Live,
Learn,
Lonsdale.

We believe that learning is about more than just studying. It’s also about being curious, having fun, finding yourself and creating new and lasting friendships along the way.

EXPERIENCE LIFE WITH LONSDALE

Imagine travelling the world with no commitments but to study and learn about new cultures. And what better way to experience life than in the heart of the city; a vibrant, exciting metropolis. Located in the centre of the city, our Melbourne and Sydney campuses are close to major retail outlets, restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as all forms of public transport.

There’s no better place to be, to experience and explore Australian culture with your newfound friends and classmates.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS

Studying abroad might be the most challenging and rewarding experience of your life. That’s why we’re here to help. We provide you with a flexible learning experience. And empower you to develop the skills you need for your future. Whether you’re looking to build experience for your employment goals or developing language skills to help you feel at home, we are here to support you. 

WE ARE RIGHT HERE WITH YOU

Established in Melbourne in 2007, Lonsdale Institute is founded on a belief in the student experience. Through the diversity and insight of our team of professionals, we deliver English language courses and vocational skill based training.

Lonsdale Institute is an innovative educator. We believe that learning is about more than just studying. It’s also about being curious, having fun, finding yourself and creating new and lasting friendships along the way. We know every student is different. We constantly strive to provide our students with the best learning experience for their individual needs. Our support services and campus environments offer our students a safe and comfortable home away from home. 

OUR TEAM

When you choose Lonsdale you become part of our family. We’ll get to know each other at your Orientation, where we’ll provide you with all the information you need to know who can support your various needs and help you feel confident
with your new environment.

Our door is always open to support you.

EXECUTIVE STAFF

Gil Polglase

Chief Executive Officer

Lazaros Papasavas

Executive Director

Deborah Kelso

Principal Executive Officer

Sally Judd

Chief Operating Officer

ADMINISTRATION STAFF

Jon Stekhoven

Student Administration Manager

Sophia Spithas

Finance Manager

Manuel Cebrian Flores

Sales and Marketing Manager

Jen Smith

Academic Programmes and Operations Manager-Sydney

Nadine Viell

Programme Manager-ELICOS Melbourne

Carla Nelmes

Academic Coordinator-Sydney

Helen Trigg

Head of Department VET

TEACHERS

Stefania Fenu

Diploma of Leadership and Management

Ruth Chamber

Diploma of Leadership and Management

Jason Pashalidis

Diploma Business

Kylie Atkins

Diploma Business

Ian Wood

Advanced Diploma of Business

Robyn Schubert

Diploma of Business and Project Management

Bernadine Eurs

Diploma of Project Management

Kerri Ben-Mayor

Diploma of Project Management

Helen Barr

Cert IV English

Damoon Mehpour

Cert IV English

Antoine Burke

Cert IV English

Kerryanne Ansari

Cert III English

Matt Smith

Cert III English

Ben Green

Cert III English

Annie O’Malley

Cert III English

Kelly Bednarz

Cert III and IV Accounting

Lisa Penson

Cert IV Business, Dip Business, Adv Dip of Business

Sandeep Sharma

Cert IV Business

Lucy Chapman

ELICOS

Josie Davids

ELICOS

Phillip Rosewarne

ELICOS

Candy Villardo

ELICOS

Adrian Butcher

ELICOS

Yulya Walker

ELICOS

Emma Bond

ELICOS

Lisa Kilman

ELICOS

Harry Good

ELICOS

John Betros

ELICOS

Marish Mackowiak

ELICOS

Reza Nezhad

ELICOS

Claudia Osegueda

ELICOS

Fel Bisiani

ELICOS

Gemma Hodge

ELICOS

Damien Dwyer

ELICOS

Chris De Nunzio

ELICOS

Justin Harrison

ELICOS

Erika Reynolds

ELICOS

Adam Pursehouse

ELICOS

Therese Pokorny

ELICOS

Diane Taylor

ELICOS

Julian Lancey

ELICOS

Liam Butler

ELICOS

Max Schintler

ELICOS

Thomas Wright

ELICOS

Courses

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