Education & Training Opportunities

An Expert's View about Educational and Community Associations in Australia

Last updated: 17 Jun 2011

Australia's education system has a worldwide reputation for excellence in all areas of learning and diversity of opportunity.

Sector briefing Education & Training Opportunities in Australia Why Australia? Australia's education system has a worldwide reputation for excellence in all areas of learning and diversity of opportunity. Australia is a sophisticated, literate, multicultural market, with extensive traditional ties to the UK and strong links into Asia and is well positioned to offer an exciting range of opportunities to British exporters in the Education sector. British expertise has a good reputation in Australia and increasing demand for quality education and training, along with increased Government spending in this sector provides significant opportunities. Find general information on the Australia ?There are opportunities for market conditions on UKTI?s website. The British companies to Doing Business Guide for Australia gives an capitalise on new initiatives overview of Australia?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an and programs across the introduction to other relevant issue Australian education sector.? UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education opportunities in Australia Opportunities Australian Government A$million The Australian education was modelled initially Initiatives on the British system. Primary and secondary Indigenous Early Childhood National 292.6 school education is traditionally followed by Partnership Agreement vocational or University education. Despite the common starting point the immense Digital Education Revolution 2,200 geographical size of Australia and the states? Trade Training Centres Program 2,500 and territories? isolation from each other has Building the Education Revolution 1,620 led to each state developing some peculiarities and differences in the delivery of education and Literacy and Numeracy in Schools 2,590 training. Education Investment Fund 8,700 Teaching and Learning Capital Fund 500 Links between Australian and UK educational institutions and policy makers are strong and Vocational Education Broadband 80 renewed regularly by exchanges of ideas and Network (VEN) people. The UK has a strong reputation in this sector built on these continued links. Early Childhood ? Indigenous Early Childhood Australia provides an excellent opportunity for National Partnership Agreement ? UK companies to internationalise. The $292.6 million over 5 years to establish Australian people think in a similar way to us a minimum of 35 Children & Family and respond to similar incentives. There is a Centres across Australia by 2014. ready market for UK products and services. ? Early Years Learning Framework ? Doing business is relatively straightforward and Describes the principles, practice and reflects much of the practice found in UK. outcomes essential to support and Solid intellectual property laws, and familiar enhance young children?s learning from business regulations reduces the risks of birth to five years. exporting goods and services to Australia. Schooling There are opportunities for British companies ? Digital Education Revolution - The to capitalise on new strategies across Australia $16.2billion Digital Education Revolution to align education delivery with national will enhance access to new technology standards and curriculum. This strategy is in schools across Australia currently filtering from tertiary level ? Trade Training Centres Program ? downwards, with a national curriculum for The $2.5 billion Trade Training Centres schools being implemented. Although the in Schools Program is building new education sector is predominantly public infrastructure to develop vital skills and funded and domestically oriented, private talents. providers and export markets have drive ? Building the Education Revolution ? recent growth. The $16.2 billion BER program aims to modernise schools through the delivery Vocational education for example can be of necessary infrastructure, and by offered by private companies. British doing so, support local jobs and companies can register and deliver training in stimulate investment. Australia. ? Literacy and Numeracy in Schools ? Government is providing significant Also sought in Australia are Special Needs additional funding through collaborative education, multi-equal opportunities and new new National Partnerships with states teaching methods which British suppliers can and territories to improve teacher provide. quality ($550 million), boost literacy and numeracy ($540 million) and raise Other areas where Australia could absorb achievement in disadvantaged school proven UK educational products include communities ($1.5 billion). ?Curriculum Online? type initiatives. Experienced UK companies offering these types of e-products to a large population in the UK will have an advantage in Australia. