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Wednesday, 4 May 1994
Page: 270

(Question No. 1250)


Senator Bell asked the Minister for Employment, Education and Training, upon notice, on 23 March 1994:

  (1) What was the purpose and charter of operation of Australian Education Centres, and when were they established.

  (2) What consultations were held, and with whom, in relation to the department's examination of options to restructure the centres.

  (3) Has the Board of the Australian International Education Foundation been appointed; if so, who has been appointed and what organisation does each member represent.

  (4) What is the mechanism by which industry will contribute operating funds.


Senator Schacht —The Minister for Employment, Education and Training has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) The purpose of the Australian Education Centres (AECs) is to provide international students with information and advice about study in Australia.

  The charter of operation of the AECs is:

  (1) Operate AECs at agreed locations so as to facilitate the marketing activities of Australian education and training institutions.

  (2) Provide the following services:

  (a) an accessible "shopfront" for persons interested in Australian education;

  (b) accurate and current information on courses offered by Australian institutions;

  (c) educational counselling and advisory services;

  (d) liaison with local media and educational bodies; and

  (e) processing of student applications for Australian educational institutions, and provision of other services to institutions on a fee-for-service basis.

  The AECs were established during the period March to July 1990.

  (2) The Department consulted the National Consultative Committee on International Education and Training Services (membership is at Attachment A), managers and staff of AECs and education providers who responded to a press advertisement calling for submissions on the Review of AECs.

  (3) No.

  (4) The industry will contribute operating funds through subscriptions.

Membership of the National Consultative Committee on International Education and Training Services

INDUSTRY

Mrs Kathleen Newcombe

Chairperson

Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)

C/- Lorraine Martin Commercial College

7th Floor

138 Albert Street

BRISBANE QLD 4000

GPO Box 2923

BRISBANE QLD 4001

PHONE: (07) 221 7266

FAX: (07) 229 6654

Mr Fergus Thomson

Executive Director

National Council of Independent Schools' Association

12 Thesiger Court

DEAKIN ACT 2600

PO Box 324

CURTIN ACT 2605

PHONE: (06) 282 3488

FAX: (06) 285 2926

Ms Chris Bundesen

Chair

ELICOS Association Ltd

TESOL Programs Unit

The University of Queensland

ST LUCIA QLD 4067

3rd Floor

Joyce Ackroyd Building

Blair Drive

The University of Queensland

ST LUCIA QLD 4067

PHONE: (07) 365 6500 or 365 6223

FAX: (07) 365 6599 or 371 3511

Mr John Mullarvey

Deputy Secretary

Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee

1-5 Geils Court

DEAKIN ACT 2600

GPO Box 1142

CANBERRA ACT 2601

PHONE: (06) 285 8200

FAX: (06) 285 8211

Mr Denis Williamson

Assistant Secretary

National Catholic Education Commission

Favier House, 1 Ballumbir Street

BRADDON ACT 2601

GPO Box 3046

CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601

PHONE: (06) 201 9830

FAX: (06) 257 7395

Ms Helen Symes

Manager

International Programs

TAFE Queensland

Floor 5, Education House

30 Mary Street

BRISBANE QLD 4000

Locked Mail Bag 2234

GPO BRISBANE QLD 4001

PHONE: (07) 234 9711

FAX: (07) 234 9734

STUDENTS

Mr Ali Mahmud

National Convenor

National Liaison Committee for International Students in Australia

PO Box 1214

LAUNCESTON TAS

C/- Students Association

University of Tasmania

Launceston TAS

If unable to contact Mr Mahmud: try

Mr David Oh

(03) 565 4143 (w)

(03) 544 0580 (h)

FAX: (03) 565 4120

PHONE: (003) 266937

FAX: (003) 264 248

IDP

Dr Denis Blight

Chief Executive

IDP Limited

1-5 Geils Court

DEAKIN ACT 2600

GPO Box 2006

CANBERRA ACT 2601

PHONE: (06) 285 8309

FAX: (06) 285 3036

UNIONS

Ms Carol Matthews

Industrial Officer

Independent Teachers Federation

176 Day Street

DARLING HARBOUR NSW 2009

PHONE: (02) 267 5544

FAX: (02) 261 8850

Ms Jane Nicholls

Senior Research Officer

National Tertiary Education Union

1st Floor, 120 Clarendon Street

SOUTH MELBOURNE VIC 3205

Private Box 1325, City Road

SOUTH MELBOURNE VIC 3205

PHONE: (03) 254 1910

FAX: (03) 254 1915

STATE/TERRITORY GOVERNMENTS

Mr Frank Peach

Deputy Director General (Programs)

