1.4.3. English Australia presents: 'A rising ELICOS tide lifts all international ships. So how do we navigate for future success?'

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 2:25PM - 3:40PM
Location: R2/3

Session Type: Presentation

Chair: Ms Cynthia Kralik, Deputy Chair, English Australia (Australia)

A rising ELICOS tide lifts all international education ships. So how do we navigate for future success? (1169)

Australia’s ELICOS sector has a global reputation for quality in teaching and student experience. This has supported the sector to weather the ‘perfect storm’ and rise to record levels, as evidenced by the data to be presented from the English Australia (EA) 2014 Survey of Major Regional Markets for ELICOS Institutions, undertaken with support from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. However, there have been some peaks and troughs in the tidal charts of the past few years due to policy drivers behind the currents. Student visa amendments and the Simplified Streamlined Visa Framework should support greater equality of the distribution of students, creating a more consistent swell, but only time will tell. English Australia, with support from a wide stakeholder group, undertook a significant scenario planning exercise in 2014 to inform the development of the EA strategic plan 2014-17. This presentation will provide an overview of four potential scenarios developed throughout this process (‘drowning not waving’, ‘sink or swim’, ‘missed the boat’ and ‘smooth sailing’), the current status and future direction.

Key interest area (KIA): P&RE
Sector(s):  ELT

Mr Brett Blacker, President/CEO, IEAA/English Australia, Australia