2019/2020 Conference Sponsors

Looking at sponsoring the NEAS 2020 Management Conference? Contact us.

IELTS – Premium Sponsor

IELTS is the most respected test of English in the world with more than 3 million test takers each year.

IELTS has been testing English language for more than 25 years and today, IELTS is available at more than 1,100 test centres globally, including 50 test venues in Australia.

Phone: +61 478 304 551

Pearson – Gold Sponsor

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning.

In Australia Pearson provides:

  • PTE Academic: the world’s leading computer-based test of English for international students and migrants needing to prove their proficiency in English. It is approved by the Department of Home Affairs for all immigration and student visas and by all universities and colleges for admission purposes.
  • English language teaching: We provide learning materials, technologies and assessment tools to teachers and students.

Phone: 1800 656 685

Allianz Global Assistance

Since 1999, Allianz Global Assistance has provided health insurance and assistance to overseas students. Working with many of Australia’s leading education institutions, we are a leading provider of overseas student and visitor health cover.

All day, every day, we strive to be amongst the world’s most caring, responsive, and customer-focused companies in the speciality insurance and assistance industry.

We offer a flexible approach to overseas student health cover (OSHC) and overseas visitors health cover (OVHC) with assistance services relevant to students, education institutions and migration agent partners.

Our health cover benefits are similar to those Australians receive through Medicare (Australia’s public health care system). For students or visitors who get sick or have an accident in Australia, depending on the coverage level selected, we help pay for the medical cost for:

  • Hospital costs
  • Emergency ambulance
  • Doctor’s appointments
  • Prescription medicine*

Plus, our value-added policy benefits deliver an exceptional service and provide a best-in-market experience for your customers.

Phone: +61 439 275 319


Bookery is Australia’s largest online and retail specialist for teachers and students of ELT.

As well as retail, we offer consultative services, PD events, and on-site visits for you and your teachers to see what resources we offer and to discuss them with our team.

We partner with multiple publishers including National Geographic Learning, Macmillan, Garnet, and the Password English Language Testing Platform.

Please drop by our display while you’re at the NEAS Management Conference for a chat and to see how we can help you.

Phone: +61 3 8417 9500


Bentleys NSW is a mid-tier chartered accounting firm specialising in advisory, accounting, and audit services. It is part of The Bentleys Network, a national association of Australian owned and independently run accounting, audit and advisory firms. Bentleys NSW has access to the knowledge and skills of approximately 80 directors and over 600 staff practising in the capital cities and major regional centres across Australia.

The Sydney firm, Bentleys NSW, has 8 Directors and approximately 70 staff. The Bentleys NSW practice provides a comprehensive range of professional accounting and assurance services, with particular expertise in:

  • Accounting, advisory and consulting services;
  • Bookkeeping and payroll services
  • Taxation (including GST, capital gains tax, fringe benefits tax, transfer pricing);
  • Business Advisory Services – including corporate governance reviews;
  • Due diligence and transaction support; and
  • Audit and Assurance services;
  • Superannuation

Our demonstrated expertise in the delivery of audit, taxation, accounting and assurance, and business advisory services is well respected by industry and our peers. Quality assurance underpins all service delivery at Bentleys NSW.


The Pie News

Media Partner

The PIE is an independent media, recruitment and events company offering a market-leading portfolio of services for Professionals in International Education.

Keep up with industry news via, read our analysis of hot topics and trends in the quarterly The PIE Review magazine, find new staff or your next move through our jobs board and specialist executive search consultancy The PIE Talent, and make business connections through The PIE Plus. Sign up to The PIE Weekly newsletter to receive a weekly update on news and jobs in the sector directly to your inbox. The PIEoneer Awards celebrate innovation and achievement in
international education each year.

The PIE is the only targeted media platform that can boast a truly global audience of senior stakeholders involved in international education from around the world. We reach over 50,000 unique readers per month and 25,000 subscribers receive our PIE Weekly newsletter.

Phone: +61 418 872 768

ETS Global / TOEFL

Dinner Sponsor

ETS, the global leader in educational assessments, develops and administers the most respected English-language test, the TOEFL® test. TOEFL scores are accepted for student, post-study, skilled migration and business visas, as well as academic admissions purposes.

Phone: +61 408 078 052

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge Assessment English is a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge. We provide the world’s leading range of fit-for-purpose English language qualifications. Our expertise, gathered over 100 years of language learning and assessment, has led us to working with more than 20,000 educational institutions and local and regional governments around the world.

We offer a range of assessments designed to meet the needs of learners of all abilities. All our exams are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Our English teaching qualifications such as CELTA, CELT-P, CELT-S and TKT are also recognised around the world as the international quality standard. We have qualifications and courses for new and experienced teachers alike.

Cambridge Assessment English also has online tests such as the Cambridge English Placement Test, and Linguaskill. Linguaskill is a quick and convenient online test to help organisations check the English levels of individuals and groups of candidates. It tests all four language skills: speaking, writing, reading and listening.

