PTR Consulting

- Public policy and education consulting

- Superior thought leadership

- Practical solutions to complex problems

PTR Consulting

Consulting and professional learning services in public policy, specialising in education, since 1995.

We pride ourselves on successfully navigating between top level policy and the realities of the front-line

Our clients are in government and non-government sectors at state, national and international levels.

Recent Highlights

  1. School accountability: Time for a reset? CSE Seminar  Series 282, March 2019
  2. Who are the new players in the game and what are the new rules? Dahle Suggett and Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, presentation September 2019 British Education Research Conference, Manchester
  3. Dahle is a patron of the Skyline Education Foundation. SEF is dedicated to redressing educational disadvantage, particularly for those with academic and leadership potential
  4. Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning professional learning workshops (IPAA Victoria) (2019-20 series); Royal Australasian College of Medical Administration (RACMA)
  5. Education: Public /Private Partnerships: What we should monitor – UAE Public Policy Forum, January 2-18

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Our Network

Peter and Dahle work with a network of highly regarded educational expert and are partners in G9 Education Consultancy Services

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Our core business is education policy, system improvement and public administration.

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Projects & Clients

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Papers & Presentations

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Our Network

Dr. Dahle Suggett

Director, PTR Consulting
Ph. D., M. Ed., B. Ed., B.A., GAICD

Peter Cole

Director, PTR Consulting
M.Ed., B. Ed., B Commerce, FACE

Chris Wardlaw

PSM. B. Ec (Hons), Dip Ed, Fellow Monash University.

Graeme Jane

Laulon Consulting
B.A, Dip Ed, B. Ed, MBA.

Ross Kimber

RFK Consulting
M. Ed., B. Ed. B.A

Wayne Craig

Director at Curiosity and Powerful Learning Pty Ltd

Pam Macklin

Zbar Consulting
Dip Teach, B. Ed, Grad Dip Arts, GAICD, FACE, AFAIM

Vic Zbar

Zbar Consulting
B. Ec, Dip. Ed., FAIM, FACEL

John McCarthy

B. Sc., B. Ed.


PTR Consulting Services

  • Strategic planning
  • Program evaluation and review
  • Effectiveness audits
  • Educational research and evaluation
  • Educational policy writing
  • Education accountability systems and effectiveness advice
  • School review and improvement planning
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Executive Education And Professional Learning

  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Stakeholder engagement and co-design
  • Managing implementation and change
  • Professional development program design, delivery and evaluation advice for schools
  • School improvement strategies
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Projects & Clients

  • Recent Reports

  • Recent Projects

    • Education public private partnerships: what should we monitor? (Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government 2018)
    • Independent review for Adult, Community and Further Education Board (ACFE) of Community Solutions initiative (VIC ACFE 2017)
    • Victorian Government Schools Funding Review (Bracks Review) (Victorian Government 2016)
    • Executive education for Principals, Singapore Ministry of Education (Lee Kuan Yew School of public policy, National University of Singapore 2015-2017)
    • School reform themes: commissioned paper presentations various OECD forums (OECD/CERI 2012-2016)
    • Gender based differences in middle years outcomes (DET Vic 2016)
    • Independent review of disability education and design options for the Disability Reform (DEECD 2014)
    • Evaluation of C21st Skills in secondary schools pilot Broadening Horizons (DET VIC 2016)


Our team has successfully served a range of clients in education jurisdictions nationally and internationally.
These include:

Consultancy Services
  • Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
  • Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
  • Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Asialink and The Asia Education Foundation
  • Australian Department of Education
  • Independent, Government and Catholic schools
  • Department of Education Victoria
  • Centre for Strategic Education
  • The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership
  • Catholic Education Offices throughout Australia
  • Northern Territory Department of Education and Training
  • AUSAid/Department of Foreign Affairs
  • The Executive Council, the Model Centre, Dubai, UAE
  • The World Bank
  • Education Bureau of Hong Kong
  • Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • OECD
Executive education and professional learning
  • Institute of Public Administration Australia ( IPAA)
  • Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators ( RACME)
  • Local Councils – various
  • Bastow Institute
  • National Education Summit
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, University of Singapore
  • The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai, UAE
  • CEOs of Quebec School Districts, Foundation Lucie and Andre Chagnon

Papers & Presentations



For more information about our consulting services contact

Phone: +61 3 9646 1902