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IEAA is thrilled to launch the Australian Faculties Curriculum Offshore: Alternatives for Development report. Written by Peter Burgess and Professor Christopher Ziguras, the report supplies a complete overview of Australia’s engagement as an exporter of college curriculum and identifies alternatives for development within the Indo-Pacific area in a post-COVID panorama. 

Because the publication of IEAA’s preliminary report in 2016, there was important heightened curiosity in Australia’s position within the college’s transnational schooling market. Over the previous 4 years, there was a rise of 28 per cent extra offshore faculties providing Australian curriculum.  

In keeping with the report, IEAA estimates that in 2020, 5500 college students had been finding out Australian college curriculum offshore throughout 19 nations.

IEAA’s second examine addresses the information hole in Australia’s offshore supply of college curriculum. In keeping with the report, IEAA estimates that in 2020, 5500 college students had been finding out Australian college curriculum offshore throughout 19 nations. Almost all of the brand new faculties that started providing Australian curriculum since 2016 had been in China, whereas South East Asian nations stay strongly represented, significantly in Malaysia (13), Vietnam (7) and Indonesia (6). 

School building in Asia

It’s important that we determine a transparent roadmap of how we will get well as a sector and guarantee we stay a most well-liked supplier of offshore schooling in Asia Pacific.

The primary a part of the report considers the availability aspect of the worldwide curriculum market, reviewing the traits of Australia’s offshore exercise, and supplies a short abstract of key rivals to Australian curriculum.  

‘As Australia and the worldwide schooling sector grapples with the challenges COVID-19 presents, it’s important that we determine a transparent roadmap of how we will get well as a sector and guarantee we stay a most well-liked supplier of offshore schooling in Asia Pacific,’ says IEAA President Janelle Chapman.  

Whereas recognising that states and territory Curriculum Authorities will proceed to be central, a step-change is required as a way to develop market share. A nationwide technique that promotes a coordinated and cooperative method is required.

Whereas the analysis report was written in 2020, at a time of serious disruption as a result of evolving COVID-19 disaster, it highlights attainable methods establishments, faculties, and Australia as a complete, can diversify the way in which we interact college students globally in making certain a sustainable worldwide schooling sector.  

Thus far, Australia is a really small and fragmented participant in a really massive market dominated by a small variety of rivals. ‘Our federal mannequin, which frequently pits states and territories towards one another, is hampering our capability to compete at scale. Whereas recognising that states and territory Curriculum Authorities will proceed to be central, a step-change is required as a way to develop market share. A nationwide technique that promotes a coordinated and cooperative method is required,’ says creator and Govt Director of EdBiz, Peter Burgess.  

The report proposes this might be achieved by ‘widespread branding’ of present state and territory Certificates as ‘Australian Certificates of Schooling’ that might be awarded to college students along with their state or territory certificates.  

The second part of the report assesses alternatives for development in 12 key Asia Pacific nations that had been recognized as priorities offered by Austrade, by their community of in-country advisors. Every nation was scored in keeping with three components: scholar mobility to Australia, coverage and regulation consideration, and market alternative.

Overview of number of international schools, enrolments and potential per country in the Indo-Pacific region

Obtain the report

IEAA wish to acknowledge the contributions of Austrade and the State and Territory Curriculum Authorities who assisted with the analysis.

Authors 

Peter Burgess is Govt Director of EdBiz Pty. Ltd., an Australian worldwide schooling consultancy that specialises in change administration because it applies to transnational schooling, switch pathways and high quality assurance. Peter’s profession has spanned educational, business, authorities and company roles, in Australia, the UK and Asia, together with with AusAID, World Financial institution and the Asian Growth Financial institution (ADB), authorities businesses, schooling establishments representing all sectors, {and professional} associations. As previous President of Australia’s TNE College Discussion board and inaugural convenor of the IEAA TNE Particular Curiosity Group he has printed broadly on TNE and worldwide schooling. 

Christopher Ziguras is Affiliate Dean, International and Language Research at RMIT’s Faculty of International, City and Social Research. His analysis offers with many points of the globalisation of schooling, significantly the methods governments and establishments handle and regulate cross-border provision. He was President of IEAA from 2015–8 and is on the Educational Board on the Centre for Larger Schooling Internationalisation at Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore in Milan. 

 

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