Study Group Australia Pty Limited (SGA) is a private Australian education institution providing pre-university, foundation, English language and higher education programs at SGA’s own colleges and in partnership with a number of Australian universities.
In Australia, SGA is a:
- Nationally registered English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Provider, Foundation Programs Provider and an Institute of Higher Education (IHE) with the Australian Government’s national independent regulator the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) (Provider ID: PRV12044);
- Registered provider of ELICOS and foundation program courses to overseas students [CRICOS Provider code: 01682E].
In New Zealand, SGA’s subsidiary, Study Group NZ Limited (SGNZ) 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 for all matters associated with SGA.
The SGA Board of Directors comprises:
- The Hon. Andrew Stoner AM (Chairperson)
- Emeritus Professor Peter Booth, Non-Executive Director (Independent)
- Dr Elizabeth Deane, Non-Executive Director (Independent)
- Professor Sally Kift, Non-Executive Director (Independent)
- Mr. Alex Chevrolle, Director External Engagement
- Mr Paul Scarlett, Commercial Finance Director – ANZ, Director, SGA
The SGA Board has established the following standing committees:
- Academic Board
- Risk and Compliance 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.
The SGA Academic Board comprises:
- Dr Elizabeth Deane (Independent Chair)
- 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)
- Professor Elizabeth More AM, Chief Academic Adviser ANZ
- Ms Emma Hart, College Director, Taylors College Perth
- Mr. Alex Chevrolle, Director External Engagement
- Ms Michelle Marr, Campus Business Manager, Taylors College Perth
Quality and Accreditation
Accreditation and quality assurance
Study Group Australia Pty Limited delivers:
- 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 (HAPP) from SGA’s Taylors College Sydney campus, through joint venture with the University of Sydney Foundation Program Pty Limited.
Study Group NZ Limited delivers:
- Pre-Foundation programme (registered with NZQA and delivered by Taylors College Auckland).
Study Group NZ Limited also delivers on behalf of its university partners:
- Foundation Studies Certificate programme (University of Auckland).
- Foundation Studies, Certificate of University Preparation, Academic English Language, Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation, International Diploma (Business), and International Diploma (Computer Science) (University of Waikato).
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) 2021
- Education Services for Overseas Student (Foundation Program Standards) Instrument 2021
- 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.
SGNZ ensures that its policies and procedures meet the requirements of New Zealand legislation relevant to our operations, including (but not limited to):
- Companies Act 1993
- Education and Training Act 2020
- Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016
- Education (Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary Students) Interim Code of Practice 2019
- Relevant NZQA Rules 2021
- Children’s Act 2014
- Various other New Zealand 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.
Students are provided with information about legislation relevant to their studies through their College policies, procedures, student handbook, course guides, orientation and website.
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.
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.
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.
Modern Slavery Statement
SGA is committed to the prevention of modern slavery in our operations and supply chains. The SGA Modern Slavery Statement for the year ended 31 December 2020 can be accessed on the Australian Government’s online register for modern slavery statements, here.
SG Australia Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure
The SG Australia Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure relates to the Australian subsidiaries of Study Group. The policy explains how eligible whistleblowers may make disclosures about wrongdoing.