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25 November 2016

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Resourcing Australia's tertiary education sector

by Mark Warburton

In this paper, Honorary Fellow Mark Warburton discusses the need for a more coherent system for funding tertiary education student places in Australia.

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Reforming tertiary education: what can we learn fromt he Californian system?

by Dr Geoff Sharrock

Program Director Geoff Sharrock looks at the lessons learned in California and how these could help an Australian higher education facing reforms.

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Applications for semester 1, 2017 close 15 January

Courses on offer:

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

Designed for middle to senior level educators, administrators and policy makers in tertiary education, all courses are delivered 100% online and taught by leading international academics who conduct evidence-based research in the field of higher education. Each course offers participants specialised knowledge and skills in tertiary sector leadership and management.

Read or request more information or watch a recent webinar with Institute Director Prof. Leo Goedegebuure and Program Directopr Dr Heather Davis about the 2017 offering.

2017 online subjects for further professional development


Research Evaluation

27 February - 6 May 2017

This online subject provides an overview of research evaluation and its place in science policy. Suitable for research policy advisors and research managers in universities and government departments.

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Managing International Tertiary Education

11 May - 2 July 2017

This online subject provides an overview of the key elements for leading and managing internationalisation in tertiary education.

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Risk Management in Tertiary Education

11 May - 2 July 2017

An online subject addressing the rapid need for and rise of risk management in tertiary education.

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Other online subjects on offer in 2017

In addition to the above three subjects, we also offer online subjects on Institutional Governance, External Quality Assurance, Leading and Managing Research, Maintaining Quality Within Institutions, Sustainable Tertiary Education Leadership and Governance and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.

Click the provided links or go to our website for the complete list of 2017 subjects.

Milan, Eindhoven and Enschede

3-12 April 2017

In this study mission, we will visit a select group of innovation eco-systems to explore the value of public-private partnerships and undertand the complex interrelationships between the parties.

On the itinerary are two 2016 nominees for European Innovation City, Milan and Eindhoven, and Enschede, home of University of Twente, the 'most entrepreneurial university' in 2016.

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2017 Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (eLAMP)

Available as a program for sponsored (institutional or regional) cohorts and individual members of tertiary education associations

eLAMP is designed for new and aspiring tertiary education managers to develop their skills, knowledge and capacities to lead and manage effectively in the rapidly changing tertiary education environment. It consists of four online modules and a set of subsequent complementary activities designed as a pathway into our Graduate Certificate.

The program suits academic and non-academic staff in universities, VET, college or foundation studies who are new to management.

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Free seminars by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education


Melbourne global Univer-city: Educating our future

28 November 2016, Melbourne Town Hall

This seminar discusses the major role tertiary education must play in generating future capabilities, infrastructure and resources. Speakers include former Premier of Victoria The Hon. John Brumby and Director of Cultural Intelligence Ms Wesa Chau.

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Indigenous university students' sense of place/belonging and its effects on retention

1 December 2016, University of Melbourne, Parkville campus

This workshop presents the findings of an Office for Learning and Teaching-funded project, which aims to encourage discussion on similarities and differences of experience between those in small, regional Queensland universities and at The University of Melbourne.

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Brexit and UK Higher Education

2 December 2016, University of Melbourne, Parkville campus

University of London Professor of International Higher Education Simon Marginson will discuss the impact of Brexit on academics and students from EU countries in UK universities.

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LH Martin Institute community news


Vale Emeritus Professor John Hay AC (21 September 1942 - 3 November 2016)

Earlier this month we lost a colleague and an early champion of the LH Martin Institute, Emeritus Professor John Hay AC. John played a key role in the establishment of the Institute and was Chair of our Advisory Board from inauguration in 2007 to 2012. The Institute benefited greatly from his leadership experience, vision and wise council during its formative years. John, and his patronage, will be sorely missed.

LH Martin Institute in the media

Honorary Fellow Mark Warburton's paper (featured above) provided content for three articles in The Australian on 2 November: 'Watchdog ‘should vet uni fees and student loan limits’'; 'Vocational education: more funding cuts will hit students'; and 'Canberra can't keep ignoring research cross-subsidisation'.


Our flagship Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (eLAMP) and its director, Heather Davis, were profiled in 'eLAMP sheds light on constant of change', The Australian, 2 November.


Honorary Senior Fellow Martin Riordan's departure from TAFE Directors Australia, and intended completion of his PhD with us, was covered in 'TAFE in good shape, says departing chief Martin Riordan', The Australian, 23 November.


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