Shona Bass CEO News

I have great excitement and anticipation for our first steps into our future journey – the developing Strategic Plan, our branding (our new name and logo) and the plans for the new campus in the Perth CBD.

Paramount Higher Education has been approved to be our new brand by Paramount’s governing board and TEQSA. This is our first step towards raising the bar in how we are perceived in the higher education sector and how we view ourselves as a significant player in non-university higher education. We will take all the positive qualities we are known for, such as our focus on student-centred flexible learning, and deliver this from high-quality learning institutions across Australia. We will be defined by our core values which will be the heartbeat of our Paramount community.

Paramount Higher Education

Our Core Values

The heartbeat of our community is informed and demonstrated by our actions and commitment to our core values

RespectSocial ResponsibilityScholarship & Engagement
We respect an individual’s right for privacy, physical space, personal safety and viewpoints. We are committed to listening, valuing and acknowledging others.

We respect and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strait Islander peoples, lands, culture and history.

We value and strive for a tolerant, inclusive and equitable society; we honour freedom of expression and are committed to advancing human rights for the benefit of society at large.  We take responsibility and are accountable for our decisions and actions.We believe high quality learning, enquiry and discovery is the conduit to being a lifelong learner and successful global citizen.

We are committed to facilitating engagement between students and academics, professional partners, industry, and local and international communities.

Professional IntegrityCourageImpact
We conduct ourselves ethically, equitably and collegially for the greater good.

All staff and students willingly adopt and consistently apply the values of PHE.

We value the courage to challenge accepted wisdom and uses a continuous evaluation and change management cycle to seek new horizons and innovations.We commit to empowering, enabling and inspiring educators and learners in our community.

A pivotal component of our new brand is our logo – one that defines our essence, who we are, what we represent, what we stand for and will stand up for, a logo commensurate with quality higher education opportunities. The brand pillars reflected in the logo are: quality, professional, trusted and educators. Paramount represents aspiration to achieve our greatest heights while respecting and valuing others, empowering and inspiring our students to make a significant positive footprint in community and minimising our footprint on the environment. Follow this link to read more about our new logo.

New Campus

October 6 is our combined open day and launch of our new Perth CBD campus at 228 Adelaide Terrace.  This new state-of-the-art campus will provide specifically designed clinic rooms, innovative classrooms for interactive and cutting-edge learning opportunities, Fibre1000 for webinars and online interactions, and student breakout areas where students can connect with students and lecturers on campus, relax over a hot or cold drink and have quiet time to study.  The new campus is conveniently located in the Perth CBD, close to major public transport hubs. The free Perth city Red Cat bus stops right outside the front door!  Experience the natural beauty of the Swan River, as well as the peaceful green spaces of Queens Gardens, Langley Park, Ozone Reserve and Point Fraser, only a few minutes’ walk from our new campus. Keep an eye on this page for more information and photos to come!

New Interactive Online Platform Launch

Semester break is time for students to reconnect with family and friends and take a breather in readiness for the beginning of semester 2 on August 6. The PHE design team based in Melbourne have been working feverishly to migrate and update the following first year units onto the interactive online platform Brightspace. This will make online learning much more interactive, engaging and student-centred.

4-18 August6-18 October7-18 December
• Anatomy & Physiology AP1
• Medical Terminology MT
• Natural Health Philosophy NP
• Nutrition NU1
• Anatomy & Physiology AP2
• Academic Writing

We will provide more information related to Brightspace as the Semester approaches. It is our intention for all online units to be ready on Brightspace for Semester 1 2019.

Warm Regards,

News and Events

• Every Woman Expo 2018

Paramount College of Natural Health and the National Academy of Beauty were proud to join forces at the Every Woman Expo in Perth 15-17 June. This popular and fun event with over 250 exhibitors was very well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by a diverse range of women from all over Western Australia.

Shona Scott (MUP Artist) and Vicky Madytianos (HO Student Engagement) added significant interest and flair to the Paramount booth with makeup demonstrations to promote the dual Diploma of Beauty & Makeup being offered by Pragmatic Education Group at the new Perth campus.

Every Woman EXPO 2018

Every Woman EXPO 2018


• Open Day 30 June 2018

Another successful open day at Paramount Higher Education. CEO Dr Shona Bass presented Skye Makking-Robinson with the hamper she won from the Everywoman’s Expo. A common message from prospective students who attended the day was that they were attracted to the supportive and student-centred learning environment provided by Paramount. Our flexible study options and the state-of-the-art new campus in the Perth CBD were also popular attractions for prospective students. Our next open day will be at our new campus in the Perth CBD.

Open Day 2018

Open Day 2018


Clinic Manager Bronwyn Spencer chats to prospective student Jim about online learning and clinic opportunities for students in their second year.

• Community Engagement (Pragmatic Education Group)

Salon Blend hosted an event to provide a pamper day to a group of women from Ozanam House, which is a part of VincentCare Victoria. Ozanam House works to support our most disadvantaged within the community. Those who attended the pamper sessions have been homeless.

Angela Butler-Girton worked with Salon Blend and some of our industry partners to make this event a success. Angela reported that ‘Our Ladies’ pampering day at Salon Blend was a great success. The clients were thrilled with the services and gifts that were provided to them. For most of these ladies, this was the first time that they had ever stepped inside of a salon, let alone had any pampering. Each person received a mini-facial, massage, manicure, pedicure, YSL perfume, Lancome skincare, Giorgio Armani lipsticks, Dermalogica products, and a gift bag from Salon First which contained a range of essentials. Kate did an amazing job of coordinating the services and food. Lidia referred two fantastic students who were professional and committed to ensuring that each person had a wonderful experience.” A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in this community event.  For more information on the charity go to :