ACIC represents more than 100 government and private institutions throughout Australia. Through ACIC's long history and high quality services, we have built a strong reputation within the Australian education industry. Below are comments by high ranking representatives from some of Australias leading universities.
University of Wollongong
The University of Wollongong congratulates our partner ACIC on 30 years of providing trusted, high quality services to students looking to achieve their study dreams.
Over the course of our long term partnership, ACIC have assisted thousands of students to begin their studies at the University of Wollongong, where they experience among the best graduate outcomes in Australia. UOW students applying through ACIC also benefit greatly from the onshore support provided by ACIC?s Australian offices, giving our students the best possible start to their studies in Australia.
We are immensely proud of our partnership with ACIC, and look forward to our continuing relationship for many years to come.
Professor Alex Frino, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Strategy
University of Wollongong CRICOS:00102E
University of Sydney
The University of Sydney is one of Australias largest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1850, it is Australias first university, and a member of the Group of Eight, Australias premier research intensive universities. It is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world and amongst the top four in Australia.
Since its inception, The University of Sydney has built an enviable reputation for quality, credibility and integrity, and is held in high esteem by its students, staff, alumni, business, industry and government. We are committed to maximising the potential of everyone in the global community we serve, seeking to develop curious minds that embrace challenge and change. During the past 168 years, we have maintained a long and proud tradition of excellence in education, and are relentless in our efforts to provide a fertile environment where the brightest minds flourish.
The University of Sydney has been associated with ACIC since 1997, and takes great pleasure in congratulating ACIC on its 30th anniversary. Over the years, the relationship between our two organisations has grown from strength to strength and the University considers ACIC an invaluable partner assisting the University?s international student recruitment efforts. The University acknowledges the high quality professional service ACIC provides to international students, and wishes ACIC every success in the years ahead.
Dr Michael Spence, Vice Chancellor and Principal
The University of Sydney CRICOS:00026A
UNSW Sydney congratulates ACIC on 30 years of success as a trusted advisor and education abroad support service to International students. UNSW is a world top 50 university and a member of the Group of Eight, Australia?s coalition of premier research intensive and professional education universities. We take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs which gain strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature.
UNSW hold our partners to the same high-quality standards as our programs and research. Our University is proud of its long-standing association with ACIC and recognises the hard-work and significant contributions to the education sector by you and your team.
ACIC should be commended as a champion in the Australian International education industry. The calibre of education professionals employed by ACIC sets a benchmark for the industry, particularly for its specialist expertise and for putting the interests of its clients, students and their parents first. UNSW appreciate ACIC?s support and look forward to the continuing extraordinary achievements of ACIC.
UNSW Global offers our warmest congratulations to Australian College Information Centre (ACIC) on their 30th anniversary and their achievement of being recognised as an industry leader.
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of partnership between ACIC and UNSW Global. Throughout our partnership of over two decades, ACIC has always put the interests of students and parents first, recruiting international students of high calibre to study at UNSW and UNSW Global. We are very proud of the long standing partnership between UNSW Global and ACIC.
UNSW Global is honoured to have been a longstanding part of your 30 year history and look forward confidently to continuing this strong partnership for many years to come.
UNSW Global wishes you every success as you celebrate this important milestone in the history of your company.
Dr Rob Forage, CEO UNSW Global
CRICOS: 00098G & 01020K NTIS 90682
The University of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA) would like to congratulate ACIC on reaching its 30 year anniversary in this very competitive sector of international education.
The recruitment of quality international students is vital to the vibrancy of Australian institutions. The quality education services and professional advice provided by ACIC staff in its multiple office locations has assisted many talented students enrol at a top ranked university such as UWA. We are grateful for the support of ACIC.
We look forward to continuing the successful partnership with ACIC to provide students with world class opportunities. We wish John Zhang and his team ongoing success and a prosperous future.
