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Our Projects

Higher education

Assistance with Business Case

A large dual sector Victorian University

The University is developing a comprehensive master plan and supporting business cases. PhillipsKPA developed the business case for the location of health programs at a hospital which formed part of a submission to the Victorian government for funding.

University financial and capital analysis

Commonwealth Department of Education and Training

This project, undertaken in 2014 and updated in 2016, was an analysis of the finances and physical infrastructure of Australia’s 37 public universities to provide advice to the Department of Education regarding each university’s current infrastructure investment and management practices as well as their capacity to develop new infrastructure assets.

The results were presented to the Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group, established to advise the Government on current practices and future options for supporting universities’ teaching and research infrastructure needs. The Working Group’s members are Philip Marcus Clark AM and Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC. The analysis prepared by PhillipsKPA has formed the basis of consultations by the Working Group with each university.

Graduate employability strategy

A Queensland university

An examination of the effectiveness of the University’s current approaches across all aspects of activity to graduate employability, with reference to good practice nationally and internationally, and the provision of findings and insights to guide the development and finalisation of the University’s Graduate Employability Strategy.

Health check of eLearning Strategy Implementation

A transitions college of a Go8 university

High level assessment of the organisation’s progress implementing its eLearning Strategy and how this progress relates to best practice benchmarks.

Strategic plan and business case for a science faculty

A Go8 university

We developed a strategic plan on behalf of a science faculty for the receipt of substantial university funding and support for a science precinct.  This included analysis of student demand and competitor research.

Health Group Financial Analysis

A Queensland university

A financial analysis of the University’s Health Group. The university sought to better understand the cost structure of the Health Group and how this compares to equivalent groups at other universities with a view to understanding, for example, what a sustainable contribution margin for the Group might be. The analysis contributed to the 2017 budget development.

Strategic plan and business case for an engineering faculty

A Go8 University

We developed a compelling business case on behalf of an Engineering and IT faculty of a Go8 university for the receipt of substantial university funding and support. The business case incorporated strong strategic planning elements spanning the multi-faceted operations of modern university faculties.

A market and competitor analysis for an international pathways provider

An International Pathways Provider owned by a Go8 University

A market scan and analysis of the domestic and overseas international ‘transitions’ provider market including scale and the product and qualification mix of providers. This information was used as the basis for analysis and advice to inform strategic planning for our client.

Handbook for Executive Leadership of Research Development

University of the Sunshine Coast/Queensland University of Technology

"This handbook is a timely and practically useful original contribution to the field of research development in Australia. Everyone involved, including policy makers in government and leaders in research-intensive universities who want to know what the potential challengers are up to, should read it."

eLearning strategy

A transitions college of a Go8 university

Development of the College’s eLearning strategy to offer high quality and innovative blended learning to its diverse and largely international student cohort. To inform the strategy we conducted a ‘diagnostic review’ of the current state of eLearning at the College through the use of ‘good practice’ benchmarks. 

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