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Our Projects

Higher education

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.

Advice regarding impact of Commonwealth Government higher education budget measures

Regional Universities Network

Strategic advice to the Regional Universities Network, a network of six universities with headquarters in regional Australia, regarding the potential outcomes of fee deregulation on these universities. The impacts were modelled, policy advice provided and a paper prepared regarding a proposed market adjustment fund to give the regional universities flexibility to respond to change.

Evaluation of Tertiary Pathways Project

A state government department of education

The project considered the development of three Associate Degree Programs by the Department in partnership with a range of university and industry partners. The evaluation was focused on five key areas: the extent to which progress has been made towards integrating VET and HE, improvements in administrative processes including student tracking and enrolment, factors that support successful partnerships, targeting and gains in access by disadvantaged groups and an identification of innovations and potential future directions.

Funding Policy Paper

Universities Australia

Strategic advice to Universities Australia, the peak body representing universities, regarding the potential outcomes of the 2014-15 Budget. This advice included modelling of the impact of the proposed funding changes and fee deregulation, and an analysis of the impact of the proposed changes to student loans.