Meet part of SC Team
SC Campus Manager
Jacques started life out as a languages teacher and later moved into the financial services area where he was a superannuation fund manager. When he migrated to Australia he went back to the education field and has held management positions in registered training organizations as well as independent schools.
“I love the college environment because there are always much activity, with many staff members and students coming and going, making it an interesting place to work. I am keen to maintain and improve the quality of education and student care at Strathfield College, and also to ensure that all staff are content in their work environment”.
Director of Studies English ELICOS
Marisol Carino – ELICOS Director of Studies
“My experience includes teaching every level from Beginner to Advanced and Strathfield College has given me the
opportunity to also teach IELTS. Before starting at the college I’ve been teaching ESL for just over a year. My previous teaching experience took place at International House and at SELC in Bondi.
Coming from a background in early childcare and having volunteered as a tutor at a children’s shelter. I’ve always valued education and how it can bring out the best in everyone and give them better opportunities whether that is in their career or at life in general.
I have to admit that my first love is the English language. I studied literature at university, wrote a novel and now I’m teaching English every day so I’ve made my passion my profession”.
Academic Manager ELICOS
Michael Radcliffe – Academic Manager ELICOS
Michael graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Degree in Arts. He later completed a Master’s Degree in Linguistics at Macquarie University. As a teacher, Michael has a colossal amount of experience teaching English to all variety of students in Australia and Japan. In recent years he has specialized in teaching Academic English and in curriculum development.
Michael’s background gives him the skills and knowledge to manage the academic aspects of ELICOS at Strathfield College, a task which he has taken on with relish.
“Working as the Academic Manager gives me the opportunity to do what I love – providing and maintaining the best possible level of English education achievable. I work with students, teachers and administration to manage all the academic aspects of the college – especially maintaining standards and improving the educational experience for the students.
I firmly believe that language education is the most important thing in the world – because it leads to successful communication, and successful communication is the basis for everything global society wants to achieve – peace, prosperity, and understanding among all cultures.”
Director of Studies VET
Kazi graduated from University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Commence in Accounting. He later completed Master of Business in Accounting and Finance at University of Technology Sydney. Kazi has vast experience in the vocational education sector working in various roles.
He has strong VET organisational skills, educational background and exceptional people management skills to deal with a team of 20 trainers at the college. Kazi’s passion for training and education has motivated him to join vocational education sector and to be a part of Strathfield College.
Marketing Team and Costumer Service Department
Krisztina Koos | Marketing Director | Hungarian, German, English – Europe
Krisztina graduated as an Economist from the University of Applied Sciences in Germany and from the University of
Modern Business Sciences in Hungary, specialising in International Economy before continuing her studies in Marketing in Australia. Krisztina promotes Europen and Latin American markets for SC. She has worked in marketing for several years at a few different reputable colleges before joining the SC team. Krisztina has also worked in an Educational and Migration agency so she has an excellent understanding of the Australian education system and Australian immigration policies.
Having been a student in three different countries, Krisztina is very aware of the needs of international students and she aims to provide continuous support to SC students and agents.
“My team and I work with agents from over 25 countries to recruit students for our programs. We travel overseas to meet agents, prospective students and to promote studying in Australia. SC marketing campaigns have seen us travel to Jordan, Serbia, India, Pakistan, Italy, Spain and Lebanon.
I also work with our English and Business school Directors of Study to develop and improve our products, to improve our services and to ensure we meet our students’ expectations. Our priority has always been, and is, quality with the aim of value for money. We aim to give our students good service, a quality education and REAL pathways without an inflated price”.
Maria Soledad Coria| Costumer Service Manager | English, Spanish, Italian
“I started working at SC in 2013 managing the customer service policies. The exchange with students and agents from
different countries has been a very enriching experience for me, I really enjoyed.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication Sciences and more than five years’ experience developing as a Customer Service Manager. I am very happy to face this daily challenge and improve everyday our services.
I definitely recommend students from all over the world to come and study an English or Business course in this beautiful country and amazing city. Strathfield College is a multicultural and qualified college who will exceed your expectations while you are in Australia”.
