AIEA 2011 Presentation: International Education in Australia


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The success of the last 25 years of active international engagement by Australian education institutions has brought international education to the forefront of the thinking not only of the institutions, but also governments, media and the Australian community generally. This presentation focuses on the educational, public policy and community aspects of Australian international education.

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  • As you are all aware, Australia is a major global player in international education, with more than one million alumni world-wide, and arguably, has become a world leader in many aspects including a student-centred approach, marketing, offshore provision of courses, pathways to university and regulation.  Over 25 years of in42984ternational education, the enduring partnership between education providers and government bodies at the national, state and local levels has also contributed to ensure that the efforts of providers are maximised and that the benefits of international education have not just been economic but have far reaching impact educationally, socially and culturally to domestic and international students, education institutions, business and community, in Australia and abroad. High level leadership, coordination and support by government to the sector has provided a platform on which education providers can leverage opportunities through a range of activities such as research collaboration, marketing and promotion, and student support services and I would like to focus on this partnership, specifically at state government level, and how through the innovation of both government policy makers and education institutions, Australia, in the face of frequent challenges, has reaped the rewards of international education.
  • Since the University of Queensland is located in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, I am going to focus on the collaborative partnership that has endured in Queensland since the development by the Queensland Government of the Smart State Strategy in 1998 and their establishment of the dedicated international education unit – Queensland Education and Training International or QETI as it is know by in 2000.Prior to the formal development of the strategies, the Queensland Government had been supporting collaborative international education activities offshore and in 1997 the inaugural Queensland International Education Roadshow travelled to Japan which at that time was one of Queensland’s largest source countries for international students and in many ways lead the push by State Governments to support the promotion of Australian education and training globally. To give you an idea of the importance of international education to Queensland today - 103,182 international students (Nov 2010)Queensland’s 2nd largest services export industryIn 2009/10, over $2.9 billion contribution to the Queensland economy.  Employs, directly and indirectly, more than 17,000 Queenslanders. 
  • Before I talk about the specific education and training export strategy, it is important that you understand the overarching Smart State Strategy which articulates the Queensland Government's vision to create a State where knowledge, creativity and innovation drive economic growth so that all Queenslanders can enjoy the benefits of a prosperous economy and an enviable quality of life.  It is about increasing collaborations between Queensland's researchers and industries and investing in people, ideas, and partnerships to make smart businesses bigger and big businesses smarter. The Smart State is also about ensuring future generations of Queenslanders can enjoy the lifestyle and environment we have now.  Since 1998, the Queensland Government has invested over $3.6 billion in science, research and innovation to drive a dynamic and diverse economy through stages one and two of the Smart State Strategy. Over the past 10 years, the Government has invested strongly in education and training reforms and research and development (R&D) infrastructure, and has broadened the State's industry base. Queensland is now Australia's strongest state economy and is well positioned to compete on the global stage.  Since 1998 – $3.6 billion investment in R&D has resulted in 36 new research institutes and more than 230 research scholarships and fellowships. Queensland's knowledge-intensive exports grew by 105.5 per cent between 1999-2000 and 2006-07. Business expenditure on R&D grew by 162 per cent between 1997-98 and 2005-06. The Qld Government is now focused on securing Queensland's future by investing in people, ideas and partnerships to drive creativity and innovation. $120 million is being invested including $23.3 million to attract and retain some of the brightest minds in science and industry to solve the challenges of the future, and $25 million to attract leading clinical researchers to improve Queensland's health services through research. A $60 million Innovation Projects Fund is also being established to support collaborations between researchers and industry- research partnerships to address some of the biggest challenges facing Queensland in the future, such as climate change, population growth, sustainable development, health and wellbeing. UQ has benefitted from the Smart State Strategy through government funded infrastructure developments including but not limited to –Institute for Molecular Science (IMB)Australian Institute for Bioengineering and NanotechnologySustainable Minerals InstituteQueensland Brain InstituteUQ Centre for Clinical ResearchPharmacy Australia Centre of ExcellenceQueensland Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NetworkUQ's Diamantina Institute for CancerAs well as Smart State fellowships and scholarships for UQ researchers and students. All three holders of Smart State Premier's Fellowships (the top Queensland Government prize for research) are UQ staff.
