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.

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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.


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Contact us

Chris Matthews

Partner, Education & Skills, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 2013

David Sacks

Partner, Consulting Government & Public Sector Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 6151

Sara Caplan

Partner, National Skills Lead, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 2 8266 3882

Kim Cheater

Partner, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 8 8218 7407

Ben Gilbertson

Partner, Strategy Consulting Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 0928

Kris Isles

Partner, Assurance, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 7 3257 8100

James van Smeerdijk

Contrator, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 4814

Skills for Australia

Team Contact, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 1800 714 819

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