Working with Education Agents Course (WEAC)

A new course for institution-based international student recruiters.

Welcome to ICEF Academy!

Understanding the global education landscape and the markets you’re recruiting to leads to better outcomes – for counsellors, for educators and for students. ICEF Academy provides comprehensive specialist training for professionals in international student recruitment. 

With ICEF Academy, you’ll learn how to navigate student recruitment for some of the world’s most popular study destinations, and develop skills that distinguish you within the field. You’ll join over 17,000 education counsellors from around the world in holding an ICEF training certification.

Our courses cover the most detailed aspects of some of the world’s leading education systems, and are created in partnership with government bodies and leaders in the sector.

Grow with ICEF

About ICEF Academy

Our first course, the ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC), was launched in 2010 with the goal of supporting education counsellors in learning more about the business of international student recruitment, and collectively raising standards across the sector. Since then we’ve added to our training portfolio in line with market evolution – in 2022 ICEF acquired PIER, Australia’s biggest agent training platform. With the acquisition of PIER came the Education Agent Training Course (EATC), leading to the industry-recognised QEAC certification for education agents recruiting students to Australia. The set of resources and tools  for professionals in international education has also been integrated into ICEF Academy from PIER Apps, to provide a rich educational experience for learners.

Our training course portfolio continues to grow with the industry, and we are proud to have the support of some of the sector’s most respected organisations, as we continue to drive excellence in international student recruitment.

We firmly believe in the transformational power of international education. ICEF Academy provides you with the tools to become an expert in the field, develop your counselling skills, and deliver the benefits of studying abroad to the wider world. To-date, over 17,000 education counsellors around the world have taken an ICEF exam, and received an ICEF Course Graduate qualification. 




Certified counsellors