Links to free resources of benefit to International Education Professionals are available on this page.
International education professional associations produce research, offer reduced-fee access to professional development activities, including conferences. They advocate for best practice service delivery and support their members with resources to meet standards.
A explanation of significant associations, their differing roles and choosing the right one for you can be found here.
Australian Government Agencies
It’s in an international education professional’s interest to understand the legislative requirements that govern their industry and service delivery. There are plenty of online resources that can help, many provided by Federal and State bodies. A shortlist can be found here.
Education sector peak bodies and international education groups
Australian International Education peak bodies advocate for the improvement of the industry by partnering with organisations within it. Our growing list of these organisations can be found on this page.
International Student Associations
Engaging with student associations is an essential activity to ensure international service delivery is successful and culturally appropriate. We have a growing list of associations, their roles and their contact points.
The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) is designed to protect the interests of students coming to Australia on student visas. You can read our summary document that will help you find other resources you need.
The Numbers: The Australian IE Industry
An at a glance look at the statistics that show the size and how things have moved, changed and grown in the International Education industry.
International Student Resources
IE Professionals can direct students to the following organisations and resources for support and conflict resolution.
IDP Database of Research on International Education
Whether you are a researcher, international office staff or academic practitioner, you will find the resources in the IDP Database on Research on International Education invaluable. This searchable database is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and contains details of more than 15,200 books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of international education from publishers in Australia and abroad.
Self-Care for International Education Professionals
Working directly with international students, frequent travel for your institution, dealing with difficult clients and critical incidents can challenge the most resilient professional staff.
A growing list of resources and support services can be found here.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
The OSHC is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care that they may need while in Australia. A list of providers, resources for resolution, and reciprocal agreements with other countries can be found here.
Articles and Comment on the IE Industry
Members of the International Education Knowledgebase are highly qualified and published contributors to the industry. Their own papers and comment can be read here.
Want to add to this discourse? You may have already written something that meets the criteria. We will promote it through our growing networks.
Attending our workshops also provides participants with take-home resources on
- ESOS and compliance
- Client service in international education
- International student welfare
- Professional standards and ethical practice
- Current issues in international education
- International students and community engagement
Seeking something else?
The resources above are kept up to date and are free. If you or your team are after something more specialised, we have a wealth of tools, resources and support material to help International Education Professionals at all levels.