Study Group Australia Pty Limited (SGA) is a private Australian and New Zealand 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 and New Zealand universities.
In Australia, SGA is a:
- Registered provider of ELICOS and 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 Paul Scarlett, Commercial Finance Director – ANZ, Director, SGA
The SGA Board has established the following standing committees:
- Academic Management and Compliance Committee
- Risk and Compliance Committee
Quality and Accreditation
Accreditation and quality assurance
Study Group Australia Pty Limited delivers:
- TEQSA registered ELICOS program ( Academic English Preparation (AEP)) is owned and delivered by Study Group Australia Pty Limited, trading as Taylors College.
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 (The University of Auckland).
- Foundation Studies, Certificate of University Preparation, Academic English Language, Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation, International Diploma (Business), and International Diploma (Computer Science) (The 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
- National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (the National Code)
- TEQSA Act 2011
- 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 Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021
- Relevant NZQA Rules 2022
- 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.
SGANZ 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.
SGANZ implements strategies that support the inclusion of students of all nationalities and backgrounds on our campuses and in our communities.
SGANZ 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, SGANZ is committed to providing safe and friendly learning environments that ensure our students’ wellbeing and protection from harm.
Raising a complaint
SGANZ 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 2021 can be accessed 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.