The IELTS partners and English Australia recognise and celebrate those who make an outstanding contribution to quality in ELICOS in Australia through their work as academic managers with the English Australia IELTS Award for Academic Leadership.
An outstanding academic leader is someone who goes beyond their job description to inspire and support their staff and students to achieve their goals within the ‘system’ of their college and the local and/or Australia-wide context of ELICOS.
The award is open to those working in the following roles at any Australian-based organisation registered on CRICOS to deliver ELICOS:
The nominee must have been working at the nominating centre for at least one year prior to the time of nomination.
The winner will show outstanding academic leadership through:
|2019||Carolyn Matthews, Deputy Director, University of Sydney, CET
|2018||Anne-Marie Wright, Director of Studies, University of Western Australia, CELT
|2017||Linda Beagle, Director, RMIT English Worldwide
|2016||Barbara Craig, Acting Head, Macquarie University, English Language Centre, and Jennifer Coster, Deputy Director, Monash University English Language Centre
|2015||Sheree Millen, Director of Studies, Curtin English, Curtin University
|2014||Stephen Heap, TESOL Director of Studies; ICTE-UQ
|2013||Karen Benson, Director of Studies, Strathfield College|
|2012||Ruby Biscuit, National Manager, Ability English|
|2011||(no award conferred)|
|2010||Paulo Vieira, Director of Studies, Bond University English Language Institute|
All nominees receive a Certificate of Nomination from English Australia.
The winner will receive:
The winner will also be profiled on the English Australia and IELTS websites and will be eligible to use the award logo on their email signature.
The person nominating the award winner will also receive a complimentary registration to the Australian International Education Conference co-hosted by IDP Education and the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA).