A vision for Australian international education

A vision for Australian international education

Jul 27
The Australian Government is currently developing a new national strategy for international education. At this event we examine the opportunities to grow Australia's largest services export sector and the integrated policy response needed from government and stakeholders.


Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Assistant Minister for Education and Training
John Angely, General Manager, Ministerial and International Education, Austrade

Event overview

International education is Australia’s largest services export sector, contributing $16.3 billion dollars to the Australian economy in 2013-14. However, international competition is intensifying and new technology is fundamentally transforming the delivery of education. To stay competitive, Australia will need to embrace new opportunities and continually improve its offering to international students.

At this event we examine:

  • How the global market for education is evolving and how this might impact the future of Australia’s education and training system;
  • The development of the National Strategy for International Education and the strategic priorities for government and education providers; and
  • Expanding the provision of Australian education and training – what are the determinants of student demand and is growth sustainable?

Meet the keynote speaker

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham
Assistant Minister for Education and Training

Simon Birmingham has served as a Liberal Party Senator for South Australia since May 2007.

After less than three years in the Senate Simon was appointed to the Shadow Ministry, serving as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin and the Environment until the 2013 election. Following the change of government in 2013 Simon served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, with responsibility for water policy, including the Murray-Darling Basin, National Parks and the Bureau of Meteorology.

In 2014 Simon was appointed to serve as the Assistant Minister for Education and Training in the Abbott Ministry, with specific responsibility for vocational education, apprenticeships, training and skills.

Meet the speaker

John Angely
General Manager, Ministerial and International Education, Austrade

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