Elite Education Institute’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Attending Workshop in Hong Kong

Elite Education Institute’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Leonard Webster attended last week’s Quality Assurance Workshop in Hong Kong, which was organised and conducted by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Assuring that services meet a high quality standard is one of Elite’s main priorities, and in order to achieve a consistency and maintain high quality standards, it is of high importance to perform quality assurance processes that help evaluate and understand the factors surrounding quality performance. ‘HKCAAVQ is committed to advancing the practice of quality assurance by enhancing the understanding and knowledge of local and international professionals working in the field’. With this objective, HKCAAVQ’s 5-day workshop was designed to develop a solid understanding of the conceptual framework for quality assurance and contemporary practices in quality assurance, and provides added value to the quality assurance processes of Elite.

Elite strives to constantly improve and develop its internal and external processes, to ensure that students will receive a quality education delivered by an expert team that is committed to provide services to the highest quality standards. Attending workshops forms part of a number of vital procedures taking place to help meet the standards set by the Institute’s Boards & Committees, as well as the Government.

Elite Education Institute Higher Education Courses has been Accredited By Chinese Education Department

22nd December, 2016
On 21 Dec, 21016, The Australian Department of Education And Training congratulates on our achivement.
The Letter stated that under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement(ChAFTA), China agreeed to list Elite Education Institute on the website from 20 Dec 2016.
the Website is known as Jiaoyu Shewai Jianguan Xinxi Wang(JSJ):

















Elite Students Visit Office of Bloomberg LP

11th October, 2016

Dr Paul Howe, Director of Professional and Vocational Programs organised a visit, talk and office tour for a group of students to the offices of Bloomberg LP.


Bloomberg L.P. is the largest financial software company in the world. It is also one of the largest data and media company globally headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Bloomberg L.P. was founded by Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York in 1981.

Bloomberg L.P. provides financial software tools such as an analytics and equity trading platform, data services, and news to financial companies and organizations through the Bloomberg Terminal. The Bloomberg Terminal is considered the industry standard – used by many of the large investment buy and sell side investment houses. Bloomberg L.P. also includes a wire service (Bloomberg News), a global television network (Bloomberg Television), digital websites, a radio station (WBBR), subscription-only newsletters, and three magazines: Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, and Bloomberg Pursuits.

The students were firstly given an office tour by the Senior Director of Bloomberg of their beautiful office. Located on the top 2 floors of the iconic 1 Bligh Street building, the Bloomberg office enjoys a panoramic view overlooking Sydney Harbour.


Students were then given a training session on the use of the Bloomberg terminals. They were given insight into Bloomberg’s history, the financial markets, buy and sell side and how the terminals help investors, hedge fund managers and financial advisors. Students learnt the various functions of Bloomberg, short cut keys, the trading and financial analyst functions. The Senior Director of Bloomberg then answered student’s questions on career aspirations, working at Bloomberg and getting a job in the accounting and finance sector. The students’ visit coincided with the delegation from the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.




Vinit Shah, a final year professional accounting and finance student commented “It was great experience to see how finance works in the real world. I have learnt a lot from this company visit. Thank you for taking us to Bloomberg Paul.

Elite Students Attend CPA International Students Forum

4th October, 2016

As part of the ongoing engagement with external industry leaders and ongoing professional development Elite students were invited to the International Students Forum at CPA Australia in Sydney.


Dr Paul Howe led a group of students to the event. The CPA International Students Forum offered Elite students fantastic insights into building a professional career after graduation. Speakers on the night included Peter Mackey, the Director of StudyNSW in the NSW Premiers Cabinet. Peter explained the support given to international students in terms of employability and developing a career from the State government. Elite students were invited to participate in “Interchange 3.0”, a program to boost international students’ entrepreneurial skills and employability and “Intersective – NSW Global Scope” initiative which will give 400 NSW International students (including those at Elite) to gain meaningful work experience across 11 NSW government agencies, NGOs and private sector companies. Dr Paul Howe will lead these ongoing initiatives at Elite in collaboration with Peter and the NSW government.