QLD. Department of Education

30 Mary Street

BRISBANE QLD 4002

all correspondence to:

Mr Peter King

Senior Project Officer

QLD. Education Overseas Unit

Department of Education

Level 1

17 Mary Street

BRISBANE QLD 4000

PHONE: (07) 2246952

FAX: (07) 2246973

PO Box 50

BRISBANE (Albert Street) QLD 4002

PHONE: (07) 237 1082

FAX: (07) 2214953

PO Box 33

BRISBANE QLD 4001

Mr Bob Cheshire

Director

Policy and Coordination

ACT Department of Education & Training

Level 3, Manning Clark House

186 Reed Street

TUGGERANONG ACT 2900

PO Box 1584

TUGGERANONG ACT 2900

PHONE: (06) 205 9142

FAX: (06) 205 9162

Mr Ian Gillespie

Director

Finance and Administration

Ministry of Education and Youth Affairs

35-51 Mitchell Street

NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060

GPO Box 33

SYDNEY NSW 2001

PHONE: (02) 925 8171

FAX: (02) 957 2215

Ms Kerry Moir

Director of Overseas Programs

Professional Career Development Program

NT Department of Education

47 McMinns Street

DARWIN NT 0801

GPO Box 4821

DARWIN NT 0801

PHONE: (089) 89 5709

FAX: (089) 89 5945

Mr Peter Frizzell

Relieving Director, Operations

Schools Operations Division

Ministry of Education

151 Royal Street

EAST PERTH WA 6004

correspondence to:

Mr Merv Bond

Senior Policy Officer

International Education

Ministry of Education

same address

PHONE: (09) 264 4819

FAX: (09) 264 5014

Mr Peter Fleming

Director

Planning and Systems

Department of Employment and TAFE (DETAFE)

First floor, Education Centre

31 Flinders Street

ADELAIDE SA 5000

GPO Box 2352

ADELAIDE SA 5001

PHONE: (08) 226 3484

FAX: (08) 226 3380

Mr Tony Clune

Manager

Registration, Accreditation and Exams Branch

Office of the State Training Board (Vic)

Level 6, Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

MELBOURNE VIC 3000

GPO Box 266D

MELBOURNE VIC 3001

PHONE: (03) 628 2254

FAX: (03) 628 3116

Mr Stephen Ward

Manager

Overseas Program

Directorate of School Education

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

MELBOURNE VIC 3000

GPO Box 4367

MELBOURNE VIC 3001

PHONE: (03) 628 4526

FAX: (03) 628 2287

Mr Ric Beams

Co-ordinator

International Students Program

Department of Education & the Arts

C/- Hobart College

7 Olinda Grove

MT NELSON TAS 7007

GPO Box 169B

HOBART TAS 7001

PHONE: (002) 33 7016

FAX: (002) 34 8447

COMMONWEALTH

Dr Neil Johnston

Deputy Secretary

Department of Employment, Education and Training

Level 6

12 Mort Street

CANBERRA ACT 2601

GPO Box 9880

CANBERRA ACT 2601

PHONE: (06) 276 8949

FAX: (06) 276 8955

Ms J Gordon

Assistant Secretary

International Students Branch

International Division

Department of Employment, Education and Training

Level 3

39 London Circuit

CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601

GPO Box 9880

CANBERRA ACT 2601

PHONE: (06) 276 7690

FAX: (06) 276 7789

Mr Adrian Sever

Director

Services Trade Section

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Administration Building

PARKES ACT 2600

PHONE: (06) 261 3330

FAX: (06) 261 2067

Mr Ron Freestone

National Manager

Professional Services Business Development Unit

Australian Trade Commission (AUSTRADE)

Austrade Centre

Barry Drive

(Cnr Northbourne Avenue)

CANBERRA ACT 2601

PO BOX 2386

CANBERRA ACT 2601

PHONE: (06) 201 7649

FAX: (06) 201 7674

Mr Ed Killesteyn

First Assistant Secretary

Entry Compliance and Systems Division

Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

Level 6 Benjamin Offices Green Building

Chan Street

BELCONNEN ACT 2617

PHONE: (06) 264 2468

FAX: (06) 264 3954

SECRETARIAT

Ms Clair Angel

Executive Officer, NACCIETS

Australian International Education Foundation Task Force

International Division

Department of Employment, Education and Training

Level 3, 39 London Circuit

CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601

PO Box 9880

CANBERRA ACT 2601

PHONE: (06) 276 7769

FAX: (06) 257 5379 or 276 7693