Consultancy Services

Norden Directions is a registered company (ABN 60250846181) providing a broad range of consultancy services within the health, education, welfare and social policy fields.

Director, Peter Norden, has provided consultancy services to both the government and community sector over many years.

We can provide short term advice on a one off basis, or longer term engagement on more substantial tasks.

Our expertise covers the fields of program planning and evaluation, inservice training, and public policy and media advice.

Drawing on the experience and wide recognition of our Director, Norden Directions can offer strong support for the community and not for profit organisations, as well as being adept in providing services at a local government or regional level.

January 2020

Submission to the Disability Royal Commission

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Edmund Rice Education Australia

December 2016

The Edmund Rice education Australia network of more than 50 secondary schools throughout Australia contracted Peter to provide a resource for the training of senior educational administrators and teachers in relation to the needs of same-sex attracted and gender diverse students.

The report "Safe and inclusive learning communities" will be used for the continuing education and training of their staff and educational institutes throughout Australia.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

July 2016

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand contracted Norden Directions to undertake an assessment of the proposed development of an Online Community Loans Program by Good Shepherd micro-finance.

The report was used to advise the Boards of both Organisations on how the proposal could best be implemented in keeping with the value base of both organisations.

Northern Territory Consultation on criminal justice policy:

Meeting with Northern Territory Attorney General, the Hon John Elferink, MP 16th June 2014

Meeting with Commissioner, Ken Middlebrook, 17th June 2014

Inspection of newly constructed 110 bed prison, 17th June 2014 (photo of prison)

Inservice training for staff of The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), 19th June 2014 (flyer available)

Public forum on “Making Justice Work”,, 18th June 2014 (flyer attached)

 “Working with offenders with complex mental health needs”

Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science,

provided in-service training,

14th May, 2014)

#1 Victorian Department of Health
(September 2010 – July 2011)

Peter has recently completed a nine month consultancy with the Victorian Department of Health in the area of mental health promotion.

His report: Melbourne's Future Growth – creating liveable and affordable communities was undertaken through the Prevention and Population Health Branch and examined how present Victorian Government policies could impact, positively or negatively, on the task of mental health promotion.

#2 The Pennington Institute: Drug harm reduction agency, Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy
(August 2011 – June 2012)

Peter is currently working as a consultant with The Pennington Institute  ( drawing on his extensive experience of social policy work and strategic organization within non-government organizations.

Contact Details:

Norden Directions
PO Box 12
Bentleigh, 3204

For urgent contact and media inquiries: 0409 0409 94