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Our Projects

Examples of recent projects:
Strategic planning & institutional positioning

Effective school governance: a school council training package

A state government department of education

Design and production of a training package, including an online resource, for state government school council members, to enhance the capabilities of school council members through improved knowledge and skills. The online training package can be viewed at

Unified tertiary sector project

The two peak representative bodies for TAFEs & Universities

Exploration of what a unified tertiary sector in Australia might look like if higher education and vocational education were combined.

Strategic review of Graduate Careers Australia

Graduate Careers Australia (GCA)

A strategic review of GCA as a business, its competitive position, and its value proposition for the future.

Guiding an institution to successfully gain Specialist University Status

A new University

Provision of data and review and suggestion of substantial amendments to both the draft and final versions of the instituitions successful application as the first provider in Australia to be granted specialist university status. 

Advice on the Australian Qualifications Framework

A Go8 University

Assistance to the University in assessing the response by the AQF Council to the University's request for the use of the nomenclature Doctor for certain professional coursework programs.

Governance reform for sustainable success

A University in NSW

Development of a suitable, effective and efficient governance structure and systems for a Faculty.

Opportunities in allied health education

A University in NSW

Market analysis of university offerings in the allied health fields and their potential value to the University's academic profile.

A national university for regional Australia

Commonwealth Department of Education

Following a recommendation of the 2008 Bradley Review of Higher Education in Australia, in 2009 the Commonwealth Government granted funding to Southern Cross University and Charles Sturt University to conduct a feasibility study for a national regional university. PhillipsKPA conducted a needs analysis as the first part of the feasibility study.

Strategic review of a Nutrition and Dietetics Unit

A Go8 University in Victoria

External review of the Nutrition & Dietetics Unit within a Faculty and development of a new organisational model to facilitate the Unit's research and academic directions and goals.

Articulation within VET and between VET and higher education

Two state government departments

Investigation of the ongoing challenge for government to ensure effective means for VET students to meet their education and training needs through progress from VET qualification to VET qualification and, where desired, into higher education qualifications with appropriate credit.