Australian Flexible Learning Framework


Senior Education Officer

Australian Flexible Learning Framework
Various locations
January 2009 - July 2009
Contractor

Role Statement

Principal Projects Manager for the Framework "Brains Trust" project ensuring quality assurance of data received from the 2009 NSW E-Learning Innovations project teams, audit data transfer to nominated CMS system and provided support to team managers in this process. I also designed and worked with a software development team for the implementation of the NSW E-Learning Innovations weblog site. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Project manage multiple teams across NSW Australia metropolitan, rural and remote locations
  • Ensure funding milestone compliance and provide professional development support
  • Quality assurance scrutiny of digital assets submissions using a digital CMS
  • Travel interstate to provide workshops and face-to-face project teams support
  • Conduct strategic consultations with NSW E-learning Innovations management team
  • Develop & implement consultation plan with funded project teams
  • Co-ordinate & conduct team interviews with project managers
  • Manage digital data collection and ensure project milestone compliance
  • Provide support to team managers & facilitators
  • Ensure delivery of service from third party suppliers
  • Provide specialist research consultation with National E-learning Innovations manager
  • Design, implement and maintain online web presence for management team

Significant Achievements

  • Designed, developed and implemented management team blogging website
  • Extensive state wide professional development consultations with project teams
  • Project management of content repository integration with enterprise CMS
  • Completion to project milestones of data collection and retention via CM
  • Successful acquittal of $1.2 million project 

Australian African Fellowship

 Photo by Conor Ashleigh

Photo by Conor Ashleigh


Overview

In July 2010 I was contacted by Donna Hensley who was charged with managing the Australia Africa Foundation  program (AAF) , conducted by the Australian Government seeking to provide African managers and practitioners with access to Australian-standard educational, training or professional development opportunities which better equip them to develop and apply sound policy and practice in their field of expertise. At the same time, the AAF Program offered Australian organisations, in priority sectors, the opportunity to deepen and broaden their links with leaders and professionals in eligible countries.

ICT Systems Manager

University of Newcastle
Newcastle, NSW Australia
April 2010 - December 2010
Contractor (concurrent with Streamfolio role)

Role Statement

Facilitate project planning with management, develop the Australian African Fellowship (AAF) project website, conduct professional development activities with project participant stakeholders, maintain strict project milestone deadlines and contribute to project ICT plan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consultation with project stakeholders in Newcastle Australia and Johannesburg South Africa
  • Design, implement and maintain web presence for the AAF Project
  • Travel interstate & conduct professional development activities with project stakeholders
  • Meet strict project milestone deadlines and contribute to key reportables for differing funding bodies 
  • Extensive consultation with the University of Newcastle, Faculty of Arts & Design
  • Establish online facility for the “VET Reform” - Australian African Fellowship (AAF 2010) in conjunction with TAFE NSW Hunter Institute - 100k
  • Design, implement and maintain an online community website
  • Provide professional development training face-to-face & online 
  • Develop e-learning resources for the whole of the AAF team

Key Outputs

  • Extensive asynchronous and web conference consultation 
  • Project manage web development project components
  • Successful engagement of project cohort in virtual online environment
  • Brand development for VET Reform literature and website
  • Facilitated professional development workshops with project participants
  • Supported visit from SA High Commissioner to University of Newcastle
  • Contributed to project acquittal and post project sustainability planning

Key Links

Website - http://tvetreform.com

Blogger - tvetreform.blogspot.com

Country Energy & TAFE NSW

SENIOR EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Industry Consultant
TAFE NSW, Western Institute
Country Energy, Bathurst Australia
October 2008 - May 2009
Contractor

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Provide specialist industry consultation on behalf of TAFE NSW to a leading energy systems provider, consult with key stakeholders to realize project objectives, negotiate liaison points with incumbents, Team Leaders and Managers, manage role mapping to industry and national training packages, develop competency reports for analysis and implementation as well as manage and co-ordinate web conferences for teams. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct workforce development consultation with enterprise industry provider - Country Energy
  • Analyse, design & support accreditation pathways provision from TAFE NSW Western Institute
  • Travel interstate between workplace settings
  • Report to TAFE NSW National Business and TAFE NSW Western Institute, Business Arts & Information Technology Faculty in Orange NSW
  • Co-ordinate rigorous consultations with industry and government provider stakeholders
  • Design and implement accreditation pathway mapping activities with project team
  • Conduct equivalency mapping to AQTF standards to a tight project schedule
  • Analyse, identify and based training packages for TAFE NSW Western Institute
  • Contribute to partnership training and assessment services profiles
  • Support co-partner funding applications for Framework e-learning resource development

OUTPUTS

  • Designed benchmarking methodology for role outcomes mapping to improve efficiency
  • Mapped equivalency in 4 training packages with Country Energy Team Manager & project team
  • Implementation of 176 employee workplace interviews
  • Attendances at industry specific moderation meetings to ensure industry equivalence
  • Facilitated high level meetings between Country Energy & TAFE NSW National BusinessCo-ordinated e-learning toolbox funding submission (AFLF) LMS integration - 120k 

Alexander Hayes & Associates Pty. Ltd.

