Session 1C

Ana Bratkovic - NEAS

Can Quality be the Same Everywhere?

Internationalisation remains a central force in higher education and in the provision of ELT. Quality assurance in ELT has an important influence on Australian policy around international partnerships, funding, programs and curriculum, immigration and regulatory frameworks but what role does it play across borders?
This presentation will review internationalisation of the ELT industry and at the regulatory level. It describes how quality assurance straddles borders in a flexible manner and in one that regulatory frameworks may not.
Key policy issues and questions for the future direction of internationalisation, and the role of quality assurance in ELT for higher education providers will be identified.

Bio data:

Ana Bratkovic

Since joining NEAS in 2002, Ana Bratkovic has enjoyed a range of roles encompassing ELICOS and AMEP accreditation and monitoring services, conference organisation and the management and coordination of the AMEP Assessment Task Bank. Ana began her career as an Economist and then retrained as a High School and ELICOS teacher. Before joining NEAS, she was the Academic Manager at Sydney English Language Centre.