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Purpose 2: Promote international education
This section includes narrative discussion, a case study and trend data that demonstrate Austrade’s performance against Purpose 2 as set out in its 2017–18 corporate plan. It also demonstrates Austrade’s performance against its outcomes and programs as set out in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2017–18, specifically Outcome 1, Program 1.1. For a summary of results against Austrade’s performance criteria, see Austrade’s annual performance statement on pages 23–24.
Contribute to Australia's economic prosperity by promoting Australia's export and other international economic interests through the provision of information, advice and services to business, associations, institutions and government.
- Program 1.1: Promotion of Australia's export and other international economic interests
Purpose 2 achievements
Austrade has met or exceeded its forecasts for Purpose 2, with examples highlighted below.
86% of Australian education institutions indicated Austrade made a positive contribution to their international business activities, maintaining the high levels achieved in 2016–17.
Austrade worked with other agencies and providers to improve Australia's global competitiveness in international education and training, with activity focused on the themes identified in Australian International Education 2025.
86% of Australian education institutions indicated they achieved some form of commercial outcome within 12 months of working with Austrade, maintaining the high levels achieved in 2016–17.