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.

Key contacts

Alison has more than 20 years’ experience in a wide-ranging employment practice, advising private sector and public sector clients...

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Practice

In the corporate space, Jacqui regularly advises and assists client with mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, corporate compliance and...

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Education & Training| 21 Dec 2021

More guidance released on the new duty on WHS service providers under WA’s WHS Act

The Guideline helpfully adds to the limited previous guideline on how the duty under s26A will be interpreted and applied by WorkSafe.

Education & Training| 30 Nov 2021

New WA debarment regime: consequences for suppliers that contravene WHS and employment duties

In what the Western Australian Government is claiming as an ‘Australian-first’, a new supplier debarment regime will commence on 1 January 2022.

Education & Training| 30 Nov 2021

Stop that site! The rise of site-blocking orders in the higher education sector

In a recent decision, the Federal Court of Australia has, for the first time, made orders blocking access to online websites which promote cheating in the higher education sector under the TEQSA Act.

Education & Training| 12 Oct 2021

Vocational Education and Training sector update: spring 2021 – what do ASQA’s new corporate plan, regulatory changes and enforcement activities mean for you?

In the second edition of our series for clients in the Australian vocational education sector, we summarise ASQA’s 2021-2022 Corporate Plan and look at recommendations for providers transitioning out of the COVID-19 pandemic.