Meetings & Events

Higher Ed Services regularly presents meetings, workshops, symposiums, conferences and events for the benefit of the sector across a range of topics. Our objectives are to facilitate the sharing of valuable information, innovations and solutions, provide networking opportunities and foster collaboration. We work with and for the sector and aim to ensure our events are inclusive and affordable. 

2018 Events Program

HES Hot Topics Symposium
Friday 2 March National Convention Centre, Canberra 

A satellite event of Universities Australia's Higher Education Conference, the symposium will explore topical issues and include a Spectrum Academic Mentoring (SAM) workshop. SAM is an evidenced-based approach to mentoring designed specifically to meet the needs of academic staff working in higher education. The SAM workshop will be presented by Dr Trudy Ambler, Macquarie University and Associate Professor Marina Harvey, University of NSW.
SAM workshops are also planned later in the year in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Assessment and Review Summit
Wednesday 9 - Friday 11 May Pullman Melbourne on The Park

Following the success of the inaugural Assessment and Review Summit the 2018 event will feature presentations from academics and higher education sector professionals concerned with academic integrity, peer review of assessment, Work Integrated Learning, professional learning, institution-wide quality, quality assurance and assessment and calibration.

Working with students for students
Late August, Sydney

Led by Professor Sally Varnham, University of Technology, Sydney, this symposium will
explore student partnership in decision-making in Australian higher education institutions
with a particular emphasis on how to authentically and effectively engage and project the
student voice.

Regional Universities – Anchor Institutions Transforming their Regions
18-19 October Southern Cross University, Gold Coast 

This conference will celebrate the unique contribution of regional universities, with a focus on
the role of universities in regional development through their teaching and learning, research
and engagement activities. Higher Ed Services invites all regional universities to take part in
this two-day event which is being held with the participation of the Regional Universities Network.
More information available soon.

Annual TEQSA Conference and HEQ Forum
November Melbourne

Plans are already underway for the 2018 TEQSA Conference and Higher Education Quality
Forum. The conference theme and confirmed dates will be announced soon.

2017 Events Program

Fri 3 March
Operationalising Higher Education Quality
Wed 15 March Peer Review of Assessment Workshop Melbourne
Wed 29 March Peer Review of Assessment Workshop Brisbane
Wed 12 April Peer Review of Assessment Workshop Fremantle
Wed 19 April Peer Review of Assessment Workshop Sydney
Wed 26 April -
Fri 28 April
Groningen Meeting  Melbourne
Tues 8 Aug -
Wed 9 Aug
Finance and Procurement Conference
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 Gold Coast
 22 August Assessment Integrity and the Role of Examinations  Melbourne
Tues 19 Sep -
Wed 20 Sep
Assessment and Review Summit
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Wed 29 Nov -
Thurs 30 Nov
TEQSA Conference Melbourne
Fri 1 Dec
Higher Education Quality Forum Melbourne

Higher Ed Services also offer a professional and cost effective event management service.
Contact Karen Hanna, Business Development Manager - Events on or
phone 0428 229 195