The Portfolio of the Vice-President and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) is leading the University’s international strategy in collaboration with the Senior Executive Team, Colleges and Portfolios to ensure that internationalisation is integrated into the core University activities of teaching, research and engagement. The portfolio is led by Sebastian Raneskold, Vice- President & Pro Vice-Chancellor (International). The Portfolio comprise three teams, referred to as Flinders International:
The Portfolio is serviced by the support team, comprising:
Senior Portfolio Support Officer
Level 1, Professional Services Building, Bedford Park
Mr Sebastian Raneskold
Vice-President & Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
The International Recruitment directorate has responsibility for the development and implementation of the University's onshore international student recruitment strategy and activities. The core remit of International Recruitment is to deliver against the commencing international load targets for the University including each of the six Colleges. At an operational level, the team engages with prospective international students from the first point of enquiry through to the point where applicants accept their offer of admission to the University. The International Recruitment directorate is led by Matt Schultz, Director, International Recruitment and contains three functional teams that are operationally integrated to support the student recruitment/acquisition process:
The International Recruitment team can support Colleges in providing recruitment advice across a broad range of countries (market intelligence, trends, and opportunities), development of digital recruitment and conversion campaigns and admissions services relating to entry requirements, academic equivalency and program selection processes.
The Regional Recruitment team are primarily responsible for managing the recruitment activities for defined international markets within a geographical region. This includes the development and implementation of recruitment strategies and operational activities which are focused on delivering against the University's commencing international student targets. These teams engage across multiple recruitment channels including the agent partner network, educational partners, schools, higher education institutions and direct applicants. The reach of these teams extends offshore into key markets where the University has established in-country representative roles. These markets include China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Vietnam.
The Digital Recruitment team is responsible for development, implementation and management of digital recruitment activities including advertising, event promotion and targeted recruitment campaigns across a range of key international markets. Additionally, there is a strong focus on engagement with prospective students in responding to enquiries and delivering conversion campaigns for students who have a letter of offer to study at the University.
The International Recruitment Operations – Admissions team are responsible for international admissions with a key remit of application processing and offer acceptance for prospective international students. This includes the assessment of overseas qualifications, facilitating requests for credit, issuance of offer letters, the assessment of Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements and ensuring applicants meet program eligibility requirements. The team have a strong focus in delivering high-level customer service in ensuring prompt application processing and ensuring applicants are compliant with University, national and international legislative frameworks and policy requirements relating to international students.
The team support Colleges through the development and management of candidate selection processes for coursework and research programs, program quota management, Transnational (Offshore) programs (application assessment and offer letter issuance) and scholarship eligibility assessment.
The International Engagement directorate oversees the University’s international engagement strategy and framework, including TNE partnerships, Learn Without Borders, Sponsor relations and International Student Services (ISS). The directorate is led by Matt Taverner Director, International Engagement and contains five teams:
The International Engagement team is the first point of contact for assistance with new and existing International Partnerships that enhance the impact of the University’s education and research agenda.
TNE refers to Flinders award programs that are fully delivered offshore with an international partner. The Flinders International TNE team provides oversight of current TNE programs, including quality assurance mechanisms and partner relationship management as well as assistance in developing new opportunities. This mitigates risk and maximises the impact of both current and prospective TNE activity.
Manager, International Engagement (Partnerships and TNE)
A significant number of international students are sponsored through the Australian Government, or through overseas governments and employers. This area maintains and develops relations with sponsor bodies, and also provides advice on sponsor matters. In addition, it recruits sponsored students in a range of countries, in particular Australia Awards students.
Manager, International Engagement (Sponsor Relations)
Learn Without Borders (LWB) welcomes inbound exchange students from more than 70 universities worldwide and offers outbound exchange programs for current students to study at one of our partner institutions across the globe. The LWB team also supports the strategic growth of short-term mobility experiences, placements and international Work Integrated Learning (WIL), such as the New Colombo Plan (NCP).
Manager, Learn Without Borders
ISS is the first point of contact for all onshore international students and offers a range of programs supporting your enrolment, study and social life, as well as referring students to services on campus and within the local community.
The ISS team supports international students who are experiencing challenges in adjusting to the Australian academic and living environment, including one-to-one confidential appointments with an International Student Advisor. Our key role is to provide timely and specialised support to all onshore international students throughout their program of study.
Mr Jose Paulino
Manager, International Student Services
International Operations & Performance supports and coordinates the development and implementation of College International Plans, monitors university international regulatory compliance and student visa risk and provides recruitment and engagement analytics, market intelligence, system and operations support to the Portfolio and Colleges. The team is led by Scott Guy, Associate Director, International Operations and Performance and consists of three teams:
Flinders International has a team of three Managers, International Recruitment and Engagement (MIREs) based in the Colleges that plan for, and service the international goals of each College. These roles focus heavily on developing and managing international partnerships and agreement with the aim of delivering student load to the College. The MIREs also advise on new course development, assist with product marketing content, and coordinate and support a number of College-led visiting delegations. These roles act as a key conduit for the College and the Portfolio.
Manager, International Recruitment and Engagement (MPH and NHS)
Manager, International Recruitment and Engagement (BGL and SE)
Manager, International Recruitment and Engagement (EPSW and HASS)
The International Compliance team manages a range of internal and external regulatory compliance matters for staff and international students. This includes; Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS) and National Code-related queries, Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) and student visa queries, and student releases. The team also provides advice around changes to Government legislation and impacts on student recruitment and services, immigration risk mitigation, and reporting.
Coordinator, International Compliance
Both Portfolio and College international planning and performance monitoring is underpinned by capable systems, quality data, analysis and information management. In combination with Planning and Analytic Services (PAS), we develop Business Intelligence reporting, supply market intelligence, analysis and advice specific to international recruitment and engagement.
International Engagement and Performance Analyst
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