  • The Queensland Government commissioned PriceWatehouseCoopersto evaluate and make recommendations on how Queensland could improve its performance in the area of education and training export. The Queensland Education and Export Strategy was developed and in 2000 Queensland Education and Training International ( QETI) was established with the aim of doubling the exports of Queensland education and training services in 5 years. After a review in 2005/2006 the government provided a further 5 years funding to 2010. A second review is now underway and due to regulatory changes such as the abolition of Qld Government sponsored boards, the Board has been replaced with an interim committee and the working parties dissolved until March 2011 when the review findings will be presented to Government. Aimsbuild a whole-of-industry and whole-of-government approachposition Queensland as a preferred provider in selected international and niche marketsintroduce strategies to ensure high quality of education and training, academic support and pastoral careminimise structural, regulatory and infrastructure barriers to growthObjectivesdouble export earnings of the Queensland education and training industry from $500 million to $1 billion in 5 years – accomplished by the end of 2006work with and provide leadership to existing line agenciesco-ordination and consensus to ensure success and maximum impactVisionDevelopment of the international education and training export industry will directly contribute to the long-term economic growth of Queensland’s economy. It will support and extend the principles of the Smart State by funding and intellectually fuelling the development of a knowledge economy that is competitive globally.
  • On establishment in 2001, the unique unit which was positioned centrally in the Department of Premier and Cabinet has five strategic objectives:Mobilising the Will – unifying all sectors of the education and training industry, including both private and public sectors of  universities, schools, English colleges and training institutions, into a whole-of-industry approach; Industry development, market intelligence, competitor intelligence, export facilitation, industry partnershipCreating the Image – of Queensland as a quality provider of education and training services, and the provider of first choice;Study Qld branding, promotional materials, website, special visitor program, public relationsCapturing the Markets – through a strategic approach of innovative market entry and development activities and programs;Products, priority markets, agent supportRemoving the Barriers – which currently inhibit growth such as visa restrictions, transportation links, recognition of qualifications etc; andRegulatory, industry structure, student support services, infrastructureInvesting in the Future – in areas of new product development, infrastructure requirements, up-skilling of providers and cultural changes over time.student services, quality assurance, pathways programs, community, alumni, funding issues Key to the operation of QETI is the coordination of 4 strategic working parties focused on schools, ELICOS, VET and higher education as well as an over arching board/committee that is chaired by a former State Minister of Education and Training. Membership of these working parties includes representatives from both government and non government providers of education and training. All Working Parties report the views of industry to the QETI Board which would then feed this up through Government to the Premier.UQ has been represented both on the Board at the DVC International level and on the higher education and ELICOS working parties since the inception of QETI and has benefitted from the increased networking and collaborative activities.
  • The 1st strategic objective – mobilising the well – was key to bringing the education sector together across the state to collaborate towards the growth of international education in the state. In addition to the sectoral working groups that report to the Board and then through the Board to Government regional education networks and clusters feed into these working groups and the Board. Queensland unlike other states such as Victoria and NSW does not have all of its education providers concentrated in the state capital but quality education providers are spread throughout the state from Brisbane and Gold Coast in the South East Corner to Cairns in far north Queensland. Brisbane and the Gold Coast have the major share of university campuses. University of Queensland, QUT, GU and ACU in Brisbane and GU and Bond University on the Gold Coast.Other major cities with key education institutions including Toowoomba – USQ and leading private schoolsSunshine Coast – USCRockhampton – CQU ( also has campuses in other cities in Qld and in other states of Australia)Townsville – JCUas well as Hervey Bay and Mackay mainly in the school sectorAs there is diversity of climate, location, lifestyle and education provider in each of these cities many of them have established their own regional education cluster to support the development of the sector, including promotional activities and student support services, which have also been linked into the overarching strategies that QETI implemented at the state level. Funding from local and regional councils as well as the education providers has been used to foster and coordinate international education in these cities and regions.
