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Our Projects

Examples of recent projects:
Organisation, policy & program evaluation

Review of state government schools

A state government department of education

We are members of the panel established by the government to undertake reviews of government schools in the state. In undertaking these reviews we conduct an in-depth examination of a school's performance by analysing the school's self-evaluation and other relevant data, and, where required, conduct intensive field work in the school, liaising with regional and central Department staff as required.

Evaluation of the Foundation Skills Workforce Development Project

A state government department of development

Evaluation of the effectiveness, appropriateness and outcomes of the Foundation Skills Workforce Development Project, a Commonwealth Government funded initiative focusing on priority area four of the National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults which was in operation for twelve months over 2013 and 2014.

Program outcome and viability review (Trade Training Centres in Schools)

State government education department

A comprehensive review of outcomes and viability risks associated with the Trade Training Centres (TTC) in Schools Program. In the state, TTCs represent a one-off, $240 million capital investment by the Commonwealth Government in support of school-based vocational education and training. Our report considered and delivered key findings in the areas of student impact, collaboration and operations.

Evaluation of the More Support for Students with Disabilities (MSSD) Initiative (2012-2015)

Commonwealth Department of Education

The Australian Government provided $300 million, over three years, of additional funding to government and non-government education authorities under the More Support for Students with Disabilities initiative. Under a National Partnership Agreement, education authorities had selected activities that would best support students, teachers and schools in their jurisdiction. PhillipsKPA was commissioned to evaluate the MSSD initiative from the implementation stage in 2012 to the final phase of reporting in 2015. The evaluation included consultations with all eight government education authorities and 16 non-government education authorities in every state and territory, mapping of outputs from each jurisdiction, extensive data gathering through fieldwork, 15 annual information seminars in each capital city and selected regional areas, and more than 40 case study examples of good practice. The evaluation concluded with a national launch of the final report in June 2015 in Canberra.

Review of the service delivery model for student amenities

A large dual sector University

Review of a University's Student Amenities Association service delivery model

Review of a national research centre

Commonwealth Department of Education and Training

Review of the Centre to assess how appropriate, efficient and effective the activities of the Centre have been in meeting its vision and goals.

Review of University Reporting Requirements

Commonwealth Department of Education and Training

Review of the Department's reporting requirements for Australian Universities, including an analysis of the extent and proportionality (to the amount of related funding) of the Department's reporting requirements.

Review of a $30m education endowment fund

An Aboriginal Land Council

A review of progress to date of the Education Endowment Fund (EEF), a scholarship fund to Aboriginal people in an eastern state, with a major focus on future options for the EEF within the context of the Commonwealth and state educational funding and policy environments.

Strategic analysis for an incoming Vice-Chancellor

A Victorian University

Strategic analysis of the University commissioned by the new Vice-Chancellor covering most of the major academic and administrative activities of the University.

Interim evaluation of an indigenous education initiative

A state government department of education

An interim evaluation of the initiative for the purpose of determining the extent to which the initiative has become established, the effectiveness of the implementation arrangements and to gather data to determine whether the initiative has had any impact to date.

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