ACPET policy is to develop and build international links as a means of expanding business opportunities for members in overseas markets.
At present, ACPET has co-operative agreements with sister bodies in New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand.
The major undertakings of these agreements are to:
- Strengthen cooperation
- Exchange information
- Mutual participation in annual conferences
- Encourage strategic partnerships between member organisations
- Assist each organisation identify business opportunities and strengthen bilateral trade
ACPET signed a co-operative agreement with the New Zealand Association of Private Education Providers in 2006.
ACPET and the Association of Private Providers of Education, Training and Development, South Africa signed the first co-operative agreement.
ACPET signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federation of Private Technological and Vocational Colleges of Thailand (FPCT) in July 2012. ACPET and FPCT have agreed to build stronger links between the two nations’ private education and training sectors through strategic partnerships, a proposed joint council and other business opportunities for their members that aim to enhance bilateral trade in between Australia and Thailand.