Asia Education Foundation

School Business Partnerships

Find an Asia Literacy Ambassador

Speaker bureau 240x173Browse our Speakers Bureau to find a suitable Ambassador for your school.


Asia capabilities in action

Find out how Asia capabilities have enriched the lives of Australians working in Asia or with Asian communities. View more videos of Asia skills in action.

Contemporary issues

Deepen students' knowledge of specific Asia-related issues and broaden their understanding of life and career opportunities by engaging students in contemporary issues.

Partnership stories

Acupuncture lessonLearn how schools have engaged with Asia Literacy Ambassadors through School Business Partnerships. More

Building business links with Asia

Case studies from Asialink


Discover key lessons and learnings from Singapore-based lifestyle website The Honeycombers, which was founded by an Australian expat.


Learn how Australian stainless steel distributor Midway Metals went about expanding its market to South-East Asia and beyond.


School Business Partnerships help students see the relevance of Asia capabilities beyond the classroom and help school communities understand the importance of Asia for Australia’s future.

At the heart of School Business Partnerships are Asia Literacy Ambassadors: people in a range of industries who demonstrate the practical knowledge, skills and understandings required to work with Asia and with Asian-Australian communities.

Asia Literacy Ambassadors volunteer their time with schools to contribute to a more Asia capable workforce in the future.

Pathways to partnerships

Whether you're a teacher, school leader or from the business community, there are a variety of ways to get involved in AEF's School Business Partnerships.

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Students discover how Australian wheat growers have responded to consumer demand from markets in Asia. 

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Find out about Opening a Door into Asia and other events

Students investigate how the prices of food and fibre products are determined and how costs vary between Australia and countries from the Asia region.

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Students examine outsourced manufacturing labour for shoes and clothing production in the Asia region.

Students examine outsourced manufacturing labour for shoes and clothing production in the Asia region.





Asia Education Foundation's Asia Literacy Ambassadors project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education through the Quality Outcomes Program.