International Education


The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with International Education.

Stronger Education Partnerships

News | 4 September 2019

Reports on Enabling Growth and Innovation project outcomes now available

News | 11 June 2019

Destination Australia scholarship program

News | 20 March 2019

The Australian Government has announced the establishment of the Destination Australia scholarship program. This new program will support both Australian and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships of $15,000 will be offered per year to support the study and...

Publication of education agent performance data: policy paper

News | 11 January 2019

The department has released a policy paper that sets out a strategy for the publication of education agent performance data. Publication is expected in the middle of 2019.

Joint Communique 4th AIEC

News | 1 August 2018

The Fourth Australia-India Education Council meeting was held in Adelaide on 29 June 2018 where, the Department of Education and Training of the Government of Australia and the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India adopted the following Joint Communique.

Enabling Growth and Innovation Program 2017-18

News | 27 June 2018

Meeting of Expert Members of the Council for International Education

News | 13 February 2018

Expert Members of the Council for International Education held their fifth meeting on Friday 9 February 2018 in Canberra.

Australian International Education: Enabling Growth and Innovation 2017-18 Grant Funding Round Opens

News | 14 December 2017

Second meeting of the Council for International Education

News | 30 October 2017

The Council for International Education held its second annual meeting on Thursday 19 October 2017. Chaired by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, the Council consists of six Australian Government Ministers and Assistant Ministers and eleven expert members.

SEAMEO - Australia Education Links Award 2016-17 winner

News | 18 October 2017

This morning at Parliament House, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, congratulated Ms Bui Thi Khoi Nguyen (Ms Nguyen Bui) on being named as the 2016-17 Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO)-Australia Education Links Award winner. ...

Strengthening Australia’s protections for international students

News | 15 September 2017

The Australian Government has released the revised National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code 2018) to ensure strong student protections while minimising the regulatory burden on registered providers and persons who deliver...

Protecting students and Australia’s excellent reputation for international education

News | 4 September 2017

On 10 August 2017, the Australian Government passed the Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2017 to amend the Education for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act). The changes will strengthen the Government’s ability to monitor and prevent unscrupulous...

Release of consultation draft ELICOS Standards for public comment

News | 14 July 2017

The Australian Government invites all interested parties to comment on a consultation draft of a revised English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Standards.

2017 Australia-Vietnam Researcher Exchange Program (AVREP)

News | 13 June 2017

Fourteen Australian and Vietnamese researchers have been selected to participate in the 2017 Australia-Vietnam Researcher Exchange Program (AVREP). The exchanges, which will take place between June and December 2017, will enable the researchers to visit and collaborate with their partners to...

Australia-Asia STEM Educators Program wraps-up with colour and fun in Bangkok, Thailand

News | 6 June 2017

Over 150 Thai school teachers in Bangkok recently took part in a range of exciting workshops to learn about leading Australian approaches to the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.  The workshops were the final events of the Australia-Asia STEM...

My eQuals gives students and skilled workers freedom of movement on global stage

News | 1 May 2017

A new online platform launched in Melbourne this week will give students access to their authentic digital academic records anytime, anywhere so they can share them with whoever they choose. ...

International students’ glowing report card for Australia

News | 23 February 2017

Key findings released today by the department have found overwhelming support for Australia as a destination of choice for international students. View the ministerial media release ...

Release of consultation draft National Code for public comment

News | 14 February 2017

Improving Australian and European Mobility

News | 14 December 2016

First meeting of the Council for International Education

News | 29 November 2016

New Council for International Education

News | 17 October 2016

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced the membership of the Council for International Education to oversee Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025.

Australia attracts international students

News | 29 February 2016

Figures released today show that almost half a million international students from nearly two hundred countries were studying in Australia in 2015 – clearly demonstrating Australia as a world-class destination for overseas students.

ESOS Bill Exposure Draft

News | 7 July 2015

The Australian Government has released exposure drafts of the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015, and the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 for public comment.

Latest International Student Survey released

News | 20 April 2015

The Australian Government, in collaboration with peak education bodies and state and territory governments, has released the findings of the 2014 International Student Survey, the latest in a biennial series of national surveys supported by the government since 2010.

Discussion paper released on reform to the Education Services for Overseas Students framework

News | 1 October 2014

A discussion paper ‘Reform of the ESOS framework’ has been released to seek views from interested stakeholders on opportunities to improve the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) and associated legislative arrangements.