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Supplying Australia's Degree-Qualified Workforce (with ACER)

Department of Education and Training

A report on the supply of domestic and migrant labour to skilled occupations and the ability of the demand driven system to meet the skills needs of employers in the Australian labour market.

University financial and capital analysis

Department of Education

This 2014 project was an analysis of the finances and physical infrastructure of Australia’s 37 public universities to provide advice to the Department of Education regarding each university’s current infrastructure investment and management practices as well as their capacity to develop new infrastructure assets.

The results were presented to the Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group, established to advise the Government on current practices and future options for supporting universities’ teaching and research infrastructure needs. The Working Group’s members are Philip Marcus Clark AM and Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC.  The analysis prepared by PhillipsKPA has formed the basis of consultations by the Working Group with each university.

Evaluation of the National Foundation Skills Strategy Project

A state government department of development

The evaluation used a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques to understand and assess the outcomes of the National Foundation Skills Strategy project and its appropriateness and effectiveness.

 

Development of evaluation frameworks

A state government department of education

Development of frameworks to guide the evaluation of 3 government initiatives intended to reskill workers and to support the financial sustainability of TAFE institutes.

Application for funding

A large dual sector Victorian University

We identified a funding opportunity for the University - a state government program established to put TAFEs on a more competitive footing and to increase the capacity of TAFEs to meet student, industry and community needs.  We assisted with the development and submission of a number of successful funding bids in the areas of learner support, program delivery, capability building and developing assets to meet community need.

Review of financial projections

A state TAFE authority

A high level review of financial projections to assess the accuracy of the financial model, and to provide recommendations regarding future modelling.

 

Organisational review

TAFE Directors Australia

A review of the structure of TDA, informed by changing governance of TAFEs in many states, and advice regarding positioning, structure and scope of a peak body for TAFE nationally, in the context of VET reform agendas

Policy discussion paper – VET FEE HELP

A university’s online provider

Assistance with the drafting of a discussion paper regarding VET FEE HELP, submitted to the state government Minister for Training.

 

Evaluation of a program aimed at increasing participation in HE

A state government department of education

An evaluation of a government program aimed at increasing the participation of regional and rural students in higher education.

 

Graduate employability strategy

A Queensland university

An examination of the effectiveness of the University’s current approaches across all aspects of activity to graduate employability, with reference to good practice nationally and internationally, and the provision of findings and insights to guide the development and finalisation of the University’s Graduate Employability Strategy.

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