The Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (Aspire) Committee, which aims to enhance the career and academic prospects of polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students, will go on a study trip in Australia and New Zealand from March 30 to April 4.
The delegation, which will be led by Senior Minister of State for Education and Law, Ms Indranee Rajah, will study technical and vocational education systems in these countries. This will be its second study trip, after a previous week-long visit to Germany and Switzerland in February.
Ms Indranee, who chairs the Aspire committee, will be accompanied by committee members from the private and public sectors, as well as officials from the Ministry of Education (MOE). The delegation will meet education experts and researchers.
Ms Indranee will also visit companies active in offering technical and vocational education and training in various industry sectors.
Before the trip, Ms Indranee will also be attending an international summit on the teaching profession in Wellington, New Zealand, from March 28 to 29. She will be accompanied by officials and educators from MOE, and the president of the Singapore Teachers' Union.