Students also had the chance to meet the CEO of Performance Education, Owen Firth. Owen gave an inspiring talk on how to overcome challenges for international students in gaining a successful career after graduation. The 4 challenges he outlined were “communication skills”, “gaining relevant work experience”, “culture adaptability” and “gaining a competitive advantage in the recruitment process”. After the event students were invited to cocktail and canapés with Owen where he shared his thoughts on entrepreneurship and starting your own business – and how entrepreneurship can be a very rewarding path for international students.

Muhammad Salman a final year student at Elite commented “the event provided us with a fantastic opportunity to network with not only the people at CPA but also to meet relevant heads of many companies. I am sure these contacts will be very useful after I graduate from Elite. Thank you to Paul and Elite for taking us to the event”

Elite Alumni Shines as an Entrepreneur – The Personal Experience and Career Trajectory of an Aspiring International Student

15th September, 2016


Cecilia Tao, an Elite alumni and one of Elite’s first ever graduates was interviewed by a local Australian newspaper on her “path to success” in her newly adopted country of Australia. Cecilia grew up in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China. After taking the first prize in the CCTV Cup English Speaking Contest in her home province she was selected to represent China in the Asian Varsity Debates. Cecilia explains she has always been ambitious and career driven – not only with her academic studies but also undertook various extracurricular activities including the piano, ballet, drum, bel canto, guitar, acting and hosting. She came to study in Australia in 2009 both at the University of Sydney and at Elite Education Institute. When she came to Australia she explained she “faced many challenges and experienced many fears” many of these she had to deal with for the first time. She explains: “Whenever I encountered tough times, I will try to encourage myself to sustain a bit longer. I have been through so much in Australia. Now, there is nothing to fear!”

Cecilia adapted herself to the new life quickly during her study at Elite and the University of Sydney. In 2011, Wang Gang (the Vice President and Minister of Science and Technology) was invited by the Australian government to visit New South Wales. The Vice President attended the welcome dinner held by Professor Michael Spence – the president of the University of Sydney. Although Cecilia was still studying simultaneous interpretation as a postgraduate she was honoured to be selected as the simultaneous interpreter for the dinner .

Throughout her studies, Cecilia displayed early signs of entrepreneurship and was always an ambitious young woman. During her studies, she founded Etone Holdings and now serves as the president and CEO of the company. Etone has successfully hosted many large-scale events including “Sing in the Frozen” where she organised the renowned  “Ice & snow festival of Harbin” in Australia. Her company has also organised the Spring Festival Gala in Harbin which achieved considerable success. Cecilia’s company has many ambitious plans for expansion – including winning the right to host the “Indoor Ice & Snow Festival” and the sole partner for staging the press conference of the China-Australia Media Forum in 2017.

Cecilia has high praises for the Australian education system in general but also more specifically the academic and professional development she enjoyed at Elite. “I am very grateful to all the staffs at Elite. Staffs were always very helpful.  “The courses I took was always relevant. It taught me the real-world skills for me to becoming an entrepreneur. The experience of coming to Australia, the friends I have made here, the struggles and the joys that I have experienced will be something that I will cherish in my life forever.”

Paper Accepted at Leading Conference

22nd August, 2016


Dr. Paul Howe and Dr. Chun (Peter) Jiang’s Paper titled “ Entrepreneurship and Innovation in International Joint Ventures – Case Studies of the Higher Education Sector” was recently accepted at a top conference –  the Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The AIE conference has been successfully held since 2008 and attracts close to 2,000 participants from around the world. The 2016 conference is hosted by the Australia China Business Research Network and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Group at The University of Sydney Business School, in conjunction with two top universities, Oxford and Tsinghua University. Key speakers this year include Professor Scott Stern, David Sarnoff Professor of Management and Chair of the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Group, MIT Sloan School of Management; Professor Gregory Whitwell, Dean of the University of Sydney Business School; Professor Gao Jian, Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University and Professor Fu Xiaolan Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Professor of Technology and International Development and Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford University.

