The CRICOS website: a missed opportunity. And the future of international education in Australia.

Posted by Raphael Arias on 06 May 2019

CRICOS is the worse, but still the crème de la crème, compared to almost any other major country with large international education exports. While the CRICOS website is fairly good to search for courses, it's vastly outdated, with no reliable data and a missed opportunity.

Why is that? Why such a great opportunity to have reliable data, a source of unbiased information and a great marketing tool is so bad? In this article we discuss a little bit about it, and look what does it tell about international education in Australia.

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Topics: international education legislation

The new proposed regulation for education agencies in Australia (Feb 2019)

Posted by Raphael Arias on 25 Feb 2019

We went through the 138 pages of the newly released report of the inquiry into the efficacy of the current regulation of Australian migration and education agents and summarised the most important and relevant info to you.

"The majority of registered migration agents and education agents are diligent, knowledgeable, hardworking and competent and provide outstanding service. There are individuals in these industries, however, that take advantage of vulnerable consumers." This is what the Australian government think about education agents.

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Topics: international education legislation

Australian education agencies, your performance is going public soon, are you ready?

Posted by Raphael Arias on 14 Jan 2019

Latest Department of Education changes will make the performance of education agencies public mid-2019. Are you ready?

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Topics: international education legislation, education agency strategy

Is ISEAA the solution for international education agencies in Australia?

Posted by Raphael Arias on 13 Jan 2019

Heavy regulation from the Australian government or self-regulation? Can ISEAA help? But, what is ISEAA to start with? Talk to agencies in Australia and they will tell you: they're concerned. So far the international education recruitment in Australia has been in the hands of agencies with "no" government oversight. But the Australian government has no plans to keep that way.

Well, that's not new Raphael, you may say. You're right, it's not new, the Australian government feels uncomfortable for quite some time now in relation to agents. But is it now different? There are some indications that yes, now it's different. The main indication is that for the first time the government will be releasing agents' performance data, as we discussed in our other article Australian education agencies, your performance is going public soon, are you ready? (and the follow-up The new proposed regulation for education agencies in Australia (Feb 2019)) But let's analyse the facts.

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Topics: international education legislation

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