Strategies herald a new era for Australian international education
12th May, 2016 Feature story:
Navitas welcomes the recent launch of the Government’s national strategies to ensure international education is ‘future-ready’.
The release of three key documents by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and the Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck – the National Strategy for International Education 2025, the AIE2025 market development roadmap and the Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy – is a major milestone for the sector.
Navitas CEO Rod Jones said the launch marks a new era for Australian international education.
”These strategies identify the ways learning is changing rapidly – driven by shifting demographics, technology and the demands of new economies. Combined, they set out a blueprint for not only what Australia must do differently, but how we must do it differently,” he said.
According to Mr Jones, the what is clear: the learners’ experiences and outcomes must be central to policy and the work of all providers.
“It is also clear that the 2025 student – the learner of the future – is not simply our traditional conception of an international student.”
To cater for these new learners Navitas endorses the game changing ideas in AIE2025 – competing at scale, embracing borderless 24/7 learning, unleashing technology, sharpening our market focus and attracting global capital while maintaining a uniquely Australian value proposition.
Mr Jones said Navitas supported the call to ‘collaborate, innovate, anticipate and reciprocate’.
“Working in this way will see Australian international education remain relevant for a globally connected world,” he said.
Mr Jones also congratulated Minister Bishop on her vision for a global alumni community.
“Navitas commends the Government for their stewardship of these significant initiatives, the international education sector for leading their development, and industry for recognising the key role international education plays in ensuring Australia transitions to a knowledge economy,” Mr Jones said.
“Navitas is ready to be part of this exciting future.”