The AIE Conference provides an international platform to convene scholars, industry leaders and policymakers from around the world to present research and thought leadership on trends and new developments in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Dr. Paul Howe Appointed Visiting Professor to Stanford University

1st June, 2016


Dr. Paul Howe, Director of Professional Programs was recently appointed as a Visiting Professor to the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University. In the role as Visiting Scholar, Dr Howe’s duties will include conducting joint research with Dr. Richard Dasher into technology transfer dynamics from university to investor funded startup companies and into the impact of university partnerships on corporate innovation capacity and productivity. Further, Dr. Howe will be undertaking teaching at both the Stanford School of Engineering and the Stanford Business School as well as industry collaboration with the local startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Dr Howe said “it will be great to return to San Francisco, a city where I grew up and know well. I look forward to mingle with entrepreneurs, academics and innovators from well-known tech companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook.”


Elite Education Institute Student Offered Prestigious Internship at KPMG

7th April, 2016


Elite Education Institute wishes to congratulate Nadine Zellerhoff, a second-year undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Professional Accounting Program in securing a coveted and prestigious internship at KPMG.  KPMG is one of the “Big 4” professional accounting firms employing over 174,000 people globally and securing an internship, especially as an overseas student is a significant achievement. Nadine underwent several rounds of interview and beat hundreds of applicants  – not only from other higher education institutions but students from prestigious “Group of 8” universities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Monash, ANU and UNSW. Over 80-90% of interns at KPMG join the graduate program. Nadine attributed her success to her “significant work experience in numerous sectors – from hospitality to tourism”. Nadine expressed appreciation to the staffs at Elite Education Institute – “The academic and administrative staffs at Elite has given me tremendous support to secure this internship. I have had regular consultations with Dr. Paul Howe and Leyda Corda and they have tirelessly guided and supported me in many aspects of College life since my arrival. They have helped me in terms of academic and general advice on careers, subject selection, and jobs. I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to all the members at Elite Education Institute.”

Emeritus Professor Stuart Campbell elected to Academic Board Chair

31st March, 2016

Elite Education Institute is pleased to welcome Emeritus Professor Stuart Campbell to the position of Chair of the Academic Board. Stuart is an education strategist with more than three decades of industry experience. His university career combined excellence in executive management, in research and in teaching, culminating in his term as Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at the University of Western Sydney. He played a leading role in preparing the University for two AUQA audits.

He has extensive experience as a member and/or chair of high level boards and committees and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is currently a non-executive director at Sydney Training and Employment Ltd and a member of the TAFENSW Higher Education Academic Board. His previous experience includes non-executive directorships with university spin-off companies, membership of state and Commonwealth advisory bodies, and of peak university committees.

Stuart Campbell is a lifelong innovator and strategic thinker, with a deep commitment to the role of education as a catalyst for social equity and economic development. In his high level board and committee work, his approach to strategy, risk and financing is grounded in many years of senior operational management experience. Elite Education warmly welcomes Stuart to the Academic Board and wishes the very best in his tenure as Chair.

Emeritus Professor Dean Forbes elected to Council Chair

31st March, 2016

Elite Education Institute is pleased to welcome Emeritus Professor Dean Forbes to the position of Chair of the Council. Professor Forbes is the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Flinders University, Chair of the Intensive English Language Institute and a management consultant specialising in higher education. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and was a Public Policy Scholar at The Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC.

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at Flinders University from 2000-2013 he led the international activities of the University and the community engagement program and was acting Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University on over 50 occasions.

He served on the Board of Directors of Study Adelaide, Flinders Consulting Pty Ltd, International Education Network Ltd and International Education Network Consulting (Hong Kong) Ltd. He has chaired both the Universities Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellors (International) Committee and the Innovative Research Universities Australia International Committee. He was on the Australian Universities Quality Agency Audit Panel, Chairing the Audit of Deakin University and serving on the Audit Panel for the University of Western Australia and Curtin University and is on the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Register of Experts.

He has worked for AusAID and the Australian Institute of Urban Studies, and has been a consultant to the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Population Fund, International Labour Organization and AusAID, as well as working with government agencies and research institutes in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Singapore and Malaysia. Professor Forbes is graduate of Flinders University, Dean Forbes completed an MA at the University of Papua New Guinea and a PhD at Monash University.

Elite warmly welcomes Emeritus Professor Dean Forbes and wishes the very best in his tenure as Council Chair.

