Quality Assurance Services

Our primary function is to provide reviews and audits for Universities and independent Higher Education Providers.

Our specialist expertise is in reviews of governance, especially academic governance, and the role of Academic Boards and their standing committees.

Hilary Winchester Consulting has undertaken more than a dozen such reviews for Australian institutions, ranging from large research-intensive universities to small independent providers.

We undertake compliance assessments against all Standards of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 and the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and its recent amendments.

“Most engaged presentation at #TEQSA19 Committees as Partners”


We offer courses in academic governance, management and leadership, in conjunction with Ethos Consulting Pty Ltd. These can be either general courses for multiple providers or customised to institutional needs.

“Incredibly interesting for someone new to Academic Governance. Good scope of topics, policies procedures and tools.”

Coaching and mentoring

Hilary Winchester Consulting offers coaching and mentoring particularly for women aspiring to senior positions in higher education.

“The content provided helpful guidance to contribute to continuous improvement of Academic Governance. It was highly engaging, informative and interactive.”