  • The 2nd and 3rd strategic objectives – Creating the Image and Capturing the Markets – were also a key focus of QETI in the initial 5 year period as they created the promotional tools and researched international markets to assist Queensland education providers market successfully in the key international markets that offered the best opportunities for student recruitment activities.Currently QETI continues to – profile Qld as a study destination to international students through its Study Qld brand including a website, multilingual brochures, promotional materials and strategic advertising campaigns deliver market intelligences and professional development seminars to share the latest market research and best practice work closely with Trade Queensland’s international network (Asia, Middle East, Europe and the Americas) to provide practical assistance in market for Queensland education and training providers and institutionslead overseas delegations to establish government to government relations and agreements, with a focus on emerging markets . For 2011 Russia, Eastern Europe and Africa featureProvides an e-newsletter and online portal for industry to access the latest news, research and statisticsAssist and encourage the establishment and ongoing work of the regional clusters to promote international educationCoordinates a Qld student experience reference group to progress international student welfare issuesDetails for 2009/10 QETI (6 months - July to December 2010)More than 18 market intelligence seminars/ workshops/ and video conferences/professional development Scholarships Hosted 9 inbound delegations from 5 COUNTRIES, involving meetings with approximately 65 Queensland industry stakeholdersCoordinated 11 regional engagement meetings across Qld for the Higher Education, VET, Schools and ELICOS sectorsCoordinated the Queensland Cup speaking competition in Shanghai at the World ExpoHosted 4 market intelligence seminars as part of Queensland Export Week
  • Just as an example, for the University of Queensland, there has been increased recognition by the government at the Annual QETI International Awards for of a number of faculties and programs at the University since the awards were instigated in 2005. These awards recognise not only the expertise of the university’s faculties and programs but also our expertise in research collaboration, student support services and the individual strengths of our students and staff which provides more evidence for state government representatives working internationally when promoting the university’s capabilities.Other past awards include – Best Practice in International Collaboration 2009 - Higher EducationManali Medical Aid Project, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland Best Practice in International Collaboration 2009 - English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education, The University of QueenslandOutstanding Pathway Program 2009International Education Services Internationalisation 2007Highly Commended: Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Queensland, The Rotary Centre for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution International Support Services and Pastoral Care 2007Highly Commended: Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Queensland, Program Khusus – The University of Queensland/University of Indonesia Linked Program in Psychology Partnerships for Positive Outcomes 2007Winner: International Education Services, Professional International Education Resources (PIER)
  • The 4th and 5th Strategic Objectives of the Qld Education and Training Export Strategy – Removing the Barriers and Investing in the Future – were to ensure the sustainability of international education in Queensland. From the establishment of QETI in 2000, there has been an equitable focus on international marketing and promotion activities as well as ensuring the soft and hard education and life infrastructure was in place to support international students.An increased focus by government from all levels – national, state and local – on international student welfare issues has continued so that pre arrival, during their studies in Australia and post graduation the unique needs of international students are being better met. Student Experience Reference Groups have been established with the support of QETI and Study Brisbane and activities such as airport welcome information booths, student ambassadors, social inclusion and resident awareness programs have been established. City Councils are taking into consideration the accommodation and transportation needs of international students in city planning and Queensland Police have also been brought in as partners as well.City wide International Student Welcome Days have become an annual event and as you all would be aware, the floods that we had in Queensland in January affected may of our institutions including UQ, so the State Government and Local Government have used a number of channels, traditional media releases as well as youtube, social networking sites etc, to get the messages out about Qld still being ready to welcome internationals students in 2011.A few shots of the remarkable clean up efforts at UQ to ensure that the university would be open for business at the start of 1st Semester 2011.
  • Smart State Strategies – Not just funding but the University will have a continuing role in building Queensland's international reputation as a place that values and encourages discovery, particularly in fields that may improve human and environmental health and wellbeing.Ability to network at high level through participation in activities lead by the Premier, Education and Trade Ministers both in Australia and offshore leading to development of valuable contacts, networks and opportunities. University competitors also become collaborators as they work together and participate in shared workshops, activities and promotional events.Participation in activities under the Study Queensland banner provide a cohesive and supportive environment in which to profile and brand the international education sector in Queensland with the University benefitting from the flow on effect of international students studying with ELICOS, School and vocational education and training providers.
  • Smart State Strategies – Not just funding but the University will have a continuing role in building Queensland's international reputation as a place that values and encourages discovery, particularly in fields that may improve human and environmental health and wellbeing.Ability to network at high level through participation in activities lead by the Premier, Education and Trade Ministers both in Australia and offshore leading to development of valuable contacts, networks and opportunities. University competitors also become collaborators as they work together and participate in shared workshops, activities and promotional events.Participation in activities under the Study Queensland banner provide a cohesive and supportive environment in which to profile and brand the international education sector in Queensland with the University benefitting from the flow on effect of international students studying with ELICOS, School and vocational education and training providers.
