International Network

TDA membership of International Organisations

TDA plays a key role in developing and supporting international networks which enhance our members' abilities to recruit students, establish partnerships and encourage student mobility.

At present, TDA has formal agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, with the following international organisations and government ministries:

 

Name of International Organisation/ Focus Area

Year of Joining 

Kasipkor Holdings, Republic of Kazakhstan (MoU for joint cooperation)

2013

Asia Summit Education Ministers Meeting (TVET provider network)

2011

Australia India Education Council (joint Ministerial Council)

2012

Chile Ministry of Education (BECAS scholarship program)

2010

China Education Association for International Exchange (multiple projects & cooperation)

2005

Community College Baccalaureate Association; USA (MoU)

2013

India Ministry of Human Resource Development (leadership program)

2012

India Ministry of Labour and Employment (leadership program)

2012

Indonesia Ministry of Education & Culture (leadership program)

2012

International Green Skills Network (USA, China, Australia)

2012

Mongolia Ministry of Education (MoU for joint cooperation)

2011

UNESCO UNEVOC (designated coordinating centre)

2012

World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (Deputy Chair)

2009

 

TAFE Offshore Engagement

International engagement is a key platform of Australian TAFE institutes in their development of skilled workers for a global economy. International engagement, through students and projects, also generates significant revenue for TAFE institutes that is vital to their commercial success.

Our members provide qualifications and skills that are high quality, hands on, and industry relevant. The Australian TAFE system leads the way in the development of transnational and offshore industry programs around the world and has been active in over 50 countries since the 1980s.

According to a 2011 TDA survey of Offshore Partnership Agreements, to which 41 / 61 member institutes responded, Australian TAFE institutes have 247 active partnerships with 40 countries around the world.

 

Country Number of partnerships

China

95

India

28

Korea

16

Singapore

11

Indonesia

9

Papua New Guinea

8

Malaysia

8

Japan

5

Sri Lanka

5

Vietnam

5