Making admission policies transparent, consistent & comparable
Conference Date
6th & 7th June 2017
Victoria University City Convention Centre, Melbourne
Early Bird - Save $300
Book by 21/04/17


Universities will be required to be completely transparent in regards to their admissions data by 2018, however with increasing diversity of admissions criteria there are a number of questions as to how this can be achieved.

Hear from leaders in the sector on how to improve the transparency of admissions data and how to implement a transparent admission processes whilst maintaining quality and remaining equitable.

This event will focus on:

  • Improving the transparency of admissions
  • Ensuring compliance with transparency standards
  • Consistency and comparability
  • Transparency and subjective selection criteria
  • Implications for equitable admissions
  • Entry transparency and graduate quality

Who will attend?

Universities and Tertiary Admission Centres with responsibilities and roles for:

  • Admissions
  • Academic Registrars
  • Assessments
  • Student Management
  • Recruitment
  • Higher Education Policy

Attend to learn:

  • Move towards transparent admissions data

  • Adopt a transparent admission process

  • Unpack the effects on equity & quality
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Key Speakers

Professor Geoffrey Crisp
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Education
UNSW, Sydney
Professor Sue Willis
Emeritus Professor
Monash University
Professor Peter Jones
Dean of Medicine
Bond University
Professor Pascale Quester
Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President & Chair
University of Adelaide & GO8 DVCA Committee


What People Are Saying

  • “A good range of speakers who genuinely care about education and our future.”

    Merlin Crossley
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, UNSW
  • “Thoroughly enjoyable, controversial and thought provoking two days.”

    Suzanne Connelly
    Director, Communications and Publishing, VTAC
  • “Interesting, informative, challenging and optimistic.”

    John Hogan
    Director, Big Picture Education Australia
  • “The conference had a perfect blend of university sector specialists to share ideas and learnings. I found it a great opportunity to network and gain some interesting contacts for future benchmarking”

    Paul Robinson
    Southern Cross University, past conference attendee


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