Future casting – what does the future hold for international education in Queensland

Jonathan Chew1, Rebecca Hall2

1Nous Group, 2Trade and Investment Queensland

Abstract:

We know that the only constant is change. This session will expose delegates to possible future scenarios for international education , globally, nationally and right here in Queensland. The session will draw on multiple data sets to show potential scenarios, offer some suggestions for managing through change and link all this to the investments being made in Queensland under the International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026.


Biography:

Rebecca Hall is the Executive Director, International Education and Training, Trade and Investment Queensland.  In this role, Rebecca leads the implementation of the government’s International Education and Training (IET) Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026.

Rebecca’s career in international education was sparked by her experience as a JET Programme participant in 1996.  Since returning to Australia in 1998 she has contributed her skills and passion for international education through roles in economic development, international relations, strategy development and industry engagement. Uniquely, she has worked  across local, state and federal governments, peak bodies and education providers.

Over the past decade, her not-for-profit board experience includes appointments to the boards of International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Queensland Branch and the Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF).  She is currently Deputy Chair of AFS Intercultural Programs Australia.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of International Business Relations and a Master of International Relations.  She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2017 Rebecca was awarded the International Education Association of Australia’s (IEAA) Leadership Award for her contribution to the sector.  She is mum to Emi ( 19) and Mia (11).

Jonathan specialises in public policy, strategic analysis and program reviews; with a focus on the vocational education and training (VET) and higher education sectors. He has led the research, analysis, modelling and consultation components of tertiary funding and financing, policy analysis, program design and delivery projects. He has worked with tertiary education and training providers to investigate levels of unmet demand, benchmark delivery profiles and market share, review internal and external projections, and identify opportunities for expansion and growth.

 

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