Edition 761, 11 June 2018
International happenings in the NT
Monday, June 11 2018
Strength in Numbers: A Consortia-based approach to Education exports this Wednesday and Thursday.
Registration is still open for this information session that will address the challenges and opportunities for RTOs and VET providers looking to expand their educational offerings offshore. One of the most successful means of developing these partnerships is a consortia-based approach, allowing providers to leverage their strengths and magnify their offshore presence.
Presented by StudyNT and the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), this event will bring together NT providers to develop their understanding of transnational education (TNE). You will gain an insight into the emerging opportunities in key markets for TNE and receive an insider’s guide to developing business partnerships through consortia-based models, as well as ample opportunity to network and forge partnerships with other providers.
To register please go to the IEAA events page or email IEAA Admin at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
NT Government International Student Development Grants
Applications are closing soon for International Student Development grants that provide funding of up to $500 for international students, student associations and multicultural groups to support professional development and wellbeing activities for international students studying in the NT.
For further information and to apply please visit StudyNT or contact StudyNT by emailing StudyNT@nt.gov.au or calling 8999 6316.
Hubbub at the Darwin Student Hub
ACPET, in association with Study NT and the Darwin Student Hub, hosted a welcoming and informative reception for international students on Friday afternoon. Students of all ages mingled with education and training providers and were welcomed to the NT, provided with some salient water safety advice from Royal Life Saving -as in don’t go in the ocean or rivers here unless you are on a boat - and provided with an impromptu Áussie language (slang) lesson. There was some bemusement as stuidents were advised of the risk of Noah’s Arks (sharks) and to seek assistance from the ducks and geese (police) if required.
Some traditional and not so traditional Aussie songs were performed as attendees grazed on crocodile pies, buffalo sausage rolls and some more standard fare.
Thanks to all those members who supported this event including ICAE, GTNT, Australian Skills Institute, Alana Kaye Training, BCA, Navitas and International House together with Darwin State High and Charles Darwin University students.
Watch this space for dates for future events for our international visitors.
International student agents to visit the NT for a famil on 23 and 24 June.
Study NT are facilitating an international student agent famil for agents from NSW who will spend the Saturday visiting institutions including members ICAER and International House as well as the two main CDU campuses in Casuarina and the Darwin waterfront
GTNT and ACPET have offered to host a breakfast on the Sunday morning before the agents are provide with a tour of key sites of interstate including Litchfield National Park and the Mindil Beach markets.
The efforts of Study NT in promoting the NT through such endeavours are greatly appreciated.
Stephen Gazzola of Royal LIfe Saving with Kathryn Stenson, ACPET NT Chair and CEO of GTNT, Peter Styles, former NT Deputy Chief Minister and ACPET's Michael Hall