Agent Code of Ethics

In October 2016, Australia’s education peak bodies have came together at the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) to endorse a national code of ethics for international education agents.

The Australian International Education and Training Agent Code of Ethics (ACE) builds on the framework established by the London Statement – signed by Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK in 2012 – and provides a set of standards specific to Australia’s education agents. These standards mirror the requirements for education providers as outlined in the ESOS Act and National Code.

IEAA led the development of the code of ethics – on behalf of the Australian Government's Department of Education and Training – in collaboration with the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), Australian Government Schools International (AGSI), the Council of Private Higher Education (COPHE), English Australia, Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA), TAFE Directors Australia and Universities Australia. It was as part of a wider feasibility study on quality assurance of international education agents.

It is hoped that Australia's education institutions will now require all of their contracted agents to adhere by this world-first code.