Date and time: 21 October 2015, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Topic: Lessons from a national longitudinal evaluation of Indigenous education
Presenter: Charlie Tulloch, Associate Director, KPMG
Venue: VicHealth, Ground Floor, 15-31 Pelham St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
RSVP by 20 October 2015

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010-2014 (Action Plan) promoted delivery of 55 actions to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across Australia. The Plan sought to drive activity across the government, Catholic and independent school systems.

The need for an evaluation was embedded in the Action Plan, with ACIL Allen Consulting partnering with PhillipsKPA and Professor Mark Rose from Deakin University to complete a three year longitudinal evaluation that focused on assessing implementation and outcomes. Findings are being used to inform future national priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student education.

This presentation will outline the process used to evaluate a complex multi-initiative national policy over a three year period. Charlie will share 10 key lessons that will be of relevance and interest both to those working in Indigenous education and to evaluators generally.

About Charlie Tulloch
Charlie has worked as an evaluator for over seven years in professional services consulting companies. He completed a Masters of Evaluation at the University of Melbourne between 2012 and 2014. In August 2015, Charlie joined KPMG's Policy, Programs and Evaluation (PP&E) practice in Melbourne. Prior to this, Charlie worked at ACIL Allen Consulting (formerly the Allen Consulting Group) from 2010-2015. He works predominantly on evaluations. His other major consulting projects include: an organisation review of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS); review of coordination and engagement in delivery of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER); and a national review of the Indigenous family violence prevention legal service (FVPLS). Charlie worked in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet from 2004-2008.

This seminar addresses AES Learning Competencies: 3. Culture, stakeholders and context; and 4. Research methods and systematic inquiry.

For a copy of the powerpoint presentation click here