‘Study with Australia’ to open doors to education globally
24 Apr 2020
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has partnered
with social learning platform, FutureLearn.com to provide free online
courses and help students stay ahead of the learning curve.
Austrade promotes Australia as a preferred destination and partner for
international students through its Study Australia initiative.
FutureLearn is jointly owned by Open University UK and the SEEK Group and
has 12 million learners globally and almost a quarter of the world's top
universities in its partnership.
Austrade Global Education Lead Rebecca Hall said, “Many students have been
impacted by travel restrictions globally. Providing access to high-quality
online learning resources from leading Australian education providers is a
simple way we can continue to support international students’ in their
education and learning goals during this challenging time.
“While Australian universities have been quick to embrace digital
technologies and innovation, recent events have necessitated a rapid
transition to online learning and FutureLearn will give our international
students a digital pass to online learning.
“This pilot with FutureLearn will enable us to provide free online access
to a wide range of courses from leading Australian education institutions,
leaving the door to learning open while international travel is
restricted,” said Ms Hall.
FutureLearn CEO Simon Nelson said, “FutureLearn is proud to be partnering
with Austrade to help shine a spotlight on Australia’s outstanding higher
“Our mission is to broaden access to education on a global scale. We are
already working with a number of Australian higher education partners to do
just that through a broad range of high quality courses, degrees and now
micro-credentials. Through this partnership with Austrade, we will continue
to deliver on our mission.”
‘Study with Australia’
campaign will be available until the end of June, allowing Australian
higher education institutions and English language training providers to
showcase their online offering across business, digital technologies, STEM,
healthcare and teaching courses, to name a few.
All Australian universities are invited to participate in this online
learning showcase and are included in an
Australian partner directory