News Archive 2016





August–December 2016

​Improving Australian and European Mobility  

14 December 2016
The Comparative Analysis of the Australian Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning: Joint Technical Report is set to enhance mobility between Australia and Europe.

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University of Tokyo - Global Science Course  

13 December 2016

The Global Science Course (GSC) is designed to enhance cross-cultural interactions among young minds from around the world coming together to learn science.

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​Australian and Canadian researcher mobility cooperation strengthened  

9 December 2016
The Department of Education and Training has successfully negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitacs, a not-for-profit Canadian organisation.

​Reforms to China’s National Higher Education Entrance Examination – the Gaokao  

29 November 2016
The “Gaokao” is China’s National Higher Education Entrance Examination, which determines whether or not students will be able to study in their preferred university or college.

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First meeting of the Council for International Education  

28 November 2016
The Council for International Education held its first meeting on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at Parliament House.

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​2017 Endeavour Mobility Grants, and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships announced  

3 November 2016
On 3/11/2016 the Minister for Education and Training announced the outcomes of the Australia Awards’s Endeavour Mobility Grants and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships rounds for 2017.

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

1 November 2016
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). 

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AQF supports strengthening of cooperation with the UAE  

31 October 2016
Australia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a letter of intent to strengthen the bilateral relationship in qualifications recognition. 

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China – New Directive for International Education  

22 September 2016
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council released a directive: “Opinions on the work of the opening-up of education in the new era”.

Year-to-date July 2016 data released

22 September 2016
The latest data on international students studying in Australia on a student visa show 11% growth in student numbers compared with the same period in 2015.

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Chinese universities establishing programs and campuses in foreign countries  

06 September 2016
A growing number of Australian education institutions have been involved in discussions with Chinese schools, universities and investment companies looking to establish campuses or schools in Australia.


May–July 2016

China's Innovation drive  

08 July 2016
Guidelines published in May provide further detail on how China plans to achieve ‘innovation-led development’.

Changes to visas and internship opportunities in China  

14 June 2016
Traditionally in China, international students have been unable to work during their studies, and people have been unable to get a visa to work in China without at least two years of post-study work experience overseas.

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​Latest data on Australian university students studying abroad  

27 May 2016
A new fact sheet, accompanied by an infographic handout, shows continuing growth in the number of students from Australian universities who study overseas.

January–April 2016

New report on the value of international education to Australia  

29 April 2016
The Australian Government commissioned a report, The value of international education to Australia, to raise awareness of the importance of international education to Australia.

AddChina Toolkits – new versions available  

11 April 2016
New versions of the AddChina toolkits are available for undergraduates and postgraduates.

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​Japanese Government recognises Australian bachelor’s degrees   

05 April 2016
Agreement on qualifications recognition announced during Prime Minister Turnbull’s visit to Tokyo.

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Japanese-Australia education policy dialogue  

05 April 2016
Government-to-government engagement opening up new opportunities for education cooperation.

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Country Education Profile – Turkey Update  

30 March 2016
The list of institutions in the Country Education Profile for Turkey has been updated.

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TEQSA visits Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

12 March 2016
The Brasilia Education & Science Office supported a visit by Ms Liz Pearse, Director - Information, Analysis and Reporting, TEQSA to South America in December 2015.
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Online education in China

29 January 2016
The current policy of the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) on the delivery of online education in China dates back to its policy piece released in 2000.
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