Our story

Three people chatting and sitting on steps in front of an archway and gardens
A large solar panel, with a traditional Kiribati building and palm trees in the background

Scope Global delivers inclusive international education, training and skills development in the Indo Pacific. We build human and organisational capacity that leads to sustainable change.

in 1991
300+ programs
10,000+ program

Our reach

From our headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia, we employ more than 170 personnel throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

Our regional network means we can provide on-the-ground support to program participants and stakeholders, while providing our clients with access to in-country knowledge, expertise and networks.

170+ employees

12 offices in the Indo Pacific

Clients and partners

Our key clients and partners are the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education, Employment and Skills, national and sub-national governments in our region, universities and educational institutions, and businesses seeking to improve their access and inclusion.

Two people talking and walking through a garden
A person wearing an apron and preparing food in a professional kitchen

Our history

Scope Global was originally incorporated as Austraining International in 1991, a corporate venture between the SA Department of TAFE, SAGRIC Pty Ltd (a then Government of South Australia-owned company) and TAFE NSW.

The company’s original purpose was to deliver technical training in Indonesia. As the business continued to grow, it branched into additional practice areas consistent with the State Government’s policy objectives such as scholarships and mobility, disability services and international development projects.

In 2014, the company rebranded and changed its name to Scope Global.

The Government of South Australia has been the sole shareholder since the year 2000, with the current shareholder being the Treasurer, Hon Rob Lucas MLC.

A painting by Damien Coulthard
Reconciliation Australia logo

Scope Global Reconciliation Action Plan

We seek to build positive, sustainable and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and work together to build an empowering future for all Australians. Our Reflect RAP seeks to embed and consolidate Scope Global’s prior and current efforts, link strategically with our portfolio sectors and integrate our activities in keeping with Reconciliation Australia’s pillars of reconciliation through relationship, respect, opportunities and governance.

Read the Reconciliation Action Plan

About the artist and the artwork

Damien Coulthard is an Adnyamathanha man from the Northern Flinders and Gammon Ranges in South Australia; a sacred place of immense social and environmental significance to the Adnyamathanha people. Damien’s paintings share family narratives that have existed for millennia, embedded in the Yarta (diverse landscapes) as a record and reminder for all diversities and identities of the unique and continuous - spiritual and cultural connection Aboriginal people have to Country. 

Painting: Warnduni-nda (Healing)
Diverse Aboriginal Nations share cultural and spiritual heritage with their environments since time immemorial. The night skies; the moon and stars, like the land, are interconnected and part of an intrinsic, interwoven life cycle. Here the Ancestral Beings; custodians of complex kinship systems, hold the knowledge of Songlines embedded within our existing landscapes. A memory code of family histories attained over 60,000 years of speaking with (and caring for) country. This way of knowing, being and doing continues to govern cultural expressions, our relationship contributions to place and protection of waters, lands and sacred sites.

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