ISEA completed the first round of agent training in Jakarta, Indonesia

ISEA successfully held the first round of agent training in Jakarta, Indonesia on 19th November. It has been a pleasure to train these agents on the New Zealand market and we look forward to working with you further as you develop strategic marketing plans for New Zealand.

ISEA look forward to coming back to Indonesia in January 2020 to offer more training sessions.

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ISEA launched in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, Vietnam

ISEA successfully launched in Vietnam market! We held two launch events in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. Representatives from nearly 50 education agencies joined our launch briefing on 14th and 15th November, respectively.

We are honoured to receive warm welcome and support from education agents in Vietnam. Also a big thank you to our event sponsors; Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand Language Centres, Westlake Girls High School, Westlake Boys High School, and PTE Academic.

ISEA look forward to coming back to Vietnam in early January to deliver the agent training programme.

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ISEA completed the second round of agent training in Bangkok, Thailand

ISEA successfully held the second round of agent training in Bangkok, Thailand on 13th November. ISEA are very pleased to work with these organised and professional agents, and we will try our best to support them and help them to establish relationship with our industry support partners.

ISEA look forward to coming back to Thailand in the future to offer more training sessions.

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ISEA completed the third round of domestic agent training

ISEA successfully held the third round of domestic agent training in Auckland on 23rd October with a lovely group of agents covering the Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Latin American markets. It was a pleasure to spend the day with our agents and share ideas and knowledge about the industry.

Thank you to Elena Bollino a Licensed Immigration Adviser from Apollo Immigration Ltd for delivering the Immigration Module.

And a special thanks to Auckland Institute of Studies to have us to deliver the training at their St Helens Campus.

ISEA is going to Christchurch on 8th November to deliver the fourth round of domestic agent training.

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ISEA collaborates with ISANA as industry partner

ISEA is pleased to be collaborating with industry partner ISANA by working together to address Education Agent needs. ISANA are holding a professional development day in Auckland on the 5th November and we have been encouraging our ISEA Accredited Agencies to sign up for this important event. We look forward to collaborating further with ISANA.

The workshop, focusing on international student learning, mental health and integration, is mainly designed for international education agents and international department staff.

The workshop will provide insights into the international student experience in New Zealand, and in particular, the workshop is designed to equip agents with strategies for advising international student which are informed by relevant coalface experience.

Date: 5th November 2019, Tuesday
Time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Venue: Sorrento in the Park, 670 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak, Auckland

ISEA accredited agencies will receive the same discount as the ISANA NZ members to join the workshop.

New Zealand government has decided to demolish the school decile system

The Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, announced on 24th September that the decile system for New Zealand schools would be replaced by a new Equity Index system in 2021 or 2022, to ensure a more even distribution of education resourcing.

The current school decile system has been used as a measure of the percentage of a school’s students who are from low socio-economic communities, by which the government will decide the amount of funding it will assign to public (state and state-integrated) schools. However, it turns out that the decile system deters the adequate education resourcing from being distributed to low decile schools, and it becomes a stigma for many low-decile schools as they are judged by decile rating rather than the achievement of their students.

ISEA accredited education agents point out that the majority of their international students prefer to study at decile 9 or 10 schools. Therefore, replacing the decile system would be an opportunity for those schools which have low decile ratings but high education performance to attract more international students.

Read more in the EducationHQ New Zealand report.

ISEA organised the Christchurch Providers Briefing on 20th September

First Christchurch Providers Briefing completed with some very positive feedback from the 15 provider representatives who attended including from regional body Christchurch Educated on 20th September. ISEA are grateful for the growing support across all education sectors as we spread the message around New Zealand and abroad. The next stop Wellington Provider Briefing will be on the 18th October.

A  big thank you to Craig at NTA Christchurch for hosting the briefing event.

ISEA launched in Indonesia on 13th September

ISEA successfully launched in Indonesia market! 23 education agency representatives joined our launch briefing on 13th September. ISEA will go back to Indonesia in November for the first round of training.