Edition 677, 31 October 2016
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Code of ethics for international education agents
Monday, October 31 2016
All peak education bodies joined in announcing a Code of Ethics for international education agents at the recent Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Melbourne.
As part of his keynote address to conference participants, Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham released the code, which has been developed by IEAA on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.
ACPET Chair Mel Koumides was on hand to help promote the importance of ethical agent behaviour to Australia’s valuable international education sector.
The code sets the standards for professional practices by providing guidance on the expected behaviour of individual agents and agencies working with Australian international students and education providers.
At last year’s AIEC event, ACPET joined other peak education bodies in committing to the London Statement, which promotes world best practice amongst agents.
The code is an Australian response to help deter inappropriate agent behaviour. It will help strengthen the sector and promote high quality student recruitment practices.