Renewal of SACE International Program Agreement

Media Release

Historic partnership agreement with SACE International

Thursday 12 August 2021

INTEC Education College will today sign a historic three-year agreement with the Government of South Australia’s SACE International program.

  • The new agreement will continue INTEC Education College’s 36-year partnership with the SACE International pre-university program, formerly known as the South Australian Matriculation (SAM).
  • Located in Selangor, more than 4000 INTEC Education College students have graduated from the globally-recognized SACE International program and gone on to study at universities around the world.
  • Professor Dato’ Dr. Rahmat Mohamad, Chairman of UiTM Private Education Sdn Bhd, which owns INTEC Education College, said: “It is important to recognize that the cooperation we are signing today is built on the confidence emanating from colleagues’ efforts at both our institutions.”
  • Professor Martin Westwell, Chief Executive of the SACE Board of South Australia, which operates the SACE International program, hailed the continuing partnership with INTEC Education College.
  • “INTEC Education College has been part of the SACE International family for 36 years and we are thrilled that our partnership will continue with this wonderful college,” Professor Westwell said.
  • “The SACE International program is a world-leading, Australian education program that prepares students for a successful global career, and a passport to leading universities across the globe, including Australia, the UK, the US, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.
  • “More than 40,000 students have graduated from the SACE International program since the program was established in 1982.
  • “Our adaptive curriculum cultivates determined, lifelong learners, and responds to the changing needs of an individual and the rapidly changing world around them, enhancing opportunities and preparing students for life far beyond the classroom.
  • “We are looking forward to working with INTEC Education College to grow the SACE International program and to help even more Malaysian young people thrive in education and life.”
  • Paul Sanda, Minister-Counsellor (Commercial) and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Australian High Commission, said the renewed partnership was a wonderful example of the positive business relationships that continue to grow between Australia and Malaysia.
  • “Despite challenging times, there continues to be demand for Australia’s high-quality education programs. The SACE International program provides practical experiences into new ways of teaching and learning as the world becomes increasingly digital.”
  • Fiona Morris, Counsellor (Education & Science), of the Australian High Commission in Malaysia, said the renewed agreement was a testament to Australia’s strong bilateral relationship with Malaysia.

“There is a rich history of education collaboration between Australia and Malaysia and the SACE International program provides an important opportunity for future young Malaysians to access a high-quality, Australian pre-university program in Malaysia,” Ms. Morris said.

Full virtual ceremony can be watched here: