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Our Projects

Higher education

Student Services and Amenities Fee Key Performance Indicators

A Go8 University

Development of a key performance indicator (KPI) framework to underpin and extend the work the University has undertaken with the student organisations since the introduction of the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) in 2012.

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.

University controlled entity arrangements

A University in the ACT

Assisting the University to improve its understanding of the role and use of controlled entities by Australian universities - the extent of their use, purposes and other issues surrounding their use and operations.

Feasibility of entry of a specialist overseas University to Australia

A NSW municipal council

The Council approached a University of Chinese Medicine inviting the University to establish a campus in the city and offering support to do so. The Chinese University responded positively and a delegation visited the city with a clear intent to take the project forward. We defined the detailed scope for a process to determine the feasibility of establishing a university of Chinese Medicine in the city.

Development of a successful funding proposal

A regional university in Queensland

Assistance and advice to the University in developing its successful submission for $50m of Education Investment Funding (EIF).

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.

Higher Education Base Funding Review

Commonwealth Department of Education

Advice to the Higher Education Base Funding Review Panel

Financial sustainability strategy for a faculty

A Go8 University

An independent analysis of the financial position of the faculty which provided an assessment of the main factors contributing to the overall financial position of the faculty and recommendations to ensure that the faculty would operate on a more sustainable financial base.

Handbook for Executive Leadership of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education

The Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching funded PhillipsKPA and the University of the Sunshine Coast to develop a practical resource to inform institutional strategic decision-making about learning and teaching.

Investigating an income contingent loan scheme for students required to relocate to undertake practicums

Commonwealth Department of Education and Training

Provision of advice regarding the feasibility and merit of an income contingent loan scheme targeted at students who are required to move away from home to undertake formal clinical placements or other formal practicum periods as part of their course. This project was a result of a recommendation made by the Professor Lee Dow Review of Student Income Support Reforms (2011).

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