22 Oct 2020, Sydney. ELSIS’ EAP programs will now be accepted under University of New England’s (UNE) English Language Requirements for Admission Rule (ELRA) and English Language Requirements Higher than the University Minimum Annex.

The university will accept students who have successfully completed the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program from a non-university NEAS-accredited English Language Prover that has a formal agreement with UNE under which it provides an equivalent EAP Program.

This means ELSIS students who have satisfactorily completed the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program at the IELTS 6.0 level will be eligible to meet UNE’s English requirements for what are called “standard” courses.

“This constitutes a major partnership in ELSIS’ continuous efforts to become a premium provider when it comes to Academic Preparation Programs,” stated Thorsten Wilhelm, General Manager of ELSIS.

“The University of New England is delighted to partner with ELSIS to provide students with a quality English language pathway to achieve their higher education goals”, stated Ingrid Elliston, Director International at UNE.

NEAS recently released its endorsement of ELSIS as a Quality Online Provider. ELSIS’s remote delivery model is enhanced by the incorporation of E2Classroom, a state-of-the-art learning management system purpose-built for languages and filled with additional quality learning content.

In partnership with TAFE NSW, ELSIS also offers a range of pathway programs that provide guaranteed entry into a number of Australian VET providers / universities. ELSIS’ courses provide a direct pathway into TAFE NSW certificate, diploma and bachelor degree courses.

“We are on a growth path, so our students can continue to grow,” added Mr. Wilhelm. “Our aim to provide high quality education so they can have every avenue to pursue a successful career.”

 

 

About ELSIS

As ECA’s premier English Education partner, ELSIS provides tailored English courses to help students from across the world learn about the work requirements in Australia and get job ready.

 

About ECA Group

Education Centre of Australia (ECA) assists students throughout their academic journey, with end-to-end support called the ECA Advantage, providing English language courses, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across the broad spectrum of disciplines along with industry-relevant internship opportunities to ease their way in to the global workforce.

 

About University of New England (UNE)

University of New England (UNE) was formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. The University became fully independent in 1954 and pioneered teaching to external students by correspondence, making UNE Australia’s most experienced provider of distance and now online education. UNE offers more than 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research levels with options to study online or on campus.

 

 

For further information, contact:

Phone: +61 2 8265 3200

6 Aug 2020, Sydney. English Language School In Sydney (ELSIS) is pleased to announce its collaboration with TAFE NSW as it continues to offer a range of pathway programs that provide guaranteed entry into a number of Australian VET providers / universities.

ELSIS, which is the English Language Provider of Education Centre of Australia (ECA) offers courses which provide a direct pathway into TAFE NSW certificate, diploma and bachelor degree courses – no IELTS or other tests required.

TAFE NSW is Australia’s largest training provider offering more than 140 courses and qualifications across 38 course areas.

“TAFE NSW welcomes ELSIS as one of its registered English language partners,” states Viji Shankar, TAFE NSW International. “It’s a great pathway opportunity for international students studying English at ELSIS to meet TAFE NSW’s English entry requirements. We look forward to working closely with ELSIS and helping meet international students’ career ambitions.”

“With this collaboration with TAFE NSW, we are striving to stay ahead of the curve to meet the ever-changing needs of industry, employers and students,” states Thorsten Wilhelm, General Manager of ELSIS.

In addition to general English proficiency, all of ELSIS’ programs develop communication skills for success in further education or for a career, including modules for work and study, presentation and discussion skills, initiative and leadership, argumentation, research, use of technology for academic and professional communication and many other important competencies.

NEAS’ recent endorsement of ELSIS as a quality F-2-F and online education provider adds to this effort in enhancing student experience.

“Our aim is to empower our students during these challenging times in every way possible,” adds Mr. Wilhelm. “Through remote learning, we are ensuring our students continue to have the best experience with us along with access to our resources and dedicated staff support. With the partnership with TAFE, our common denominator is a focus on providing high quality education to set our students up for a successful future and we look forward to working closely together.”

 

About ELSIS

As ECA’s premier English Education partner, ELSIS provides tailored English courses to help students from across the world learn about the work requirements in Australia and get job ready.

About ECA Group

Education Centre of Australia (ECA) assists students throughout their academic journey, with end-to-end support called the ECA Advantage, providing English language courses, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across the broad spectrum of disciplines along with industry-relevant internship opportunities to ease their way in to the global workforce.

About TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is the leading provider of vocational education and training in Australia with over 40 study locations available to international students across the state and more than 500,000 students enrolling every year into nationally recognised courses and training programs. TAFE NSW is also registered as a higher education provider and offers degree level programs across a range of vocational courses including short courses and certificates to Diploma and Advanced Diploma level.

