NEW DELHI: India and Australia have signed a Framework Mechanism for Mutual Recognition of Qualifications that will help ease the mobility of students and professionals between the two countries.
The agreement was signed following a bilateral meeting in New Delhi between Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and the Australian Education Minister Jason Clare. It is part of the commitment by Prime Ministers of both countries at the 2nd India-Australia Virtual Summit held on 21st March 2022, wherein they had agreed to establish a joint taskforce for mutual recognition of qualifications.
A task force was accordingly set up consisting of senior officials of education and skill ministries and regulators on both sides. It has come up with a comprehensive mechanism that covers both education and skill qualifications of the two countries.
Addressing media, Pradhan said Australia and India were aligned to making the knowledge pillar a key aspect of the bilateral relationship. The signing of mechanism for mutual recognition of qualifications, the announcement of the IEIF Critical Skills Project and 11 institutional MoUs mark a landmark moment in educational relations between India and Australia.
Addressing the joint media briefing, Clare said Australia was very keen to broaden the partnership between the two countries in the field of education as well as skilling. He further added that the agreement will make it easier for students to study in each other’s countries and also provide recognition to various levels of education and skill qualifications.
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