MESSAGE FROM THE AAED CONVENOR
The English Language Teaching (ELT) sector has been significantly impacted by the closure of ELT centres across ASEAN and Australia and the temporary cancellation of face to face English classes. This has in turn impacted the preparation of international students for entry into pathway, undergraduate and post-graduate courses across the region. It has also been a challenge for high-stakes English Testing providers such as IELTS and the Pearson Test of English.
The AAED October Webinar addresses the key challenges for the ELT sector. Our expert panel consists of leaders from across ASEAN and Australia. We invite you to join us.
In November we turn our focus to the VET sector and Indonesia. We are partnering with Study NT at the Northern Territory Government of Australia to support a virtual VET webinar. The focus is on building partnerships between NT VET providers and Indonesia including the eastern islands provinces which are neighbours with northern Australia. There has been a 300-year history of trade, language and cultural exchange between Aboriginal communities along the north and north west coast of Australia and Indonesian communities from eastern Indonesia. Skills exchange was historically part of this partnership.
The signing of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) in July 2020 provides a modern platform for increasing co-operation in the VET sector between the Northern Australia and Indonesia.