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Our Projects

Examples of recent projects:
Policy & program research & analysis

Delivery of National Apprenticeship Forums 2017‑18

Australian Government Department of Education and Training

We hosted a series of five forums for the Department of Education and Training during 2017-18 to assist with policy development to ensure apprenticeships are able to meet the future skill needs of Australian industry. The scope of the forums includes apprenticeships in trade and non-trade occupations.

Evaluation of the Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers (ETMST) Program

Office for Learning and Teaching

An evaluation of the Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers (ETMST) Program. PhillipsKPA worked collaboratively with the Office for Learning and Teaching and the ETMST project teams to design and conduct project specific evaluations.

Supplying Australia's degree-qualified workforce (with ACER)

Commonwealth 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.

Mapping professional accreditation in Australian Higher Education

Commonwealth Department of Education and Training

A report by PhillipsKPA on the extent and scope of professional course accreditation practices in Australian higher education.

Commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training in 2016, the report informed work being undertaken by the Higher Education Standards Panel to provide advice to the Minister for Education and Training on the impact of professional accreditation on Australian higher education and opportunities that may exist to reduce regulatory burden for higher education providers.

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.

 

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: https://docs.education.gov.au/documents/engaging-employers-work-integrated-learning-current-state-and-future-priorities

Advice regarding eligibility for Australian government research funding

A UK university with international campuses

A UK university wished to pursue eligibility for funding for research and research training (research postgraduate students) through Australian Government programs. We developed a compelling detailed Policy Paper to make the case for the change sought by the University.

Study into educational needs of a region

A Victorian TAFE

An educational needs study of two Local Government Areas informed by demographic trends, skills shortages, national and state policy settings, and economic development within the region.

Higher Education Base Funding Review

Commonwealth Department of Education

Advice to the Higher Education Base Funding Review Panel

Guiding principles for school-business relationships

Commonwealth Department of Education

Development of a set of seven guiding principles and support materials to promote, encourage and support school-business relationships.

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