Edition 736, 18 December 2017
Study NT - growing international student engagement
Monday, December 18 2017
Study NT (a division of the Dept. of Trade, Business and Innovation) hosted the last NT International Education and Training Industry Group for the year last week. This was a most informative meeting and included presentations from Deloittes Access Economics on the positioning and potential for increasing international student’s numbers in the NT, Robert Parsonson of Education Export Services advised of directions for a new international strategy and Rod Hearps of ICEF briefed the gathering on the benefits of engaging with international student agents.
ACPET is represented on this committee by EO Michael Hall and participating members include Site Training, GTNT, Navitas, The Essington School, BCA, Australian Careers College, International House and ICAE.
Of note was the consesnus by the group that the NT was progressing well attracting and supporting institutions to engage in international education, although there was also a call for some 'íncentiviisation'' by government to provide further assistance given the increasing revenues from the growing number of international students. To this end, the recent funding support for organisations and students (seperate article in this edition) was well received.
A revised NT International Education and Training Strategy 2018 – 2022 is in formulation and will be available in the New Year.
The first photo below has Rod Hearps of ICEF addressing the group, while the international group is featured in the second photo.