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ABDC supports a sustainable, globally competitive and quality international education sector in Australia

Mon, 01 Jun 2015

ABDC welcomes the Australian Government’s draft International Education Strategy, particularly the strategic actions that support building a sustainable, globally competitive and quality international education sector in Australia.  In an increasingly complex international education market, Australia needs to be even more competitive to sustainably grow our position as an attractive destination for international students.  It is important that Australia not only recognises the  role  that international education plays in its economic prosperity, but the opportunity it provides us to grow as a knowledge economy and to enhance our social, cultural and intellectual life.

 The successful implementation of any future international strategy will rely on:

  • A significant investment in the implementation of this strategy and a Ministerial‐level committee to oversee a whole‐of‐government approach to policy, which consistently supports international education.
  • Recognising the critical importance of both investing in a quality education sector and the essential role business education and research plays in growing a high quality international education sector for Australia.
  • Ensuring good quality outcomes for international students, who have invested in an Australian education.

 As business schools graduate three‐in‐five international students both onshore and offshore, it is critically important that ABDC is involved in any further consultation on developing Australia’s international education sector. 

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Draft International Education Strategy - July 2015


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