 

 

For further information, contact:

Phone: +61 2 8265 3200

31 July, Sydney. NEAS has released its endorsement of ELSIS as a Quality Online Provider. ELSIS’s remote delivery model is enhanced by the incorporation of E2Classroom, a state-of-the-art learning management system purpose-built for languages and filled with additional quality learning content.

ELSIS students benefit from various learning and support tools available through the E2Classroom platform, which is professionally and consistently branded for ELSIS. They scored the Centre high for the remote learning experience – Quality Principle H1.2 Visual design and layout is consistent and aesthetically pleasing throughout.

“Remote delivery is key to modern day learning, especially during these challenging times.” stated Mr. Thorsten Wilhelm, General Manager of ELSIS. “We are always striving to enhance students’ experience in every way we can – we provide easy access to classes and updates though the E2Classroom platform along with online learning resource and dedicated staff. So we thank our students for ranking us high in the area of remote learning.”

ELSIS recently announced its partnership with TAFE NSW to offer a range of pathway programs that provide guaranteed entry into a number of Australian VET providers / universities. ELSIS offers courses which provide a direct pathway into TAFE NSW certificate, diploma and bachelor degree courses – no IELTS or other tests required.

“Our common denominator is a focus on providing high quality education to set our students up for a successful future and we look forward to working closely together,” added Mr. Wilhelm.

 

Learn more: https://neas.org.au/neas-news-online-delivery-endorsement/

 

About ELSIS

As ECA’s premier English Education partner, ELSIS provides tailored English courses to help students from across the world learn about the work requirements in Australia and get job ready.

About ECA Group

Education Centre of Australia (ECA) assists students throughout their academic journey, with end-to-end support called the ECA Advantage, providing English language courses, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across the broad spectrum of disciplines along with industry-relevant internship opportunities to ease their way in to the global workforce.

About NEAS

NEAS Australia is a ‘Not for Profit’ Registered Charity regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). NEAS promotes advanced education by providing quality assurance services for everyone in the English Language Teaching community. The NEAS Quality Assurance Framework establishes and upholds high standards, supports centres in demonstrating quality in their programs and services, and provides guidance in continuous improvement processes. 

 

 

For further information, contact:

Phone: +61 2 8265 3200

Sydney, 23 April: ECA is excited to announce the acquisition of IT Masters, an industry-based education company that partners with Charles Sturt University (CSU) to develop a unique series of online Master degree qualifications that are accessible, affordable, accredited and relevant for students and professionals seeking careers in IT in Australia.

This strategic acquisition of IT Masters provides ECA the opportunity to offer quality education to domestic students and make an inroad into the online learning space in particular. ECA has predominantly focused on the international student market in the past, having supported over 7000 students in their higher education and career aspirations.

IT Masters has been in a partnership with Charles Sturt University for over 17 years, specialising in remote and online delivery of Master of IT courses. This partnership has established CSU as a market leader in postgraduate IT courses in Australia.

IT Masters covers student acquisition largely by offering free short courses online, a certain proportion of this student cohort then converts to full fee-paying master students. The company’s online Master degrees are fully accredited under the Australian Government Qualifications Framework and offer students unique opportunities to explore career paths in the Information and Communication Technology industry, which remains one of the most employable sectors with Australia and around the globe.

“Our aim is to expand our offerings and continue to make a difference for the domestic student base as well,” states Gavin Dowling, Chief Operating Officer at ECA. “The ECA management and CSU management are very excited by this partnership to further develop the offering and look forward to enhancing student experience in every way.”

ECA is doing more in this time of crisis to offer students and professionals a way to transition to the workforce or upskill with online learning. To that end, ECA has recently developed its online learning platform ECA Online (EOL) offering a range of diploma certificate and graduate certificate programs at ECA. The company has also established a student support fund in response to the COVID-19 situation to assist students with various scholarships off tuition fees and flexible payment options across its colleges and partner universities.

 

Learn more

 

For further information, contact:

Phone: +61 2 8265 3200

With the developing situation around COVID-19 coronavirus, we believe that encouraging ‘social distancing’ (avoidance of unnecessary groups and interactions) is the need of the hour and in the best interest of everyone.

Hence, we will be moving to a partial shutdown. This means that students will be moved to remote (online and digitally supported) learning.

Please note, we will NOT be closing the campuses. All campuses will remain open for now, but with limited staff. Students will be able to attend, but not for classes. Students can get in touch with Student Services for any questions. Further details available campus by campus and college by college.

It is not clear yet how long this will be in place, but best estimates are that we will continue with the remote study for some time – more than a few weeks. We will, of course be providing updates in the meantime.

