Past Projects

Key projects undertaken

Secretariat services

VISTA – Association of VET Professionals – Executive Director services since May 2007 (continuing)

Services included: development, implementation and review of the annual residential VISTA conferences (2007- 2011), Post compulsory education conferences (2007 – 2011), professional dialogue events (Fireside Chats) connecting VET practitioners with policy and strategy leaders (2008 – 2015);

Australian Training Marketing Association (via VISTA) – Secretariat Services since February 2008 (continuing); Facilitation and MC for the 2010 national ATMA conference (Brisbane);

Victorian Assessors Network (incorporated into VISTA) – 2008;

Research Projects

DIIRD (Skills Victoria) – facilitated Statewide Regional Area Study Group Research reports (2007); Consolidated TAFE proposal to support VET development in India (2010);

Australian Council for Educational Research – Advice to regional TAFE providers on identifying key business performance measures and processes to deploy and monitor these throughout the organisation;

VET business support

Kangan Batman TAFE – develop and present business case for stage 2 of the Indigenous Education Centre (Broadmeadows campus) (2008-10); Coaching staff on feasibility study processes (2008); professional coaching (2007 – 2011); Guidance and coaching on Corrections Education strategy (2007 – 2012); Leadership and management coaching for managers and coordinators (2010 – 2011); Identifying KPIs for strategic planning (2012); identify skilled individuals to assist with the Worker in Transition (WIT) program delivery to Toyota (2016-2018);

RMIT – Analysis of Module Load Completion Rates (MLCR) (2008); Conduct of professional dialogue seminars (2010- 2011); Facilitation of metropolitan area study focus groups (2007 – 2008); Support Inside Out Prison Exchange Program and think Tank Program at 3 Victorian Prisons (2017-2019)

DEECD – Advice on the strategy to roll out the VSN within the VET sector (2009);

Gordon Institute – facilitated departmentalplanning workshops (2010);

Bendigo TAFE and Sunraysia TAFE – investigation and analysis into possible mergeroptionsimplications (arising from the Latta report (2012-13);

Chisholm Institute – support Institute positioning to tender for statewide corrections education delivery of VET to the publicly funded prisons (2015); support PEC in development and delivery of Professional Practice learning journey to metropolitan and regional TAFE institutes (2017 – 2020)

Federation University – evaluation of corrections education delivery in Grampians region prisons (2018 – 2019)

VTA (Victorian TAFE Association) – review and update VTA constitution, policies and procedures; support and co -facilitate VTA planning program; Develop and update VTA strategic plans (2017- 2019)

ITSSA (Information Technology Support Services Association – supporting IT services in TAFE): review Association constitution and review business structure (2019 – 2020)

ACFE business support

ACFE – Advice to ACE providers on strategic planning within State Government contestable funding strategy context: The Centre for Continuing Education (2009); Diamond Valley Learning Centre (2010); Healesville Living and Learning Centre (2010); Mansfield Adult Community Education centre (2012);

Other government and non-government agency support

Hume City Council – plan and implement the Community Information Learning and Services Data base; plan and implement Hume Volunteer Gateway; lead process business improvement within the Learning Communities Department (2007 – 2008);

Department of Justice (Corrections Victoria) – Facilitation for statewide Skills Reform for the State’s prisons (2010), Analysis of LLN assessment options for prisoners within the Victorian Corrections system (2011); Identification of consolidated skills sets and competencies for regional and rural prison industries (2011); Support for planning and implementation of bi annual international Corrections Education conference in Melbourne (2019)

UnitingCare Sunshine and Broadmeadows – Facilitationkey federal government, local government and support agency stakeholders to support the roll out of the Helping Young Families pilot initiative for the Hume region (2011 – 2012)

Eltham High School – Facilitation of strategic direction workshops (Eltham High School) (2009);   

Independence Australia – strategic planning for RTO and GTO operations (2014)

Asahi Beverages Pty Ltd – recruitment and monitoring ex Toyota Manufacturing staff providing specialist support in robotics maintenance and training materials support (2018 – 2019)

Neighbourhood House Victoria (Inc) – strategic planning 2017-2018

Network West – Strategic Planning support (2018 – 2019)

North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House – strategic planning support(2019)

Cancer Council Victoria – investigating and advising re on line learning options (2018)

ACT Correctional Services – review of education and training program delivery at Alexander Maconochie Centre (ACT) 2020 – 2021