Workshop | Essential tools to help you navigate the #intled landscape successfully

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022
1:30 to 4 pm
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Join us for this informative session that will provide you with a holistic view of Australia’s international education sector, and introduce you to the main data sets used in international education, both in Australia and globally.

You will be introduced to valuable tools and resources that will assist you in keeping your knowledge current, as well as supporting you to ensure that the conference won’t be a blur of unfamiliar acronyms and terminology.

The session will provide an opportunity to discuss data which is regularly released by the Australian government, as well as other data sources from Australia and around the world.

The session will include afternoon tea and networking.

It is a great opportunity for first-timers and newcomers to meet and connect with other delegates before the conference officially kicks off, but this session is also a great refresher for anyone who works in international education.

It doesn’t matter whether you are from admissions, student support, recruitment, mobility or transnational education… Everyone is welcome!

Learning objectives:

Participants will learn about:

  • the origins and status of the international education sector globally
  • the challenges and opportunities for international education in Australia
  • the regulatory environment in Australia and the key ministers and peak bodies
  • valuable tools and resources to assist in keeping your knowledge current.


Kirrilee Hughes

Research Manager, IEAA

Dr Kirrilee Hughes is an international education consultant and IEAA's Research Manager and has 15+ years of experience in the higher education and schools sectors. She has held leadership and strategy roles for global education organisations and sessional teaching and research positions at four leading Australian universities. Kirrilee is an IEAA Senior Fellow and holds a PhD in Asian Studies from the Australian National University and postgraduate qualifications in marketing. Kirrilee has special expertise in Indonesia and broader Southeast Asia and is currently based in Singapore.

Steve Nerlich

Director, International Research and Analysis Unit
Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Steve Nerlich is Director, International Research and Analysis Unit, Australian Government Department of Education. As well as his full-time role, Steve is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University, where he is investigating Australian students’ offshore mobility trends.

Ren Yi

Chair of the IEAA Research Committee and IEAA Board Member, IEAA
Pro Vice Chancellor (International), University of Southern Queensland

Professor Yi is the Pro Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Southern Queensland. He is also an IEAA Board Member and chairs IEAA's Research Committee. Professor Yi has worked in the higher education sector for 15+ years and is an expert on international education. He also has extensive industry management experience. An award-winning researcher, Professor Yi is a past President of the Australasian Research Management Society. He is currently a reviewer for the Academy of International Business and Australian Research Council.

Other speaker(s) TBA

AIEC 2022 Key dates

1 February - Call for proposals opens

1 March - Call for proposals closes

1 June - Early bird registration open

1 August - Registration opens

18-21 October – AIEC 2022