  • Future Challenges for university engagement with government include;Financial implications after the GFC and particularly for Queensland the cost of recovery after the recent state wide floods and Cyclone Yasi in North QueenslandIndustry maturation – changing requirements of universities in their global engagement. The focus on student recruitment has evolved to focusing on sustainable 2 way engagement with partners - university, corporate and government – including student mobility, capacity building, academic and research collaboration and are government agencies equipped with adequate resources to support these endeavoursIncreased competition from other states, regional and local governments across the globe who see a role for themselves in marketing and promoting their education providers onshore and offshore
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  • AIEA 2011 Presentation: International Education in Australia

    1. 1. Entrepreneurial International Education: The Australian Experience<br />20 February 2011<br />Australian Education International<br />The University of New South Wales<br />The University of Queensland<br />RMIT University<br />La Trobe University<br />
    2. 2. Overview of International Education in Australia<br />Mark DarbyCounsellor-EducationEmbassy of<br />
    3. 3. Two levels of government<br />State and Territory governments have major legislative responsibilities<br />Australian Government has significant financial and policy responsibility<br />
    4. 4. Size and shape of the sector<br />Diverse higher education sector, including:<br />37 public universities<br />2 private universities, and two branches of overseas universities<br />3 self accrediting providers<br />≈ 150 other higher education providers approved by State and territory legislation<br />Student numbers<br />≈ 814,000 domestic students<br />≈ 321,000 international students<br />(2009 DEEWR Statistics)<br />
    5. 5. International Students in Australia<br />International Student Enrolments 2007-2010<br />(Year-to-date November 2010)<br />
    6. 6. Australians studying overseas<br />Number of Australian Students Studying Offshore 2003-2007<br />
    7. 7. Phases of Internationalization<br />1950<br />1986<br />2007<br />Phase 3: <br />Global partner<br />Phase 1: <br />Colombo Plan<br />Phase 2: <br />Recruitment of international students<br />
    8. 8. Today’s Shared Challenges<br />Visa Integrity<br />Sustainability<br />Quality<br />
    9. 9. Broader policy context<br /><ul><li>Access and Equity
    10. 10. Quality Assurance
    11. 11. Funding
    12. 12. Research & Infrastructure</li></li></ul><li>Australian Government Policy Responses<br /><ul><li>Ministerial Statement on International Education
    13. 13. International Students Strategy for Australia
    14. 14. Education Services for Overseas Students Act
    15. 15. Review of Student Visa Program
    16. 16. Education Agents</li></li></ul><li>Entrepreneurial International Education: ‘The Australian Experience’<br />Approaches to internationalisation in Australian universities<br />IEAA/AIEA Workshop<br />Jennie Lang<br />Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), UNSW and <br />Chair Universities Australia Committee of Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice-Chancellors (International)<br />
    17. 17. The Australian International Education Experience at a glance:<br />Education Philanthropy<br />‘Colombo Plan’<br />(1950s +)<br />Export of Education<br />(since 1986)<br />Regional Development & Capacity Building(1960s +)<br />Internationalisation of <br />Universities<br />(1990s +)<br />Multicultural Australia<br />(1970s +)<br />Global Engagement<br />(2000s +)<br />
    18. 18. Clear themes underpin the Australian International Education experience to date<br />Educational philanthropy (since 1950s)<br /><ul><li> Government lead
    19. 19. Institution lead (by a few universities)
    20. 20. Scholarships provided initially under the Colombo Plan or by individual universities for top students from Asia</li></ul>2. Regional Development and Capacity Building (since 1960s)<br /><ul><li> good neighbour
    21. 21. knowledge transfer
    22. 22. sponsorship programs
    23. 23. education capacity building</li></li></ul><li>3. Multicultural Australia (1970s)<br /><ul><li> migrants were encouraged from Asia and beyond
    24. 24. increased Aid funding directed to scholarships for students from Asia
    25. 25. Education sectors were encouraged to promote multiculturalism</li></ul>4. Export of Education (1980s)<br /><ul><li> all Australian government education providers able to enrol full-fee paying international students
    26. 26. marketing and recruitment drives were spearheaded by Austrade and IDP Education Australia
    27. 27. Universities quickly established education pathways, appointed education agents and entered into education partnerships such as twinning programs and established offshore programs and campuses</li></li></ul><li>5. Internationalisation<br /><ul><li> bilateral and multilateral research networks
    28. 28. student exchange and mobility
