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Educational and Skills Training

The Education and Skills Training Practice works as a trusted partner with Australian and international education and training providers, government organisations, peak bodies and education businesses. Our focus is on the markets of ASEAN and India where we have over 30 years’ experience in:

  • Project advisory and consulting
  • Scoping studies for in country transnational education (TNE) sector investment and delivery
  • Divestment and acquisition in key markets
  • Network consolidation and linkages
  • Working with the public and private sectors

AFG Venture Group provides the following services:

  • Development of scoping studies and implementation plans for market entry and expansion
  • Strategic reviews of international/off-shore education operations
  • Analysis of performance and key value drivers of export education operations
  • Assisting providers to achieve sustainable, effective and quality driven transnational education operations
  • Benchmarking or “auditing” to identify gaps between strategic intent and delivery 
  • Commercial due diligence, independent expert reports and business planning to support transnational market entry, partnerships and joint ventures
  • Facilitating acquisition and divestment of international education and training businesses
  • Management of ASEAN regional webinars on topics that connect to an ASEAN wide audience of key influencers

Our Team

Michael Fay is the Director of the Education Practice and for over 30 years has been a leader in the international education sector in both Australia and Asia.

Sherman Mak is a firm believer in education and business partnerships. As a product of international education, having lived in Singapore, Ireland and Australia, he believes that education is the catalyst for positive disruption to industry.

Our Country & Regional Focus

AFG Venture Group has a regional focus on ASEAN where we have developed strong connections across the region’s education architecture in both the public and private sectors.

We pay special attention to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and India.

We work in partnership with key ASEAN and Australian peak education organisations

Our Clients

Our clients include many of the most prominent educational institutions and service providers operating across ASEAN as well as key peak bodies and government organisations. 

The ASEAN-Australia Education Dialogue (AAED)

AFG Venture Group has convened the AAED since 2018 as both a regional face to face event and more recently on a trusted digital webinar platform. It brings together key stakeholders from all sectors of international education from ASEAN, Australia and beyond. See