"Thank you so much! I really appreciate your knowledge, warmth, humour, professionalism and I encourage you to continue to deliver such high standard seminars"  

(​PLUS 2 course attendee, August 2021)

For the Love of Learning

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Equipping You With the Tools You Need to Excel in Your Field

About Us

PLUS2 Consulting is an ethical and innovative team that specialises in improving the professional practice and work culture of various individuals. While we primarily focus on the health profession, our expertise also covers helping college and university teachers develop their skills to enhance their students’ learning experience.

Our team designs and customises courses or resources to suit the context and purpose of our clients and collaborators.

Why Choose PLUS2 Consulting

We are passionate about creating learning environments that inspire our colleagues and clients. We strive to contextualise the content and approach to meet the needs of our audience using a ‘fitness for purpose’ philosophy. We have extensive experience in higher education and allied health. We also have long-standing collaborative partnerships with colleagues across contexts and disciplines.

Our consultants have been recognised through national teaching awards. We have also conducted national learning and teaching projects using technology-enhanced pedagogies. Additionally, we have served as panel members and chairs of a program accreditation team. This gives us insight into the training and education needs of a variety of disciplines.

Furthermore, we have built interdisciplinary communities of practice and have showcased how human capital can be nurtured for the achievement of their personal and collective goals.

Our History

PLUS2 Consulting was started in July 2019 by two passionate educators who wanted to share their love for learning. We have more than 35 years of experience in the higher education and vocational education sectors as well as extensive experience in allied health.

After a long history of education research and collaborations, we are keen on reaching an even wider audience with the goal of sharing our passion and developing the capabilities of all who teach and care for others.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide superior-quality professional development experiences that:

  • PARTICIPANTS Recommend to Their Colleagues
  • INDIVIDUALS Seek for Lifelong Learning and Growth
  • ORGANIZATIONS Select for Their Staff Development Activities
  • COLLEGUES Are Proud to Be Involved With
  • Foster a Love for Learning in EVERYONE

Meet Sophie Karanicolas and Cathy Snelling

Sophie and Cathy are the leading educational consultants of PLUS2 Consultancy. Their successful partnership reflects their collaborative approach to conducting professional development courses, motivating others, and demonstrating ‘best practice’ methodologies.

They have contributed extensively to Australian and international conferences and programs in their allied health and higher education disciplines. Sophie and Cathy have also offered motivation, advice, and support to colleagues across the sector.

Additionally, they have significant experience in establishing and sustaining multi-disciplinary communities of practice. They also have a successful track record in mentoring early career practitioners in the fields of health and education.

Sophie and Cathy are also recognised as experts in curriculum development and quality assurance. They are frequently involved in program and course accreditation across Australia and New Zealand.

Catherine Snelling

 Senior Fellow HEA

Sophia (Sophie) Karanicolas

Principal Fellow HEA


2018 – Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences, 2018 International Flipped Learning Award

2017 – University of Adelaide, Stephen Cole the Elder Award, Leadership, Support and Enhancement of Practice

2017 – Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Australian Awards for University Teaching, Department of Education and Training, Australian Government

2016 – Foundation Members, Adelaide Education Academy, University of Adelaide

2013 – Office for Learning and Teaching, Australian Awards for University Teaching, Award for Teaching Excellence

2010 – Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)

2010 – Vice-Chancellor's and President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Adelaide

2010 – Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Adelaide

2009 – Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Education Award, University of Adelaide

2009 – Executive Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching, University of Adelaide

2004 – TAFESA Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Teaching

2003 – SATISFAC Institute Award for Teaching Excellence (TAFESA)

2003 – SATISFAC State Award for Teaching Excellence (TAFESA)

2000, 2001, 2002 – TAFESA Recognition of Excellence (Torrens Valley Director’s Award)

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