Phone: +61 (0) 436 657 603

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is driven by world-class research and a profound commitment to delivering educational value for the benefit of learners, teachers, educational institutions, employers and society as a whole and continues to lead the way in the development of new materials for teachers and students across a range of platforms.

Phone: +61 3 8671 1488


Through open, usable, cloud-based technologies, Canvas enables easy integration of the content, tools, and services that teachers need and students want. Not surprisingly, listening to users about their needs and wants—then rolling out the most usable, customisable, adaptable, and reliable learning platform (think 99.9% uptime)—makes all the difference when it comes to campus-wide LMS adoption. That’s why Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other LMS. So, in the end, investing in 21st century technology for higher education actually makes teaching and learning easier (like it’s supposed to).

Canvas is the educational revolution by Instructure, the technology company that makes smart software that makes people smarter. In addition to the Canvas LMS, Instructure offers Canvas Commons, the learning object repository that actually gets used; Canvas Catalog, the customisable, all-in-one course catalog, registration system, and payment gateway; and Canvas Network, an index of open, online courses taught by educators everywhere.



EQUATOR Information Technology supply eBECAS – Administration software supporting VET and Language Colleges, CRICOS, Avetmiss, USI and VET Student Loans.

Classing – progressive class allocation option for Language classes based on language levels with allocation changes up to weekly. Career College classes based in subjects assigned for period or semester with attendance calculations.

Assessments – Results can be entered for Language and VET by class or course.

SMS and Email – Single and bulk email and html supported with templates.

Agent Management – Financial, billing and reconciliation, performance monitoring and contact and document management.

Accommodation and Transfer Management – Accommodation matching, placement and billing and reconciliation for accommodation and transfer management.

Document Repository – Store documentation for Student contact, Student Results and Certificates, Agents and Accommodation providers – all accessible via the internet

Integrated Financials – Student, Agent, Accommodation accounts, scheduled payments, invoices, receipting, credits, debits, with revenue calculated by day.

Load Prisms data updating CoE and Visa information with Visa Cancellation and acceptance reports by Country/Agent/Visa issuing Location

Phone: +61 7 3040 1030

English Australia

English Australia, the national peak body for the English language sector of international education in Australia, provides leadership and influence as the voice of the sector and provides support and benefits to members, driving ever higher levels of professionalism across the sector.

We represent over 120 member colleges throughout Australia that provide quality English language programs to students and professionals from around the world.

English Australia is recognised globally as leading and supporting a thriving, and valued English language teaching sector.

English Australia’s strategic goals align with its strategic pillars: Lead, Connect, and Grow. The Strategic Goals collectively work to support the realisation of English Australia’s Mission and Vision.


ICEF is a global leader in international education, committed to advancing the industry through the promotion of best practices, strengthening of global networks, and sharing of insights and analysis on the latest industry trends and data.

Our global programme of networking events supports student mobility by connecting international education institutions, student recruitment agents, and relevant service providers.

Phone: +61 7 5545 2912

Macquarie University, Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University explores new frontiers in language learning and teaching, how language enables people to get things done in all the various social, professional and academic spheres of life, understanding human speech production and reception, language processing, and language acquisition.

In Applied Linguistics and TESOL, we have an internationally recognised team of academic staff who conduct research into the multitude of ways that language is used in different social, professional and academic domains.

Our research is directly linked to the subjects that we teach in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL programs. This ensures that students are engaged in cutting-edge learning at the frontiers of knowledge. Our research and teaching expertise enables us to be highly effective, supportive research supervisors for students undertaking Master of Research and Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Macquarie’s Applied Linguistics and TESOL course work and research degrees are internationally recognised. We have graduates in many countries of the world, many in key positions in education, language education, and a multitude of other professional and academic domains.

Phone: +61 2 9850 9603

Meshed Group

At Meshed Group, we partner with RTOs and Higher Education Institutions to help them transform and grow. We do this by bringing technology and people together; technology that’s tailored to provide solutions for your education business.

Since 2007, we have worked with Language Schools, Registered Training Organisations, TAFEs, Universities and Higher Education providers to build Enterprise Management Systems, Software, CRM platforms and Web applications. However we understand that every client has unique requirements, so we provide customised, intelligent and powerful technology solutions.

Meshed Group solutions are suited to any sized education providers or enterprises. They are simple to use, quick to deploy, customisable, cloud-based, affordable and are continually evolving to meet the challenges of the education industry.


NSW Government

The NSW Government established StudyNSW in 2014 to increase the number of international students studying in Sydney and NSW or with our education providers overseas, improve the quality of their experience while in the State and recognise their contributions to our communities.

StudyNSW is a dedicated unit within the NSW Department of Industry responsible for delivering the 10-year international education strategy outlined in the Industry Action Plan and positioning NSW in key markets as a leader in international education that launches global careers.

StudyNSW has four main functions:

  • Marketing, promotion and research;
  • Development of policy and advocacy to enhance the competitiveness of international education in NSW;
  • Delivery and evaluation of strategies and programs to improve the experiences of international students in NSW, and
  • Identification and generation of international market development opportunities and new technology-enabled models of delivery.



