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SGA Governance

Registration Information

Study Group Australia Pty Limited (SGA) is a private Australian and New Zealand education institution providing high-school, pre-university, foundation, English language and higher education programs at SGA’s own colleges and in partnership with a number of Australian and New Zealand universities.

In Australia, Study Group Australia Pty Limited is:

  • Nationally registered English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Provider, Foundation Programs Provider and Higher Education Provider (HEP) with the Australian Government’s national independent regulator the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) (Provider ID: PRV12044);
  • NSW non-government High School provider registered with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA);
  • Registered provider of high school, ELICOS, foundation program and higher education courses to overseas students [CRICOS Provider code: 01682E]; and
  • Nationally approved higher education provider (HEP) to offer FEE-HELP under the Australian Government’s approved student loan scheme administered by the Department of Education.

In New Zealand, SGA’s subsidiary, Study Group NZ Limited (SG-NZ) is a Private Training Establishment (PTE) registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Governance and Management

SGA Board of Directors

The SGA Board of Directors (SGA Board) is the corporate governing body of SGA, accountable for the company, and the business affairs and property of the company. The SGA Board has final governance responsibility of all matters associated with SGA.

The SGA Board of Directors comprises:

  • Members:
    • Emeritus Professor Ian Goulter AM (Chairperson), Non-Executive Director, SGA (Independent)
    • Emeritus Professor Arnold Depickere, Non-Executive Director, SGA (Independent)
    • Mr Warren Jacobson, Managing Director Development Australasia, Director, SGA
    • Mr Alex Chevrolle, Chief Operating Officer – ANZ, Director, SGA
  • Observers:
    • Mr. Paul Scarlett, COO-ANZ nominated senior staff member with financial and taxation expertise

Standing committees currently established by the SGA Board:

  • Quality and Risk Committee

SGA Academic Board

The SGA Academic Board is responsible for oversight of all academic matters relating to SGA’s higher education programs registered and delivered in Australia. The SGA Academic Board reports to the SGA Board of Directors and through its membership overlaps it communicates to the COO-ANZ and Quality and Risk Committee to ensure they are apprised of meeting deliberations and decisions and vice versa.

The SGA Academic Board comprises:

  • Members:
    • Emeritus Professor Arnold Depickere, Emeritus Professor of Murdoch University (Independent)
    • Mr John Price, Executive and Organisational Coach/Mentor Chairman AIIA Alumni, Director ACS Foundation (Independent)
    • Associate Professor Cara MacNish, Chair Academic Board and Council, UWA (Independent)
    • Associate Professor Kenneth Pope, College of Science and Engineering Flinders University (Independent)
    • Ms Jennie Hayes, Flinders International Study Centre Director
    • Mr David Berry, Campus Director, Taylors College Perth
    • Dr Mark Kissane, Head of College, Martin Higher Education
    • Mr Andrew Dawkins, Head of International Study Centres – ANZ
    • Ms Emma Hart, Director of Academic Programs, Taylors College Perth
    • Up to two student representatives (higher education (HE) students reflecting the diversity of the HE student body)
  • Observers:
    • Mr Alex Chevrolle, Chief Operating Officer – ANZ
    • Ms Jennifer Jurd, Administration & Student Services Manager, Martin College/Martin Higher Education (MHE)
    • Ms Michelle Marr, Campus Business Manager, Taylors College Student Services, Taylors College Perth (TCP)
    • Ms Naomi Kelly, Counsellor: Student Engagement and Welfare, Flinders International Study Centre (FISC)

Committees and subcommittees currently established by the SGA Academic Board:

  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Board of Examiners
  • Academic Appeals Committee
  • Course Advisory Committee(s)

SGA Executive Leadership Team

  • Mr Alex Chevrolle, Chief Operating Officer - ANZ
  • Mr Warren Jacobson, Managing Director, Development Australasia
  • Ms Tracey Lane, Human Resources Director - ANZ
  • Mr Peter Jones, Head of Operations - ANZ
  • Mr Paul Scarlett, Commercial Finance Director
  • Mr Andrew Dawkins, Head of International Study Centres - ANZ
  • Mr David Knight, Director, CSU Study Centres
  • Mrs Trisha Mok, Senior In-House Counsel
  • Ms Daniella Storm, Sales Director – Australia & New Zealand.

