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25 June 2015

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Postgraduate programs open for mid-year entry

Applications are now open for the following postgraduate programs. These programs are delivered online or through a blended mode of study to provide participants with the flexibility of scheduling study around work/life commitments. They also provide a pathway into our Masters program.


Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance

Our comprehensive online academic program addressing the evolving demands of quality assurance in tertiary education due to the growing diversity of institutions around the world.


Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Management

A program offering expert perspectives on tertiary education systems and practical skills for leading and managing successfully in the tertiary education context.


Graduate Certificate in Research Management and Policy

A program for current and aspiring research managers and policy officers providing perspectives on the issues and challenges faced by research leaders and policy makers around the world.

Professional development programs in second half of 2015


Effectively Handling Allegations and Investigations of Research Misconduct

7 July 2015, Sydney*
20 August 2015, Perth

Learn how to effectively handle allegations of research misconduct and prevent further repercussions for you and your institution. *New dates.


Leading and Managing Research

27 July-18 September 2015, online

An online (continuing professional development) subject addressing the key elements of research leadership and management in tertiary education. Available in assessed or non-assessed mode.


External Quality Assurance

27 July-18 September 2015, online

An online subject covering key elements of international approaches to quality assurance (QA) in tertiary education. Covers topics such as external QA roles and responsibilities and standards applied by external QA agencies.


Leading and Managing in Universities

'Know the organisation...', 5-7 August 2015, Sydney
'Know the person...', 11-13 November 2015 Melbourne

Program designed for university heads of departments/schools and corporate managers. Two workshops left in 2015. Register today!


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.


Maintaining Quality within Institutions

28 September-20 November 2015, online

This online subject focuses on how people can undertake define, measure, monitor and improve quality and quality assurance processes and procedures. Available in assessed or non-assessed mode.


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.


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.


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.

Events for the tertiary education sector


Seminars: 'Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market'

23 July 2015, Sydney
29 July 2015, Melbourne

Join us in exploring the implications of the Vocations project, which proposes fundamental changes to post-compulsory education as a pathway into the labour market.


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.

2015 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities Conference: speakers confirmed

15-16 October 2015, Melbourne

We are thrilled to announce our speakers line-up for this conference, which aims to provide the university sector with valuable insights into how to drive service improvements and innovation across its institutions.

Keynote speakers (as of 25 June 2015) are:

  • John Body, Founding Partner and Director, ThinkPlace
  • 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
  • Andrew Szeri, Vice Provost, Strategic Academic and Facilities Planning and Head, Operational Excellence Program, University of California, Berkeley
  • Francis Valentine, Chair of the Board, The MindLab by UNITECH and Serial Entrepreneur
  • Stephanie Wade, Director, Innovation Lab, United States Federal Government
  • Stephen Weller, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Catholic University & Past President, Association for Tertiary Education Management

The above speakers will be joined by colleagues from within higher education who will lead breakout discussions on their experiences. For the latest conference program and line up of speakers, please visit the LH Martin Institute website.

We are also still calling for papers and contributions from those who would like to share their experiences and lead breakout sessions until Tuesday, 30 June 2015. Please contact Amalie Hart or refer to our website on how to submit your proposal.

Public events at the LH Martin Institute and Melbourne CSHE

Note: although our public events are free of charge, please register via the links provided 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.


Japan's Undergraduate Education: Examination from Historical and Comparative Perspectives

17 July 2015, Melbourne

In this seminar, four presenters will provide historical reflections and analyse current trends in undergraduate education at public and private universities in Japan.

LH Martin Institute in the media

Our Senior Honorary Fellow Dennis Murray writes about the government's decision to close the Office of Learning and Teaching in 'Why closing the Office of Learning and Teaching is wrong', The Australian, 3 June 2015 and about the need to broaden the view of internationalisation to include mobility of teaching and research, curriculum and global responsbilities in 'Strategy requires global vision', The Australian, 24 June 2015.


Director Leo Goedegebuure writes about the responsibilities of universities in creating a competitive, innovative society in 'Who should go to university? Everyone, or just enough people to fill skilled jobs?', The Conversation, 5 June 2015.


LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management,
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