The education landscape is changing rapidly. Demographic trends, technology, globalisation, evolving user demands and government-initiated reform are combining to transform the sector.

Elise Wherry

Elise Wherry

National Sector Leader, Education

+61 3 9288 5667


Global Education practice

The Global Education practice brings together subject matter experts and highly experienced professionals from around the world to share best practices, knowledge and experience in the sector.


KPMG works with all levels of government (federal, state, local, agencies) to help them respond to policy and service delivery challenges.

Challenges within the education sector include:

  • managing supply and demand forces in domestic and international student markets
  • enhancing financial performance and diversifying revenue streams in response to reduced government funding
  • dealing with an ageing academic workforce and global competition for relevant skills
  • linking higher education and the development of vocational skills to deliver improved social and economic outcomes
  • responding to competition in the development of education resources and the enhancement of academic standards.

How we can help

KPMG has worked successfully across the education sector on a range of complex issues.

We have a dedicated team of professionals across the education sector – serving clients in K-12, vocational education and training, and higher education, as well as the strategic planners, funders and influencers of educational services.

Our specific services include:

  • strategic planning
  • governance arrangements
  • business and operating reviews
  • financial modelling and assistance with funding submissions
  • business analysis and operational review
  • executive recruitment of academic and non-academic personnel.

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