Friday, August 31, 2007

IES Wins International Education Industry Showcase

Celebrating international Education and Training - Queensland Government Awards 30 August 2007

IES Managing Director Chris Evason (right) with the
Chairman of the IES Board, Brendt Munro


Professional International Education Services (PIER), an initiative of International Education developed the Education Agent Training Course and the Diploma of International Education Services, and has been succesfully delivering these courses since 2006. IES has been recognised in the Queensland Government Industry Showcase Awards for the second year, this time winning the category of Partnerships for Positive Outcomes.

The partnerships established in relation to the Diploma in particular demonstrate that Queensland institutions have been positive and encouraging, and have made significant investments in training their staff, to benefit international education in the State. These partnerships are cross sectoral, and range across institutions and organisations, demonstrating a significant level of collaboration and cooperation.

The success of the Diploma program is largely due to the interest and support of a number of bodies, including the Australian Goernment, who have worked with the course developers, and whose belief in the value of professional development has allowed many individuals to gain qualifications in this field. The award was presented to Chris Evason Managing Director of IES, by the Minister for Education Training and Minisiter for the Arts, the Honourable Rod Welford MP.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Second Sydney formal assessment test centre is now open

The EATC is pleased to announce the opening of a second Sydney formal assessment test Centre, in partnership with Studylink.

The test centre is located in St Leonard's, very close to the St Leonard's train station and to bus stops at The Forum on the Pacific Highway. By train, St Leonard's is a 15-20 minute train trip from Wynyard.

To book a formal assessment test, please log on to the EATC and go to 'formal assessment' and then click to book a test. Simply choose your location as 'Sydney' and then choose a session that suits you. Current sessions are available August 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 30, plus more to come.

Qualified Education Agent Counsellors now have a logo

The Education Agent Training Course has almost 300 qualified education agent counsellors (QEAC) from 27 countries. Education Agents from all over the world are increasingly recognising the importance of professional development in the international education industry and becoming qualified education agent counsellors.

In support of this, the EATC has developed a QEAC logo, in addition to the widget already available, that education agents can download and use on their websites and business cards to indicate their professional status. This logo also displays the QEAC number of the education agent counsellor, an identification that is theirs alone and can be checked on the QEAC website.

Are you a qualified education agent counsellor? If not, please go to the EATC website and register today!

If you're already a qualified education agent counseller, you'll find your unique QEAC logo by logging into the EATC and clicking the "Your Account" link in the upper right corner.