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PTR Consulting Pty Ltd provides a range of consulting services to the education sector and in public policy in Australia and internationally.

Peter Cole

Aligning professional learning, performance management and effective teaching

School Governance Issues Paper: DEECD

Dr. Dahle Suggett

School autonomy: Necessary but not sufficient, Evidence Base, Issue 1, 2015 The Australian and New Zealand School of Government - https://journal.anzsog.edu.au/publications/21/EvidenceBase%202015Issue1V...

Networking as System Policy, Balancing Vertical and Horizontal Dimensions, September 2014, OECD CERI - http://www.oecd.org/edu/ceri/Suggett%20Networks%20paper%20formatted.pdf

Let's Talk Technology for Education: White Paper Optus SingTel

• School Improvement at Scale: OECD Case Study

• Citizen and Stakeholder Participation: Strategies and Challenges for the Australian Public Sector, (2012), Occasional Paper no 22, ANZSOG and State Services Authority 

Dahle will be conducting a series of IPPA courses throughout 2015 and 2016 in
• Strategic Thinking
• Strategic Planning

• Visit the IPPA website for details: http://www.vic.ipaa.org.au/professional



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PTR Consulting Pty Ltd provides services to state, national and international education systems, schools and the corporate sector.

PTR Consulting Services

Program evaluation and review

Educational research

Structural reviews

Educational policy writing

Professional development program design, delivery and evaluation advice

Customer satisfaction surveys

Mentoring and coaching

Strategic planning

School accountability systems and school effectiveness advice

School review and improvement planning

Report writing

Curriculum review and development

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PTR Consulting Pty Ltd is able to assemble a team of highly experienced and talented educational consultants to meet the demands of clients with small and large projects.


Work and Clients

Work and Clients

Recent work

Faculty, Leadership and Management Executive Program, Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS  (August 2015)

Independent Review for DEECD Disability Reform Strategy, DEECD (2014)

Building networks for a self-Improving system: A review and best practice study of networks in schools, DEECD (2013-14)

Review of government service delivery – Dubai – General Secretariat of the Executive Council (2013, 2014 and 2015)

Review of national education system priorities – Optus/Singtel (2013-14)

Review of school improvement at scale in (previous) Western Metropolitan Region, OECD/ DEECD (2013)

Review of Government Secondary Education in Prahran (DEECD 2013-4) reviewed provision, conducted 50 consultations with stakeholders and proposed solutions 2013-14.
Evaluation of virtual learning in schools and recommendations for future investment

Gifted Education – Advice to teachers and parents, DEECD (2014)

Leadership Workshops - Rochester Network Secondary College Leadership Teams (2014)

Leadership Masterclasses: Education Show (2014)

Internationalising Education: Issues analysis, best practice case studies and strategy development, DEECD (2013)

Internationalising the Curriculum - consultations and review of 12 schools exemplary internationalized curriculum , DEECD (2013-14)

Performance and Development Workshops - design and deliver 16 workshops state-wide (2014)

Evaluation of the Koori Children's Court Education Pathways Program (2013)

Virtual Learning Evaluation and Quality Assurance Framework, DEECD (2013)

Development of a Digital Learning Strategy, DEECD (2013)

Work Quote

We are very pleased with the depth of reseach and analysis that is clearly evident from your final report. It has provided the Department with a strong evidence-based foundation for decisions about strengthening school accountability arrangements in Victoria. 

- DET Victoria 2015

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Thank you for the quality of the work you have produced and the integrity with which you have undertaken this project.

- Department of Education and Training, Victoria. 2015


Previous Clients

Previous Clients

Education Bureau of Hong Kong

Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Asia Education Foundation

Curriculum Corporation

The University of Melbourne

Foundation for Young Australians

Certain Knowledge

Australian Football League






Department of Education and Early Childhood Development , Victoria.

Department of Education, Employment and Work Place Relations, Canberra. 

World Bank

Catholic Education Office, Victoria.


About Section

About PTR Consulting

Peter Cole CV

Peter Cole B.Commerce., M.ED., FACEL

Peter is a former senior executive of the Victorian Department of Education and has extensive management and strategic leadership experience within the education sector.  As a Senior Executive within the Education Department Peter managed School Reorganisation, Curriculum Development and Training and Development.

Peter was also a researcher and policy analyst with the Curriculum Advisory Board, the State Board of Education and the Victorian Institute of Secondary Education. Peter is an accredited school performance reviewer, accredited principal coach and accredited school registration reviewer. He has completed over one hundred school performance reviews for the Office for Government School Education.

He has extensive experience and expertise in:

  • Program evaluation and review
  • Research  and policy writing
  • Strategic planning
  • Structural reviews
  • Curriculum review and development
  • School accountability
  • Professional development program design, delivery and evaluation
  • Mentoring and coaching school leadership
  • School leadership and teacher recruitment
  • School review and improvement planning
  • School registration requirements

Dahle Suggett CV

Dahle Suggett   B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Dahle has had over 25 years experience in executive management and policy and strategy development in both the public and private sectors. Her focus has been education and training, social policy, strategic planning, management and leadership.

From 2004-10 she has been at the executive level in the public sector with responsibility for policy and strategy leadership. Most recently she was the Deputy Director-General, Policy and Strategy, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and prior to that, Deputy Secretary, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development ,Victoria. In these positions Dahle lead major policy reviews and reforms such as a state wide school system improvement agenda, public sector outcomes performance management, and workforce and leadership development.

Prior to that Dahle was a Director and consultant in the Allen Consulting Group, a leading economics and public policy consulting group where she specialised in education and training, business strategy and corporate social responsibility. She has also been an executive in the chemical and plastics industry, had experience in international business and the public sector in United States and Europe and teaching experience in Higher Education and secondary schools.

Dahle has a BA, M.Ed. Monash University and a Ph.D. University of Melbourne. She has served on a number of boards as a non-executive director and has published widely.  She is a fellow of The Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria); a principal fellow Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne; was Vice President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (NSW); and is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.

She has extensive experience and expertise in:

  • Education and training policy development
  • Education and training research
  • Strategic planning for public and private sectors
  • Business and Government relations
  • Program evaluation and outcomes reviews



Associates and Consultants

Graeme Jane – B.A, Dip Ed, B. Ed, MBA.

Graeme is a Director of Laulon Management, Education and Technology Solutions, a Senior Research Associate (Honorary) in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, an Associate of the Assessment Research Centre (Melbourne University) and a Co-Director of the Certain Knowledge consultancy group. He specialises in research and policy development, leadership development and school improvement.

Vic Zbar – B.Ec, Dip. Ed.

Vic is a consultant and writer, and Director of Zbar Consulting which specialises in educational consulting and evaluation, and organisational development within Australia and internationally.

Tony Mackay – B.Ec, B.Ed, MA, FACE, FACEL, FIPAAV.

Tony is Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic Education and a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Post-compulsory Education and Life-long Learning at The University of Melbourne. Tony specialises in the areas of school and system leadership, improvement and innovation.

Chris Wardlaw – PSM. B. Ec (Hons), Dip Ed, Fellow Monash university.

Chris is the Chair of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, a former Deputy Secretary in the Victorian Department of Education and a former Deputary Secretary for Education for the Hong Kong Government (2002 - 2008).  Chris has extensive experience in leading education reform locally, nationally and internationally.




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Articles and Resources

Articles and Links

Here are some relevant articles and presentations published by Peter Cole, Dahle Suggett and others in the firm that can be downloaded by clicking below.