Madhuri Naidu| Regional Marketing Manager | India and Sub-continent
“I have done my Master’s in Communication, specialisation in Journalism from India before I migrated to Australia and did my further studies in Marketing.
I bring with me 7 years of successful experience in the field of Marketing Communication out of which a year in Education Industry. I have recently joined SC and EduCo Group in October 2015 and looking forward to grow by supporting students and servicing Education Consultants to achieve their goals.
Being myself studied away from home, I understand the requirement and needs of the students and try to help them accordingly to make them feel comfortable throughout their tenure at college. Also I understand the needs and requirements of the agents because of my previous association with the university and their agents. I look forward to maintain a successful business relation between SC and its performing agents”.
Mandy Chung| Regional Marketing Manager | South East Asia
My name is Mandy and I’ve originally come from Indonesia. However, I’ve grown up in Australia since I was very young.
I’ve graduated from Macquarie University doing Bachelor of Marketing and I’ve just recently finished my VET course in Certificate IV in Fashion Business.
Before coming on board, I’ve previously worked at Education Agency as an Educational Consultant and also Marketing & Event Coordinator for International Students.
I’m very excited to be part of the Marketing team at SC as they are giving me the opportunity to grow and progress my careers in the Education Sector.
I will be looking forward to the diversity and multicultural environment of our SC College and also to provide the best quality service to my agents and the needs and wants of their students”.
Francisco Doncel Prada | Regional Marketing Manager | South America
I have joined Strathfield College, coming from a background in marketing and international relations. Of this, some three years was spent in the international education field.
I first arrived in Australia as an international student, and this has given me a great deal of empathy for our students and an awareness of the challenges which they face on their arrival. It has also given me a good insight into the process of cultural adjustment which students need to undergo as they settle in into their life in Australia. I look forward to meeting and supporting many new students as they enter Strathfield College.
I have joined Strathfield College as I am thoroughly aware of both their strong academic focus as well their caring interest in the life of each student, and I look forward to contributing to this culture.
My background in marketing has made me very aware of the need for quality customer servicing, and I look forward to working with all the agents who service the students and offering you a first class customer service experience”.
Support Officers – Customer Service
I’ve only recently joined the team at Strathfield College and am currently completing a Communications – Journalism
degree. Before coming on board, I’d been working as an International Student Advisor for the last two years within the public sector.
Originally coming from a recruitment background, working in education administration has certainly been an interesting and rewarding experience. I’m very much looking forward to the new challenges here at SC!”
Academic support is one of several value-added activities at Strathfield College, the place where tomorrow’s successful workplace employees get their training today. I really enjoy to support the students with every issue or enquiry that might have providing the best customer service to all of them and make them feel like home. I really like my job at the Customer Service Team.
SC Admissions Team
Connie Li | Registrar
“I joined Strathfield College in 2009 as an Assistant Registrar looking after the daily operations of the administration side of the Marketing Department.
After some time in the company, I have been offered the opportunity to further my career as the Registrar in late 2010 due to my knowledge of the student administration department as well as my background in international recruitment.
I very much enjoy the diversity of our college and the rich corporate culture at all levels”.
Yan Gu | Administration Assistant
“I started working in Strathfield College in 2010 after graduating from University of Sydney/ As an Admission officer, I usually answer the students’ enquiries and provide them better ways to help.
I really enjoy the multicultural environment and I am dedicated to looking after the individual needs of students and ensuring they feel welcomed and supported.”
Martina Brokes| Receptionist
“I have joined Strathfield college in 2015 and really enjoy being student’s first contact as I believe first impressions really count.
Working in the education industry in the past helped me to better understand students’ needs and support students during their studies in Australia.
I wish all our students success in their studies.”
Anthony Shen | Accountant
“I have been working at Strathfield College since October 2011 as the financial accountant.
With a degree in Accounting at the University of New South Wales, I started my career from a creditor control/Accounts Receivable position in a multinational group company. With a decision to become a CPA qualified accountant, I changed my career path to financial accounting and controlling.
I really like Strathfield College’s vibrant and flexible culture, in the meantime, I would like to contribute myself to the college’s well being by my analytic skill and problem solving mind. However, sometimes, it may require a bit of ‘innovative’ power to tackle emerging changes.”