International Education Webinars

Austrade continues to support our education providers, institutions and organisations, with student wellbeing at the heart of all we do. Austrade has been working hard to deliver targeted and timely webinars and digital content for a range of audiences. The following information details upcoming webinars to inform and provide guidance across a range of topics and international education sub-sectors.

Disruption from a Vice Chancellor’s Perspective, with Professor David Lloyd (Vice Chancellor and President at the University of South Australia)

This webinar aims to explore how the world of higher education and international education might change in a post-COVID world, whether institutions will look and feel the same for students, whether institutions embrace disruption or default to tried and tested models of delivery, and how the operations of a university have been affected.

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The future of partnerships in international education

This session aims to consider the ever-changing nature of the world; how international education partnerships will play a role in the near future; where the disruption comes from; how consumption habits affect transnational education and how partnerships can be sustained through COVID-19 and beyond, all under a #PositiveOptimism scope.

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The Australian EdTech Market Census

This session looks at the national and international EdTech market landscape, the impact of COVID-19 and the trends identified in the 2019 Australian EdTech Market Census.

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COVD-19 Current Impact and Future Outlook for Philippines Industries

This Austrade webinar provides Australian VET providers with the latest insights into the impact of COVID-19 on Philippine industry, with guest speakers from the Philippine Government sharing the latest VET strategy, including alternative delivery options amidst the new normal, and industry speakers outlining the immediate and medium-term impact of the pandemic on the Philippine economy and workforce and forward needs for up/re-skilling.

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AIC In Conversation: The economic impact of COVID-19

A panel of policy experts -- Professor Nunung Nuryartono (Dean of Faculty of Economics and Management, Institut Pertanian Bogor), Andhyta Firselly Utami (Co-Founder, Think Policy Society) and Kevin Evans (Indonesia Director, The Australia-Indonesia Centre) -- discuss how President Jokowi and regional government leaders are addressing the COVID-19 crisis, its likely impact to Indonesia’s stagnating economic growth, and how everyday Indonesians respond.

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AIC In Conversation: Regional trade impact of COVID-19

The usual business of trade has been put to one side while nations deal with the immediate impact of the coronavirus. This includes challenges in financial flows, logistics, and industries which depend on overseas visitors, such as international education. There is now a focus on the core activities that are needed to get through the next six months. Our expert panel -- Dr Stephanie Fahey (CEO, Austrade), Andrew Parker, (Partner and leader of Asia Practice, PwC Australia) and James Castle (Founder, Castle Asia) -- explored these themes from their unique perspectives.

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AIC In Conversation: Indonesia’s international education potential

International education is Australia’s largest services export, valued at $35.2 billion, and its vulnerabilities have been exposed in its reliance on bringing students onshore. Some institutions and businesses have seen an opportunity and patiently created a presence offshore, including in Indonesia. So how can Indonesia be part of the sector’s recovery? What are the key challenges faced in capturing opportunities in the country? Will the impact of COVID19 force a re-think in a sector that has been struggling with market diversity? How can Australia’s education providers successfully navigate those challenges? Our expert panel of education leaders -- Rongyu Li (Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Engagement), The University of Queensland), Janelle Chapman (Executive Director, TAFE Queensland) and Adam Brimo (CEO, OpenLearning) -- explored these questions from the lens of three key areas – higher education, vocational education and training, and education technology.

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AIEC Webinar – International education: Australia’s road ahead

This webinar (a first for AIEC) brought together updates from the key bodies helping Australia’s international education sector reconnect with students and plan a road forward.

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Export Market Development Grant and Export Finance Australia Facility

This webinar explored the recent changes to the EMDG and the Export Finance Australia Facility announced by the Australian Government.

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Education in LATAM: COVID-19 update

The impact of COVID-19 in Latin America continues to shift daily, but during a time of uncertainty something we do know is that this is not the first time the region has seen crisis of dramatic proportions, and we also know that each time the markets have emerged and shaped renewed opportunity for partnership. ALABC recently partnered with Austrade to deliver insights from the Australian Trade Commissioner to Peru and Education Sector Lead for the Americas, and Education Managers from Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Argentina, on the changing shape of the international education opportunity in these key Latin American markets.

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English Australia’s ASQA, TEQSA and DESE updates

As restrictions start to ease domestically, many ELICOS colleges are reaching out for advice on how best to transition back into the classroom. Some colleges would like to return to face-to-face classes ASAP while others would like to continue delivering online given classroom issues with social distancing. Questions also abound on teaching current students and future students who are offshore as providers aim to maintain a pipeline of students, remain financially viable and ensure they are compliant. To answer these questions, English Australia had invited the CEOs of both ASQA, Saxon Rice, and TEQSA, Professor Nick Saunders, as well as Assistant Secretary, David Atkins, from DESE to participate in this webinar to answer some of these questions.

