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Our Projects

Higher education

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.

Review of program approvals process

A Queensland university

The University was undergoing a strategic re-positioning including large-scale re-conceptualisation of the University’s academic profile.

Before embarking on these major changes, this rigorous review of program approval processes was undertaken in order to ensure they the processes were efficient, flexible and fit for purpose in an increasingly competitive and uncertain operating environment.


Handbook for Executive Leadership of Research Development

University of the Sunshine Coast/Queensland University of Technology

"This handbook is a timely and practically useful original contribution to the field of research development in Australia. Everyone involved, including policy makers in government and leaders in research-intensive universities who want to know what the potential challengers are up to, should read it."

eLearning strategy

A transitions college of a Go8 university

Development of the College’s eLearning strategy to offer high quality and innovative blended learning to its diverse and largely international student cohort. To inform the strategy we conducted a ‘diagnostic review’ of the current state of eLearning at the College through the use of ‘good practice’ benchmarks. 

Online Learning Strategy

A University in Western Australia

A review of existing capabilities in online learning delivery and the development of a future strategy for the delivery of high quality wholly online courses.

Engaging employers in Work Integrated Learning: Current State and Future Priorities

Department of Industry

A research project exploring employer views on Work Integrated Learning (WIL), specifically, concerning the barriers limiting participation in WIL and the enablers that assist organisations to engage university students. A summary our findings, and the full report, are available at:

Advice regarding impact of Commonwealth Government higher education funding changes

A University in Queensland

This project provided advice to the University on the financial impacts for the University of the 2014-15 Budget measures, assessed the relative levels of international student fees at the University and other universities, and developed metrics for assessing domestic student demand and possible price sensitivity by program to inform the setting of undergraduate fees.

Presentation to 2014 OLT Fellowship recipients

Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT)

Presentation by Dr Craig McInnis to the 2014 OLT Fellowship recipients at induction.