Education equips Australians with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to take advantage of the opportunities of this era, and face its challenges, with confidence.
Our vision for Education is to improve learning outcomes across all stages, by bettering access to education and training and the highest levels of teacher quality. We have demonstrated expertise in:
Our work covers all aspects of education and training (including early childhood education, the school years, further education and training, and higher education) across all sectors (government, Catholic and independent schools and private training providers) and all Australian jurisdictions.
We view justice outcomes as a product of a system that involves the community, policing and legal agencies, as well as government.
Our work is informed by a theoretical understanding of the complex power of relations between people, families, communities and systems that we live and work within. We consider and navigate the many structural and individual factors such as gender, race, education and culture and how they intersect and influence each other to affect social justice outcomes.
Justice-related projects we have worked on have included young people on remand, victim/survivors of sexual assault and family violence matters.
Our work is inspired by a belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in their community. We work with our clients to understand the challenges that prevent inclusion and participation and what can be done to overcome barriers.
Key to this is our proven ability to engage meaningfully and sensitively with diverse community members, including those who are vulnerable. We use a range of strengths-based and, where appropriate, trauma-informed, consultation approaches and social inclusion strategies to foster safe conversations.
An example of community members we have engaged with in projects include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, newly arrived migrants and refugees, students at school, ‘at risk’ young people, victim/survivors of sexual assault, and people with disabilities.
Our approach to health and wellbeing acknowledges it’s multi-faceted nature, as well as the impact of various environmental, economic, and social factors. Consistent with this approach, our research and evaluation in health and wellbeing applies an ecological framework that incorporates our understanding and analysis of the social, economic, cultural, and physical factors that contribute to the wellbeing of an individual, as well as that of a community.
We have conducted ethical research and evaluations of initiatives designed to address the health and wellbeing of a range of communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people experiencing homelessness, people living with blood-born diseases, people considering suicide and students at school.