Specials for CRC Association Members

The CRCA is pleased to offer members special arrangements, discounts, and deals from a number of proud Australian supporters.

Campus Travel offers a ‘Value Pledge’ that guarantees all members the best rates on your academic travel – from air to hotel and car hire.

Contact Jamison Warren, Director of Sales
Mobile: 0412 856 384
Phone: 03 9026 3020
Email: [email protected]


All researchers from CRC Association members have access to the ‘gold standard’ career planning tool. Developed by Vitae for the UK Research Councils and now endorsed by the European Union, the Research Development Framework (RDF) Planner gives researchers a powerful tool to gain insight into their career development.

CRC researchers already know that a deep intellectual base in their subject area is a vital ingredient for a successful research career, but is not enough on its own. Successful researchers have the necessary skills and knowledge to be personally effective, knowledge of the professional aspects of doing research like funding and resources and the ability to engage and influence in order to create an impact. The RDF systematically sets out these skills and traits and enables researchers to objectively look at their own skill set.

The Planner enables a researcher to:

  • keep a record of all professional development activities in one place
  • identify their expertise and capabilities to plan their career
  • print reports for discussions with mentors, supervisors, career advisors etc.
  • identify learning and development needs and monitor progress
  • upload files such as CVs, conference details, testimonials to record achievements
  • view the attributes of successful researchers through a ‘lens’ on employability, enterprise, leadership and more.

Due to an arrangement between Vitae and the CRC Association, the Research Development Framework Planner is now available to all CRCA Member researchers. Any student, researcher or employee of a CRCA Member organisation is entitled to use the planner, free of charge (all classes of CRCA membership are welcome). To gain access, send a request (quoting your CRCA Member’s name) to [email protected].

Read more about the Researcher Development Framework

Special discounted rates with Australia’s flying kangaroo on both domestic and international travel. Only available for members of the CRC Association and bookings must be made through Campus Travel.

Jamison Warren, Director of Sales
Mobile: 0412 856 384
Phone: 03 9026 3020
Email: [email protected]

Qantas Privacy Notice

Qantas collects information about you (including health information where necessary) to provide products and services to you, process your travel arrangements, facilitate your participation in the loyalty programs of Qantas and other organisations, conduct marketing activities and market research. If the information is not provided, Qantas may not be able to provide the service requested. Qantas may disclose your personal information to its related companies, other carriers, travel service providers, organisations which provide services to Qantas, such as collecting commissions (more details in our Privacy Statement on qantas.com), your employer if you are travelling on a ticket provided through your employer’s corporate travel agreement with Qantas, various law enforcement agencies and governments around the world for security, customs and immigration purposes. You can gain access to the information Qantas holds about you by contacting Qantas Corporate Customer Care in writing at Level 5, Building A, 203 Coward Street, Mascot NSW 2020.

CRC Association members can take advantage of below-market rates for membership (and renewal) for the Qantas Club lounges. Please contact the CRC Association to be provided with the special code required to access the discounted rates.


CRCA has made the switch to Westpac and we recommend CRCs do too. Westpac is tailoring products to suit CRCs and offering streamlined service and excellent interest rates.

Contact Rose Stellino on 02 6275 5321.

The Cooperative Research Centres Association has signed a corporate deal with Virgin Australia which offers Members substantial discounts across the whole Virgin network, including international flights with Virgin Australia airline partners.

CRC Association Members, including Supporting and Associate Members, can enjoy savings of up to 35% of published fares when they book through our recommended agency, Campus Travel. Every published fare across the whole Virgin network is discounted for CRC Association members. The discounts will be automatically applied when you book through Campus Travel. Members can arrange their accounts with Campus Travel by contacting Jamison Warren, Director of Sales:

Mobile: 0412 856 384
Phone: 03 9026 3020
Email: [email protected]

Campus offers many other benefits, and will continue to offer our substantial Qantas benefits as well.

Virgin is offering a discounted rate for access to the Virgin Australia domestic lounges of a $100 joining fee and $200 annual fee.

To celebrate the CRCA’s deal with Virgin Australia, 20 Members will be accelerated to Velocity Gold Status. The first 20 Members at “Innovating with Asia” in Perth who seek out Campus Travel’s Jamison Warren will be offered Gold Status, which gives you a range of benefits including access to Virgin Domestic lounges (limited to one per Member).