About KOI

King’s Own Institute (KOI) is a leading private institution of higher education located in central Sydney, Australia and offering high quality accredited diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Accounting, Business, Management, Information Technology (IT) and postgraduate courses in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Named after a regiment of the British army with which the CEO and Dean was associated as an exchange officer, King’s Own Institute adopts a similar spirit and values with traditions and an established reputation for its recognised development of successful leaders.

Our initials KOI have a second meaning, as the word “koi” in some Asian languages is a wild carp. The koi is energetic and can swim upstream against the current. According to legend if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River it would be transformed into a dragon. This demonstrates perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, the koi represents courage and the ability to attain high goals.

Similarly, King’s Own Institute (KOI) aims to be a recognised leader as an education provider famous for nurturing our students into successful careers. The experience of the higher education journey can be as important as the qualification itself.

Here at King’s Own Institute, we want the career-shaping experience to be fruitful, memorable and enjoyable.

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Welcome Message

We are proud to welcome you to King’s Own Institute in Sydney Australia: a tertiary level institution that brings together the best in resources, equipment and people. King’s Own Institute blends the traditions of higher education with today’s modern practical and commercial global village.

King’s Own Institute offers many advantages: personal, professional and commercial, and is quickly establishing a reputation for superior education. Just how famous King’s Own Institute will become and how quickly depends on our graduates. We share your success. King’s Own Institute has assembled key people to assist your academic journey. They all have long and successful careers and distinguished records of achievement in universities, the military, diplomatic service, business and industry.

We confidently assure you of a sound, professional education and a special, enjoyable learning experience.

We welcome you and look forward to shaping your career with King’s Own Institute.



Dr Doug Hinchliffe
CEO & Dean and President
PhD, MSc, MEd, BEc, BEd, GradDipEdAdmin, TPTC, DSMC, DSAC, GAICD, CPT

Dr Douglas Hinchliffe, CEO & Dean and President

Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Facilities

King’s Own Institute’s premises are centrally located and have been designed with the needs of today’s students in mind. The environment is not only comfortable but most importantly it is conducive to study and highly functional for the busy student.

The institute’s computer facilities include the latest technology and software, with sufficient terminals to cater for student needs.
WiFi is provided throughout KOI so that students can access the internet from anywhere in the institute for total connectivity. Every trimester, each student is given a generous free data allowance for internet usage.

King’s Own Institute has a specially designed and resourced library and a specialist librarian for this essential part of study. Our library is stocked with reference materials relevant to the courses offered in our institute and includes text books, journals and reference books. At KOI, we do our best to resource students for their best performance.

Our student lounges are more than somewhere to stop and have lunch. They are places to meet fellow students, relax, mingle and foster friendships. The environment is stylish, comfortable, practical and inviting. Students can bring their own lunches with reheating facilities available and vending machines for that pick-me-up snack to keep energy levels up.

Life in Sydney

For many students, this is the first time they are leaving home and living overseas independently. At KOI, we understand this can be a very big step for both students and parents. Our staff is available to assist with information regarding living in Sydney prior to arrival. Upon accepting the offer to study at KOI, students will be sent a pre-departure guide, information regarding orientation and enrolment. During orientation, all new students will receive information regarding the school, staff, services and assistance available to our students. It is therefore vital that students attend orientation.


To Live

Sydney is a multicultural and multiracial city, and with that comes a great variety of places to live. Depending on your lifestyle you can choose from over 600 suburbs in the Greater Sydney area. Choose according to budget, facilities, shops and activities available in an area and, of course, distance from the Institute.


To Work

Sydney has the largest economy in Australia. New South Wales accounts for 40 per cent of Australia’s Information and Communication Technology employment. Financial Services is amongst the fastest growing service industry and has more than 750 companies here in New South Wales. There are lots of opportunities and King’s Own Institute is here to help you seize them. Career advisors will be available to provide personal assistance and guidance.


To Play

Australians believe in work-life balance. There is healthy entertainment to refresh the mind, body and soul. Beautiful sandy beaches, serene mountain ranges, numerous National Parks showcasing Australian native flora and fauna will provide endless outdoor fun. Sydney has many theatres, concert venues, fitness and leisure centres, café districts and shopping precincts to keep anyone entertained. KOI will also have student activities to encourage social interaction and development.


To Learn

King’s Own Institute is located in a purpose built facility and comes equipped with advanced technology. The vibrant business environment offers those keen to learn a ready platform. Absorb the atmosphere, get involved and interact with leaders in business. Let King’s Own Institute help you kick start your career in the world of business.