Universities Australia Marketing, Communications and Development Conference 2017


Guided by CEO John Griffiths, QTAC is Queensland’s tertiary admissions leader.

 For more than 40 years, we’ve been supporting students on their journey to undergraduate and postgraduate education, connecting them with institutions throughout our state and Northern New South Wales.

 In doing so, we reach an annual audience of over 2 million people, through direct applications, social media and a web platform that attracts more than 500,000 unique and active users.

 But that’s not all we do.

 QTAC also provides institutions with essential analytical services and predictive data so they can make smart, informed decisions and invest more effectively in course and facility development.

 In 2016, we were entrusted by the State Government to introduce the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to Queensland, aligning our education system with all other states and territories.

 And in 2018 we’ll launch an Australian-first online study and career planning tool, which will streamline tertiary admissions and change the way students choose their pathway to further education.

 It’s an exciting time for Queensland education and we’re proud to be pioneers in the new, emerging landscape.

 QTAC – Choose the Future.


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Outfit is an innovative brand management and marketing production platform supporting the biggest universities in Australia. It ensures brand consistency across digital and print, while empowering faculties to produce their own on-brand materials and eliminating bottlenecks at central marketing. 

Founded in 2013 by Bruce Stronge this Brisbane-based martech company has over 1,200+ users in over 40 countries. Outfit was featured in Marketing Magazine Australia and has been shortlisted as a finalist in Anthill Magazine's #Smart100Startups for 2017.

We are extremely excited to welcome this innovative key partner to our 2017 Universities Australia Marketing, Communications and Development Conference. 


Richmond Associates is a boutique executive search consultancy with offices in London and Sydney.

 Established in the UK in 1999 and Australia in 2011, we work in partnership with the world’s leading education, cultural and charitable organisations to find talented advancement professionals.  Because we are focussed purely on recruiting fundraisers and engagement specialists, we have an enviable insight into the advancement profession which enables us to advise on career development and talent management strategies.

We strongly believe in supporting and developing the sector and work closely with professional bodies such as Universities Australia in both Australia and the UK to further promote and encourage collaboration across the profession.



Australia’s Science Channel is Australia’s first free and open publishing platform for science stories.

On Australia’s Science Channel you’ll find compelling videos, articles, podcasts, news and events from our publishing partners and Australia’s Science Channel’s contributing editors.

We work with leading minds, universities from around Australia, organisations and institutions to provide compelling science stories for everyone to watch, read, listen and share thoughts on what’s happening in science. www.australiascience.tv

Australia’s Science Channel is operated and developed by The Royal Institution of Australia Inc., an independent charity and unique national science hub promoting public awareness and understanding of science.  The Royal Institution of Australia was founded in 2009 and is the sister organisation of the prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain.


Universities Australia’s biennial Marketing, Communications and Development conference stands out. It is a signature event run by the sector for the sector, bringing together marketers, communications teams, media officers and development officers from the higher education sector to share best practice and new ideas in a rapidly transforming marketing landscape.

It is the must-attend event for all those who have an interest in what’s happening in marketing,

communications and development in higher education and how it impacts on the work of universities.

It is also a key go-to networking event for all those who wish to support, build relationships and do business with this dynamic and expanding sector.


    The higher education sector is a significant part of the economy, spending more than $25 billion annually and generating an export income of $12.9 billion in 2015.

    The program is structured around key national and international speakers who make news, stimulate debate and bring about change.

     Australian universities educate 1.3 million students and employ over 120,000 full-time equivalent staff. There are 246 campuses located around Australia and offshore.

    Supporting the conference as a sponsor will lift your organisation’s profile within the sector and enhance opportunities for relationship building and business opportunities. This is a networking opportunity not to be missed.

involvement as a sponsor will provide opportunities to network, support and work with the higher education sector, and will be widely promoted in the lead up to and during the conference.





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