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 – 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 Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) and the body that leads strategic policy, regulation and government to government engagement in the international education sector.

 

 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 – accreditation & regulation

 

 NEAS 

English Australia engages with the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) at a range of formal and informal levels. 

 

 ASQA

English Australia engages with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) at a range of formal and informal levels.

 

 

English Australia engages with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) at a range of formal and informal levels.

 

 

The local context – tourism

 

 

English Australia is a member of the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), the peak body representing Australia’s tourism export sector.  English Australia’s Executive Director is the Education sector representative on ATEC’s Backpacker and Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP).