Ben Houston is Director, Regulation, Recognition and Tuition Protection, Quality Frameworks Branch, International Group in the Department of Education and Training. Ben has worked in the Department since 1990 spending most of that time in International Group developing and managing the systems that support the international student industry. He has an extensive knowledge of the legislative frameworks underpinning the international student sector, the consumer protection arrangements for overseas students as well as experience with the AQF and qualification recognition frameworks. He is also responsible for the DET education agent performance data project using enrolment and visa data from PRISMS. He is also responsible for Qualification Recognition functions as head of the Australian National Information Centre under the UNESCO Recognition Conventions. Ben also manages the development and support of the Country Education Profiles, Qualification Assessment Guidelines and approval of and support for the Skilled Migration Assessing Authorities.