Melbourne: Research, Education and Training

Melbourne and regional Victoria's universities, research centres and vocational education and training (VET) institutes provide their expertise around the globe.

From ground-breaking research into advanced materials that will help aviation companies create the fuel-efficient aircraft of tomorrow, to delivery of world-class hospitality training to hundreds of staff in international tourist resorts, Victoria's education institutions are providing vital assistance to companies, governments and other educational institutions world-wide.

This suite of booklets showcases the best of Victoria's research, education and VET capabilities in 13 key areas of international importance. Each booklet includes an overview of Melbourne's expertise in the subject, case studies showcasing Victoria's achievements, and Capability Statements from each university or VET institute with strengths in that area.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Case Studies: Advancing aerospace: Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM); Beating the heat: Protective textiles; Printable radio frequency identification (RFID); Nanoscale magnetic imaging; Energy efficient steel recycling

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Box Hill Institute; Chisholm Institute; Deakin University; La Trobe University; Monash University; NMIT; RMIT University; Swinburne University of Technology;University of Melbourne

Agriculture and Food Security

Case Studies: Geneticists in search of the perfect strawberry; Better Endophytes for improved pasture; Beating the salinity challenge; Improving dairy cattle fertility

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Bendigo TAFE; Box Hill Institute; Deakin University; Goulburn Ovens TAFE (Gotafe); La Trobe University; Monash University; National Food Institute; NMIT; RMIT University; South West TAFE; University of Melbourne       

Business, Governance and Finance

Case Studies: Costs and efficiency of primary health care services in Papua New Guinea; World-wide best practice in pension plans

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Academia International; Box Hill Institute; Deakin University; Holmesglen Institute; La Trobe University; Monash University; NMIT; RMIT University; South West TAFE; Swinburne University of Technology; University of Melbourne

Clean Energy

Case Studies: Calculating the cost of clean energy; Harvesting energy from the carpark; Developing sustainable fuel sources for the aviation industry; RMIT University partners in printable solar cells breakthrough

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Deakin University; La Trobe University; Monash University; NMIT; RMIT University; Sunraysia Institute of TAFE; Swinburne University; University of Melbourne

Creative Industries

Case Studies: Universe comes alive on the giant screen; Designing temporary buildings of permanent quality; The Joggobot - a flying robot; Computer game teaches workplace safety – The White Card Game

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Academia International; Box Hill Institute; Deakin University; Kangan Institute; La Trobe University; Monash University; NMIT; RMIT University; Sunraysia Institute of TAFE; Swinburne University of Technology; University of Melbourne; Victoria University

Education and Development

Case Studies: Upgrading vocational teaching skills in Africa; An international education research partnership; Teacher professional learning in virtual environments; Increasing Thai workforce competitiveness

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Ascet Institute of Technology; Australian Catholic University; Box Hill Institute; Chisholm Institute; Deakin University; Kangan Institute; La Trobe University; Monash University ; NMIT; RMIT University; University of Melbourne; Victoria University

Health and Communities

Case Studies: Tracking the musical pathways of the brain; Measuring financial aftershocks in Pacific Island communities; Forging the future of healthy cities; New treatments for cancer through stem cell research; China and Victoria partner in e-health research

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Academia International; Australian Catholic University; Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP); Box Hill Institute; Deakin University; Holmesglen Institute; Kangan Institute; La Trobe University; Monash University; NMIT; RMIT University; South West TAFE; Swinburne University; Victoria University; Wodonga Institute of TAFE

 

ICT

Case Studies : Critical decisions – trauma management; Teacher professional learning in virtual environments; Melbourne: IBM'S choice for research and development; Developing intelligent transport systems; Melbourne becomes home to new hi-tech research centre - The Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interface Research at the University of Melbourne

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Academia International; Box Hill Institute; Deakin University; Holmesglen Institute; La Trobe University; Monash University; NMIT; RMIT University; Swinburne University; University of Melbourne; Victoria University        

 

Infrastructure and Urban Design

Case Studies: Jiaoshan Islands Eco Resort; A design tool for sustainable cities

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Deakin University; Holmesglen Institute; La Trobe University; Monash University; NMIT; RMIT University; South West TAFE; Swinburne University; University of Melbourne; Victoria University

 

Mining

Case Studies: Client managers the key to GippsTAFE's quality training delivery; A golden opportunity for mineral exploration; Australian research leads to mineral waste minimisation; Maximising dragline productivity

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Chisholm Institute; GippsTAFE; Monash University; University of Melbourne        

 

Tourism and Hospitality

Case Studies: Hospitality training on a grand scale; Green futures in Bali; Coordinating tourism curriculum across countries

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Academia International; Box Hill Institute; Crown College; Holmesglen Institute; La Trobe University; Monash University; NMIT; South West TAFE; Victoria University; William Angliss Institute        

Transport

Case Studies: Sitting pretty – better automotive seat systems; Taking the high road - the largest carbon-fibre retrofitting project

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Box Hill Institute; Chisholm Institute; Deakin University; Kangan Institute; La Trobe University; Monash University; RMIT University; Swinburne University; Victoria University; Wodonga Institute of TAFE

 

Water Management

Case Studies: Creating water sensitive cities; Breakthrough technology improves water distribution around the world; Protecting our water supply; Enhancing institutional performance in watershed management in Andhra Pradesh, India

Capability Statements (Research, education and training institutions): Chisholm Institute; Deakin University; La Trobe University; Monash University; Sunraysia Institute of TAFE; Swinburne University; University of Melbourne; Victoria University