AEST, Friday 29 May 2015.
In addition, the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, will chair two roundtables on international education in 2015.
The outcomes of consultations undertaken by a range of Government departments and agencies will contribute to finalising the strategy. For example:
Austrade is currently consulting on a long term market development plan, Australian International Education (AIE) 2025.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is developing a Global Alumni Strategy.
The Department of Industry and Science is leading a response to the Chief Scientist’s report Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future, including on international engagement in science.
Feedback on the Draft National Strategy for International Education should be completed in the response template found on the feedback page. Download and save a copy of the template to your computer. After completing, please upload your response.‘
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