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31 August 2015

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Next generation education

by Frances Valintine

Founder of New Zealand's The Mind Lab and our MTEM alumnus Frances Valintine on the formidable change agents about to hit higher education.


Australian higher education enrolments since 2009 student demand-driven policy reforms

by Prof. Frank Larkins

Prof. Larkins' latest analysis on Australian higher education policy looks at the response to the 2009 government reforms.


Plagiarism in Pakistan: reasons and remedies

by Muneer Ahmed

Pakistani Higher Education Commission's Muneer Ahmed on the problem of plagiarism within the country's academic community.

15-16 October 2015, Melbourne

A conference for senior university executives and leaders of business units responsible for process improvement, change management, administration, planning and service delivery.

Key presenters (as at 31 August 2015)

  • Kathryn Campbell, Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Australian Government
  • Paul Duldig, Head of University Services and Julie Wells, Vice-Principal Policy and Projects,The University of Melbourne
  • Helen Gray, Head of Domestic Cabin Crew and Phil Capps, Head of Customer Strategy, Qantas
  • Carol Harding, Deputy Director, Australian Innovation Research Centre, University of Tasmania
  • Darren Menachemson, Principal and Partner, ThinkPlace
  • Andrew Szeri, Vice Provost for Strategic Academic and Facilities Planning and Operational Excellence Program Faculty Head, University of California, Berkeley
  • Frances Valintine, Chair of the Board, The MindLab by Unitec and Serial Entrepreneur.
  • Stephanie Wade, Director, Innovation Lab, United States Federal Government
  • Stephen Weller, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Catholic University and Past President, Association for Tertiary Education Management.

Register today! Group discounts available for delegates from the same institution. Read more on our website or contact Melissa Hendicott ( or +61 3 9035 6429) for further enquiries.

2016 postgraduate courses for tertiary education managers and leaders - applications open


Master of Tertiary Education Management

A two-year, part time course designed for middle to senior level educators, administrators and scholars seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in tertiary sector leadership and management. Read more.


Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Management

Our one-year, part time course designed for aspiring and middle level educators, administrators and scholars seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in tertiary sector leadership and management. Read more.


Graduate Certificate in Research Management and Policy

Our one-year, part time course for middle to senior level researchers and research policy makers to develop skills in tertiary education sector research management and research policy. Read more.


Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance

Our one-year, part time course designed for educators, administrators and quality assurance practitioners seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in tertiary education quality assurance. Read more.

Upcoming programs on leadership and management


Budgeting and Financial Management for Tertiary Education Managers

17-18 September 2015, Sydney

A program to enhance understanding of university financial systems, tools and processes and how to optimise their use in strategic management and planning. Read more


Leading and Managing in Universities

'Know the person...', 11-13 November 2015 Melbourne

Program designed for university heads of departments/schools and corporate managers. Final workshop in 2015. Register today!


2015 Study Mission to Canada

27 September- 2 October 2015, Toronto and Ottawa

Co-hosted by TAFE Directors Australia, this study mission will examine the Canadian community colleges' applied research model. Suitable for leaders of VET institutions (TAFE, private providers, dual-sector universities), tertiary education policy developers and researchers in tertiary education. Read more


Simulation exercise on research strategy and management

28 September 2015, Singapore

Held on the eve of the 2015 ARMS Conference, this workshop will tackle issues faced by university decision makers in relation to research management within a safe and controlled environment. Limited to 25 participants. Register today via our website.

Single subjects starting in September 2015

Single subjects allow you to take on a subject in assessed or non-assessed mode and try an aspect of a postgraduate course without committing to the full program. Below are those starting in September 2015.


Maintaining Quality within Institutions

28 September-20 November 2015, online

This online subject focuses on how people can define, measure, monitor and improve quality assurance processes and procedures. Read more


Operating an External Quality Agency

28 September-20 November 2015, online

This online subject focuses on the practical aspects of providing quality assurace services that ensure quality of programs or institutions either through initial accreditation, re-accreditation or review and improvement strategies. Read more


Institutional Research in Tertiary Education

28 September-20 November 2015, online

An online subject providing insight into institutional research. It will cover topics such as analytic resources and common domains of analysis: student enrolments, progression and completion, etc. Read more

Public events at the LH Martin Institute and Melbourne CSHE

Note: although public events are free, please register if you would like to attend to help us ensure venue comfort for all attendees as well as to contact you in the event of last minute changes. We thank you for your cooperation.


2015 Tertiary Education Public Seminars

A series of seminars in October and November focusing on the emerging trends shaping Australian tertiary education. Featuring speakers from industry, the business community and higher education. Read more.


Innovation and the academic workforce

1-2pm, 2 September 2015, Melbourne

University of Melbourne Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director, Melbourne CSHE will examine the possibilities for innovation in the structure, recognition and reward of academic work. Read more.


Transparent Universities: international trends in educational assessment and evaluation

1-2pm, 7 September 2015, Melbourne

Presented by Prof. Hamish Coates, Melbourne CSHE. Read more.


Is the lecture really dead?

1-2pm, 16 September 2015, Melbourne

Dr Deborah King from the University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics will present a maths-eye view of the lecture, including on how to manage subjects with large enrolments. Read more.

LH Martin Institute in the media

A stimulus paper co-written by Program Director Heather Davis, to be released in September, was covered in 'Shared leadership a 'necessity' for universities', Times Higher Education, 20 August 2015.


Associate Director Ruth Schubert was interviewed by ABC Radio Melbourne on completion rates in VET and what students should be studying, 24 August 2015.


Program Director Geoff Sharrock asks 'Should universities have to pay back unpaid student debts?', The Conversation, 28 August 2015.


LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management
Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Building 134), Spencer Road,
University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Ph: +61 3 8344 0756

The LH Martin Institute is based at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne.

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education