Peter Cole

Peter formed PTR Consulting P/L in 1995 and is a leading source of education analysis and advice in Australia and internationally.

He is a former senior executive of the Victorian Department of Education and has extensive management and strategic leadership experience.

As a Senior Executive within the Education Department Peter managed School Reorganisation; Curriculum Development; Education Programs: School Improvement; Training and Development and was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Managing Director of Schools.

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 was a consultant for the World Bank for eight years in Azerbaijan, and has been commissioned internationally by Hong Kong, England, and Brunei and in 2017 was engaged to advise Quebec schools districts on school improvement processes.

Peter is also an accredited school performance reviewer, accredited principal coach and accredited school registration reviewer.

His consultancy and professional learning services reflect his extensive experience and expertise.


  • Program evaluation and review
  • School improvement
  • School governance
  • School performance review
  • School registration requirements
  • Project-based learning

Professional learning

  • School improvement strategies
  • Professional development program design, delivery and evaluation
  • Mentoring and coaching school leadership

He has published widely and is frequently cited by researchers.