The organisations say the cooperation agreement aims to uphold quality standards on both sides of the market and encourage knowledge and information sharing.
“Cooperation with an association of EAQA’s character seemed only natural”
“Due to the main goals of our organisation, cooperation with an association of EAQA’s character seemed only natural,” said English Australia Executive Director, Sue Blundell.
“We are excited to see what this cooperation brings and look forward to working together in 2015.”
Launched in 2011, EAQA consists of 27 member agencies from 15 countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
Chair Adela Makashi highlighted the mutual benefits of the partnership.
“Cooperating with an organisation of English Australia’s quality not only elevates the range of cooperation and knowledge-sharing of both institutions but also gives our member agencies a wider field of possibilities in expanding their cooperation with education institutions of the highest quality,” she said.
The move also marks the first addition to EAQA’s new Partner Category established alongside its already existing membership base.
English Australia represents over 120 language providers in Australia. Its agency partner scheme launched last November aims to recognise and promote quality agents to both sector players and students.
In the programme’s first year, the organisation aims to recognise 100 agents from key source markets.