Australian School Curriculum Offshore

The international school sector has demonstrated significant global growth over the past decade, with the number of international schools rising to 11,451 by early 2020 (ISC Research, 2021).

The Australian School Curriculum Offshore: Opportunities for Growth report provides an overview of Australia's engagement as an exporter of school curriculum.

The first part of this report considers the supply side of the global curriculum market, reviewing the characteristics of Australia's offshore activity, and providing a brief summary of key competitors to Australian curriculum.

The second part of the report provides assessments of opportunities for Australian curriculum in ten key Indo-Pacific markets. These were provided by Austrade, through their network of in-country advisors.

About the Authors

Peter Burgess

Peter Burgess is Executive Director of EdBiz Pty. Ltd., an Australian international education consultancy that specialises in change management as it applies to transnational education, transfer pathways and quality assurance. Peter’s career has spanned academic, industry, government and corporate roles, in Australia, the UK and Asia, including with AusAID, World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), government agencies, education institutions representing all sectors, and professional associations. As past President of Australia’s TNE University Forum and inaugural convenor of the IEAA TNE Special Interest Group he has published widely on TNE and international education.

Christopher Ziguras

Christopher Ziguras is Associate Dean, Global and Language Studies at RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. His research deals with many aspects of the globalisation of education, particularly the ways governments and institutions manage and regulate cross-border provision. He was President of IEAA from 2015–8 and is on the Academic Board at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Suggested Citation

Burgess, P & Ziguras, C. (2021), ‘Australian School Curriculum Offshore: Opportunities for Growth.’, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA). Retrieved from

Published: October 2021