    29. 29. staff exchanges and collaboration
    30. 30. international curricula
    31. 31. dual degree programs and articulation agreements with overseas partner universities
    32. 32. student integration on campus
    33. 33. alumni engagement</li></li></ul><li>6. Global Engagement <br /><ul><li>involvement in </li></ul>University networks eg U21, APRU<br />offshore campuses, presences, office networks<br />jointly badged degree programs<br />consortia to consortia co-operation eg Group of Eight research universities Australia, and China 9 (HK3) research intensive universities <br />Knowledge partnerships involving government, industry and university collaboration from 2 or more countries<br />
    34. 34. Perceptions of International Education in Australia<br /><ul><li>entrepreneurial
    35. 35. aggressive
    36. 36. opportunistic
    37. 37. emphasis on export revenue
    38. 38. focus on student recruitment (one way inbound flows)
    39. 39. competitive</li></li></ul><li>Australian International Education Realities:<br /><ul><li>Emphasis on quality and diversity at most Australian universities
    40. 40. International strategies are more holistic (eg UNSW 4 Pillars: Global Research, Global Education, Global Students, Global Engagement)
    41. 41. Strategic education partnerships and platforms
    42. 42. QA and Legislation designed to enhance the student experience and protect students as consumers of Australian education</li></li></ul><li>Australian International Education Realities:<br /><ul><li>Increasing participation of domestic students in student mobility programs
    43. 43. Reputation drives revenue
    44. 44. Proactive rather than aggressive
    45. 45. International education is moving to a more sustainable footing
    46. 46. Sharing of knowledge and expertise through professional networks, eg IEAA</li></li></ul><li>UNSW Model Embeds Global Citizens as a core graduate attribute for all students<br />Global Citizens<br />(360° x 365)<br />Scholars<br />Leaders<br />Professionals<br />
    47. 47. Models of International Education being embraced by Australian Universities<br />
    48. 48. Models of International Education being embraced by Australian Universities<br />
    49. 49. ‘Co-ompetition’<br />Collegial International Strategies<br /><ul><li>Universities Australia
    50. 50. GO8, ATN, IRU etc
    51. 51. State collaboration eg Qld Smart State
    52. 52. Australia-India Institute (the University of Melbourne, UNSW and LaTrobe University)
    53. 53. International University networks eg
    54. 54. Universitas 21: UQ, Uni of Melb, UNSW
    55. 55. APRU: ANU, Uni of Sydney, Uni of Melb
    56. 56. World Universities Network: Uni of Sydney, UWA</li></li></ul><li>Hallmarks of Mature International Programs:<br /><ul><li>Multifaceted International Strategy
    57. 57. Proactive rather than reactive international engagement
    58. 58. Deeper, broader and stronger education partnerships for mutual benefit
    59. 59. Long-term objectives
    60. 60. Student centred environment (for international and domestic students)
    61. 61. Student Integration</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Cost-effective TNE programs
    62. 62. Embedded quality assurance mechanisms
    63. 63. Whole of university commitment to internationalisation
    64. 64. Nimble response to challenges to protect reputation and brand
    65. 65. Effective and transparent governance</li></li></ul><li>Approaches to internationalisation<br />Thank You<br />Jennie Lang<br />Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)<br />The University of New South Wales<br />Email:<br />
    66. 66. IEAA/AIEAState-University PartnershipsAndrew Everett, The University of Queensland<br />02/20/11<br />
    67. 67. International Education in Queensland<br />103,182 international students (Nov 2010)<br />Queensland’s 2nd largest services export industry<br />In 2009/10, over $2.9 billion contribution to the Queensland economy.  <br />Employs, directly and indirectly, more than 17,000 Queenslanders.  <br />
    68. 68. The Smart State Strategy<br />The Smart State Strategy 1998 – 2012<br />Knowledge, Creativity, Innovation<br />The Smart State in Action at UQ<br />Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology<br />Institute for Molecular Science (IMB)<br />Sustainable Minerals Institute<br />Queensland Brain Institute<br />UQ Centre for Clinical Research<br />Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence<br />Queensland Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Network<br />UQ's Diamantina Institute for Cancer<br />Smart State fellowships and scholarships for UQ researchers and students <br />
    69. 69. Queensland Education and Training Export Strategy<br />Aims<br />build a whole-of-industry and whole-of-government approach<br />position Queensland as a preferred provider in selected international and niche markets<br />introduce strategies to ensure high quality of education and training, academic support and pastoral care<br />minimise structural, regulatory and infrastructure barriers to growth<br />Objectives<br />double export earnings of the Queensland education and training industry from $500 million to $1 billion in 5 years – accomplished by the end of 2006<br />work with and provide leadership to existing line agencies<br />co-ordination and consensus to ensure success and maximum impact<br />Vision<br />Development of the international education and training export industry will directly contribute to the long-term economic growth of Queensland’s economy. It will support and extend the principles of the Smart State by funding and intellectually fuelling the development of a knowledge economy that is competitive globally.<br />
    70. 70. Queensland Education and Training International<br />Five Strategic Objectives<br />Mobilising the Will<br />Creating the Image<br />Capturing the Markets <br />Removing the Barriers <br />Investing in the Future<br />
    71. 71. Regional Clusters<br />
    72. 72. Creating the Image and Capturing Markets<br />Market Intelligence Seminars<br />Inbound and Outbound Missions<br />Regional Cluster Development<br />Scholarships<br />Student Experience Reference Group<br />Annual Queensland International Awards for Excellence<br />Shanghai Expo – Queensland Cup<br />
    73. 73. QETI International Awards for Excellence<br />QETI International Awards for Excellence<br />International Student of the Year 2010 – ResearchMiss ManaswiniSivaramakrishnan, Queensland University of Technology<br />International Student of the Year 2010 – Higher EducationMr Joseph Hongoh, The University of Queensland<br />Outstanding International Student Support 2010 – Vocational Education and TrainingInternational Education Services<br />Outstanding International Student Support 2010 – ELICOSExtension Studies International, Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education, The University of Queensland<br />Best Practice in International Collaboration 2010 – ResearchQueensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland<br />Best Practice in International Collaboration 2010 – ELICOSInstitute of Continuing & TESOL Education, The University of Queensland<br />International Alumnus of the Year 2010 – ResearchProfessor Max Lu, The University of Queensland<br />
    74. 74. Removing the Barriers and Investing in the Future<br />Queensland ready to welcome international students<br />Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for TradeThe Honourable Stephen Robertson18/01/2011<br />Queensland’s world-class international education and training institutions are ready to welcome students for the start of the 2011 academic year.<br />Minister for Trade Stephen Robertson said educational institutions have advised that most classes will commence as scheduled after last week’s floods.<br />“We are open for business again and look forward to welcoming international students to our State for the first semester of 2011,” Mr Robertson said.<br />For information on education and training institutions visit Study Queensland or Australian Education International and for information on studying in Brisbane visit Study Brisbane.<br />
    75. 75. State University Partnership Benefits<br /><ul><li>Linkages to Smart State Strategies
    76. 76. Profiling and branding through “Study Queensland”
    77. 77. Increased global awareness of UQ capabilities
    78. 78. Opportunity to shape government international education policies</li></li></ul><li> State University Partnership Benefits<br /><ul><li>Access to timely market intelligence
    79. 79. Introduction to key contacts, networks
    80. 80. Harness government to government relationships
    81. 81. Professional development for staff</li></li></ul><li>Future Challenges State-University Partnerships<br />Financial – post GFC (and floods!)<br />Maturing international education sector<br />Increased competition - globally<br />
    82. 82. State – University Partnerships<br />Thank You <br />Any Questions?<br />Andrew Everett<br />Director, UQ International<br />University of Queensland<br />Email:<br />
    83. 83. Professionalising International Education in Australia<br />Stephen Connelly<br />DVC International and Development<br />RMIT University<br />President<br />IEAA<br />
    84. 84. RMIT University©2011<br />41<br />Origins<br />Australia’s full fee-paying international student program - Quiz question #1<br />Who was going to do the work?<br /><ul><li>University staff from other areas
    85. 85. Administrators, publications officers, faculty, student advisors dealing with domestic students ‘thrown together’ into newly formed international offices</li></ul>Professional affiliations<br /><ul><li>These staff brought their professional affiliations - including experience of conferences, professional development etc. - with them</li></li></ul><li>RMIT University©2011<br />42<br />First steps - the role of IDP<br />Approach to markets<br /><ul><li>Understanding country and student requirements</li></ul>Professional practice and professional development<br /><ul><li>industry briefings, conferences and workshops
    86. 86. First IDP workshopOverseas Students: New Approaches and Practices held in Canberra. Quiz question #2. Now known as AIEC. Quiz question #3.
