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English Australia offers MOOEC teacher training

Australia's peak body for English language colleges, English Australia, has created a series of professional development courses focussed on online learning in collaboration with International Education Services in a bid to increase the number of Massive Open Online English Courses (MOOEC) offered by its members.

Australia’s New Colombo Plan launches in Japan

On a trade mission to Asia this week, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott rolled out the government's outbound mobility programme, the New Colombo Plan, to Japan as part of a four nation pilot scheme. Japan and Australia also signed a landmark free trade agreement that will strengthen bilateral economic ties.

Aus: associations ‘concerned’ by GTE review

International education providers have voiced their consternation after the Department of Immigration and Border Protection signed off on a review into the effectiveness of the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criteria - which has raised concerns in the sector since 2012 - without any industry consultation.

Australia: Repeal day to relax university regulation

This week the Australian government will attempt to slash a number of federal laws in its first planned "repeal day" that will save AUD$1 billion a year in red tape. A number of "heavy handed" regulations affecting the university sector are set to be abolished in the process, a move that has been welcomed by international educators in the country.

Data for Australia’s 2013: new enrolments up 9.3%

In positive news for Australia's international education sector, year-end 2013 data reveals an almost double-digit rise in course commencements in 2013 compared with the previous year. This upturn was across all sectors except VET, which remained stable with negligible -0.1% negative growth.