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Our Projects

VET

Assistance with Business Cases

A Victorian TAFE

A Victorian TAFE is implementing a whole of region Strategic Asset Management Plan. This will ensure training is delivered from locations that maximise accessibility to facilities that are first rate and attractive to students. In turn, this will make it more attractive for those students to remain in the area and study locally rather than face higher costs of studying elsewhere. PhillipsKPA was commissioned by the TAFE to develop the business cases for three sites in late 2017 to underpin its whole of region strategy

Evaluation of the National Foundation Skills Strategy Project

A state government department of development

The evaluation used a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques to understand and assess the outcomes of the National Foundation Skills Strategy project and its appropriateness and effectiveness.

Development of evaluation frameworks

A state government department of education

Development of frameworks to guide the evaluation of 3 government initiatives intended to reskill workers and to support the financial sustainability of TAFE institutes.

Application for funding

A large dual sector Victorian University

We identified a funding opportunity for the University - a state government program established to put TAFEs on a more competitive footing and to increase the capacity of TAFEs to meet student, industry and community needs.  We assisted with the development and submission of a number of successful funding bids in the areas of learner support, program delivery, capability building and developing assets to meet community need.

Review of financial projections

A state TAFE authority

A high level review of financial projections to assess the accuracy of the financial model, and to provide recommendations regarding future modelling.

 

Organisational review

TAFE Directors Australia

A review of the structure of TDA, informed by changing governance of TAFEs in many states, and advice regarding positioning, structure and scope of a peak body for TAFE nationally, in the context of VET reform agendas

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.

 

Evaluation of a program aimed at increasing participation in HE

A state government department of education

An evaluation of a government program aimed at increasing the participation of regional and rural students in higher education.

 

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.

Business case review

A state government major projects authority

We assisted and advised on meeting key Department of Treasury business case requirements for a major infrastructure project. This required an in-depth understanding of the relationship between social policy, complex financial arrangements, infrastructure requirements and the authorisation processes of government.

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