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ACPE is an accredited Higher Education Provider (HEP). Our registration with the NSW Department of Education & Training, and our status as a HEP recognised by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, ensure that ACPE graduates receive a degree that is equal to that of any public university and have access to FEE HELP.

As an approved HEP, ACPE is included in the Australian Qualifications Framework register of Recognised Education Institutions and Authorised Accreditation Authorities in Australia.

ACPE Board


  • Chair, Independent Member
    Emeritus Professor Ian Goulter AM
  • Independent Member
    Emeritus Professor Arnold Depickere
  • Managing Director Development, Study Group Australia
    Mr Warren Jacobson
  • Chief Operations Officer, ANZ Study Group
    Mr Alex Chevrolle

Company Secretary

  • Senior In-House Legal Counsel
    Trisha Mok

Academic Board

The delivery of academic programs at ACPE is the responsibility of the Academic Board. The Academic Board is appointed by, but independent of, the College Board. Part of the Academic Board's role is to uphold excellence in educational standards and ensure that students receive an innovative and challenging learning experience during their time at ACPE.


  • Professor Elizabeth Deane
    PhD, BSc (USyd)

Ex Officio Members:

  • Dean and Operations Director
    Debbie Le Roux
    MA (TESOL) (North West University, South Africa), BA (North West University, South Africa), HDE (PG) (University of South Africa), TAE
  • Ms Kim Goode (Chair of Learning and Teaching Committee and Head of Department (Education))

Appointed Members:

  • Mr Darren Simpson (CEO Sport NSW)
  • Mr Peter Ross
  • Emeritus Professor Tony Shannon AM
    PhD, EdD, DSc

Alumni Representatives:

  • Mr James Ellender (State Manager, Belgravia Leisure)

Student Representatives:

  • Mr Matthew Williamson

Persons with Rights of Audience and Debate:

  • Managing Director, Study Group Australia
    Mr Warren Jacobson
    BBus LLB(Hons) MBA(executive) CA
  • Dean and Operations Director, ACPE
    Ms Debbie Le Roux

Executive Officer, SGA:

  • Mark O'Toole


  • Mrs Christine Haque
    BSc (USC), MSc(AIT)

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