Iain Watt, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
The Univeristy of Western Australia CRICOS: 00126G
University of Queensland
The University of Queensland wramly congratulates ACIC on its achievement of 30 years of service to international education in Australia. Many thousands of students have benefitted from the quality counselling and support provided by ACIC over those years and UQ is proud to work with such a dedicated and professional education agency. I wish John and his team every success in their anniversary year and look forward to welcoming more ACIC students to UQ in the future.
Alison Jenkins, Director International Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions
UQ International Univeristy of Queensland CRICOS: 00025B
The australian national University (ANU)
The Australian National University (ANU)
is delighted to congratulate ACIC on their 30th birthday.
ACIC and the ANU have had a very close partnership for almost 20 years and it has been wonderful to watch ACIC continue to grow and prosper. A huge thank you to John, Simon and the team. Your dedication and hard work have been fantastic and we really appreciate all that you do.
The partnership between ANU and ACIC has resulted in many success stories and has brought about an ongoing prosperity for both of us. As we continue to face another year, we continue to reap success and we hope that our partnership lasts for many more years to come.
Happy 30th birthday ACIC from all of us here at ANU.
consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. It is Australia?s third oldest university with a strong reputation for research and teaching excellence. The University offers high-quality education which is recognised internationally and leads to satisfying and rewarding career outcomes. The University of Adelaide is a proud member of the Group of Eight, constituting Australia's leading research-intensive universities.
ACIC boasts one of the University of Adelaide?s longest running and most collaborative partnerships in the international education sector. ACIC has demonstrated its meticulous commitment to exceptional customer service and possesses an industry knowledgebase that only a successful, longstanding industry leader can. We are proud of our association with ACIC, which now spans more than 15 years, and extend our warmest congratulations to Mr John Zhang and his outstanding team for this impressive milestone. In particular we acknowledge the team?s specialist expertise, sharp attention to detail and endless support in an ever-evolving industry. We congratulate ACIC on their 30th anniversary and wish Mr Zhang and the team every success for the future.
Mr Richard Geddes, Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions Services
Univeristy of Adelaide CRICOS: 00123M
THE University of mELBOURNE
The University of Melbourne would like to take this opportunity to congratulate ACIC on the 30th anniversary of its establishment. ACIC has been a long established and valuable partner of the University of Melbourne for many years through its provision of high quality service and professional advice to international students and their families. The University appreciates ACICs support and looks forward to continuing its successful cooperation with ACIC in the future.
John Paul Collins, Manager, Prospective Students, External Relations
The Univeristy of Melbourne CRICOS: 00116K
THe University of newcastle
The University of Newcastle (UON) is a young and vibrant institution, ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2017/18. Our institution is recognised across the world as a global leader in research with a reputation for high quality teaching and pedagogics. UON?s bold NeW Futures Strategic Plan will witness the ever upward trajectory of the University?s world standing, with a commitment to equity and excellence, and a vision to foster global engagement, collaborations and mutually beneficial industry and community interactions.
UON is proud of our international connections and relationships. Our international student cohort are warmly embraced into the university student and staff community, and supported throughout their scholarly journey. The positive student experience is of vital importance to UON, and our relationship with ACIC has ensured our students gain the best educational and social experience throughout their tertiary years at the University of Newcastle.
UON has enjoyed a mutually respectful and productive partnership with ACIC over a number of years. Our institution purposely engaged ACIC due to their outstanding reputation for commitment, professionalism and demonstrated performance.The ACIC team have provided students with the highest level of support and advice in facilitating the educational pathways for many thousands of eager young people, seeking learning and graduation from highly reputable and respected Australian institutions such as the University of Newcastle.
We take great pleasure in congratulating ACIC on the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of their consulting firm. We not only appreciate their professional services in assisting our institution in the recruitment of quality international students, we also acknowledge the genuine friendship which has developed through our partnership, and extend our wishes to John, Simon and the ACIC team every success for the next 30 years and beyond.