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Australian government update on travel restrictions to Australia affecting international education

This webinar provided education agents with the latest information regarding the travel restrictions and exemptions that were placed between China and Australia in response to COVID-19. The updates were delivered by Australian Government representatives from Austrade, the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Note: This webinar incorrectly notes that Chinese Year 11 and 12 students applying for an exemption from Australian travel restrictions can expect to wait approximately four business days before receiving a response instead of approximately 14 business days.

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Philippines COVID-19 Update — current impact and future of education

This seminar, provided by Austrade Manilla and the education team, provides an update to Australian education providers of the impact on education by COVID-19 in the Philippines, with a horizon outlook for post-COVID and student recruitment for 2021.

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Vietnam Online Education and Edtech Market Insights - Higher Education and VET Focus

The digital economy in Vietnam is booming, with ICT one of the fastest growing sectors. With high internet penetration rate, a significant number of digital consumers, strong Government’s commitment for a significant digital uptake, Vietnam has become a fast-developing prospective market for technology investors, online education delivery and edtech businesses. Join this session to hear from Austrade, Australia’s Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) and a Vietnamese academic institution on edtech knowledge, potential opportunities and a case study of online education and edtech in higher education and VET sectors in Vietnam.

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Vietnam Online Education and Edtech Market - Early Childhood Education and School Focus

Vietnam’s K-12 education system is massive with 15.8 million students, presenting promising opportunities for edtech products and services from Australia. Similary, the ECE sector is also potential given the increasing number of private kindergartens and the strategic sector development plan. Join this session to hear from Austrade, the University of Education (Vietnam National University) and an edtech business on potential opportunities of online education and edtech products/services for the two sectors.

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AEAS Australian Schools International Education Update

In this webinar, hear from key people in government and the school sector on the impact of COVID-19. Learn about strategies and activities at the government level, and at the coal face to support international students and their families, education agents and Australian schools through this challenging time. Critical issues resulting from COVID-19, and the likely impact of these in the short, medium and long term.

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How are universities and student bodies responding to COVID-19?

This Insider Guide’s webinar assembled Tom Gifford, Assistant Director of International Recruitment at RMIT University, and Peter Mackey, Director of International Trade at Study NSW, to discuss and evaluate how universities and study bodies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In conversation with Rob Lawrence

As we adjust to the new reality, ways to learning, course delivery, recruitment and how we work in general are all being re-examined. Explore innovation in our industry in this webinar.

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How the international education sector moves through COVID-19

This Insider Guides webinar brought together two experts and passionate advocates in the international education sector – The Hon Phil Honeywood CEO of IEAA and Gary Lee, International Education Project Coordinator at the City of Melbourne to discuss international education sector through this crisis.

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Virtual Student Recruitment Event

This webinar featured speakers sharing their experiences and insights in how to run virtual student recruitment events. This included issues relating to the needs of education providers and the student end-users before, during and after the events. It is part of an Austrade initiative to re-shape the delivery of future events in the face of the COVID-19, to reinforce Australia’s reputation as a global innovator in international education, and harness existing and emerging technologies for an enhanced end-user experience.

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» Other resources: A Virtual recruitment referral list, guide and assets

Delivering online education to China: Follow up webinar — Presented by CAUDIT

This webinar follows the first webinar delivered by Austrade and CAUDIT on delivering online education to China. Participants will hear directly from Australian education providers (HE and VET) about their experiences, outline necessary considerations, share challenges, opportunities and lessons learned.

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COVID-19 International Education Webinar, Australia — Presented by Insider Guides

This webinar will explore: Where we stand now in terms of impact, the coordinated approach across the sector and examples of best practice and opportunities for the sector. Hear from Rebecca Hall, Austrade, Alek Voninski, Edified and Insider Guides.

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Responding to coronavirus: Initial QS survey insights from students and universities — Presented by QS World

Based on recent QS student and university research, this recording answers the following questions: What proportion of prospective international students say their plans have been affected by coronavirus? How have their plans been affected? How do prospective students think universities should be responding to the situation? And how are universities currently responding?

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Pivoting to online - North America discussion — Presented by The Pie

Hear from Peter Phippen, ConexED, Jim Brosam, iTEP, and Jonathan Whitehouse, University Bridge, on how educators in the US and Canada have been adapting to the drastic shift in circumstances. Hear perspectives from an educator, a testing company and an edtech learning-and-engagement platform. How can educators continue to offer a successful international study experience?

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We also have a list of the latest webinar presentations and recordings available at the Study Australia Resource Hub, for student facing content.