Pathways Network

IEAA's Pathways Network provides a national forum for international pathway providers to share information, develop and benchmark good practice and participate in government policy development.

About the Network

It includes members from public and private higher education institutions as well as schools, VET and ELICOS providers of academic pathway programs.

In this context, Pathways is defined broadly to include award and non-award programs, foundation studies, enabling and short bridging courses, with or without credit transfer to a principal course.

The network aims to:

  • Promote the standing of pathway programs through improved and standardised data collection, including longitudinal student tracking data
  • Enhance student outcomes by ensuring they have appropriate academic and cultural preparation for their principal course
  • Contribute to professional skills development for staff working in the pathways sector through IEAA's professional development program
  • Work with members and regulators (TEQSA & ASQA) to achieve consistent application of course accreditation standards, including those for Foundation Programs.

Network Conveners

Network Conveners represent professionals across each of the IEAA Networks and are responsible for setting the agenda for network focussed events, research and insights and identifying relevant topics and speakers for the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC).

Andrew Foley


Tracy Harris

Deputy Convener

Dom Harden

Deputy Convener


IEAA networks bring together like-minded colleagues to exchange ideas and insights. Find research, publication, insights and other resources curated by IEAA for our network subscribers.

Upcoming Events

IEAA network forums and events provide opportunities for admissions and compliance professionals across education institutions and organisations to come together and explore a range of issues and opportunities.

National Symposium on Australia-China School Partnerships 21 May 2024 - 21 May 2024Melbourne, State Library Victoria100 points

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IEAA Teaching and Learning Webinar 27 Jun 2024 - 27 Jun 2024Online Via Zoom20 points

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Latest News and Insights

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

IEAA celebrates Australia’s exceptional international education professionals at AEIC 2023

Posted on 11/10/2023
The winners of the 2023 IEAA Excellence Awards were announced during the AIEC Opening Plenary on Wednesday 11 October 2023.

IEAA announces the ‘Help Australia Thrive!’ campaign

Posted on 31/07/2023
Do you have a presentation idea for this year's IEAA Admissions and Compliance Forum? Submit your proposal now.

Erasmus+ announces its 2023 Call for Proposals

Posted on 24/11/2022
Our goals are far-reaching, forward-thinking, and based on the concepts of effective advocacy, support, and representation. The strategy confirms IEAA as a leader in the international education community and a leading peak body in Australia.

Latest Insights



ESOS Review: Gathering feedback and providing a response

Paula Soon

In February 2022, IEAA’s Admissions and Compliance Network distributed a survey to members of the international education community to gather feedback for the ESOS review and PRISMS improvement project

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