About IEAA

IEAA is Australia’s leading association for international education. We strive to empower professionals, engage institutions and enhance Australia’s reputation as a provider of world-class education.

Our People
The IEAA has a small, but dedicated, Secretariat team. We also rely on the incredible contribution of our volunteer Board members, Network Convenors, Young Professionals Chairs and assorted committee members.
Organisational Members and Partners
Our partnerships with institutions, organisations, government and regulatory bodies in Australia and globally allow us to work collaboratively to create excellent professional development opportunities, research. and advocacy.
News & Announcements
Get the latest updates from IEAA including event announcements, industry news, insights and more with our news feed.
Governance & Planning
Our governance and planning approach is built on the principles of transparency, accountability, and collaboration. We believe in involving all stakeholders in the decision-making process and creating plans that are inclusive, fair, and sustainable.
Excellence Awards
Through our Australian and global partnerships, industry-focused research and representation, IEAA regularly advocates, represents and champions international education in Australia.
Our Stories
Senior figures in the international education community speak about what IEAA means to them.

What We Do

Together with affiliated bodies, corporate partners and government, we work together to promote the benefits of international education to the broader community through three strategic pillars.

Our Members

IEAA has a growing membership of over 3,700 individual members from almost 280 institutions and organisations around Australia and internationally.

Our membership base comprises individuals from all sectors of the international education industry – including higher education, TAFE, vocational education, schools and English language colleges. Members also include individuals from government and business.

Find out more about becoming an IEAA Member.

Professional Membership Organisational Membership


IEAA Members including international education professionals across all education sectors and specialisations.


Partnerships with organisational members, affiliated bodies, corporate partners and government.


Since it was established in 2004, IEAA has provided leadership, research, advocacy and professional learning for international education professionals.


IEAA facilitates 8 professional networks as well as research groups and our young professionals program.

Latest News & Insights

Get the latest IEAA news & announcements here or through our social media channels or read our latest insights into international education. 

IEAA and CEAIE sign MOU to strengthen Australia-China education partnerships

Published on 25/03/2024
International Education Association of Australia and the China Education Association for International Exchange signed a memorandum of understanding.

Australian Universities Accord Report Released

Published on 26/02/2024
On 25 February 2024, the Hon Jason Clare MP, Minister for Education announced the release of the Accord Final Report.

Introducing IEAA's new website

Published on 14/02/2024
IEAA is pleased to unveil our new website and membership management system, partnered with IMIS.



Embracing international students: Valuing diversity, fostering success

Associate Professor Ritesh Chugh

Australia has long been a welcoming destination for international students who bring with them diverse cultures, perspectives and aspirations.