Aei.gov.au is the Department of Education's website for international education. The Department of Education works with the education sector, other government agencies and ministries to ensure Australia is recognised as a regional and world leader in education and a partner of choice for international collaboration. The department provides leadership and coordination across government, delivering programs and policies, to support mobility and the global exchange of knowledge.
Our organisational structure
International Partnerships including Memoranda of Understanding
Our National Office in Canberra and International Network facilitate international collaboration and partnerships in order to support mobility and the global exchange of knowledge. The Group seeks to advance cooperation with international stakeholders, enhance government to government relations, and provide strategic and policy intelligence on developments in the education and research sectors through:
- the development of bilateral agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding
- the development of free trade agreements (FTA's) that create opportunities for Australian education exporters to expand into new markets
- the fostering of relationships with international organisations to play a leading role in global and regional multilateral trade including UNESCO, APEC and EAS.
The Group currently manages programs to assist Australian students and staff to study or work overseas, and international students to study in Australia. Read more on student mobility.
The Group also manages the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) which supports student and labour market mobility through qualifications recognition, including professional recognition. Read more on qualifications recognition.
Marketing and promotion
Please visit the Austrade website for information on marketing and promotion of international education.