The members of the Training Accreditation Council are appointed by the Minister for Education and Training. The Council Chair serves a term of five years and each member serves a three year term.
Mr Ian Hill (Chairman)
Mr Hill has had experience as a senior executive within the training sector, having previously held the position of Chief Executive, Department of Training. Mr Hill has played a leadership role at both state and national level in the development of the Vocational Education and Training system. Mr Hill is a strong advocate for the flexible delivery of education, life-long learning and global education and training.
Miss Janelle Dawson
Director/Principal, Sterling Business College Pty Ltd. Miss Dawson has a strong
industry focus with around 30 years' experience in the education and training
sector. She has practical experience in the ownership and management of an RTO,
with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the VET sector including the
standards for registration.
Mr Ron Dullard
Mr Dullard has an extensive background in education including VET in schools at a senior executive level in Western Australia and previously held the position of Director of Catholic Education in Western Australia (2003 - 2012). Prior to his work with the Catholic Education Office he was the Principal of a K-12 Catholic College. He also holds a number of senior roles across a broad range of education organisations and local government. Mr Dullard's previous roles had a strategic education focus and he has served on local, regional and State governing bodies.
Ms Debra Goostrey
Ms Goostrey has significant experience in the education and training sector in WA and has held a number of senior roles including Executive Officer, Transport and Storage Industry Training Council and CEO, Transport Forum where she had responsibility for a large RTO that provided an extensive program of industry specific training. Ms Goostrey held the position of CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA Division), the peak body for the development industry (2007 to March 2016) and is now Principal of ATEA Consulting. Ms Goostrey has extensive board experience including as a Trustee Director of a large industry superannuation fund, a member of the Land Surveyors Licensing Board and is the immediate past Chair of the Advisory Board for the School of Economics and Finance at Curtin University.
Mr Neil Fernandes
Mr Fernandes has over 25 years' experience in the VET sector and is a strong advocate for education and training in Western Australia. Mr Fernandes was the Managing Director of Central Institute of Technology from 2005 until April 2016, a public training provider. He has held a number of senior executive roles, including the Deputy Director General (Training) in the former Department of Education and Training. In his role as the Managing Director he had responsibility for the leadership and management of the largest public provider in Western Australia, which included an extensive program of training delivery in areas such as engineering, science, technology and art and design. Mr Fernandes has a detailed knowledge and understanding of quality assurance arrangements in the VET sector, along with practical experience in policy, strategy, and the management of a large training provider.
Ms Siobhán Mulvey
Ms Mulvey has significant experience in the VET sector for the Western Australian government, including over 20 years in senior executive and management roles that included responsibility for academic leadership and best practice across the publicly and privately funded VET sectors. The roles also included responsibility for funding and performance of TAFE colleges; policy development, research and evaluation; and corporate communications and marketing for the State Government school and training systems. Ms Mulvey also has experience in private enterprise having previously held the role of Rio Tinto General Manager HR, Training and Development and HR Planning and Capability and a Partner with Black House Consulting. Ms Mulvey is currently the Executive Director, Workforce and Organisational Development, Health Support Services.
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