Education and Skills

Committed to education for the long run

Education plays a key role in the economic growth of our nation. It is a catalyst for innovation and it enables social mobility.

But the education sector faces many challenges. Demographic shifts are changing demand. Technological innovation is creating an increasingly competitive marketplace. Schools must implement a national curriculum while trying to keep pace with overseas achievements. The Vocational Education and Training system needs to be nimble and more responsive to an evolving employment landscape with rapidly changing skills needs. Meanwhile, universities are trying to be more efficient, to differentiate, to improve the student experience and produce ‘work-ready’ graduates, as well as produce world-class research.

Who we are

We have a strong record in improving Australian skills and education. Our work in these sectors is grounded in experience from early childhood development to P-12 education to universities, training providers and adult learning.

Our team believes that lifting quality and access in education and skills is critical to Australia's future.

How we can work with you

Educational organisations, whether school boards, universities, government agencies, training organisations or NGOs, benefit from our unique combination of skills and experience gained across the education, government, commercial and financial sectors.

We understand the challenges facing educators in Australia. We work with leaders across all segments of the education sector to develop more responsive, resilient and connected institutions capable of delivering improved education outcomes.

Your team at PwC

Tony Peake

Partner, Government & Public Sector Leader; STEM Leader, Melbourne

+61 3 8603 6248

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David Sacks

Partner, National Education Leader, Melbourne

+61 3 8603 6151

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Sara Caplan

Partner, Sydney

+61 2 8266 3882

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Simon Avenell

Partner, Perth

+61 8 9238 5332

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Kim Cheater

Partner, Adelaide

+61 8 8218 7407

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Kris Isles

Partner, Brisbane

+61 7 3257 8100

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Rt Hon. Lord Jack McConnell & PwC's David Sacks on education reform

In this webcast, we outline the five steps that are critical to successfully bringing about constructive, concrete reform in Australia’s education system.

PwC's National Education & Skills Leader David Sacks speaks to the Rt Hon. Lord Jack McConnell to get his international perspective on successful education reform having led similar reforms in Scotland.

While education alone cannot – and will not – solve the many problems facing Australia, PwC strongly believes that further strengthening our education system through successful reform is a goal worth pursuing.

Contact us

Tony Peake
Partner, Government & Public Sector Leader; STEM Leader
Tel: +61 3 8603 6248
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David Sacks
Partner, National Education Leader
Tel: +61 3 8603 6151
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Simon Avenell
Partner
Tel: +61 8 9238 5332
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Amy Brown
Partner, Infrastructure & Urban Renewal
Tel: +61 2 8266 1833
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Sara Caplan
Partner
Tel: +61 2 8266 3882
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Kim Cheater
Partner
Tel: +61 8 8218 7407
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Ben Gilbertson
Partner
Tel: +61 3 8603 0928
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Kris Isles
Partner
Tel: +61 7 3257 8100
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James van Smeerdijk
Partner
Tel: +61 3 8603 4814
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