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Consultation open on draft International Education Strategy

Consultation open on draft International Education Strategy

Last updated 6 July 2017
Last updated 6 July 2017

The draft International Education Strategy for New Zealand to 2025 was released for consultation on 30 June by the Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. 

The draft strategy sets out the Government’s proposed vision, goals and immediate priorities for the international education sector through to 2025.

It was developed with input from the international education sector, including an online survey and a series of workshops in 2016 to identify the future challenges and opportunities of international education in New Zealand.  Education New Zealand (ENZ) and the Ministry of Education are leading the strategy development.

“The draft strategy aims to ensure New Zealand continues to benefit from international education through a high quality and sustainable international education sector. The Government will work with the sector to encourage the development of innovative products and services, and continue to diversify our markets and to support regional economic growth," says Minister Goldsmith.

“This means that we need to ensure that unethical or illegal activity is prevented, and that New Zealand education providers attract students who are motivated by study. It also means that government regulators need to act swiftly to address quality issues and make student wellbeing a priority.”

The draft strategy has been published on the ENZ website.  Feedback options are explained on the website and include an online survey, a series of workshops for the sector, and a session on the draft strategy during the NZIEC conference in August.   

Consultation closes on 31 August 2017.

The strategy will be finalised and an implementation plan developed for launch towards the end of the year. 

Read Minister Goldsmith's press release