Australia and India join to improve Education and training Cooperation
According to recently held Inaugural Australia India Conference in Melbourne, Australia is dedicated about enhancing the education and training ties with India. Senator Jacinta Collins, Australian Parliamentary Secretary for School Education had declared governments support for this and promised to strengthen Australian-India association through bilateral education.
Australia and India discussed about various prospects of education, training and research collaboration last month when Senator Evans visited India. Government of both countries proposed programs for exchanging the academic & college principles and commencement of a new website which will promote collaboration of education and training to come closer.
Senator Collins said Australia will provide complete assistance to India in boosting the skilled workforce to Australia through vocational education and training. At present immigration of skilled workforce to Australia from India is 12% and it is expected to rise to 27% by 2017.
The Australian Government currently offers measures to improve international education sector. Measures include tighter controls on providers, an International Students Strategy and extending the role of Commonwealth Ombudsman to resolve international student complaints against private providers.