What if wecould rethink what 'education' should mean?
You deserve a learning experience that leaves you ready for the real world. Not just for the classroom. That’s why Monarch Institute delivers real-world education. We start with the outcomes that real employers want, and work backwards from there. We don’t believe in courses based purely on intellectual theory and textbook stuff.
Courses are delivered by respected professionals who continue to lead in their fields. You’ll benefit from their expertise from the moment you start learning.
Your distinctcompetitive advantage
Our students and their career pathways are our top priority. And for good reason. Let’s face it, the job market is more competitive than ever.
You need a distinct competitive advantage. That means an education that reflects what employers are already looking for. It’s that simple.
Our role is to get you to where you want to be in your career. Whether you’re just starting out, or stepping up your game. In other words, we’ve got your back at every step of the way.
Your distinctcompetitive advantage
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John is the former head of Commonwealth Bank’s Equities and Australia’s largest retail stockbroker CommSec. John has held faculty appointments at Yale University and the Australian National University (ANU). John holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), a Master of Arts, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Econometrics.
Nick joined the group in December 2015 and prior to joining the Monarch team, Nick was the General Manager of Rockwell Financial Services Group’s consumer investment business having joined Rockwell after 10 years at the Bennelong Group, one of Australia’s leading private equity and funds management groups. During his time at Bennelong Nick held various positions including General Manager and Director of Aurora Media in Dubai, Director of i-comm Media in London, CEO of Crown Content in Melbourne finally culminating in his appointment to Group General Manager. Nick has also held positions at various charitable organisations including the Bennelong Foundation and the Butterfly Foundation. Nick holds a double degree in Law and Commerce and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Lisa has been the General Manager at Monarch Institute for 6 years. She is passionate about helping Australians develop their skills and continue their professional development with Monarch's flexible courses and training options. As the General Manager, Lisa leads a team of Course Consultants, manages key internal projects and oversees Monarch's communications strategy. Prior to joining the Monarch team, Lisa was Director, Operations at Advant Group, a leading publisher in the financial services industry. Lisa holds an Arts degree, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and is currently on the national VET Committee of the Independent Tertiary Education Council of Australia (ITECA), as well as the Victorian State Committee.
Josh holds both Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) degrees, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is a qualified Australian lawyer, and held Certified Financial Planner (CFP) status whilst practicing as a financial adviser during a 20 year financial services career. This included owning and operating a wealth management firm, working as a Senior Financial Planner at Westpac, and previously working in fund accounting at Barclays Global Investors (London). Josh was a previous Director of Advant Group, and has lectured for leading Universities and Private Training Organisations in finance and financial services including Monarch Institute, RMIT University, Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) and Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SHIFT).
Cynthia Shannon holds a Bachelor of Economics (Monash), Master of Commerce (Hons) (Uni Melbourne), and has lectured at the AGSM, University of Melbourne, RMIT University and Whittier College in California over a period of 35 years. She has taught accounting and finance in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, and financial planning in Australia and Singapore. Cynthia has worked for BBL Funds Management Ltd, a specialist index fund manager, providing training and education support to financial planners, and also held a Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation while practising as a financial planner. She is currently the Head of Teaching and Learning at Monarch Institute holding a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Cynthia has written a chapter for an Australian text book titled Personal Finance, first published by John Wiley and Sons in 2001 and has written course materials for the RMIT Master of Finance and Monarch Institute.