Winnie Eley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International and Advancement
The Univeristy of Newcastle CRICOS: 00109J
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) offers academic excellence and a vibrant education in the heart of the global city of Sydney. ACIC, an industry leader for three decades in Australia's education recruitment sector, and a close partner for UTS, has helped numerous international students to study at UTS and in Australia. Under your outstanding leadership, ACIC has continually provided high-level customised and professional services to students seeking assistance and advice on studying in Australia, changing the lives of many of the best and brightest young leaders of our globalised society.
It gives me tremendous pleasure to congratulate ACIC on your 30th anniversary in 2018. A great success story in an industry that has changed and grown so much over the last three decades.
A leader in entrepreneurship and innovation, UTS is Australia's top-ranked young university. Sharing the same founding year with ACIC, in 2018, UTS will also celebrate our own 30th Anniversary and we are looking forward to a continued rewarding partnership with ACIC and welcoming more outstanding students through ACIC to UTS.
Mr Leo Mian Liu, Vice President, Global Partnerships Director, International
University of Technology Sydney CRICOS: 00099F
UTS Insearch congratulates the Australian College Information Centre on 30 years of dedication to education in Australia. Since 1988, ACIC has helped many thousands of overseas students each year to fulfil their goals of studying in Australia, which is a remarkable achievement.
We greatly respect the ACIC team?s high standards and professionalism in working with us, and value the support they provide in assisting students in selecting the right course for their needs and in preparing them for study in Australia. John Zhang has worked tirelessly, showing great leadership in a sector that has continued to grow and evolve.
UTS Insearch is the pathway to the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), preparing students for the university program they desire, and working to ensure they thrive along the way. We offer international students a range of academic programs, including diplomas and UTS Foundation Studies, as well as English programs.
I have been working with John and the ACIC team for more than 25 years, and on behalf of everyone at UTS Insearch, I congratulate you on this significant milestone and wish you every success for the future.
Alex Murphy, Managing Director
UTS Insearch CRICOS: 00859D
Established in 1964, Macquarie University was built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today, Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds and continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.
Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and with a 5-star QS rating. Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation. Our campus brings together 40,000 students and 2000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery. We are also home to some of Australia's most exceptional facilities - hubs of innovation that unite our students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things. Macquarie is considered one of the world?s best universities, producing highly sought-after graduates.
We are proud to be associated with ACIC who has been a valued and reliable partner to Macquarie University for many years. We commend ACIC on their professionalism and commitment to its provision of high quality services and professional advice to international students. On this special occasion, we?d like to warmly congratulate ACIC on the 30 years anniversary. We thank John Zhang, Simon Kwok and their friendly team for their dedication and hard work over the years.
Macquarie enjoys the long-standing partnership with ACIC and looks forward to continuing every success with ACIC in the years ahead.
Nicole Brigg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
Macquarie University CRICOS: 00002J
WESTERN SYDNEY University
Western Sydney University warmly congratulates ACIC on their 30th anniversary. We have been working with ACIC since 1991 and are proud to be associated with an education counselling organisation committed to providing international students with the best possible support. The reputation and sustained success of ACIC is testament to the professionalism and values of their counsellors, supporting students to make well-informed decisions about the institutions and courses that will prepare them for future careers.
Both Western Sydney University and ACIC put the student experience at the heart of their operations and it is this alignment of values and principles which underpins a productive 27-year partnership. John Zhang?s leadership and experience, the professional culture he has nurtured and the relationships he has built, position ACIC as a highly respected organisation in a competitive industry.
Congratulations John and the ACIC team on the anniversary and successes of the past 30 years. We look forward to many more years working together.
Linda Taylor, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
Western Sydney University CRICOS: 00917K
Global reputation and delivering a top-quality experience for our international students is of the highest priority for Deakin University, and so it is vital that we work with only the best representatives in International markets. I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with John Zhang and his team of professionals at ACIC for the past twenty years and I hold John and his organisation in the highest regard.
ACIC has provided unwavering support to thousands of students and their families as they have gone about the major life decision of choosing where to undertake their international studies. I highly commend ACIC for their unfailing professionalism, care and support for our international students throughout their overseas education journey.
With a rapidly growing global reputation, Deakin is ranked among the top 50 young universities in the world (QS, THE) and is in the top 1% per cent of all universities worldwide according to the prestigious ShanghaiRanking. In 2017 Deakin ranked #1 in the world for Sport Science (ShanghaiRanking), #24 for Nursing and #28 for Education (QS). Deakin is also in the top 100 globally for a range of disciplines across Business, Law and Engineering (QS). Deakin is recognised for its industry-relevant degrees, innovative learning and for providing a positive university experience for its international students, creating a welcoming and engaging learning community.
Congratulations to ACIC for 30 years of excellence and an outstanding reputation in the international education industry.
John Molony, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
Deakin University CRICOS: 00113B
Congratulations ACIC team on their 30th Anniversary!
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise and one of Australia?s original tertiary institutions. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-oriented research. It is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures. ACIC has been our partner since 2010 and we value ACIC's commitment in recruiting quality international students and empowering them to thrive in their life and in their work.
I believe RMIT and ACIC shares a mutual goal in offering our students life-changing experiences and we look forward to working closely with ACIC for many more years to come.
Jodie Altan, Director Global Student Recruitment
RMIT CRICOS: 00122A
Griffith University is delighted to offer its congratulations to ACIC as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. We are proud to have been working with ACIC for 25 years, and very much value and appreciate the strong partnership that we enjoy.
ACIC has consistently been one of our high-performing partners, working with us to ensure that we recruit well-prepared and motivated students. The excellent retention rate of the students that Griffith has received via ACIC is testament to the quality counselling, rigorous processes and focus on ensuring that all prospective students are well-prepared. The calibre of staff employed and their genuine commitment to working with students, their families and partner institutions for successful outcomes is a positive reflection of the strong professional support that ACIC offers.
Thirty years is an incredible achievement and we look forward to continuing to further strengthen and enhance our relationship into the future.
Professor Sarah Todd, Vice President (Global)
Griffith Univeristy CRICOS: 00233E
LA trobe University
On behalf of the La Trobe University community, my warmest congratulations to ACIC on its 30th anniversary. ACIC has been one of La Trobe University?s longest standing partners in international student recruitment. Our partnership goes back to 1996 when La Trobe University first signed an agreement for cooperation with ACIC. Over 22 years of our partnership, large numbers of students have become alumni of La Trobe University with the help of ACIC and are now proud global citizens.
La Trobe University has always appreciated ACIC?s professionalism and the quality of its services to prospective students and University partners. We are pleased to be associated with ACIC and look forward to continuing our friendship for many more years ahead.
Mr Kelly Smith, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International
La Trobe Univeristy CRICOS: 00115M
QUEENSLAND University OF TECHNOLOGY
Queensland University of Technology is one of Australia?s fastest growing research universities, an ambitious university with a real-world focus. We have a strong focus on preparing our students to meet the challenges of the future through embracing change and new developments in learning and teaching. Our strategic ambitions are endorsed by recent world rankings including the QS Top 50 under 50 (2018) in which QUT was ranked 3rd in Australia and 18th globally and we were ranked 247th in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, rising 29 places from previous results.
Since our partnership with ACIC commenced in 2011, ACIC has helped many students to study at QUT. QUT has a strong partnership with ACIC and we provide testimony to the hands-on, high quality services offered by ACIC. A long-standing service provider in the international education sector, ACIC have worked hard to cement a reputation of strong professionalism and reliability. QUT warmly congratulates ACIC on their 30th anniversary occasion.
Tze Ay Chuah, Executive Director, QUT International
Queensland Univeristy of Technology CRICOS: 00213J
UniversitY OF TASMANIA
The University of Tasmania would like to congratulate our partner ACIC on 30 years of service to the international education sector. Through its exemplary services, client focus, industry knowledge, and dedicated staff, ACIC has helped many international students achieve their goal of gaining a world-class degree at the University of Tasmania. We are proud to have ACIC as a partner and look forward to continuing our close partnership and welcoming ACIC students in years to come.
