Partner with us

Our partnerships with our communities drive positive change and inform our research outputs to ensure they are relevant and translate into local and national benefits.

We collaborate on educational and social research, evaluation and professional learning research focus areas with early childhood centres, schools, government, industry and not-for-profit and philanthropic organisations.

Our team develops deep, innovative and cross-disciplinary responses to some of the most challenging educational and social topics, drawing on Deakin University’s enviable depth of expertise and outreach in areas such as health, psychology, the built environment, business and law.

We have an extensive portfolio of successful educational and social projects that demonstrate REDI’s experience and capability to deliver outcomes across the vast majority of educational programming and research.

We work across multiple sectors in socially, culturally and ethnically diverse sites, and in close partnership with government, education systems, practitioners and students. Major education systems partners include the Department of Education, Victoria; the Catholic Education Office Melbourne and the International Baccalaureate Organisation – Singapore, and The Hague.

Our impact

Since February 2016, REDI Partnerships has won 11 contracts totalling $2.99 million. A small selection of current or recent projects includes:

Secondary STEM Catalysts Professional Learning Program

Deakin Partner: Victorian Department of Education and Training

The high-profile two-year STEM Catalysts Program is currently underway in Victoria and trains 60 teachers across 30 secondary schools to lead, encourage and mentor classroom teachers in high impact science, technology, engineering and maths lessons in years 7 and 8, including the use of digital technologies. Participants are awarded a Graduate Certificate in STEM Education on completion of this research focus areas.

Team Teaching – Action Research Project

Deakin Partner: Victorian Department of Education and Training

The Team Teaching Project supports 10 Victorian schools from rural and metropolitan locations to undertake a one-year action research project. Deakin provides participants with a program of professional learning on team teaching and action research in addition to ongoing mentoring and guidance to support participants throughout the life of the project. The project also collects data and investigates important questions about the use of team teaching in Victoria.

Community Services Research Project

Deakin Partner: Salvation Army Social Housing and Support Network (SASHS)

This currently-underway community research project focuses broadly on youth in the Wyndham and Melton areas. It investigates the experiences and perceptions of 10-12 year olds transitioning to high school; engagement of community organisations and programs with young people; and young people’s hopes and expectations for their local communities. A variety of data collection and analysis tools have been tailored to working with the local community.

Department of Education Victoria Transition Project

Deakin Partner: Victorian Department of Education and Training

A team from the School of Education, led by Dr Elizabeth Rouse, has recently been awarded the Transition: A Positive Start to School professional learning state-wide delivery initiative by the Victorian Department of Education. The $1.7 million project will develop, trial, and deliver professional learning to up to 8,900 early childhood education and care (ECEC), out of school hours care (OHSC) and primary school educators across Victoria. The cross- institutional team includes members working with the NIKERI Institute and Deakin University's corporate training and education provider, DeakinCo.


To discuss how we can design a Deakin REDI educational program or research partnership for your organisation, contact us today:

Director Partnerships
Head of School (Education) Professor Damian Blake
Phone: +61 3 5227 1440

Acting Manager, Educational Projects Greg Knowles