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Strategic plan on a page

Our ambition is to be Australia’s leading regional university


Strategic objectives and outcomes



Transform lives

World-class multi-sector education available to all World leading research in our priority areas Positive career and life impact Broad access, diversity, and inclusion, acknowledging our Indigenous heritage

Enhance communities

Research that drives economic and social transformation from regional Australia to all of our communities Meaningful, impactful and long-lasting partnerships with employers and industries Transformative collaborations and partnerships with governments and community organisations Exemplars of future-focused university towns in Australia

A strong and sustainable University

High quality, impactful research aligned to educational programs High quality, relevant and profitable educational offerings First choice employer and destination for students in each of our communities Strong accountability and governance A focus on sustainability A dynamic and empowered workplace

External trends and challenges


Relentless innovation and reinvention Technology in education Lifelong learning Geopolitical change
Regions as drivers of economic revival Government policy Post-COVID economy


Strategic responses


Build Australasia’s leading community-embedded university Offer Australia’s best multi-sector educational pathways and experience Understand and support learner diversity
Become the partner of choice for regional employers and industry and government Grow the economic and cultural opportunities of the regions and communities we serve Create new ways of working together

Capabilities required to support the strategic responses


Transformational leadership Effective external stakeholder engagement Campus-based employment precincts Digital-first approach Rapid course development and renewal Short-cycle qualifications/ micro-credentials Analysis of education outcomes and trends
Client-driven model for industry partnerships Shared infrastructure, assets and services Agile, specialised teams Continuous development of our people Modern business systems Governance, risk and project management