National Strategy for International Education 2025

For: 

Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025 enables Australia’s international education sector to be more innovative, future-focused and globally engaged.

The National Strategy for International Education 2025 further strengthens our international reputation for high quality education and training, drives collaboration in education and research, and increases opportunities for Australian providers and communities.

The National Strategy is based on three broad pillars:

  • strengthening the fundamentals of Australia’s education, training and research system and our regulatory, quality assurance and consumer protection arrangements
  • transformative partnerships between people, institutions and governments, at home and abroad
  • competing globally by responding to global education and skills needs and taking advantage of emerging opportunities.

To view the National Strategy, visit the National Strategy for International Education 2025 website.

Complementing the National Strategy, the Australian International Education 2025 (AIE2025) market development roadmap will position Australia to capitalise on new opportunities and markets over the next decade.

The Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy will strengthen the relationships with our alumni to grow our diplomatic, trade and investment links.

The National Strategy also aligns with the National Innovation and Science Agenda, which aims to further enhance Australia’s global reputation as a leader in research and education into the future.

Council for International Education

The Council for International Education held its first meeting​ on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at Parliament House.

The Council supports the implementation of the National Strategy for International Education 2025 (The National Strategy) and the Australian International Education 2025​ market development roadmap. Council membership consists of experienced international education experts and practitioners and Australian Government ministers with portfolio responsibilities in international education.

Council membership includes:

Ministerial members​

  • The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education (Chair)
  • The Hon Marise Payne MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
  • The Hon David Coleman MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education
  • The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

Expert members

  • Professor Kent Anderson – Strategic Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle
  • Mr Brett Blacker – CEO, English Australia
  • Professor Heather Cavanagh – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Engagement), Charles Sturt University
  • The Hon Phil Honeywood – CEO, International Education Association of Australia
  • Ms Tracey Horton AO – Non-Executive Chairman, Navitas
  • Ms Karyn Kent – CEO, StudyAdelaide
  • Mr Bijay Sapkota – President, Counc​il of International Students Australia​​​
  • Mr Gerald Lipman – Chief Executive, International College of Hotel Management
  • Ms Kathleen Newcombe – CEO, Sarina Russo Group of Companies
  • Mr David Riordan – Director of City Operations, City of Sydney
  • Mr Derek Scott – Principal and CEO, Haileybury

Learn more about the expert members.

Council for International Education Communiqués

Please visit the Communiques of the Meetings of the Council for International Education page of the Internal Education website for a full list of all available Council for International Education Communiqués.

Expert Member meetings of the Council for International Education

Please visit the Communiques of the Meetings of the Council for International Education page of the Internal Education website for a full list of all available Expert Member Meetings of the Council for International Education Communiqués.

Working Groups of the Expert Members of the Council for International Education

Please visit the National Strategy and Council for International Education page of the International Education website for information on the Working Groups.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with National Strategy for International Education 2025.

Results

  1. Council for International Education Communique 19 October 2017

    Created: 27 October 2017

    Communique release for the second meeting of the Council for International Education held on Thursday 19th October 2017

  2. Draft English Language Teaching International Engagement Strategy 2025

    Created: 21 February 2020

    The draft strategy builds on the English Language Teaching sector’s existing strengths and achievements with a view to further enhancing Australia’s competitive and comparative...