Australian Government Partners

Austrade (the Australian Trade and Investment Commission)

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, or Austrade, is the Australian Government’s trade, investment and education promotion agency. It is a statutory agency within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, with offices in overseas embassies, high commissions and consulates, and representative arrangements in some other locations.

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) – Australia Awards

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is a statutory authority that operates as part of the Australian Aid Program. The Centre encourages Australia’s agricultural scientists to use their skills for the benefit of developing countries and Australia.

ACIAR’s Australia Awards Fellowships Scheme

ACIAR administers two Fellowships under the Australia Awards, the John Allwright Fellowship and the John Dillon Fellowship. Building the capacity of agricultural research institutes in partner countries is one of ACIAR’s key priorities. With co-funding from the Australian Aid program since 2006, ACIAR has significantly increased the number of its postgraduate awards.

Department of Education and Training – Australia Awards Endeavour

The Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programs in Australia and for Australians to undertake programs overseas.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australia Awards and the New Colombo Plan

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is the lead agency managing Australia’s international presence. Its role is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth.

Australia Awards scholarships and fellowships managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade contribute to the achievement of development objectives across a range of sectors and are a feature of nearly all of Australia’s bilateral aid programs.

The Australia Awards aims to:

  • build people-to-people linkages at the individual, institutional and country levels
  • develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in their home country

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government designed to lift Australians’ knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region in which we live. It supports Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in Indo-Pacific countries and further develop their knowledge and understanding of our region and its people.


Education Partners

Australia’s education sector plays an important role.

Our world-class educational institutions build lifelong connections with current and former students in Australia and overseas, and connect alumni to Australia’s research and business communities. In partnership with our education partners, we will increase the international visibility of Australia’s educational and research expertise.

We continue to work with the education sector to establish strong collaborative practices between the institutions and our post network.

For further information about Australian education institutions and studying in Australia please click here.