SIF: Admissions and Marketing

Facilitator: Louise Skull

Thank you for nominating your interest in participating in this Special Interest Forum. This forum specifically looks at Marketing and Admissions.

Data from 2016 shows the enormous contribution made by international students to the economies of each State and Territory across Australia.

International education contributes $8 billion to New South Wales, $7 billion to Victoria, $3.2 billion for Queensland, $1.5 billion to Western Australia and $1.1 billion to South Australia. It also added $579 million to the ACT economy, $236 million to Tasmania and $81 million to the Northern Territory.

Our marketing and admissions procedures and processes need to show ethical behaviour, responsible decision-making, and policies and procedures written in plain English.

This forum will explore two areas:

  1. Changes to be compliant with The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018
  2. Australian International Education and Training Agent Code of Ethics

Discussion topics

  1. Commercial interests v’s ethical practices?
  2. Managing appropriate English Language testing
  3. Changes coming into play in the revised National Code of Practise:
    • Standard 1 Marketing information and practices
    • Standard 2 Recruitment of an overseas student
    • Standard 3 Formalisation of enrolment and written agreements
  1. Australian International Education and Training Agent Code of Ethics
  2. The simplified student visa framework (SSVF) and genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirements and implications

To assist our discussions, it would be appreciated if delegates could come to the session having read The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 and the Australian International Education and Training Agent Code of Ethics. We will also adhere to Chatham House rules “a rule or principle according to which information disclosed during a meeting may be reported by those present, but the source of that information may not be explicitly or implicitly identified”

Agenda

  1. Welcome and introduction
  2. Appointment of Note taker
  3. Confirmation of topics to be discussed
  4. Agreement on order of topics to be discussed
  5. Discussion
  6. Recommendations for future SIF/ISANA/ANZSSA (if any)

ANZSSA

The Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association Inc. (ANZSSA) is a professional association for people with an interest in the role of support services in post secondary education.

For more information, please visit ANZSSA website by anzssa.com.

ISANA

ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education.

For more information, please visit the ISANA website at www.isana.org.au.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.