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Australia: sector speaks on ESOS policy changes

International education is a success story in Australia at the moment with overall enrolments up 12% to June this year, but peak bodies openly discussed the need to ensure that "good growth" is achieved, as current industry bugbears around Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) and the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) were laid bare.

English Australia redoubles agent engagement

English Australia, which represents over 120 member colleges providing English language tuition, is “ramping up” its efforts to actively engage with education agents and launching a new Partner Agency Program after its agent survey, published this week, revealed that more than a third of agents are unfamiliar with the organisation.

Australia cautiously optimistic about 21% YTD growth

Australia is experiencing its strongest ever start to the year, bar its peak year of 2009, and has seen 21% growth across all international education sectors, latest AEI statistics have revealed. Yet growth is namely across higher education and Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) providers, meaning it is not as balanced as it seems.

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: SVP rollout for 22 private providers

Making good on campaign promises to prioritise international education, Australia's Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison and Minister for Education Christopher Pyne have announced that the government will extend streamlined visa processing (SVP) to 22 undisclosed private education providers. Other measures are also being reviewed.

English Australia backs $4 million tourism campaign

After a surge in overseas interest at the end of 2012, English schools in Australia could get a further boost thanks to a major campaign to promote tourism in the country. The AUS$4 million "Best Job in the World" campaign from Tourism Australia will communicate the attractions of working in Australia via the working holiday visa – also a popular route for language students.