The Australia China Business Council Victoria (ACBC Vic) invites members and friends to a timely virtual industry roundtable – recalibrating for the new reality of international education.
International education was once Australia’s fourth-largest export industry, but revenue is down 26% on the record high of A$37.7 billion in 2019 and is expected to trend lower. Significant loss of revenue and jobs in the education and other related sectors poses serious immediate and future challenges for the economy and to the sustainability of the international education sector which has contributed in major ways to Australia over decades.
To address this critical topic, ACBC Vic is delighted to host this special roundtable discussion with key speakers including Professor Pascale Quester (Swinburne University VC & President), Kurt Mullane (Acting Executive Director of International Education at the Victorian Department of Education), Councillor Davydd Griffiths (City of Melbourne Education and Innovation Portfolio Lead) and Frances Coppolillo (CEO of Melbourne Polytechnic).
The virtual roundtable and interactive Q&A will be moderated by Professor On Kit Tam (RMIT; Vice President, ACBC Victoria and Chair of ACBC Victoria Education & Training Working Group), and concluding remarks by Dr Celina Yu (General Manager, Edvantage Institute Australia).
Some of the issues the speakers will address:
Date: Thursday 23 September 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST
Platform: Zoom – Virtual Roundtable
ACBC Members: FREE
General Admission: $45 (+GST+BF)