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Our Projects

Higher education

Market Validation

A private online educator

A market validation exercise to test a proposed business model in the Australian market for an online learning provider.  This was undertaken by obtaining understanding of the reaction to the various aspects of the model and its value proposition from universities identified by the client as possible new providers.

Financial turnaround strategy and implementation

A large dual sector Victorian University

Development of a model for financial planning and forecasting and provision of advice regarding financial strategies to cope with funding cuts and other financial exigencies. This advice included quantifying the staff savings required, assisting with the achievement of the strands of the organisational reform program, and helping to cost and prioritise strategic initiatives.

The project also involved understanding and improving student retention and aligning administration processes for efficiency gains.

Review of the service delivery model for student amenities

A large dual sector University

Review of a University's Student Amenities Association service delivery model

Financial sustainability strategy for a $400m+ faculty

A Go8 University

Independent assessment of the financial position of the Faculty including identifying the broad profitability of the key activities undertaken by the Faculty, across teaching, research, commercial and other activities.

Advice regarding eligibility for Australian government research funding

A UK university with international campuses

A UK university wished to pursue eligibility for funding for research and research training (research postgraduate students) through Australian Government programs. We developed a compelling detailed Policy Paper to make the case for the change sought by the University.

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).

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