Dr. Peter Jiang Invited to Teach to UCLA MBA Students in Shanghai

23rd March, 2016


Dr. Peter Jiang, CEO and Principal of Elite Education Institute was invited to give a lecture to UCLA MBA Students in Shanghai on the topic of the “Chinese Financial Ecosystem”. The lecture, presented in English to an international audience of over 20 countries outlined the differences between the Western (American, European and Australian) financial system and the Chinese. Dr Jiang outlined some of the recent economic and financial policies (fiscal, monetary, SEZs etc) of the Chinese Central Government and how these changes will impact local and foreign businesses in China.

Student Visit to the Australian Stock Exchange

15th March, 2016

As part of the continuing push for Elite Education Institute’s students to maximize opportunities for practical learning, networking and exposure to industry Dr Paul Howe, Director of Professional Education took a group of 27 students to the Australian Stock Exchange. The ASX and Financial News Network presents a program of forums for investors which allows students to hear CEOs and senior representatives of listed companies present their investment story.

Students sat in a 2 hour live CEO session that included Elanor Investors Group (ASX:ENN) – Glenn Willis CEO & MD (an investment and funds management business focused on generating strong absolute and risk-adjusted returns), Environmental Clean Technologies (ASX:ESI) – Ashley Moore MD (commercialising leading-edge coal and iron-making technologies, which are capable of delivering both financial and environmental benefits in India), Hub24 Limited (ASX:HUB) – Andrew Alcock MD (a financial services company which HUB24’s investment and superannuation platform offers a comprehensive range of investment options), Mesoblast Limited (ASX:MSB) – Prof. Silviu Itescu MD & CEO (a world leader in developing innovative cellular medicines), ResApp Health Limited (ASX:RAP) – Tony Keating MD & CEO (ResApp is developing digital healthcare solutions to assist doctors and empower patients to diagnose and manage respiratory disease) and Watpac Limited (ASX:WTP) – Martin Monro MD & CEO (Watpac is a leading national construction and civil and mining services company).

Students were invited to join CEO and other investors afterwards for an informal meet and greet session, with lunch and drinks provided. Irfan Rofique, a student in the Bachelor of Professional Accounting Program said “Professor Paul has given us a wonderful opporunity to learn real world accounting and finance – which is very complementary to the theoretical learning we receive in the classroom. Thank you Professor Paul.”

Professor Leonard Webster Appointed as Senior Higher Education Adviser (Deputy Principal Level)

1st February, 2016

lwebsterElite Education Institute has appointed Professor Webster  to the position of  Senior Higher Education Adviser. Professor Webster comes to us with over 25 years experience in the higher education sector. Most recently Professor Webster has held senior higher education academic, teaching and learning, quality and compliance appointments including Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Pro Vice Chancellor Quality and Compliance, Australian Universities Quality Agency Audit Director, Director of Regulation and Review and Senior Higher Education Adviser for the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA )and as a Teaching and Learning Fellow. Professor Webster has a PhD from Monash, is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, won several awards for his Teaching and Learning innovations and published a number of books including co-author of the book “Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education”. We warmly welcome Professor Webster to Elite Education Institute.

Elite Education Holds Inaugural Graduation Ceremony

24th November, 2015

Elite Education Institute was proud to hold its first ever graduation ceremony on the 24th November, 2015. Students from the Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Management gathered in the presence of fellow students, staffs, Academic Board and Council members to celebrate the auspicious event. Dr Mo Kader, Council Chair for Elite Education Institute, Emeritus Professor Stuart Campbell, incoming Academic Board Chair and Dr. Chun (Peter) Jiang (CEO) and Dr Paul Howe (Director of Business Programs) congratulated students on their fine achievements.

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Elite Education Institute Gains Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) Status

15th May, 2015

svpstatusElite Education Institute is pleased to announce we have gained streamlined Student Visa Processing (SVP) Status from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Under SVP arrangements, eligible student visa applicants from participating education providers are not assigned an assessment level. Our students will generally have reduced evidentiary requirements, similar to those that apply under Assessment Level 1, regardless of your country of origin.

For more information, please visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection.