Fact sheet - Building enduring links through education

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 14:30

Australia has a long tradition of supporting the exchange of people, culture and ideas in our region through education. The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018 continues this cooperation through several new initiatives.

Australia Awards ASEAN scholarships deliver masters-level degrees to 50 candidates from ASEAN countries in 2019. Study will build skills of the next generation of leaders to contribute to the security and prosperity of the region while enhancing cooperation and partnership between Australia and ASEAN.

New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellow continues the development of knowledge of the ASEAN. Each year, a New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellow will study and undertake an internship in an ASEAN country on topics aligned with ASEAN priorities.

ASEAN-Australia Infrastructure Skills Dialogue brings together ASEAN and Australian industry, government and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) representatives to discuss skills challenges facing the region and best practice in engaging industry in skills development.