Australia India Future Skills Initiative

Connecting Australian education providers with Indian customers.

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About the initiative

The Australia India Future Skills Initiative is a 4-year program led by Austrade. It aims to showcase how Australian education and training can help India increase and enhance the skills of its people.

 The initiative:

  • helps Indian and Australian skills providers to better understand each others' needs
  • promotes strategic relationships to establish Australia as a training partner of choice for India
  • uses industry-led models to connect Australian vocational education, training and skills providers to Indian business, government, learners and employers.

Austrade's role in the initiative

Austrade's role in the initiative is to:

  • support Australian Registered Training Organisations, TAFEs, dual-sector universities and skills institutes to connect with Indian universities, training centres and corporate partners
  • foster Australia-India collaboration across joint skilling programs, micro-credentials, certifications and short-term programs to deliver Australian skills in India
  • develop 2-way skills trade missions between Australia and India to help Australian providers connect with Indian government and industry
  • scope out opportunities to collaborate on prospective courses, pathways and new products
  • promote and profile Australian skills capability through business, learner and employer success stories.

A dedicated Austrade team across Australia and India is leading the initiative. Leadership and Business Directors work to secure industry partnerships.

Supporting Australia-India education initiatives

The Future Skills Initiative:

More information

For more information about the Future Skills Initiative or to get involved, email