Our Networks

 

English Australia believes strongly in working collaboratively with a range of organisations engaged with the international education industry as well as with relevant government bodies and regulatory bodies.

 

The global context

 

 GAELA

English Australia meets and consults regularly with other language associations worldwide via a forum called the Global Alliance of Education & Language Associations (GAELA). 

English Australia’s Executive Director is the immediate past Convenor of GAELA (2007 to 2011).

 

 FELCA

English Australia meets and consults regularly with agent associations worldwide via a forum called the Federation of Education & Language Consultant Associations (FELCA).

 

 ALTO

English Australia is a member of the Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), a forum joining leading language travel agents, schools, and national associations as one global community.

English Australia’s Executive Director was elected to the Board of ALTO in 2011 for a one year term.

 

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English Australia is an associate member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

 

The local context – peak bodies

English Australia meets and consults regularly with other education peak bodies in Australia, including: 

 IEAA 

- International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)


 Universities Australia 

- Universities Australia (UA)

 

 

- TAFE Directors Australia (TDA)

 

 ACPET

- Australian Council for Private Education & Training (ACPET)

 

 

- Council of Private Higher Education (COPHE)


 ISCA 

- Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA)

 

 

- Australian Government Schools International (AGSI)


 CISA

English Australia has a formal affiliation with the Council of International Students Australia (CISA), the national peak student representative body for international students studying in Australia. 

 

 

English Australia has a formal affiliation with the Australian Internships Industry Association (AIIA), a body that unites industry partners and key governing bodies within Australia in the common goal of striving for best policies and practices for domestic and international internship programs.

 

 

The local context – federal government

English Australia engages with the following government departments at a range of formal and informal levels:

 

Australian Education International (AEI), the international arm of the Department of Education and the body that leads strategic policy, regulation and government to government engagement in the international education sector.

English Australia Board member, Richard Arkell, is a member of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) Advisory Board.

 

 Austrade

Austrade, the body responsible for the international marketing and promotion of Australian education and training.

 

 

The Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP). 

English Australia’s Executive Director is a member of the Education Visa Consultative Committe (EVCC).


 

The local context – regulatory bodies

 

 ASQA

English Australia engages with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) at a range of formal and informal levels, including quarterly meetings that focus on ELICOS specific issues and include TEQSA representatives.

 

 

English Australia engages with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) at a range of formal and informal levels, including quarterly meetings that focus on ELICOS specific issues and include ASQA representatives.

 

 

The local context – states/territories

English Australia engages with the following state/territory bodies that are engaged with supporting and promoting international education:

 

NSW: Study NSW 

- English Australia's Executive Director is a member of the Study NSW Advisory Board.

 

Victoria: Study Melbourne

- English Australia Board member, Ann Wright, is a member of the Victorian International Education Ministerial Advisory Roundtable.

 

Queensland: Study Queensland

 

Western Australia: Study Perth

- English Australia Board member, John Paxton, is a member of the Study Perth Board.

 

South Australia: Education Adelaide

 

The local context – other

 

 

English Australia engages with NEAS at a range of formal and informal levels. NEAS provides quality endorsement to English language centres.

 

 

The local context – advisory boards/groups

 

English Australia is represented on a number of Advisory Boards/Groups, including:

- Language Testing Research Centre at the University of Melbourne Advisory Board

- IELTS Australia Advisory Group

- ETS TOEFL Advisory Group

- Cambridge English Language Assessment Advisory Group

- IDP Client Advisory Group