Supporting providers to deliver superior student experiences and outcomes

Education consulting

Welcome to MinterEllison's new consulting service – education consulting – a result of our merger with the specialist consulting firm at Wells Advisory. Our team is a combination of legal experts, management consultants, academics who can work with you to solve the complex problems in higher education.

Drawing from experience in both the higher education sector and government, we bring new ideas for growth, improved student outcomes, research facilitation, risk management, and operational efficiency.

We're your comprehensive resource for legal and strategic advice, understanding the fast evolving sector, academic nuances and commercial realities.

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How we can help

In today's landscape of high regulation and governance scrutiny, it's imperative to work with experts who understand the challenges from varied perspectives— regulation, risk, strategy, workplace dynamics, financial stability, and global positioning.

Our combined higher education team understands the complex, unique and high-risk issues clients face. We work with nearly every Australian university, overseas higher education institutions, industry associations, government, and other education providers.

Our teams in Australia and the UK bring practical and expert advice and support combined with a long and recognised track record of delivering successful education outcomes.

Here's how we can help you.

Case studies

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Performance reporting

Review of a whole of University approach to student performance reporting. Mechanisms were identified to support fit for purpose and coherent reporting, enable effective analysis and support identification of risk to support governance and management processes.

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TEQSA renewal

Provided advice to a University on its TEQSA renewal process. This involved consulting with senior executives and advising on governance based on the regulatory framework. Key compliance and risk issues were addressed. Governance policies were designed. The university achieved its registration objectives.

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Offshore partnership

A review of offshore partnerships for an Australian university. This entailed an analysis of the contracts, governance, management, policy settings and reporting structures for third party arrangements. A detailed audit of each offshore arrangement was performed to ensure compliance to regulatory obligations.

Higher education industry

Supporting providers to deliver superior student experiences and outcomes.



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Our consulting services are provided (directly and indirectly) by MinterEllison Consulting (ABN 50 017 469 292) and MinterEllison Consulting Pty Ltd (ABN 50 077 613 828), both of which are part of the MinterEllison Group. Our consulting services do not constitute legal services nor legal advice and are not provided by Australian legal practitioners acting in that capacity. The laws and regulations which govern the provision of legal services in the relevant jurisdiction do not apply to the provision of non-legal services.