Education & Training Sector

We are a valued industry partner providing HR and evaluation services since our inception

We understand your workplace
Prior to joining Shelby, our consultants have held various positions within TAFE institutes, ETSSC and supported schools in senior roles in the Department of Education’s non-teaching staff branch in central office so we understand the issues confronting the department, colleges and schools on a daily basis. The Shelby team has substantial knowledge and experience gained through consulting to educational agencies and institutes. Shelby prides itself on a tailored approach to suit your specialised needs.
People support
Our HR team has helped with selection for all types of positions, from support roles in schools to supervisors, managers and executive directors in the central office. We have also classified countless positions, both routine and complex. In one example, our team led the development of an innovative classification methodology for a major review of over 3000 school support staff. Shelby routinely provides short listing support to a number of smaller agencies. We have reviewed and advised on structures and provided specialist services and advice on HR matters. The team’s broad HR knowledge, experience and understanding of the big picture ensure our professional support and guidance adds real value. We can do as much or as little of the process as you require ensuring we deliver a service which fits with your budget.
Evaluation and review
Our program evaluation and review team has been reviewing education and training programs since 2000, with the 3-year review of the Quality Teacher Program. The team has undertaken reviews such as the award-winning review of the Independent Public Schools Initiative with the University of Melbourne for the Department of Education, (which won the AES 2014 best evaluation award), the Tri Border Survey for the Department of Education; and the evaluation of the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres for the Department of Training and Workforce Development. This experience means we develop methodologies that fit the educational context so the results are meaningful and robust. Our team provides better value by quickly getting up to speed and understanding the issues and challenges so you get value for your money.
Business management
Shelby Consulting has undertaken many strategic reviews and surveys in the education and training sector, including the Education and Training Shared Services Structural Review; the Audit of Teacher Workloads; and the Literature Review of the Aboriginal Mentoring Program. Our team provides insight and innovative solutions for on-going business and process improvement to increase efficiency and productivity.
We offer a wide range of short course training and can develop in-house training programs that meet your specific business needs. Our knowledge of the sector means that our training includes a range of specific examples and scenarios relevant to your context. Our courses include Job Interview Skills, Leading and Chairing Effective Meetings, Writing for Government, Stress Management, as well as many others. To view a full list of our courses please click here. Our training courses add value to your team’s performance to enable them to reach their full potential.
How can we help?
Our knowledge of the Department, along with our broad HR, business and evaluation knowledge and experience, means we understand the implications for agencies and for schools. We understand the contexts of Independent Public Schools and the focus on teacher quality. Whatever we assist you with, our understanding of the bigger picture means our relevant support, guidance and input adds value to your agency or school. Our services can make the change process easier to manage and give you an alternative channel of support.

Example Projects

What people say about our Services

  • "I thought it was very informative and I have come away with a number of strategies to enhance my leadership skills. It was also reaffirming to know that I am heading in a positive direction. Thanks again for a well presented workshop."

    Business Manager Government Department
  • "Shelby’s main contribution to our project was the sensitive and complex task of working with a wide cross-section of the school community to drive up authentic and trustworthy information from the field."

    Director Government Department
  • "We found the process to be simple and structured in the correct way and resulted in a quick turnaround with a very positive outcome."

    Business Manager, Education Institution
  • "It was good to work with people who understood the Western Australian context and already had a deep knowledge of the public school landscape."

    Manager, Government Department

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