Christine handed away peacefully on September 26.
Over 4 a long time, Christine was an advocate for the English language educating sector, main the Institute of Persevering with and TESOL Schooling on the College of Queensland for 30 years.
“Many inside the ELICOS group have benefitted from Christine’s mentorship, sage recommendation and philanthropy,” English Australia stated.
The Christine Bundesen AM Language Instructing Organisation Administration Grant – a part of the English Australia Awards Program since 2017 – is typical of her long-term dedication to the sector, the organisation added.
“Our sector will miss Christine enormously and our warmest ideas are together with her household and mates.”
In 2012, when Christine was awarded Member of the Order within the Queens Birthday Honours record, English Australia chair Chris Wallis hailed her as “one of many prime movers within the institution and growth of the Australian worldwide training for abroad college students business”.
Christine’s passing “is a large lack of a fierce advocate and much-loved member of our group”, high quality assurance skilled NEAS stated.
“We’re saddened we’ve got misplaced an excellent chief for the sector and the broader worldwide training endeavour. Christine’s contribution over a long time has been immense.”
Christine was awarded an Australian Centenary Medal in 2001 and was the primary ever recipient of the English Australia Lifetime Achievement Award for excellent service to the ELICOS business in 2010.
“This can be a nice loss for the business”
She additionally drafted the unique tips for the ELICOS Requirements and was instrumental in establishing the 2000 Australian Authorities Schooling Companies for Abroad Act.
Along with the inaugural IDP Excellent Achievement in Worldwide Schooling Award in 1997, she was introduced with a NEAS Lifetime Member Award in Might of this 12 months.
“The NEAS Board, Advisory Council and workers are grateful to have been in a position to share the NEAS convention in Might this 12 months with Christine and to see the enjoyment and pleasure with which she acquired the well-deserved NEAS Lifetime Member Award,” NEAS stated.
“This can be a nice loss for NEAS and the business, and our ideas are with all her household and mates.”