  • VU Sydney: will suspend study for one week for students from 23 March, resuming study remotely from 30 March. All staff will continue to work throughout.
  • Swinburne Sydney: has suspended study for one week this week, resuming study remotely from 23 March. All staff will continue to work throughout.
  • APIC: will suspend study for one week for students from 23 March, resuming study remotely from 30 March. All staff will continue to work throughout.
  • ELSIS: will move to remote study from 23 March. All staff will continue to work throughout.
    More information: https://www.elsis.edu.au/elsis-remote-delivery/
  • ECA College: Classes are approaching the end of term. In the week beginning 23rd March, all end of term review weeks will be conducted remotely (via zoom).
    Thereafter, there is a break and classes will resume from week commencing 13 April but be delivered remotely via zoom.
  • Professional Year: The governing bodies of the Professional Year along with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) are reviewing all provider recommendations for offering the PY via online/ remote delivery. ECA PY awaits the approval for remote/online can we shift to online delivery.

    In the meantime, students are asked to come to college as per normal until this situation changes. ECA PY anticipates a shift to remote/online delivery for PY students will happen very soon and are preparing to ensure minimal disruption to student’s studies.

    Students are advised to check your emails regularly in relation to updates – within a fast-changing situation.

    Should there be any further queries or concern, do not hesitate to contact:
    PY Student Services at [email protected]
    ECA Student Services at [email protected]
    Emergency enquiries: Luciano D’Ambrosi – General Manager 0408 868 897

  • ECA Shared Services / Corporate: For now it’s business as usual, and all staff will continue to work throughout.

Please remember that we are open, just operating in a different way to support our students and staff in the best possible manner, while prioritising their health and well being. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or need assistance.

Keep safe and stay positive.

#ECAsupport #InItTogether #StaySafeStayHealthy

Gavin Dowling
ECA Chief Operating Officer
T: 02 8260 3200
M: 0404 438 413
[email protected]

As you all know, the Australian government has moved to restrict visitors to Australia by imposing 14 days of self-isolation on all new arrivals, effective from Monday 16 March. This is one of the measures designed to help reduce the spread of the virus which continues to develop around the world.

Within ECA we are continuing to monitor developments and take advice on the best way to proceed. This includes preparing plans for the possibility of a future temporary shutdown of campuses with a move to students studying remotely. The planning will ensure that we are ready for this possible scenario. For now, however, we continue as normal and there is no reason to believe that the risk has increased significantly for most.

Once again, we urge everyone to take extra special care with personal hygiene – especially washing of hands – and to ensure that anyone who is showing flu-like symptoms (coughing and fever) self-isolates at home and seeks medical advice. This is in your own interest and in the interest of others.

If you are anxious or have any questions please speak with Student Services.

Please monitor your emails regularly as this will be the most effective way for us to provide you with updates.

 

Contact Gavin Dowling (Chief Operating Officer) for any clarifications:

T:02 8260 3200
M: 0404 438 413
E: [email protected]

The recent 2019 incarnation of the Australian International Education Conference in Perth served as a forum to celebrate IDP Australia’s 50th anniversary. General Manager VET and ELICOS Thorsten Wilhelm represented ELSIS as part of a themed session on good practice in, and the future of, pathway programs. They presented on “The future of pathway programs – leading the way with the entrenchment model”.

Thorsten Wilhelm said entering tertiary academic life in an English-speaking country can be daunting for students.

Although pathway programs are designed to equip students with the tools required to succeed in their tertiary studies, traditionally, these programs have been conducted in isolation.

“The future of pathway programs is the provision of continuing nurture and support through an entrenchment model, developed in collaboration and consultation with academics of further studies courses.”

Participants of Thorsten’s session learned about the creation of sound and holistic pathway programs in collaboration and consultation with VET and higher education providers. The session was based on the implementation of ELSIS’ recently launched entrenchment model pathway program, which sets students up for success by supporting them throughout their journey.

ELSIS’ new Academic Preparation Program, which has been developed in close collaboration with academics from partner universities, pursues a topic-centric approach and includes guided research sessions, an Academic Culture Chapter, as well as an Entrenchment Model. During the first six weeks of their university study, ELSIS gives students ongoing support to ease their entry into the academic world and help their transition into their tertiary studies.

This new Academic Preparation Program aims to continuously develop and integrate new materials into its courses and is based around close collaboration between all stakeholders. This includes teachers, academics and, most importantly, listening to the ever-changing needs of international students.

 

ECA Outstanding Achiever Award

Australia’s leaders in tertiary education flocked to Adelaide last week for the Tertiary Education Management Conference and to celebrate the ATEM/Campus Morning Mail Best Practice Awards in Tertiary Education Management.

