Service oriented, Globally accredited, Professionally minded.
Affiliations

Australia
Australia

The Australian Government owned and operated Technical and Further Education (TAFE) offers Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) http://www.aqf.edu.au accredited vocational tertiary programmes ranging from Accounting, Business, Nursing, Hospitality offering practical, industry-relevant training to over 180,000 students annually with more than 500 program areas to international students who wish to study on-campus and entitle the students to qualify for the Skills Migration programmes in Australia.

TAFE Queensland http://www.tafe.qld.gov.au is the largest and most experienced provider of further education and training in Queensland offering practical, industry-relevant training to over 180,000 students annually, across more than 500 program areas.

On 1 July 2013, TAFE Queensland was established as an independent statutory body under the TAFE Queensland Act 2013.

The TAFE Queensland network is made up of six regions delivering training from Thursday Island to the Gold Coast, from Bundaberg to Roma and across the south-east corner.

  • TAFE Queensland Brisbane
    http://tafebrisbane.edu.au

  • TAFE Queensland SkillsTech
    http://tafeskillstech.edu.au

  • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
    http://tafeskillstech.edu.au

  • TAFE Queensland East Coast
    http://tafeskillstech.edu.au

  • TAFE Queensland South West
    http://tafeskillstech.edu.au

  • TAFE Queensland North
    http://tafeskillstech.edu.au

  • Our courses are designed in consultation with employers to ensure programs align with latest industry practices and prepare graduates for work.

  • Training is offered through a variety of modes across Queensland, Australia and beyond, including traditional classroom, distance and online, workplace training and blended delivery methods.

  • Our courses are taught by experienced teachers who are passionate about sharing their industry knowledge with the next generation of professionals.

  • Our qualifications are recognised across Australia and respected world-wide and we offer a broad range of study options across Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree level qualifications.

  • Direct admission pathways to the public Universities in Queensland like Griffith University, University of Southern Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland.

Saint Stephen’s College http://www.saintstephenscollege.net.au is a co-educational, Preparatory to Year 12 independent school at the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia with many years’ experience in providing excellence in education for international students from all over the world.


Italy
Italy

Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) http://www.scuoladesign.com came into existence at the very same time as Italian design. It was founded in 1954 in Milan, as the first Italian School of Design. Its advanced research and educational work encompass product, interior and communication design. The school’s ties with the worlds of art, culture and research have brought together names of the first rank; Bruno Munari, Pino Tovaglia, Gaetano Kanizsa, Gio Ponti, Rodolfo Bonetto, Max Huber, Walter Ballmer, Isao Hosoe, Perry King, Attilio Marcolli, Heinz Waibl have all taught at SPD.

This brilliant past has rewarded the school with some major recognitions; the exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 1986, at the Carrousel du Louvre and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Gold Medal at the X Triennale di Milano; the ADI (Italian Association for Industrial Design) Compasso d'Oro in 1994 and the SMAU Industrial Design Award on two different occasions.

Today SPD is an international laboratory for swapping experiences, for getting in touch with companies and professionals, for developing projects always keeping the balance between experimental research and a solid orientation towards the market needs.

SPD educational offerings include five annual Masters, from product design to visual and digital communication: Industrial Design; Interior Design; Transportation Design; Visual Design; Web and Multimedia Design. The students who have to build on their design basics can go onto the Master’s after having passed a foundation year.

The Basic Course, in its two directions – Visual and Product Design offers a balanced mix of theoretical teaching and practical training into design.

Alongside the annual courses the school offers specialist routes and continuing education, summer workshops, theme courses, training on professional tools, seminars dedicated to trends and leading figures in the design world.

SPD has existing Academic Partnerships with various International companies such as Adidas, Alfa Romeo, Alias, Artemide, Audi, Automobili Lamborghini, Beisersdorf, Casamania, Ceramica Flaminia, Dainese, Dixan, EMI, Feltrinelli, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Heineken, Ikea, Inda, Interni, La Murrina, Legambiente, Marazzi, Microsoft, Mediateca di Santa Teresa, Museo di Storia Naturale Milano, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Technologia Leonardo da Vinci Milano, Nemo Cassina Lighting, Nutella Ferrero, Piquadro, Poltrona Frau, Serralunga, Techno, la Triennale de Milano, Volkswagen Group, Whirlpool, WMF.

Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) is member of:


New Zealand
New Zealand

Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) http://www.ais.ac.nz is a distinctively international tertiary Institution established in 1990. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the Institute has two campuses with over 1500 students from more than 30 countries.

It is accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) http://nzqa.govt.nz administered by the New Zealand government crown entity tasked with providing national and international leadership in assessments, qualifications and academic assurance.

