The 2021 NEAS Management Conference was held 6-7 May,
livestreamed from Doltone House in Sydney.
All conference content is now available for viewing.
If you attended the conference, you can access the recordings from the NEAS Management Conference Online Platform (check your email for your unique access link).
The recordings are also available for viewing via the NEAS Online Portal.
Planning for the 2022 event is underway and details will be announced shortly.
2021 Conference Sponsors
Looking at sponsoring the NEAS 2021 Management Conference? Contact us.
The Premium Sponsor is a distinguished and time-honourer supporter of NEAS Australia.
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.
Gold Sponsors are eminent supporters of NEAS Australia. We take this opportunity to express our abiding gratitude to this year’s Gold Sponsors.
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.
From education and workforce management to local communities, government, justice systems and beyond, ReadyTech create awesome technology that helps customers navigate complexity, while also delivering meaningful outcomes.
Home to the education market’s most trusted student management and skills assessment systems for tertiary, higher ed and vocational education and training (VET) providers, ReadyTech brings together a family of technologies designed to solve problems across the entire student journey.
Their flagship product, JR Plus, is a next-generation student management system for tertiary education institutions of today, and tomorrow. ReadyTech knows society continually needs innovative solutions to solve new and emerging challenges. And they also know technology alone is not enough. That’s why they never lose sight of the power of a people-centric approach.
Phone: 02 9018 5525
Silver Sponsors make prominent contributions to the success of the NEAS Management Conference. Our many thanks to this year’s Silver Sponsors.
Sonder is purpose built for the urgent and dynamic needs of today’s world.
Our level of support spans across the psychological and the physical, offering both preventative and responsive solutions.
We offer support that’s available 24/7 for situations of high mental stress through to acute mental crisis and in circumstances ranging from preventative safety through to the risk of physical harm.
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.
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
For over 70 years, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has been the world’s leading not-for-profit education research and test development organisation and is recognised by over 11, 000 institutions, organisations and governments worldwide.
Our flagship English language assessment is the Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). The TOEFL test is considered the most widely recognised English-language test in the world, with flexible delivery at thousands of test centres or delivered securely at home via remote proctoring.
Our Bronze Sponsors make valued contributions to the success of the NEAS Management Conference. We thank the following Bronze Sponsors for their important support.
The Copyright Agency is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that represents over 40,000 members across the publishing, media, visual arts, education and surveying sectors.
We collect fees and distribute royalties to creator members for the reuse of text and images.
We have been appointed by the Australian Government to administer the Statutory Education Licence, which enables educational institutions to legally reuse content created by others, and be confident that creators are being compensated fairly for their work.
Whether it’s training materials, health, engineering or science journals, media articles, safety handbooks or illustrations, our members’ material is a vital source of intelligence that benefits portfolios and informs decisions across education, government and business.
The Copyright Agency also manages the Commonwealth, State and Territory government copying schemes, the Resale Royalty scheme for artists, and the special provisions for institutions assisting people with print disabilities – all by appointment by the Government or by the Copyright Tribunal.
We also have agreements with International Affiliates to license the use of foreign content here, and collect licence fees for Australian content used overseas.
Licensing revenue is returned to our members ensuring the Australian creative economy remains strong.
Our members are educational authors, poets and playwrights, journalists, publishers, visual artists, photographers, cartoonists and illustrators and surveyors.
Copyright Agency provides philanthropic support to Australia’s cultural community through our grants program, the Cultural Fund.
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.
Guided e-Learning provides online blended learning solutions to EFL schools and IELTS test preparation. Our school platform, GELnet, combines detailed data analytics and content from Oxford University Press to deliver blended learning mapped to a school’s syllabus. Our GEL IELTS prep system offers comprehensive IELTS prep packages used by test centres and schools.
Oxford University Press
With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. We believe in the power of the written word and the scholarship that stands behind it. Everything we publish relates directly to our mission: to support Oxford University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education. At OUP, we are dedicated to supporting English language teachers and students. We know this is a challenging time and we’re here to help. Our resources are designed for every learning and teaching situation, whether that be in the classroom or remote.
Phone: 1300 650 616
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.
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.
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).
Cambridge English exams are recognised by over 20,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. Our C1 Advanced (CAE) exam is accepted by the Australian Government for all visa categories. In New Zealand, the B2 First (FCE) exam is accepted by Immigration New Zealand for all visa categories that require an English test. Our English language qualifications can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognised, can increase your students’ choices for study or work.
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.
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.
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.
The Sydney English and Language Academy
As one of the longest established colleges, SELA has been endorsed by the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework as a quality provider of General English, IELTS Test Preparation, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English Exam Preparation (CAE) and Cambridge First Certificate in English Exam Preparation (FCE). We also offer a range of innovative general English electives, and specially tailored courses for a variety of occupations. Students get to take part in fun social activities every term.
Many thanks to our Media Sponsor, for publicising the 2021 NEAS Management Conference through its high-profile channels.
The PIE News
The PIE is a media, recruitment and events company providing services for all professionals working in the international education industry. Keep up with international education industry news via The PIE News website, read our analysis of hot topics and trends in our quarterly magazine The PIE Review, available digitally and in print, find new staff or your next role through The PIE Jobs board and specialist executive search consultancy The PIE Exec Search, and be inspired and better connected by attending The PIE Events.
The PIEoneer Awards celebrate innovation and achievement in international education each year. Sign up to The PIE Weekly newsletter to receive a weekly update on news and jobs in the sector directly to your inbox. Do let us know of any interesting developments or news happening at your organisation – we would love to hear from you.
Dedicated supporters of NEAS Australia make material contributions to the value of the NEAS Management Conference.
The ASEAN-Australia Education Dialogue (AAED) is a track II diplomacy platform that strengthens Australia’s education and training relationship with key stakeholders in the ASEAN region. AAED acknowledges the initial support from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC), the continuing support from various individuals, institutions and organisations in the higher education, vocational education, English Language Teaching and school sectors across Australia and the ASEAN region.
AAED has become a trusted platform for building ASEAN-Australian connectivity and partnerships. In June 2020, AAED was announced as a finalist for the prestigious PIEoneer of the Year 2020 – the global awards program that celebrates innovation and achievement across the whole of the international education sector.
We are an international network of advisors and accountants with expertise in audit and assurance, business advisory, corporate recovery, financial planning, superannuation, wealth management, trusts and estates, taxation and R&D tax incentives. Our advisors work with SMEs, family businesses, listed entities, professionals, individuals and government.
We can help you achieve your goals and aspirations, and get where you want to be.
Study NSW is a NSW Government agency dedicated to supporting and enriching the experience of international students studying with a NSW education provider. Study NSW coordinates a wide range of free initiatives to help international students with living, studying and working in NSW. To find out more about support and engagement programs for international students, visit www.study.sydney and follow Study NSW on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WeChat.
At UTS College, whether on campus or Live Online, you’ll benefit from a special combination of ongoing academic support, small class sizes and practical learning, designed to help you realise your full potential and give you the ultimate thrive factor at UTS
English Australia is the national peak body for the English language sector of international education in Australia.
We represent over 120 member colleges throughout Australia that provide quality English language programs to students and professionals from around the world.
Phone: 02 9264 4700
StudyTravel has 30 years’ experience in connecting agents and educators in print, online and in person.
StudyTravel Magazine is read by 22 000 agent readers in 129 countries, providing news, statistics and market insights on all of the industry sectors.
StudyTravel events, ST Alphe Conferences and ST Alphitos, provide an opportunity for international educators to meet with study travel agents from around the world – face-to-face and online.
StudyTravel also organise the annual peer-voted ST Star Awards and ST Secondary School Awards, allowing schools, agents and service providers to recognise and thank each other for their support and outstanding services.
Our online platform, StudyTravel Network (STN), connects you to over 11,600 active* users in the study travel industry. Share content, send messages, and arrange meetings using Meeting Manager. Use the StudyTravel mobile app, available on android and Apple app stores, to access key features of STN on the go!
*active in the last 9 months
Bronze Teacher Sponsor
Dedicated supporters of NEAS Australia and professional development of their staff.
University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching
Why choose us?
With specialised programs and highly qualified English teachers, we deliver innovative, high quality English language programs in a supportive environment, and maintain excellence in teaching.
Each year, we welcome around 3,500 students from around the world to learn English at CET. We develop and prepare English language proficiency for undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs, or career and migration pathways.
Our program leaders, curriculum designers and teaching professionals are innovators in the field of English learning and research in Australia. All of our courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who have intensive experience both in Australia and internationally in instructing English speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.