To support the implementation of Australia’s first ever National Strategy for International Education 2025, the Australian Government as part of the 2016‑17 Budget has committed $3 million of funding per year to the Australian International Education: Enabling Growth and Innovation Program.
For 2017-18, the Enabling Growth and Innovation Program provides eligible organisations with grants of up to $250,000 to support the implementation of the National Strategy for International Education 2025. Successful applicants will deliver big picture projects that develop Australia’s role as a global leader in education, training and research and must benefit the broader International Education community. All projects are to contribute to at least one of the goals of the National Strategy and the Council for International Education priorities for action, as detailed in the program guidelines.
More information on the Enabling Growth and Innovation Program and funding opportunities is available on the International Education Website.
Through the National Strategy we will ensure that Australia remains competitive in attracting international students into our education systems and is positioned to sustainably grow its share of the global international education market.
An important part of the implementation of the National Strategy will be our overseas education activities, targeted through the department’s network of overseas based education counsellors.
Austrade’s Australian International Education 2025 market development roadmap complements the National Strategy and will assist in positioning Australia to capitalise on new opportunities and markets over the next decade. Whilst, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy will seek to leverage our global alumni to promote Australia’s diplomatic, trade and investment interests.
Together, these international education strategies will help Australia build on our strengths in education service delivery and ensure Australia remains a destination of choice for international students into the future.
More information on the National Strategy is available on the National Strategy for International Education website.