Senator Birmingham announces the Australian International Education And Training Agent Code of Ethics (ACE)

On Friday 21st of October 2016 at the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Melbourne, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minster for Education and Training, announced the release of the Australian International Education And Training Agent Code of Ethics (ACE). In his speech Minister Birmingham stated “Today, to strengthen the fundamentals and ensure we maintain a quality system and establish more support in relation to how international education agents work, I’m pleased to announce that the sector is continuing to lead the way in raising their standards by releasing an agent code of ethics for Australian agents. This is something the Government wants to work closely with the sector to support and ensure that it is embraced by our providers and is robustly applied to uphold standards. Because we know that any lapse in standards, any sense of taking advantage of students, any failure of decent consumer behaviour is of course a risk not just to the one, but to all of us, to all of the providers and to the nation as a whole if we don’t uphold those best of consumer experiences”.