EduTECH’s Higher Ed congress is a strategic-level conference that explores how higher education is evolving and what strategies university VCs and leadership teams can adapt to remain financially viable, attract investment and donations, implement new technology, finance research, improve standards, attract more students, compete domestically and internationally…. and climb international university rankings.


Leadership & Management
  • Vice Chancellors
  • Deputy VCs
  • Pro VCs
  • Provosts
  • Executive Directors
  • Directors and Executives
  • ICT Leaders
Faculty Staff
  • Deans
  • Heads of School
  • Faculty Heads
  • Learning Directors
  • Instructional Designers
  • Senior Lecturers
  • eLearning Managers


  • Ed-tech
  • Remote learning
  • Social Issues
  • Global partnerships
  • Funding & finance
  • Student acquisition & marketing
  • International Students post-Covid
  • Employability
  • Collaboration with industry and TAFE
  • Micro-credentialing



International Competitiveness
Student Attraction & Retention

Higher Ed & Tertiary Education Congress, Tuesday 17 August 2021

Belle W.X. Lim
Higher Ed & Tertiary Education Congress

Destination Australia - How to rebuild confidence in the overseas student market post COVID

Phil Honeywood, Chief Executive Officer, International Education Association Of Australia
Verity Firth
Higher Ed & Tertiary Education Congress

Equity in education - How to best address educational disadvantage amongst low socio-economic groups, including rural and remote Indigenous communities.

Peter Canavan
Higher Ed & Tertiary Education Congress

PANEL - Evolving the apprenticeship model for the future economy

  • How the apprenticeship model has adapted to meet workforce priorities
  • Other areas could the model could be adapted for
  • Changes in the way young people make the transition from school to work
  • Features of the apprenticeship model that can be applied to other parts of the education sector
  • Alternative ways to gain trade skills if an apprenticeship is not an option.
  • How apprenticeships might lead to professional jobs
Rowan Tulloch
Higher Ed & Tertiary Education Congress

The Gamification of Tertiary Education - Using alternate reality gaming and gamification techniques to increase student engagement

  • Best practices for combining play and pedagogy in a university context
  • Methodologies for designing educational games and puzzles
  • How to build intrinsic motivation rather than rely on extrinsic reward
  • Moving beyond points and achievements
  • What gamification can and can’t do
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Higher Ed & Tertiary Education Congress, Wednesday 18 August 2021

Kate Carruthers
Higher Ed & Tertiary Education Congress

Data protection in the education

  • An overview of the data protection issues facing the education industry
  • Some tips on where to start with protecting your data
  • The need for teamwork and collaboration across the organisation
Andrew Liberale
Higher Ed & Tertiary Education Congress

National VET Datastreamling Initiative

Historical approaches to data collection, data validation and reporting are changing across the VET landscape with the range of user needs, requirements and expectationsaccelerating in complexity and sophistication.Information is key to many domains in Australia’s VET sector, particularly as the need for high quality and timely consumer information grows. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Streamlining initiative transforms current data collection processes by using centralised, state-of-the-art data exchange providing near real-time data capability between system stakeholders including RTOs, SMSs, STAs, NCVER, Commonwealth and many reference data providers. World-leading education and training needs to be supported by quality data, information and contemporary technology. Key points we will cover:
  • The Changing VET Sector
  • Current Needs and Opportunities
  • Our Extended Proof of Concept (ePoC) Showcase - Near Real-Time Data Collection, Validation, Reporting & Analytics
  • The Plan to Productionise
  • Our Lessons Learnt so far
Serryn O'Regan
Higher Ed & Tertiary Education Congress

What are the real employability skills employers are saying they need?

This presentation is about taking education and student’s employability to the next level - how do we prepare them for their career/job (other than the expected skills and knowledge they need to have as a baseline)?
  • What employability is usually said to mean
  • What employers are saying it really means
  • How do we prepare students to really be employable?
Dale Linegar
Higher Ed & Tertiary Education Congress

How games can take higher education to the next level

Drawing on over 15 years experience developing serious games for universities throughout the world, Dale will examine:
  • When to consider using games for education
  • Benefits of games for education
  • Best practice when developing and deploying games for learning
  • Examples of how games developed here in Australia are being used by universities around the world.
last published: 11/Jun/21 06:55
EduTECH 2021