Problems reading? Try the web version

Don't want to receive this again ?Unsubscribe


Friday, 31 March 2017

Feature Image

Featured in this issue



Innovations in Health & Care Education in the Netherlands

by Arwin Nimis

Hanze University of Applied Sciences' Arwin Nimis discusses recent innovations in healthcare education in the Netherlands.

Read more


Vocational Education and the Innovation Agenda

by Leo Goedegebuure and Ruth Schubert

Director and Associate Director of LH Martin Institute, Leo G and Ruth Schubert, on why VET needs to be a bigger part of Australia's transitioning economy.

Read more

Got an insight?

Contact us to pitch your ideas or story.

Meet our 100th GCQA graduate


Sarah Kula

We sat down with the Monash University Foundation Year's Lead Program Development & Quality Officer to talk about the course, how it has helped her, and the challenges ahead for quality assurance practice in higher education.

Watch video

Online graduate courses accepting applications for July start

Apply by 28 May 2017

Our Tertiary Education Management courses are now accepting applications for Term 3/July 17 start. All courses are designed for middle to senior level educators, administrators and managers seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in tertiary sector leadership and management.

The courses on offer are:

  • Master of Tertiary Education (Management)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Quality Assurance)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Management)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Research Management and Policy)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Governance).

Find out more on the University of Melbourne's graduate online courses website.

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 or register


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 or register


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.

Sydney consolidation workshops taking place next week (3-4 April).

Read more or register

Develop another specialisation with our online 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 or apply


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 or apply


Institutional Governance in Tertiary Education

17 July-10 September, online

This subject focuses on the key elements of effective institutional governance, including the roles of governing bodies and executive officers and accountability reporting.

Read more or apply


External Quality Assurance

17 July-10 September, online

This subject looks at international approaches to quality assurance in order to enhance participants' understanding of the roles and responsibilities, standards and challenges for quality assurance agencies.

Read more or apply



Leading and Managing Research

17 July-10 September 2017, online

This subject looks at research leadership and management in an institutional setting with a view to enhance participants' knowledge in, among others, devising strategy to build research profile and reputation, and managing a multidisciplinary research group.

Read more or apply

Other single subjects

See the complete list on our website

2017 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities


Early bird registrations now open.

19-20 October 2017, Sydney

Early bird registrations at the discounted rate of A$1350 (excl. GST) are now open until 12 June, unless sold out prior. This year's event will take place in the breathtaking Pier One Sydney Harbour.

Read more or register

Public seminar at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education


Higher education accreditation in Vietnam: current status and challenges, and possible lessons from Australia

12pm, 4 April 2017, University of Melbourne Parkville campus

A presentation by visiting Endeavour scholar A/Prof Hao Le Van. Read more or register to attend.


LH Martin Institute community news

Seeking new partners for research performance project

We are seeking new partners for our project on benchmarking organisational practices that influence research and innovation performance. The project aims to address two challenges facing  leaders of research institutions:

  1. How to create and maintain effective institutional management systems, structures and processes that suit their organisation's needs in national and international contexts
  2. How to build and sustain research and innovation leadership and management capabilities at the institution level.

Read more about the project on our website or contact ├ůsa Olsson at or +61 3 9035 7508 for further queries.


Download your copy of 'Visions for Australian Tertiary Education'

The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education published its 2017 volume last month featuring contributions from leading education researchers, including LH Martin Institute staff, on the challenges and opportunities for the tertiary education sector. Download your free copy from the Centre website.

LH Martin Institute in the media

Honorary Fellow Vin Massaro commented in 'One size 'doesn't fit all' at tertiary level', The Australian, 1 March 2017.


Honorary Fellow Leesa Wheelahan and Director Leo Goedegebuure wrote about the need for TAFEs to develop their own courses to better prepare the workforce in 'Narrow training sells students short', Pursuit, 6 March 2017. Leesa also featured in 'Competency-based VET a disaster', The Australian, 8 March 2017.


Honorary Fellow Mark Warburton commented in 'Profits 'impossible' in reformed training market, says exiting entrepreneur', The Age, 23 March 2017.


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