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IA-CEPA opens the door to Top End qualifications

Photo of International and domestic students at Alana Kaye College, Darwin campus in a classroom.
International and domestic students at Alana Kaye College, Darwin campus. Credt: DFAT.

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) has generated much support from business in both countries.

Australian service providers like Alana Kaye College stand to win from IA-CEPA, with the agreement boosting opportunities for companies offering vocational education.

Alana Kaye College founder Alana Anderson is thrilled at the possibilities IA-CEPA offers for expanding its vocational training footprint in the region.

“We’re really excited about this at the moment. It will introduce us to the needs of Indonesia and what they’re looking for in training and development, and also how we can assist them in building up their skills.”

Headquartered in the Top End, Alana Kaye College is a registered training organisation providing Australian qualifications to both domestic and international students.

The vocational education and training courses it offers include: Aged Care and Community Services, Leadership and Management, and Business and Project Management.

Since becoming a Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students provider in 2011, the college has trained over 5,000 students, including 135 international students from 37 different countries.

Alana Kaye College continues to expand its reach across Asia by offering training opportunities from its Darwin campus, making it easier for international students from the region to travel to and study. The college also offers courses in capital

cities, including Sydney.

As a business poised for growth, IA-CEPA is timely for Alana Kaye College. As Ms Anderson says, “We hope to become a large national company.”

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