Victoria University’s Trish McCluskey, Director Connected Learning, was awarded the ECA Award for the Outstanding Achiever 2019. Ms McCluskey has worked in this role for 3 years. She is a dedicated professional passionate about authentic learning, creative teaching and distributed leadership.

Trish went above and beyond her normal work responsibilities. She provided outstanding service in her field. With a career spanning the full spectrum of tertiary education in Australia and New Zealand in a variety of roles for more than 30 years, Trish is a worthy recipient of this prestigious annual award. Congratulations on your well-deserved success!

Managers play a critical role in organisations around the globe. They steer the ship and manage the day-to-day operations to ensure everything is smooth sailing. Yet, according to Forbes, a Gallup survey has shown that 50% of employees who resign from their jobs do so because of poor management.

So, how can you ensure you have the skills you need to be an effective manager? What skills must you have to get that promotion you’ve always dreamed of so you can start getting paid what you deserve?

Here are 6 key skills you must have to be an effective manager:

1.Ability to think strategically

Managers need to have vision and a big picture view. They also need to have the knowledge and initiative to put strategies into action, as that’s the only way an organisation can move forward.

 

2.Adaptability

Effective managers are not resistant to change – in fact, they embrace it. They lead by example and guide their teams through complex organisational changes, addressing problems and supporting staff along the way.

 

3.Communication skills
Listening, speaking clearly, and getting key messages across without confusion, are all key traits of an effective manager.

 

4.Time management

Strong time management skills are an asset in the workplace, as managers need to constantly juggle competing priorities.

 

5.Skills in mentoring and coaching others

A great manager knows how to mentor and coach their team towards organisational goals. A strong understanding of how people learn effectively will help you to get the most out of your team.

 

6.Critical thinking and self-awareness

Great managers know how to analyse and evaluate problems, to make better decisions. Being able to reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses leads to life-long learning, professional development and ultimately being the best at what you do.

 

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The Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) can teach you all of these skills and more. Is it time for you to get a postgraduate qualification and a head start on your competition?

To find out more, fill in the form on the side panel.

 

REFERENCES:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/valleyvoices/2017/02/22/dont-be-surprised-when-your-employees-quit/#222fcf40325e

 

When deciding to pursue tertiary study, you may find yourself faced with a myriad of decisions – Where should you study? What course are you interested in? And, most importantly, what level of qualification do you wish to complete? These days, graduate diplomas and masters’ degrees are popular choices, but which level of study is right for you?

Here are four main differences between a graduate diploma and a master’s degree to help you navigate the many options available to you:

1. Fast completion

A graduate diploma can be completed in just 12 months, whereas a typical master’s degree can take up to two years or more to complete. So, if you’re looking to upskill in a short space of time, a graduate diploma is a great way to do that fast.

At ECA, we know you’re busy balancing work and life. There are eight units to be completed as part of the Graduate Diploma Management (Learning), which you can easily fit in around your life commitments.

 

2. Salary boost

A graduate diploma has fewer units than a masters, so you will pay less for your postgraduate qualification. A master’s program can cost up to $60,000, depending on the university and course you choose.

A graduate diploma offers you an affordable postgraduate educational opportunity, which can lead to career progression and a salary boost. By enrolling in a graduate diploma, you’ll demonstrate your commitment to investing in your own professional development and career. As a result, you may be able to negotiate your salary into a higher pay grade upon completion of your course.

According to the Australian Government’s QILT survey program, including the 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey, the median salary for postgraduate coursework graduates working full-time was $83,300. Some senior roles command more than $100,000 per year.

 

3. Flexible learning

When you choose a graduate diploma, you will complete the core units of a master’s degree. This gives you further specialised knowledge and valuable insight into your chosen pathway, without the long-term commitment. But, most importantly, you will have a peace of mind knowing that, if you do decide to pursue your masters in the future, your graduate diploma can be used as credit towards that.

Our courses’ content is broken down into small chunks, so you can study when it suits you. This course is a flexible, 100% online learning pathway that even the busiest of people can fit into their schedule and complete successfully.

 

4. Kickstart your career

No matter which postgraduate course you decide to pursue, you can be confident that your new qualifications will show your employers that you’re serious about moving forward in your career. Keep ahead of your competition, give your career a kickstart and set yourself up so you can nab that promotion or new role you’ve always dreamed of. Postgraduate qualifications open doors.

 

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Are you ready to secure your future with a Graduate Diploma in Management (Learning) qualification? Contact the ECA team, fill in the form on the side panel.

 

REFERENCES:
https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/australian-education/education-costs
https://www.qilt.edu.au/docs/default-source/gos-reports/2018-gos/2018-gos-national-report-2018.pdf?sfvrsn=a729e33c_4os/2018-gos-national-report-2018.pdf?sfvrsn=a729e33c_4