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Our Projects

Higher education

Quality Assurance of Work Integrated Learning in Australian Higher Education

Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment

We provided advice to the Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP) on the adequacy of quality assurance arrangements and the associated policy guidance for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities undertaken as part of higher education courses in Australian higher education. The expansion of WIL beyond fields of study with long-established approaches to the design and oversight of experiences required for entry to professions had raised concerns about the quality of the WIL experience for students and their learning outcomes. The project team also examined the adequacy of the quality assurance arrangements and the appropriateness of policy settings to support industry workplace or end-user placements (‘placements’) undertaken as part of postgraduate (higher) degrees by research (HDR).

Academic Credit Arrangements

Commonwealth Department of Education

We undertook research to support the Higher Education Standards Panel’s consideration of the adequacy of the regulatory framework for academic credit pathways in higher education. 

Widening participation by low socio-economic status, indigenous and students with a disability

A Go8 university

The project analysed and evaluated current activities and plans for widening participation of equity groups, and provided recommendations about future models for widening participation.

Strategic Positioning

An Australian university

This young university has achieved significant national and international success. The University Executive aimed to ensure that the strategic positioning of the institution was as clear and powerful as possible so that the University could build on its success in the context of an increasingly complex and competitive operating environment.

Assisting the development of education and accreditation standards

A professional association

We provided advice, mediation and project support to facilitate stakeholder consensus on education and accreditation standards aligned with contemporary practice in the profession. We worked with the association and stakeholders to negotiate an agreed path forward and to manage the development and implementation of the updated standards.

Student Income Support

Universities Australia

An investigation and assessment of the availability of income support for domestic undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students studying in Australian universities, and the outcomes of the project will inform the peak body in developing policy positions on student income support.

Regional growth strategy

A major regional university

A report on the clarification, refinement and implementation of a preferred growth strategy for the University’s presence in a regional area. This is an update to the development of a regional growth strategy we had previously prepared for the University.

Review of financial performance of an ICT Services Portfolio

A Go8 University

A review of the financial performance of an ICT services portfolio at a Go8 university. 

Review of the effectiveness of Admissions

An Australian university

A review of the effectiveness of the university’s admissions function and how it compared with sector best practice, with a particular focus on international and online student admissions. 

Review of the Business Improvement Program and the Operating Model

A Go8 University

A review of the Business Improvement Program and Operating Model.