Australian Embassy

Teaching The Teachers: Indonesia’s Best Teachers to Study in Australia

Media Release

28 October 2016

The first group of Indonesian teachers to undertake a new work and study program in Australia will leave today.

In all 136 teachers will travel to Australia to study the Australian school education system in a short course at the University of Melbourne. They’ll also undertake a work placement in an Australian school and stay with a local family.

The teachers will experience firsthand Australia’s best practice in teaching. The three-week course will provide practical examples of how participants can implement these methods and share this material with their colleagues on their return to Indonesia.

Australians and Indonesians both value opportunities to access high quality education. Australia’s world class university and technical colleges and schools have seen Australia become the destination of choice for Indonesians looking to study abroad, with almost a quarter of all Indonesian students overseas studying in Australia.  In 2015, there were 19,300 Indonesian enrolments across Australian education institutions.

Australians are also keen to immerse themselves in another country and are seizing the opportunity to work and study in Indonesia. Under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan. In the last two years, 2,000 young Australians have lived, worked and studied in Indonesia under the scheme.

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