AIS offers a trimester study system allowing students to fast-track and complete a diploma or degree in a shorter time frame as compared to most traditional Institutions in New Zealand.

The programmes ranging from Diplomas, Degrees and Masters in Business Administration, International Business, Information Technology, Hospitality and Tourism are industry focused towards the global marketplace and many of the students find employment after graduation.

Concordia Institute of Business http://www.ntec.ac.nz is a successful tertiary college which is registered and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) http://nzqa.govt.nz

Concordia offers courses in English, Business and Management, and works in partnership with National Technology Institute, which prepares students for careers in hospitality and computing and information technology. Both schools are under the umbrella organisation National Tertiary Education Consortium (Ntec).

It’s main campus is in Auckland City, and there is a branch campus in Tauranga, which is 200 kilometres southeast of Auckland. Both campuses have easy access to public transport, libraries, shopping centres and food outlets.


UK
United Kingdom

University of the West of England (UWE) http://www.uwe.ac.uk is a public university located in the English city of Bristol approximately 15 miles to the Bristol International Airport.

It is the largest provider of Higher Education in the South West of England with a number of awards and prizes under its belt. From winning Graduate Fashion Week in 2007 and the Macmillan Illustration Prize in 2007 and 2009 to awards for sustainable buildings and numerous successes at the annual New Designers exhibition.

UWE has four campuses: Frenchay, Bower Ashton, Glenside, St Matthias located in and around the city of Bristol, and offer more than 500 undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes as well as research degrees with over 30,000 students and 3,500 international students.

The University offers a wealth of study opportunities across a wide range of disciplines including Creative Arts and Cultural Studies, Business/Management, Accounting/Finance, Law, Information Technology/Systems, Robotics, Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Cities and Cultures, Construction Management, Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Public Health, Languages and Social Sciences.

UWE has been providing specialist creative arts education for more than 150 years and are now one of the largest providers of higher education in the creative art, design and media areas in the South West.

The Department of Creative Industries at UWE Bristol is located in one of the most exciting creative cities in the UK, and has an international reputation for the high quality of its teaching and research.

Bristol is an exciting place to live and study creative subjects, with many festivals, events, arts venues and emerging networks of practitioners. The city hosts some outstanding cultural organisations – British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Watershed, Arnolfini, Royal West of England Academy, Spike Island, Aardman and Bristol City Museums and Art Galleries which UWE has strong links and partnerships with.

The University of the West of England (UWE) has been chosen to lead one of four prestigious Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

UWE provides international students with advice and guidance on visas, immigration and finance. Each student has a Student Advisor who will help them settle in, and offer continued assistance throughout their studies.



University of Winchester http://www.winchester.ac.uk is a British public University in Winchester, Hampshire, England established in 2005 (providing Education since 1840).

The University is a values-driven institution which offers excellent programmes of study sustained by teaching and research of the highest quality.

Winchester has a leading reputation for teacher training and is strong in the fields of business, performing arts, psychology, archaeology, history, creative writing, modern liberal arts, and theology and religious studies.

The King Alfred Campus is within easy walking distance of the historic cathedral city centre of Winchester and one hour away from London by train.

In the 2009 National Student Survey the university received a rating of 100% satisfaction for its History course, the joint highest in the country. Education Studies, Sports Studies and Event Management were second in the UK for overall satisfaction. Other National Student Survey successes include Business Management, American Studies and Creative Writing which were ranked in the top 10, and Psychology, English and Choreography and Dance appeared in the top 20 universities for overall satisfaction.

In The Good Teacher Training Guide 2009, Primary Initial Teacher Training at the University of Winchester is ranked in the top 15 universities based on the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) Profiles 2009.

In the 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise), 75% of the research submitted was considered internationally recognised, with some research achieving the highest grade possible (4*) and a rating of "quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour".


USA
United States

California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) http://www.calstatela.edu is a public University in California, USA founded in 1947 and is one of the twenty-three campuses of the California State University http://www.calstate.edu.

CSULA organised into six colleges that incorporate 60 academic departments and divisions offering a variety of nationally recognised majors in arts, science, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs and has more than 215,000 alumni worldwide.

The university is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission http://www.wascsenior.org and is recognised and sanctioned by the California Postsecondary Education Commission http://www.cpec.ca.gov.

In addition to providing an exceptional English Language Program, CSULA offers more than sixty undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of programs in sciences, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs.

According to the U.S. News & World Report http://www.usnews.com/education, CSULA has one of top 100 undergraduate business schools and both the nursing graduate programmes and engineering programmes are listed among the best Higher Education programmes for more than a decade in the USA.