    87. 87. industry research
    88. 88. targeted publications on current themes and issues
    89. 89. specialist professional groupings
    90. 90. codes of practice</li></ul>The papers from the second Conference in 1988, which focused on institutional responses to the new opportunities presented by overseas students, were collected into a publication Overseas Students: Policy and Practice, amongst the earliest documentation of the impact of full-fee paying international students in Australia.<br />
    91. 91. RMIT University©2011<br />43<br />Industry research<br /><ul><li>Early to mid 1990s
    92. 92. IDP began to undertake industry wide research, first funded by DEET and later undertaken specifically for the Conference and funded by IDP itself.
    93. 93. IDP’s research effort led by Dorothy Davis, who also had responsibility for the AIEC. Research seen to be an integral and important part of what the Conference should provide the industry and the practitioners in it.
    94. 94. First IDP research study on international curriculum in Australian universities, followed by a landmark study on internationalization in Australian higher education. The latter resulted from collaboration with researchers Hans de Wit and Jane Knight.
    95. 95. Other research commissioned for the Conference or developed by IDP included: quality issues in transnational education; Australians studying abroad; online education; emerging markets; and outcomes of international education including comparative performance of international and domestic students. </li></li></ul><li>RMIT University©2011<br />44<br />Early professional groupings<br />ELICOS Australia late 1980s - English Australia<br />Schools - Vision International - 1994<br /><ul><li>MELCOS and OSDU - Quiz question #4</li></ul>Universities<br /><ul><li>OSAN 1989 - ISANA
    96. 96. National Association of Directors of International Offices - NADIO
    97. 97. Australian International Educators Association - AIEA
    98. 98. Australian Universities International Directors Forum - AUIDF</li></ul>State based groups<br /><ul><li>CANDIP
    99. 99. Victorian International Directors Committee – VIDC
    100. 100. Queensland International Directors Forum - QIDF</li></ul>Vocational Education and Training<br /><ul><li>Australian TAFE International Network - ATIN
    101. 101. Victorian TAFE International - Quiz question #5</li></li></ul><li>RMIT University©2011<br />45<br />Current peak bodies & AIEC<br />International Education Association Australia<br />Australian Council of Private Education and Training<br />English Australia<br />Independent Schools Council of Australia<br />TAFE Directors Australia<br />Universities Australia - DVC/PVC International Committee<br />Council of Private Higher Education - Quiz question #6<br />AIEC<br /><ul><li>1300 delegates, 3rd largest IE conference in the world
    102. 102. More quiz questions!!!</li></li></ul><li>International Education Association Australia<br />Association incorporated in 2004<br /> Associations Act, formal constitution<br />Member services – over 1100 members<br /> Special Interest Groups – TNE, Mobility, IoC, Marketing and Communications<br /> Professional Development<br /> Annual Calendar<br /> AIEC pre-conference workshops<br />Research committee<br />Major projects<br />Industry awards<br />Advocacy and public policy<br />Alliance of peak bodies<br />RMIT University©2011<br />46<br />
    103. 103. International Learning Mobility:<br />Trends in Australia<br />Dawn Koban<br />Manager, La Trobe Abroad<br />Chair, IEAA Mobility SIG<br />
    104. 104. Overview<br />Phases of internationalisation in International Learning Mobility in Australia<br />Current landscape & national trends <br />Institutional<br />Government<br />Industry<br />Challenges to expanding International Learning Mobility in Australia<br />Future developments<br />
    105. 105. Three Phases of Internationalisation of Australian Higher Education: Student Mobility <br />Molony, J. (2010) Curricular and Extra-Curricular Programs Supporting Improved International Learning Mobility Experiences: An Emerging Trend in Australia. Centre for the Study of Higher Education. University of Melbourne.<br />
    106. 106. Australian Universities International Directors Forum (AUIDF)<br />Representation on a national scale<br />Commissions national benchmarking annually AUIDF survey<br />AUIDF National Survey<br />Comparable to the US Open Doors Survey Data<br />International Learning Mobility first included 2005 <br />From 2009 included on annual basis<br />
