Study With Australia offers free courses via FutureLearn

Study With Australia offers free courses via FutureLearn

Austrade’s Study With Australia initiative is teaming up with FutureLearn to deliver free online courses during the Coronavirus pandemic.

‘Study with Australia’, an initiative of The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) for the promotion of Australia amongst international students, announced its collaboration with FutureLearn, a platform that provides various online courses to its students at the end of last month.

In the wake of travel restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 outbreak, the organisations believe this partnership will allow them to provide students with access to various online learning resources from multiple Australian universities.

Simon Nelson, CEO of FutureLearn, while speaking about the partnership said: “FutureLearn is proud to be partnering with Austrade to help shine a spotlight on Australia’s outstanding higher education offering.”

“Our mission is to broaden access to education on a global scale. We are already working with a number of Australian higher education partners to do just that through a broad range of high quality courses, degrees and now micro-credentials.

“Through this partnership with Austrade, we will continue to deliver on our mission.”

Last month, FutureLearn also partnered with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to launch a course to spread awareness about Coronavirus – COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus.

Study With Australia FutureLearn tie-up can ‘support international students’

Rebecca Hall, Global Education Lead at Austrade, believes that with this collaboration they can support international students in meeting their learning goals during these testing times.

Hall said: “Many students have been impacted by travel restrictions globally. Providing access to high-quality online learning resources from leading Australian education providers is a simple way we can continue to support international students in their education and learning goals during this challenging time.

“While Australian universities have been quick to embrace digital technologies and innovation, recent events have necessitated a rapid transition to online learning and FutureLearn will give our international students a digital pass to online learning.

“This pilot with FutureLearn will enable us to provide free online access to a wide range of courses from leading Australian education institutions, leaving the door to learning open while international travel is restricted.”

This online campaign will be available until the end of June and will give Australian educational institutions an opportunity to display the various online courses across multiple niches they have to offer.

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Zahra Hamdani - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

Zahra Hamdani is an Ireland-based reporter for Global Education Times who focuses on European and South Asian education news. When she is not writing for GET News, Zahra is a school-teacher and educationist with experience in both Primary and Secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland as well as in Pakistan.

You can reach Zahra at zahra@globaleducationtimes.org

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