Staff Information

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Associate Consultant
Naarm (Melbourne)

Nick is an Associate Director, Education with Social Ventures Australia and Director of Johns Education Consulting. He focuses on education equity through supporting school leaders and designing and evaluating education programs for marginalised young people.

Nick has worked in the education sector for over 20 years across Primary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Education, in Australia and the United Kingdom. He has held a wide range of roles including teaching, education case management, flexible learning program leadership, project management, and research.

Nick is passionate about ensuring that all young people get a fair go in education, regardless of their background or circumstances. This has led him to work with highly disenfranchised young people, developing flexible and inclusive education approaches.

Nick is currently an Associate Director in The Connection - a collaborative development leadership network. This initiative of Social Ventures Australia empowers leaders in low SES schools from across Australia to develop their leadership. Since 2014, leaders from over 50 schools have been connected at national and state based events, enabling the spreading of ideas that support equity from these ‘bright spots’ schools.

Nick’s consulting practice has included engagements with a range of Local Learning and Employment Networks, not-for-profit organisations and the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Nick was a key team member in Lirata’s Evaluation of Oakwood School in 2017-18.

Nick has a Masters in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing and strong research and project management experience. 


2017 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations, Box Hill Institute
2014 Master of Adolescent Health and Welfare (Research), University of Melbourne
2012 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, William Angliss Institute
2007 Graduate Diploma of Adolescent Health and Welfare, University of Melbourne
1997 Graduate Diploma of Education – Primary, Monash University
1996 Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne


Director, Johns Education Consulting



Program and model design
Sector coordination


Education and training

Population groups

Young people

Working with Lirata

- current

Projects involving Nick