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Friday, 24 February 2017

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The VET Student Loans Scheme: Is it a good model?

Honorary Fellow Mark Warburton examines the new VET Student Loans scheme to determine if it is any better than VET FEE-HELP. [Read paper]


Facing the future in Australian universities

Program Director Geoff Sharrock on utilising different mindsets to address major change. [Read article]

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Contact us to pitch your ideas or story.

Meet our 100th MTEM graduate


Conversation with Sharone Ciancio

We sat down with the ACU Director of Corporate Services leading up to her graduation and discussed, among other things, the need for differentiation among universities and catering to a very diverse student body. [Watch video]

Focus on innovation


Creating Effective Innovation Ecosystems workshop series

Next workshop: 1-5pm, 21 March 2017, Woodward Conference Centre, University of Melbourne

In this workshop presenters Prof. Ian Young and Haydn Wright will explore the case studies of the Australian Maritime Innovation Centre and the Australian Education City respectively. [Read more]


Study mission to Italy and The Netherlands

3-12 April 2017

This tour will explore the innovation ecosystems of Milan in Italy and Eindhoven and Enschede in The Netherlands and seek to understand the interrelationships between government and tertiary institutions in improving a region's prosperity. Book your place today! [Read more]

Upcoming professional development programs


Leading and Managing in Universities: Critical Insights for Academic and Corporate Leaders

31 May-2 June 2017, Sydney
2-4 August 2017, Canberra
25-27 October 2017, Melbourne

Three standalone sessions focusing on the organisation, the sector and the self respectively. Register by May to receive a 10% discount. [Read more]


Budgeting and Financial Management for Tertiary Education Managers

15-16 June 2017, Melbourne

A program for those with budget and/or resource management responsibilities to enhance their understanding of financial systems, tools and processes that are suited to universities. [Read more]


Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (eLAMP)

An online program designed to help new managers in tertiary education to develop their skills in leading and managing effectively. Available as a program for sponsored cohorts or as an individual study program for members of nominated professional associations. [Read more]

eLAMP consolidation workshop

3-4 April, Sydney

Registrations for the first consolidation workshop in 2017 are now open. This workshop is for those currently undertaking eLAMP 'for credit'. More information on our website or please contact Melissa Hendicott at or call 03 9035 6429.

Develop another specialisation through our single subjects


Managing International Tertiary Education

11 May-2 July 2017, online

This subject covers key conceptual ideas and the various manifestations of internationalisation. It also looks at the strategies and practices of internationalisation of tertiary institutions. [Read more]


Risk Management in Tertiary Education

11 May-2 July 2017, online

This subject aims to provide participants with a better understanding of uncertainty and risk within the tertiary education context. In particular, the types of risk facing the sector and how to manage them. [Read more]

Other single subjects

See the complete list on our website

2017 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities Conference


Save the date!

19-20 October 2017, Sydney

This year's event will take place on 19-20 October at the breathtaking Pier One Sydney Harbour. The conference remains 'by the sector, for the sector' with fees starting from A$1,350 ex. GST. [Read more]

LH Martin Institute community news


Congratulations class of 2016

Congratulations to our latest Master of Tertiary Education Management graduates (pictured here after graduation last December). We're proud to announce that this group includes our 100th graduate, who is featured above. Thank you to all past and current students and facilitators for making the MTEM one-of-a-kind. Cheers!


Constant innovator

Speaking of the MTEM, our alumna Frances Valintine was a finalist for the 2017 New Zealand Innovator of the Year award. The award, which went to University of Auckland's Prof. Ed Gane, recognise 'inspiring Kiwis whose game-changing discoveries, research or inventions are driving society forward'. Onwards and upwards, Frances!


New book on ethics in higher education

Another MTEM alumna, Divya Singh, has co-edited Ethics in Higher Education: Values-driven Leaders for the Future, a new book looking at 'the values and virtues practiced in universities that are likely to influence leaders of the future and mitigate concerns about the rise more widely in unethical behavior wider society'. Download a free copy.


Leesa Wheelahan to present in Melbourne

2 March 2017

Honorary Fellow Leesa Wheelahan is heading to Australia and will be presenting at the 'VET in Crisis' seminar held by the John Cain Foundation. [Read more]

2016 eLAMP feedback survey - free capstone winners

Congratulations to Helen Coleman and Tanveer Zia, winners of a free eLAMP capstone component each. The capstone is part of the eLAMP Bridging Program, which is available to current participants of the program.

LH Martin Institute in the media

Institute Director Leo Goedegebuure shared his experience of being an academic parent in 'Do academics interfere in their children’s higher education?', Times Higher Education, 12 January.


Leo also provided a comparison between Singapore's and Australia's research focus in 'The rise of research universities - A tale of two countries', University World News, 13 January.


Associate Director Ruth Schubert commented in 'Skill sets appeal to vocational students in NSW,' a story about the jump in students undertaking skills sets rather than formal courses, The Australian, 18 January.


Program Director Åsa Olsson wrote about 'Responding to the growth of the research agenda', The Association of Commonwealth Universities, 20 January.


Honorary Fellow Mark Warburton's paper (above) provided the basis for an analysis into the new VET student loan scheme in ''Rushed' student loan scheme 'a mess'', The Australian, 15 February.


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