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education opportunities in Australia Higher Education 2011 International Career Conference ? Education Investment Fund ? The (CDAA) Education Investment Fund will deliver Contact: Col McCowan new capital expenditure, and renewal Email: and refurbishment to Australia?s higher Time: 26-29 April 2011 education and vocational education and Venue: Cairns, QLD training institutions. The Government th has already invested $8.7 billion in the 9 Annual Higher Education Summit fund. Contact: Col McCowan ? Australia Government will provide an Email: Time: 27-29 April 2011 additional $5.4 billion to support higher Venue: Brisbane, QLD education and research over the next 4 years in a comprehensive response to Early Childhood Education Conference the Bradley Review, Transforming Contact: Emma King Australia?s Higher Education System. Email: Time: 03-04 June, 2011 Skills & Training Venue: Melbourne, VIC ? Productivity Places Program (PPP) is to provide targeted training to 2011 Australian Literacy Educators support the development of skills in Association National Conference (ALEA) Australia to meet existing and future Contact: Lynne Bury and Debra Edwards industry demands Email: ? The Teaching and Learning Capital Time: 08 - 10 July 2011 Fund (TLCF) (VET) ? will provide $500 Venue: Melbourne, VIC million which will be distributed through initiatives focused on modernising and Education Week NSW improving the quality of teaching and Contact: Jan Spencer learning across the vocational education Email: and training sector. Time: 1-5 August 2011 ? Vocational Education Broadband Venue: NSW-wide Network (VEN) ? The $80 million funded program will improve national The Education Show infrastructure and support the use of Email: interactive e-learning materials, virtual Time: 1-5 August 2011 classrooms and real time access to Venue: Brisbane, QLD content collections for TAFEs and learners. National Numeracy & Literacy Week 2011 Email: You can be alerted to business opportunities on Time: 28 August - 03 September 2011 a regular basis by registering on the UKTI Venue: Australia-wide website. Find out more on UKTI?s business opportunities service on the UKTI website Queensland Education Resources Expo Email: Time: 10-11 September 2011 Venue: Brisbane, QLD Major events and activities Family Day Care Australia National Australia Higher Education Congress 2011 Conference 2012 (triennial) Time: 07-09 March 2011 Contact: Andrew Paterson Venue: Sydney, NSW Email: Time: 18-21 July 2011 National Careers & Employment Expo Venue: Brisbane, QLD Email: Time: see website for detail Venue: Various, Australia-wide UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education opportunities in Australia and activities developed within the AFL Associations Framework. Australian Teacher Education Association Australian ICT in Education Committee (AICTEC) The Career Development Association of AICTEC is a cross-sectoral, national committee Australia responsible for providing advice to Australian Ministers of Education and Training on the economic and effective utilisation of online Career Industry Council of Australia technologies in Australian education and training. Computing Research and Education Australian Qualifications Framework ? AQF Association of Australasia Register The Australian Qualifications Framework website has the AQF Register of Recognised Education Network Australia Education Institutions and Authorised Accreditation Authorities in Australia. The register facilitates verification of AQF The International Education Association of qualifications. Australia Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Publications The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is the independent Australian Teacher Magazine Web: authority responsible for the development of a national curriculum, a national assessment program The Education Review and a national data collection and reporting Web: program. Campus Review Universities Australia Web: Universities Australia is the peak body representing the university sector. Teacher: The National Education Magazine Web: UKTI contacts Professional Educator Paul Noon Web: Deputy Consul-General and Director of Trade British Consulate-General, Sydney Key Contacts Level 26, The Gateway Building Australian Department of Education, 1 Macquarie Place Employment and Workplace Relations: Sydney, NSW (DEEWR) Australia 2000 The DEEWR website provides information on Tel: +61 (0)2 8247 2210 the Federal Government?s policy and programs Fax: +61 (0)2 9233 1826 regarding education and workplace training, Email: transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace. Andrew Elton Trade & Investment Development Officer Australian Education International (AEI) British Consulate-General, Sydney AEI - Australian Education International (AEI) Level 26, The Gateway Building is the international arm of the Australian 1 Macquarie Place Government Department of Education, Sydney, NSW Employment and Workplace Relations Australia 2000 (DEEWR). Tel: +61 (0)2 8247 2296 Fax: +61 (0)2 9233 1826 Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLR) Email: The site houses the flexible learning projects UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education opportunities in Australia Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Australian market are advised you to meet contacts and promote your to undertake as much market research and company in the Australia market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Australia, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in global markets. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Australia market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. 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Posted: 16 June 2011, last updated 17 June 2011

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