The Ontoit team has helped make vital improvements to building facilities and administration operations across primary, secondary and tertiary education levels, improving workspaces and workflows for teachers and students.

Our capability extends across the project lifecycle from strategy, through to delivery and operational asset. We have experience supporting government, private and institutional clients on complex education facilities that range from small to multi-million-dollar projects.

Here at Ontoit we understand the holistic approach that education stakeholders require. We have a proven record delivering solutions that lead to exceptional learning outcomes, complying with pedagogy requirements, and providing asset and non-asset solutions.

Our advisors play vital roles in delivering successful outcomes for government, independent schools, tertiary institutions and community learning precincts for local, state and federal education agencies.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the requirements, policies and processes that are unique to the education sector from project inception through to successful delivery.


Committed to effective stakeholder engagement we provide:

  • project management and superintendency services, often working in live operating environments
  • strategy development through to delivery and operational handover
  • business case development, feasibility studies and financial modelling advice on large, complex transactions
  • reliability based investigations, preventative maintenance schedules as well as identifying asset reliability improvements
  • strategies to enhance the learning environment for students, staff and the community

Paul Halpin

Paul is a passionate and strategic project management professional. He has demonstrated experience in successfully leading multi-disciplinary teams on significant and complex programs and projects. Paul's experience crosses the Health, Education, Research, Housing and Arts sectors.

Paul has played a vital role in the successful delivery of significant projects such as the Angliss Hospital Expansion (Stage 2), Heidelberg West Social Housing Redevelopment, Latrobe Hospital (Stage 3A), Wonthaggi Hospital Expansion and the Melbourne University Western Edge Bioscience Facility.

Paul is driven by ensuring his teams present confidently and are always striving to add value. This is achieved by bringing a structured approach to project delivery, empowering team members, focusing on higher value work and understanding our clients’ objectives. His confidence and highly disciplined approach enable team members to focus on complex issues and develop innovative solutions. He is an excellent communicator and has a well-crafted ability to focus and prioritise project matters of the highest importance.

Paul is trusted by senior representatives in government agencies and private organisations across the full project life cycle. He has demonstrated experience in strategic program and project planning, PMO set up, design management, procurement and contract negotiation, contract administration and stakeholder management.

Matt Beales

Matt has extensive experience across all project phases, business case, design, tender and contract administration. His structural engineering qualifications enhance his project management experience.

Matt is a proactive and motivated project leader as well as an effective communicator and risk advisor. He has a proven track record of successfully delivering projects, and has first-hand knowledge and experience involved in capital projects.

As an active member within the project management industry, Matt received the 2017 Young Project Manager Award, recognising his motivated approach to achieving objectives and designing improved project outcomes.