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About International Education Group

About International Education Group

The Department of Education and Training works with the education sector, other government agencies and ministries to ensure Australia is recognised as a regional Aand world leader in education and a partner of choice for international collaboration. The department provides leadership and coordination across government, delivering programs and policies, to support mobility and the global exchange of knowledge.

Our organisational structure

View organisational structure of the International Group

International Partnerships including Memoranda of Understanding

Our National Office in Canberra and International Network facilitate international collaboration and partnerships in order to support mobility and the global exchange of knowledge.The Group seeks to advance cooperation with international stakeholders, enhance government to government relations, and provide strategic and policy intelligence on developments in the education and research sectors through:

  • the development of bilateral agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding
  • the securing of free trade agreements (FTAs) that create opportunities for Australian education exporters to expand into new markets
  • the fostering of relationships with international organisations to play a leading role in global and regional multilateral trade including UNESCO, APEC and EAS.

Endeavour Leadership Program

The Group manages the Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP). ELPis the Australian Government's two-way mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development with Australia's priority partner countries. Read more on ELP.

Qualifications recognition

The Group also manages qualifications recognition policy to support student and labour market mobility, including professional recognition. Read more on qualifications recognition.

Marketing and promotion

Please visit the Austrade website for information on marketing and promotion of international education.