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Our Projects

Higher education

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. 

Online Learning Strategy

A University in Western Australia

A review of existing capabilities in online learning delivery and the development of a future strategy for the delivery of high quality wholly online courses.

Engaging employers in Work Integrated Learning: Current State and Future Priorities

Department of Industry

A research project exploring employer views on Work Integrated Learning (WIL), specifically, concerning the barriers limiting participation in WIL and the enablers that assist organisations to engage university students. Read the full report here.

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.

Funding Policy Paper

Universities Australia

Strategic advice to Universities Australia, the peak body representing universities, regarding the potential outcomes of the 2014-15 Budget. This advice included modelling of the impact of the proposed funding changes and fee deregulation, and an analysis of the impact of the proposed changes to student loans.

Optimising the university resource allocation model

A large regional university in NSW

An independent analysis of the University's existing budget framework (the budget process and the budget model) and the development and recommendation of a new budget framework aimed at ensuring the University's financial sustainability.

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