China – Engagement and Resources

The International Division is represented at the Australian Embassy in Beijing. The Education and Research Office has overall responsibility for the department's activities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

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Core responsibilities include providing high level strategic policy advice to the Australian Government on Chinese education and research policy developments, and working with relevant Chinese Ministries (particularly the Ministry of Education) to improve mutual understanding of policy developments in education and research.

The Education and Research Office also assists Chinese counterparts to understand the Australian Government research, education and training agenda in multilateral dialogues such as the East Asia Summit and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

In addition, it supports the activities of Australian education and research institutions in China by providing advice and policy briefings on education and research developments in the PRC.


1+X Pilot Policy Update – March 2021

AddChina Undergraduate Toolkit  – March 2021

AddChina Postgraduate Toolkit  – March 2021

Joint Research on Chinese-Australian Transnational Education in China – July 2018

Joint Research on Chinese-Australian Transnational Education in China​ – July 2018 (Chinese version)​

Sino-Australian vocational education and training cooperation – December 2017

Sino-Australian vocational education and training cooperation – December 2017 (Chinese language)

Key points of China’s Education Development Thirteenth Five Year Plan

Australia-China Education & Research Partnership Opportunities – May 2015

Expanding Our Horizon – April 2013

Plan for education reform in China – July 2010