Rob Atkinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global, Marketing & Recruitment)
Univeristy of Tasmania CRICOS: 00586B
Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Australian Catholic University warmly congratulates ACIC on 30 years of success in international education. The University acknowledges ACIC team?s professionalism, enthusiasm and expertise in supporting both students and partner institutions.
ACIC is one of ACU?s closest partners assisting the university in international student recruitment and we are very proud to have had a strong partnership since 1991.
We look forward to continue working closely with ACIC and wish them every success for many years to come.
Chris Riley, Pro Vice-Chancellor International
Australia Catholic Univeristy CRICOS: 00004G
TAFE NSW builds real skills for the global workforce. We are committed to our local and international communities, students and partners, and are passionate about providing opportunities through learning and skills training.
ACIC and TAFE NSW have forged a successful partnership for more than 20 years. Together we have supported international students to find tailored programs to improve their English language skills, gain relevant industry qualifications and complete degrees. The ACIC team have always demonstrated a high level of professionalism and expertise and are a very highly regarded education agency.
TAFE NSW congratulates ACIC on 30 years of excellence in the international education industry, and wishes ACIC all the very best for a bright future. We look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.
Jon Black, Managing Director
TAFE NSW CRICOS: 00591E
NSW Department of Education (DE) International
The NSW Department of Education, (DE) International congratulates ACIC on this important milestone ? 30 years of service to international education in Australia.
NSW government schools have been enrolling international students since 1990 and DE International is one of the largest providers for international students in the school sector in Australia. The success of our schools is seen each year with the outstanding HSC results achieved by international students who then progress to some of the top universities in NSW.
One of our longest partnerships has been with ACIC who we have been working with since 1993. It has been a very successful partnership for over 24 years.
ACIC is a highly professional organisation with a strong commitment to providing high quality service to students and partner organisations. The dedication, commitment and professionalism of John Zhang and his team has seen ACIC grow into one of the key education agencies for Australia.
30 years is a great achievement and we wish John Zhang and the ACIC team ongoing success and we look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.
Elizabeth Webber, Chief Education Officer
NSW Department of Education - DE International CRICOS: 00588M
Navitas is proud to have worked with ACIC since 1997 and since that time, ACIC have provided high quality support to thousands of international students that have studied at Navitas colleges in Australia.
The team that John has put together is highly professional and experienced but what really sets them apart from others is the high degree of focus on ensuring that their students get exactly what they need both in terms of academic outcomes but also pastoral care.
With ACIC?s and John?s support Navitas has helped generations of learners transform their lives through education.
ACIC continues to be an important partner to Navitas and we congratulate John and his team for their tireless work supporting international students looking to study in Australia.
We look forward to an ongoing strong partnership as we continue to work together to grow Australia?s share of the international education market.
ACIC truly is an important part of the Navitas family.
Rob Jones, Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Tony Cullen, Executive General Manager, Sales & Marketing Partnerships
University Partnerships Division, Navitas
Study Group Australia
Study Group prepares students for life in a global society and success in an international economy. In 2018 we will educate more than 70,000 students from every corner of the globe enabling them to realise their potential through transformational learning experiences and leading university partners.ACIC has been a key Study Group partner since the early 1990s and was in fact one of the first agents appointed by the group.From this close association we know John Zhang to be a true pioneer of the Australian international education sector. His vision and drive have seen ACIC become one of the leading student agencies in Australia and China. This has been achieved via hard work, a dedicated team, excellent results for their partner universities and above all else a continued focus on the best possible outcomes for students and their families.
Over the years ACIC and Study Group have grown together and we have developed a deep appreciation for John and his team who are known for their professionalism,profound understanding of the student market, both in Australia and in China, and quality student results.
ACIC has been instrumental to the success ofall Study Group programs including The University of Sydney Foundation Program, ANU College, Taylors College WA,Flinders International Study Centre, Taylors College High School Sydney and of course the Charles Sturt University Study Centres.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate John and his team for this tremendous achievement and we look forward to continued success with them over the next thirty years!
Alex Chevrolle, Chief Operating Officer ANZ, Study Group-Management