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About Us


Australia's Leading Higher Education Consultants

Are you looking to become a higher education provider? Need help with setting up a university? Have issues with higher education compliance?

Registration for higher education is a complex and complicated process.

For over a decade, our team has been helping SMEs, global education brands and universities with their higher education compliance and regulatory issues.


In 2011, Darlo was started at Parkville, University of Melbourne, by a group of senior academics, and has since grown around the world.

Since that time, we have grown and now operate in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Our head office is in Austin, Texas. 

With over 200 academics in our network (in Australia and the USA), we can draw on a range of Subject Matter Expertise (SME) for course design, as well as specialist expertise in higher education quality assurance.

As market leaders, we have weathered many storms in higher education;

however, we remain optimistic and committed to seeing the private education sector grow around the world.

Previous Trends

In 2011, there was a push to semi-privatise the higher education sector, and a substantial growth in the demand and interest in establishing universities.


In 2013-2016, the establishment of a sizeable private higher education market with Darlo Higher Education being market leaders in supporting private providers.

in 2017-2020, the push against private higher education, and austerity measures introduced by conservative governments and public servants around the world.

In 2020-2022, the shutting down of the global economy, and a clear pivot for private higher education providers into online learning and blended learning.

Who are we?

Darlo Higher Education is a global team of higher education experts, consultants and advisors.
 Our head office is based in Texas, United States, with representative office in Melbourne, Australia.

We include experts in governance, compliance, quality assurance, course design, policy, and higher education planning. 

Our team comes from leading universities around the world include University of Melbourne, Oxford and Cambridge, and various Ivy League Universities in the United States.

Who have we worked with?

Our team has provided services to University of Melbourne, Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), Melbourne Business School, University of Western Sydney, Central Queensland University, NZMA, Kaplan, Laureate International and many, many more.  

What does the future hold?

The Darlo Higher Education team are confident and optimistic about the great opportunities that are forthcoming for the private sector. Some of these trends include:


  • The huge opportunities in private higher education online and distance learning

  • The development of a micro-credentials market in several countries

  • The emergence of non-government, private higher education accreditation agencies

  • The ease of establishing education business in pro-education markets

  • The support of a global workforce to help with specialist regulatory and compliance matters

  • The decline of public universities and the growth of nimble private providers

  • The demand for residency in countries like Australia, Canada, and the United States

How Do Help?
You can check our services page for specific service areas. If you require immediate help on your higher education registration applications or support with a regulatory agency, please contact us


Thanks for Visiting

Dr Brendan Moloney

PhD, University of Melbourne

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 “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela 

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