- What transformational journeys have you seen or experienced?
- How can we harness the power of journeys in creating and maintaining sustainable futures in education?
We invite you to share your transformational journeys at the 2020 NEAS Management Conference.
Submissions are due by the 8th of November, 2019.
Be part of the 2020 Conference and share your story in a 45-minute presentation, 90-minute workshop or a 10-minute vox pop.
Get in early and purchase super affordable tickets. Super Early Bird Tickets are on sale now.
Highlights from the 2019 NEAS Management Conference
Official release of the NEAS Australia Mapping of The English Language Teaching Landscape 2019
In the last five years, there has been significant changes to the economic, political and education landscape in ELT quality assurance in Australia.
During this time, international education has become a world-leading brand. To support this global branding, the Australian Government released a 10-year plan for developing Australia’s role as a global leader in education, training and research. The National Strategy for International Education (2025) aims to build on this global brand and establish new opportunities so that Australian international education supports students, communities and industry to succeed.
Some of the key ideas to emerge from national-level strategic discussions on the
implementation of the National Strategy (2025) include:
• Importance of building new networks and partnerships to have a sector approach to international education;
• Embrace a borderless approach to learning 24/7 which means a focus on more
meaningful data for how we can use quality assurance approaches; and
• Unleash technology to improve provider operations and understanding the student experience (Department of Education, 2016).
NEAS has released the report ‘Mapping The English Language Teaching Landscape 2019’. This report profiles the importance of NEAS within Australia’s education system and the lead role they provide in Quality Assurance services to students, ELT and vocational providers.
Click here to view the report.
When: 23rd October
Thank you for hosting this year’s QLS
As we wrap up another year of Professional Development we would like to thank the following centres for hosting us: Sarina Russo Institute, International House Darwin, University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide College, Macquarie University English Language Centre, Deakin University English Language Institute, The University of Tasmania and James Cook University in Cairns.
Visit us at the AIEC Booth!
If you are at AIEC, visit NEAS at Booth number 34.
NEAS will showcase its services and the Mapping of The English Language Teaching Landscape 2019 at the 2019 AIEC conference (15-18th of October).
AIEC attracts over 1500 delegates from around the globe, showcasing innovation and leading experts in the Education industry.
Registrations are now open for the English Language Teaching Barometer (ELB) being managed by English Australia on behalf of the Department of Education. NEAS Members are also encouraged to join this benchmarking project.
The ELB allows institutions to track the decision-making, perceptions, expectations, and experiences of their international students. The study provides a snapshot of what students think is important as well as an insight into how satisfied they are with their experience in terms of learning, living, and support.
When does the survey open?
The first wave of the survey opens on Wednesday 16 October 2019. While you can still register for the survey after this date, we suggest registering earlier to maximise the time you have to complete the survey.
How do I register my college?
Registering has never been easier, simply click on the below link and complete the online registration form.
Register here – link to – https://www.intouch.i-graduate.org/elb/registration/elb
Why should my college register?
The ELT Barometer represents a low investment mechanism through which you can collect student feedback and assess your college’s performance against key measures in the National ELICOS Standards.
From the ‘student voice’ to teaching and assessment, the survey has been specifically developed to help English language providers improve the student experience both within and outside the classroom.
It provides you with evidence-based research critical to informing and garnering support for policy review and development.
How much does the survey cost?
The Department of Education and Training generously funds 50% of the total fee, meaning each participating college only pays $1,500 (excl. GST).
What are the survey periods?
The survey will be open for two waves:
- October – November 2019
- February – March 2020
Your college can register for either period.
How does the survey help the ELICOS sector?
The ELT Barometer provides valuable data that is often used in promotional and advocacy work as well as improving the student experience and Australia’s competitive advantage.
What will my college need to do during the survey?
Colleges will need to:
- liaise with survey organisers at i-Graduate
- tell students about the study and the dates the survey runs
- help students to complete the survey by providing facilities (for English language students we recommend incorporation of the survey into a planned lesson in a computer room where students have internet access).
What does my college receive at the end of the survey?
Your college will receive:
- an overview of the survey’s results, presented in PowerPoint format, which will include comparative analysis with the results from the past five Australian ELBs and the Global ELB
- a two-page document describing key findings and conclusions from the 2019-20 Australian ELB
- a ranking grid showing the performance of all participating colleges with a response rate of 30 or more to questions asking about satisfaction (all institutions will remain anonymous)
- a summary of individual college performance satisfaction scores for each questionnaire element compared with the Australian ELB index (provision dependent on a minimum of 30 responses per institution).
If you have any specific questions
Please contact the English Australia secretariat at: [email protected]