Education & Training

We have been acting for clients in the education and training sector for a number of years. Our clients include universities, TAFEs, research institutions, registered training organisations and group training organisations.

Our cross-practice team is able to assist clients in relation to the following areas:

  • employment and industrial relations: agreements and workplace strategies, industrial and common law disputes, termination of employment and redundancies, discrimination, bullying and harassment claims, immigration and visa applications;
  • general commercial: structuring and negotiations of agreement documentation, general contract preparation, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and standard terms and conditions, and corporate governance;
  • intellectual property: copyright and trade mark applications, infringements and oppositions, licensing; and
  • property: acquisitions and disposals, building and construction projects, leasing and rates and land tax advice.

For an update on the most pressing issues facing the education sector, hear from our experts, Alison Baker and Julian Hammond.

Key contacts

Alison has more than 20 years’ experience in a wide-ranging employment and privacy practice.

Jacqui assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, capital raisings and managed investment schemes.

Related thinking

Education & Training| 17 Apr 2024

Weeding out dodgy operators: new legislation to further regulate vocational education and training providers

We outline how the proposed reforms will impact VET providers.

Education & Training| 17 Oct 2023

Department of Education tightens requirements on vocational education and trainee programs

Federal Government reforms have cracked down on onshore vocational education and training programs, making it more difficult for students to transfer from universities to colleges.

Education & Training| 28 Apr 2023

Visa reforms: analysis of comments from Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil

Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil touched on visa reforms in her address to the National Press Club in Canberra.

Education & Training| 03 Apr 2023

Migration update: changes affecting temporary visa-holders and migrant workers

Recent changes announced by the Federal Government will affect the employment of temporary visa-holders and migrant workers. We discuss alterations to the Working Holiday Maker program, work restrictions for student visa holders and the Temporary Graduate Visa.