International education in Australia is supported through a network of education diplomats, international agreements and multilateral frameworks.

International network

An international network of education diplomats manages the Department’s engagement with partner countries across the world on education, skills and employment by:

  • Representing the interests of Australia’s education sector internationally
  • Exchanging information and advice with host governments, in-country institutions and organisation
  • Being uniquely placed through offices world-wide to build strong education partnerships internationally
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International agreements

A broad range of bilateral agreements with key international education partners support:

  • Regular engagement on best practice education policy and regulation
  • Joint working groups with priority partners
  • Mobility and the global exchange of knowledge
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Multilateral engagement

The Department’s engagement with key multilateral fora helps to build:

  • Australia’s reputation as a high-quality education, research and employment destination
  • Regional and international education linkages
  • Confidence through strengthened relationships
  • Collaboration between governments and institutions
  • Student, education and training professional and researcher mobility
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