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Our Projects

Higher education

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 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.

Strategic higher education context paper

A professional body

Development of a strategic context paper outlining the broader trends in higher education for consideration by the organisation as it seeks to ensure that the executive educational needs of its members continues to be met alongside evolving job demands.

Health check of eLearning Strategy Implementation

A transitions college of a Go8 university

High level assessment of the organisation’s progress implementing its eLearning Strategy and how this progress relates to best practice benchmarks.

Strategic plan and business case for a science faculty

A Go8 university

We developed a strategic plan on behalf of a science faculty for the receipt of substantial university funding and support for a science precinct.  This included analysis of student demand and competitor research.

Strategic plan and business case for an engineering faculty

A Go8 University

We developed a compelling business case on behalf of an Engineering and IT faculty of a Go8 university for the receipt of substantial university funding and support. The business case incorporated strong strategic planning elements spanning the multi-faceted operations of modern university faculties.

A market and competitor analysis for an international pathways provider

An International Pathways Provider owned by a Go8 University

A market scan and analysis of the domestic and overseas international ‘transitions’ provider market including scale and the product and qualification mix of providers. This information was used as the basis for analysis and advice to inform strategic planning for our client.

Strategic advice regarding a new student system and service model

A Go8 University

The University was exploring options to replace its current student system and service approach. We provided strategic advice to assist the University with determining the business requirement in regard to a new student system and service vision.