The International group also facilitates discussions at ministerial and senior government level to develop high level relationships with countries, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. Formal agreements, such as Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), are an important part of these relationships. The International group conducts ongoing monitoring and reviews of these agreements.
MoUs in education and training are developed to formalise relationships between the Australian Department of Education (DoE) and education ministries in foreign countries.
Areas of co-operation include:
Chile (pdf 2mb) - signed 1 July 2015
China - Student, Researcher and Academic Mobility - signed 17 November 2014
Malaysia (1.87mb) - signed 3 March 2011
Vietnam (pdf 493kb) in Vietnamese (pdf490kb)
- signed October 2013(Signed with the Ministry of Education and Training)
Vietnam (pdf 120kb) - signed 25 January 2011(Signed with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs)
In 2010 ministers from Australia and India signed a joint statement to reaffirm their commitment to continue to expand collaboration in education, training and research.