“The collaboration marks an important advancement towards rebuilding one of Australia’s most important sectors”
Study options and scholarships the country offers will be “more effectively” communicated via a range of channels, and the Study in Australia website will be enhanced.
The agreement will also leverage IDP Connect’s recent digital initiatives such as its virtual events, smartphone applications and virtual counselling and its Digital Campus, the partners added.
“The changes in course delivery and travel restrictions due to Covid-19 have left many prospective international students overwhelmed and, in some cases, unable to pursue their study ambitions in Australia,” Rebecca Hall, head of International Education Centre of Excellence, Austrade said.
“The partnership with IDP will allow us to better communicate the high-quality options and support available to students in Australia,” she added.
“International students play a vital part in our communities. Austrade’s mission is to reinforce Australia’s standing as a welcoming, safe and supportive study destination.”
The partnership will help IDP Connect continue its missions to “create a globally connected community and trusted platform for students”, the company’s general manager APAC Vik Singh explained.
“IDP is excited to partner with Austrade and builds on our existing work with state-based channels in Australia,” he said.
“We know it can be hard for students to decipher what information they can trust in an ever-changing environment. Through this partnership with Austrade, we will ensure students have a source of truth for information and can navigate their study options in Australia with clarity and confidence.”
“We know from our applicant research the demand for an Australian education remains high among international students, but there is a narrow window of opportunity to convert that interest,” Simon Emmett IDP Connect CEO added.
“As competition between study destinations increases, students are looking for clear and timely information from governments and the sector on course options, fees, visas and support available.
“The collaboration between Austrade and IDP marks an important advancement towards rebuilding one of Australia’s most important sectors as we collectively support students on their education journey.”