Consulting at La Trobe

As part of Funding Future Ready, La Trobe University is building a new model and support structure through which staff can deliver external consulting. 

To discover, contribute or learn about the new initiative and how you might benefit, please do register for the briefing session on 21 October.

COMING SOON from La Trobe Consulting

  • Intranet site – tools, templates, training
  • Budget tool – Smart consulting calculator
  • Web – Profile page for La Trobe consultants

The new model is being built on feedback drawn from industry partners and La Trobe University academics and professional staff at several levels.  We have collected direct feedback and examined other University and consultancy firm models to establish trends in the market and learn from practices in the field. 

Our work has revealed the importance of clear processes, appropriate incentives, simplicity in calculating charge out rates and speed of executing agreements.  This has led to a period of building, revising and simplifying of tools and processes.

Launching in October 2014, the new consulting department located in Research Services will represent a first for La Trobe University.  This initial year will be of great importance as we pilot the new model, tools and processes with staff.

Do you want to do consulting and want to get involved today?

To discuss your ideas and answer your questions about consulting, contact Melanie Farmer at: or call: 03 9479 5932.

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