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Victoria Exports Education To Latin America

20 May 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the launch of the first university in regional Argentina based on the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system.

The new Eva Peron University will provide the region’s first ever post-secondary training and qualifications for trades, as well as pathways to diploma and associate degrees.

The model has been developed to meet the needs of local industry in the region of San Luis, Argentina, and broadly replicates Australia's VET qualifications framework.

It has been established with the support of the Victorian Government and its international Victorian Government Business Office network, the Australian Embassy in Argentina and Argentina’s Embassy in Australia.

The development comes after the Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, led the largest ever Victorian education trade mission to Latin America last month, which built partnerships between Victoria’s in-demand educational institutions and their international counterparts.

A team of Victorian education experts, led by former executive director of academic programs at Federation Training, Carol Elliot, worked with the San Luis Government in creating the new institution.

The team established the university’s new VET framework and developed its curriculum programs, qualifications, infrastructure facility requirements, governance, teacher training and student selection processes.

Early skills training programs will commence this month in electrical and mechanical engineering, welding, and plumbing to meet local demand. The courses have already attracted significant local interest and enrolment applications.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert

“Our training and education institutions are in high demand. The new Eva Peron University in San Luis is based on our VET model and Victoria has worked closely in developing and creating the new institution.”

“Our education trade missions are building international partnerships that will boost inbound students and export our education overseas, driving growth and creating jobs.”

“International education is our single largest export sector. It has the potential for extraordinary growth, and we’re targeting it to get Victoria back to work.”

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