Angela commenced in March 2016 to provide reception and administrative support. Although Angela is from a predominately nursing background, she has diploma's in Business and Business Management and worked in various office positions, most recently in the Aged Care sector.
Andrea Newton joined VTA in 2005 as Finance Officer. Andrea has over 30 years’ experience in finance and administration across various business sectors. Having spent 12 years in the aviation industry and the last 18 years running her own bookkeeping/ business advisory company which included a period of 5 years as Financial Controller and Board/Committee member within the non-for-profit sector.
A carpenter by trade, Mick has 25 years’ experience working in the construction industry the last 15 years working as a registered building contractor. Mick became involved with WorldSkills during his role as a Workplace Learning Coordinator working with VETiS and VCAL students, organising work placements, Taster programs and Career Expo’s as well as working with disabled and disengaging students. He has been involved in regional and national competitions and in 2014 was a Victorian VETiS Team Leader in Perth.
Mick was previously employed by WorldSkills Australia as the Victorian Regional Coordinator, where he implemented strategies for the growth of WorldSkills within the state as well as leading the coordination of all Victorian WorldSkills activities. Mick is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Technology Education at Latrobe University and he has a passion for helping to lift the aspirations of young people.
Sharon joined the VTA in April 2018 as the Business Partner - Staff Utilisation. Sharon comes to us from her role as Human Resources Manager at Federation Training and has worked in the TAFE sector for 9 years.
Sharon has a Diploma in Management and a Diploma in Human Resources Management and has worked as a HR Manager, paralegal, executive assistant and has also ran her own businesses.
Pam has over thirty years of experience in the education, training, employment, industry, and community sectors in a variety of leadership, management, research, evaluation and policy adviser positions.
Pam has a comprehensive understanding of the Australian state and national education and training systems as they relate broadly to employment and training, and specifically to trade training. Through her global networks, Pam also has a broad knowledge and understanding of international education, training and employment systems.
She has worked across the vocational education and training sector as a Principal Education and Training Policy Adviser, Manager of Policy and Research; and researcher, evaluator and writer for a range of employer organisations including VECCI/ACCI, the Group Training Association of Victoria, TVET, and the Victorian TAFE Association.
Pam holds a Master’s Degree of Public Policy and Management, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She has served as a board member on Statutory Boards including Chisholm Institute of TAFE, and the Victorian Qualifications Authority; and currently holds Board memberships in the NGO/NFP sector at a state and international level.
Jeremy is an experienced industry association executive who has led peak bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to joining the VTA, he was CEO of the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association for four years.
Jeremy commenced his career in the-then Commonwealth Employment Service and then moved to Canberra where he worked as a policy analyst, public affairs manager and adviser in portfolios including employment services.
In New Zealand, he ran a national peak body in the social services sector before transitioning to the public service as the ministerial speechwriter for the Ministry of Education.
In addition to holding senior government relations roles in the health and employment sectors, Jeremy has also led the Association of Independent Schools of the ACT, and the International Specialised Skills Institute, which provides scholarships to VET teachers to enhance and share skills.
Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (Organisational Communication), is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Dan has worked in the education sector for over 30 years with the majority spent in the vocational education and training sector after commencing his teaching career in the secondary education system.
He has extensive experience in education delivery and in senior leadership roles in vocational and higher education operations in TAFE (both standalone and Dual Sector University). Most recently he was Director of Foundation Skills and Pathways at Bendigo Kangan Institute and prior to this at RMIT as Deputy Dean of Vocational Health, Sciences and Trades, and at William Angliss Institute as Associate Director of VET. He started as a VE trainer there and moved into senior management positions in program delivery and international education.
Dan has a passion for leadership and a collaborative approach to problem solving. He joins the VTA with significant knowledge of the operational challenges faced in the TAFE sector and will strive to advocate on behalf of TAFE and Dual Sector Universities.
Dan’s qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Education.
Judith has worked in International Education and the vocational sector more broadly for over 30 years with experience working overseas on large vocational education projects in Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and North Asia including China. Her work has covered, capacity building through aid and development projects, transnational delivery of Australian qualifications and skills assessments of workers for both temporary and permanent migration.
Judith recently joined the VTA after working for the Victoria Government where she managed a range of international portfolio areas including, business development including the TAFE Victoria Offshore Consortium project, Study Melbourne destination marketing and student initiatives focusing on enhancing the international student experience.
Rebecca is a skilled Project Coordinator and Instructional Designer with over 17 years’ experience coordinating projects, designing and developing high-quality learning materials and assessments for online, blended and face to face delivery.
She has worked across VET, HE, credentials and short course programs, adding a creative touch and quality lens to all projects. She is a team player who enjoys working in collaborative and virtual team environments.