(Organisational Chart to follow)

SGA College Leadership

  • ANU College (ANUC) – Mr Andrew Dawkins, Head of International Study Centres ANZ, Acting Head of ANU College
  • Flinders International Study Centre (FISC) - Ms Jennie Hayes, Centre Director
  • Taylors College Perth (TCP) - Mr David Berry, Campus Director
  • Taylors College Sydney (TCS) – Mr Alan Moran, Campus Director/Principal
  • Martin Higher Education - Dr Mark Kissane, Head of College

Quality and Accreditation

Accreditation and quality assurance

Study Group Australia Pty Limited delivers:

  • NESA registered, NSW High School programs through SGA’s Taylors College Sydney campus.
  • TEQSA registered ELICOS programs through SGA’s Embassy English language schools in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast.
  • TEQSA accredited higher education Diploma to Bachelor degrees through SGA’s Martin Higher Education College (MHE), in Sydney and Brisbane.
  • TEQSA accredited higher education Diploma qualifications in business, health sciences, engineering, commerce, and science through SGA’s Flinders International Study Centre (FISC), Adelaide. FISC also provides SGA’s Foundation and ELICOS study pathways to Flinders University and delivers Flinders University’s pre-Masters programs.
  • TEQSA accredited higher education Diploma qualifications in commerce and science through SGA’s Taylor’s College Perth (TCP). TCP also provides SGA’s University of Western Australia Foundation program (UWAFP) and ELICOS study pathways to the University of Western Australia (UWA).
  • TEQSA registered ELICOS and Foundation programs through SGA’s ANU College (ANUC), Canberra. ANUC also delivers ANU’s Pre-University programs for domestic students.

Study Group Australia Pty Limited also delivers on behalf of its university partners:

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU) accredited Bachelor, Graduate Diploma and Masters (coursework) qualifications in the fields of business, accounting and information technology through SGA’s CSU Study Centres, which has campuses in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
  • The University of Sydney's Foundation Program (USFP) and University of Sydney High Achievers Preparation Program (USHAPP) from SGA’s Taylors College Sydney campus, through joint venture with the University of Sydney Foundation Program Pty Limited.

Compliance with Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation and regulatory requirements

SGA ensures that its policies and procedures meet the requirements of Commonwealth or State and Territory legislation relevant to our operations, including (but not limited to):

  • Corporations Act 2001
  • Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000
  • Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA)
  • National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (the National Code)
  • TEQSA Act 2011
  • Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015
  • Foundation Program Standards which operate in adjunct to the National Code
  • Education Act 1990 (NSW) and related regulations for NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered High Schools
  • English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Standards 2018
  • Various other Commonwealth and State legislation, including those that concern Privacy and Personal Information, Health and Safety, Access and Equity, Workplace Harassment, Victimisation and Bullying, Anti-discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Human Rights.

Staff and students are provided with information about legislation relevant to their studies through their College policies, procedures, student handbook, course guides, orientation and website.

Ethical standards

SGA undertakes to act at all times in a professional and ethical manner. Staff and education agents must abide by the professional standards expected of education providers.

Student safety

SGA implements strategies that support the inclusion of students of all nationalities and backgrounds on our campuses and in our communities.

SGA believes that student learning cannot be separated from student welfare and that the best learning environment is one where students feel safe and are happy. To support this, SGA is committed to providing safe and friendly learning environments that ensure our students’ wellbeing and protection from harm.

SGA courses

For a list of current courses offered by SGA click here . The list includes all SGA higher education courses and indicative total student enrolments, accreditation status of each course of study, duration, AQF details and CRICOS information.

Raising a complaint

SGA aims to provide a learning and working environment in which grievances are responded to promptly and with minimum distress and maximum protection to all parties. Our procedures for handling complaints are based on confidentiality, impartiality, procedural fairness and protection from victimisation.

Processes for dealing with student complaints are outlined in student policy on handling of complaints which can be accessed from each College website.

For other matters please contact us .

SGA’s Embassy English programs are delivered on behalf of SGA by EC English, ABN 33 627 691 696
SGA is currently teaching out its Martin Higher Education courses.