    107. 107. AUDIF 2009 Data <br />36 Aus universities participated<br />15,058 students at all levels undertook international study experiences<br />246,877 completions at all levels <br />6.1% of all student completions in 2009<br />Increase from 4.7% in 2007<br />Olsen, A. (2010) AUIDF Mobility Benchmark Report<br />
    108. 108. Access by Australian Students <br />110,185 domestic UG completions with 9,703 UG students<br />participating in international study experience<br />8.8% of domestic UG completions in 2009 <br />up from 5.8% in 2007<br />Comparable to the US Open Doors Data in 2009 reporting 10.1%<br />3,982 PG research completions with 2,283 PG research students<br />participating in international study experience (17 Universities)<br />57.3% of PG completions in 2009<br />Figure is up from 36.9% in 2007<br />
    109. 109. Fields of Education <br />Reported the field of education for 14,140 international study experiences <br />Management and Commerce (19%) and Society and Culture (18%) <br />Olsen, A. (2010) AUIDF Mobility Benchmark Report<br />
    110. 110. Destination <br />Reported destination for 14,783 international study experiences <br />36.6% Europe; 32.2% Asia; 22% Americas<br />Olsen, A. (2010) AUIDF Mobility Benchmark Report<br />
    111. 111. Australian Funding Sources <br />for Student Mobility<br />Table constructed using data from (Olsen & Molony, 2010)<br />
    112. 112. Current Landscape and Trends<br />Institutional <br />International Learning Mobility is an initiative written into the strategic plans of Australian Universities<br />Firm targets are being set<br />Creation of curricular & extra-curricular programs supporting improved international learning mobility<br />Involvement of more faculty in mobility – institutional cultural shift<br />Shorter and more flexible program development – emphasis on practical learning<br />VET sector – increased focus on mobility<br />
    113. 113. Current Landscape and Trends<br />Government <br />Increased scholarships for international learning mobility<br />Increased OS HELP loans<br />Diversifying scholarship scheme to include short term programs<br />Contributed funding and support for benchmarking studies<br />Supported the VET Outbound Mobility Toolkit<br />
    114. 114. Current Landscape and Trends<br />Industry <br />Establishment of outbound service provider (AIM Overseas)<br />Newly established IEAA SIG<br />Value of International Learning Mobility is being recognised by Australian employers<br />Annual Outbound Mobility Forum – inaugural Forum 2007<br />Collaboration with comparable industry groups in the EU<br />Annual Australian Exchange Fair Circuit<br />
    115. 115. IEAA – Outbound Mobility SIG<br />Purpose of the OSM SIG:The SIG aims to act as the prime Australian forum for discussion, debate, research and the disseminationof information and models of best practice in thearea of outbound student mobility.<br />Activities and Support- Professional Development: workshops, Annual Forum- Networking: state-based groups, meetings- Communications: web, list serv - Research - Annual Australian Exchange Fair Circuit<br />
    116. 116. Exchange Fair Circuit<br />Exchange Fair Dates:<br />28 March – 12 April <br />Outbound Mobility Forum <br />“Managing Growth”<br />8 April <br />Hosted by the University of Technology Sydney<br />
    117. 117. Challenges to expand International Learning Mobility<br />Insufficient data collection<br />Lack of awareness from Aus students – moving away from ‘gap year’ mentality<br />Language and cultural barriers<br />Access of programs<br />Cost<br />
    118. 118. Future Trends<br />Sector is committed to developing mechanisms for measuring outcomes and data collection<br />Institutions will continue to create innovative programs that internationalise the curriculum<br />Australian students will increasingly seek out more outcomes based international experiences – professional based outcomes<br />Further collaboration with comparable industry bodies in the US and the EU<br />Increased diversity in short term programming<br />Further International Learning Mobility focused research <br />
    119. 119. Contact us<br />Mark Darby<br />Australian Education International<br /><br />Jennie Lang<br />The University of New South Wales<br /><br />Richard Henry<br />The University of New South Wales<br /><br />Andrew Everett<br />The University of Queensland<br /><br />Stephen Connelly<br />RMIT University<br /><br />Dawn Koban<br />La Trobe University<br /><br />