The Occupational English Test (OET) assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. It helps regulators, employers and educators select healthcare professionals with the right level of English proficiency to deliver safe and high-quality care, by optimising communication with patients, carers and colleagues.

Underpinned by Cambridge English and partnering with the Australian Research Council and University of Melbourne, OET has featured prominently in research literature relating to language testing in specific-purpose contexts.

OET comprises four sub-tests (writing, speaking, reading and listening) and is available monthly in 40 countries. It assesses the English language skills of 12 different health professions, from nursing and medicine to dentistry and optometry.

OET has developed a Preparation Provider Programme (PPP) to give OET preparation providers the knowledge and tools needed to run high quality OET preparation courses. It is designed for education institutions and teachers currently preparing students for OET, or those interested in starting a new course.

Preparation providers who undertake the Programme are supported fully throughout the process and are listed on the OET website upon successful completion.

Those providers who successfully complete additional online training are awarded Premium Provider status and receive a range of benefits, including a new library of sample materials, use of the OET Premium Provider logo, and access to a toolkit of marketing materials.

Phone: +61 3 8658 3963

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The ELT Division is a global leader in the provision of multimedia English language teaching and learning materials. Operating worldwide, we reach millions of teachers and students each year to support the development of English language proficiency.

As a leading publisher of series such as English File, Headway, Navigate, and Oxford EAP we pride ourselves in providing teachers of English with quality materials to take into the classroom.

Visit us a Booth 4 to browse samples of popular ELT titles and learn more about ELT options for your classroom!

Phone: +61 3 9934 9123

RTO Accountants

Our specialist team will work with you to establish the important foundations of your Registered Training Organisation (RTO) business, with a focus on long-term financial viability. With stringent compliance regulations and evolving requirements, the RTO industry is certainly complex. RTO Accountants will provide tax advice and manage all your financial and compliance matters, ensuring your business is structured correctly, with sound financials to allow for growth.

RTO Accountants specialises in providing financial and accounting services to businesses registering or registered for technical and Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Whether you are running an existing RTO business or in the process of starting an RTO business, we can help and let you focus on the business of delivering student outcomes through training courses.

Phone: 1300 724 608


We would like to welcome you to The Sydney Business and Travel Academy (SBTA) and Sydney English Language Academy (SELA) (“The Academy”).

Since 1985, we have been leading the way in Vocational Education and Training, welcoming thousands of students to study with us each year.

Located in the beautiful city of Sydney, we are recognised as one of Sydney’s largest and most successful training providers, committed to the highest standards of professionalism and excellence.

All our courses are nationally recognised with our course content being relevant to current industry trends and demands. Our trainers and assessors are dedicated professionals in their field of study who will provide you with practical and theoretical training in a learning environment, which is fun and friendly, to help you to achieve success in your chosen career and in the global market place.



A proactive approach to personal safety

Sonder is an Australia-wide, multilingual rapid response network. We’re available on-demand 24/7 via the Sonder app, over the phone and in-person, through trusted, independently-vetted professional Liaison Officers, who have a passion for helping

From small worries to serious situations, we help international students pursue life with confidence so they can succeed in their studies, giving their parents and family peace of mind.



Study Travel has 30 years of knowledge of the international education industry, specialising in the agent-educator partnership, and not in just one media but in print, in person and online.

StudyTravel Magazine is the only monthly b2b publication in the study abroad industry, with over 29,000 quality agent readers at 7,000 agencies in over 129 countries worldwide. Our agent readers rely on our up-to-date industry news, statistics and articles to advise the students they send abroad every year.

StudyTravel Alphe Conferences are 2 day events where educators meet face to face with quality, reference checked agents. Both parties meet for 30-minute face-to face meetings to establish a lasting business partnership. We organise 11 events in 10 worldwide locations including London, Frankfurt, St Petersburg, Tokyo, Seoul, Malaga, Bangkok, Taipei Sao Paulo and Istanbul.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7440 4028

University of Sydney, Centre for English Teaching

Established in 1988, the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching (CET) provides award-winning educational programs, using a unique 4:2:1 learning model of classroom interaction, personalised online learning, and student engagement activities. Academic and well-being support are provided for students who need additional assistance.

Our experienced and highly-qualified teachers deliver English language courses for University entry and professional success. Developed in consultation with University faculties, the Direct Entry Course is a quality-assured program targeting academic English and 21st century skills, such as digital literacy, collaboration, and critical thinking, to build competence and resilience.

Global English at CET is a unique course that includes mobile learning activities and employability skills, building confidence for successful social and professional communication in English.

Graduate Academic Skills course and Advanced Skills for Academic Success course (for scholars sponsored by the Australian government) both provide high-level academic skills development to transition successfully to University study.

Our highly-regarded teacher-training courses, available both online and face-to-face, are for new ELICOS teachers and those wanting to develop professionally into the area of English for Academic Purposes.

CET also provides international test preparation, and Customised Programs designed for groups coming to Sydney.