ICT Consultant

Self Employed
January 2008 - October 2008
Contractor

Provide specialist E-Learning and project management consultation services to TAFE NSW (Sydney Institute of Technology), TAFE NSW (Western Institute), Creative Vision Enterprises Pty. Ltd. (Telopea, NSW), Atkinson Training Pty. Ltd. (Newcastle NSW), Uniting Care (NSW Parramatta) and Lavendilli-Blue (Orange, NSW).

NSW Learnscope


Senior Education Officer

NSW Learnscope - TAFE NSW
TAFE NSW
International Centre for VET Teaching and Learning (ICVET)
July 2006 – December 2007
Employee

Support diverse state-wide project teams in numerous contexts / sectors, facilitate multiple team professional development activities using a range of interactive technologies, develop and maintain the NSW LearnScope weblog & MediaWiki, develop flexible learning resources, facilitate national networking activities and contributed toLife Based Learning: Strength Based Capability Development for VET

NSW Department of Education and Communities

Senior Education Officer

Connected Learning Team
Centre for Learning Innovation (CLI)
February 2006 – July 2006
Employee

Engage with and support Standards, Learning Design & Resource Development and OTEN Flexible Learning teams, design, manage and implement professional development for Management / Staff - new learning technologies, research and develop connected learning resources, support learning resource development and design initiatives, prepare and present research findings to Executive, conduct workshops, seminars and facilitate virtual conferencing events. 

 

NSW Department of Education and Communities

Special Projects Officer


Corporate Services Unit
Centre for Learning Innovation (CLI)
December 2005 – February 2006
Employee

Design, manage and implement professional development for Management / Staff focussing upon the use of mobile technologies in an educational context, conduct research, prepare tenders & funding applications with m-learning focus, facilitate multi-stakeholder project teams, create and maintain online website content and facilitate national professional networking. (AMLN)

TAFE NSW Granville, Australia

Special Projects Officer


Corporate Services Unit
NSW Department of Education and Communities
Centre for Learning Innovation (CLI)
December 2005 – February 2006
Employee

Design, manage and implement professional development for Management / Staff focussing upon the use of mobile technologies in an educational context, conduct research, prepare tenders & funding applications with m-learning focus, facilitate multi-stakeholder project teams, create and maintain online website content and facilitate national professional networking. (AMLN)

Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF)

M-learning Project Facilitator
'Moddeadly' - eLearning for Target roups Project
TAFE Western Australia
Pilbara College of TAFE
Port Headland | Karratha | Newman
August 2005 - December 2005
Contractor

Travel extensively through rural and remote regions of Western Australia providing Project Facilitation for projects involving emergent mobile technologies, ISPs, educational ICTs and networked online communities funded by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF).

TAFE NSW Granville

E-learning Project Facilitator

Access & General Education Curriculum Centre
Sydney, Australia
August 2005 - December 2005
Contractor

Participate in a national online VET Community of Practice, attend workshops, provide professional development activities for stakeholders across a diverse Australian footprint.

TAFE WA - South West Regional College of TAFE

eLearning Project Facilitator


TAFE WA - South West Regional College of TAFE
'Remote Access' Project - Online SMS Gateway Project
Bunbury, Western Australia
May 2005 - December 2005

Provide stakeholder consultation to scope, design, engage and implement a virtual corporate SMS gateway for whole-of-organization application; facilitate trial groups and provide documentation for training and professional development activities.

West Coast College of TAFE

eLearning Project Facilitator

Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF)
'Feral-e' Learnscope Project
West Coast College of TAFE
Perth, Western Australia
May 2005 - December 2005

Provide face-to-face and online facilitation enabling project participants using mobile and online learning technologies; consultation with mobile industry services for moblogging initiatives; participating actively in online communities examining the implications and impacts of these technologies on teaching and learning. 
eLearning Project Facilitator

West Coast College of TAFE

eLearning Project Facilitator

Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF)
'Feral-e' Learnscope Project
West Coast College of TAFE
Perth, Western Australia
May 2005 - December 2005

Provide face-to-face and online facilitation enabling project participants using mobile and online learning technologies; consultation with mobile industry services for moblogging initiatives; participating actively in online communities examining the implications and impacts of these technologies on teaching and learning. 
eLearning Project Facilitator

Pilbara College of TAFE

 

mLearning Project Facilitator

Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF)
'OLWIL' - Online With Indigenous Learners Project
TAFE Western Australia
Pilbara College of TAFE
Port Headland | Karratha | Newman | Punmu | Jigalong | Parnngurr Communities
August 2005 - December 2005
Contractor

Work closely with Australian Aboriginal communities scoping and implementing initiatives that were community initiated with emergent mobile technologies, ISPs, educational ICTs and networked online communities funded by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF).

TAFE Western Australia

mLearning Project Facilitator

Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF)
'Moddeadly' - eLearning for Target roups Project
TAFE Western Australia
Pilbara College of TAFE
Port Headland | Karratha | Newman
August 2005 - December 2005
Contractor

Travel extensively through rural and remote regions of Western Australia providing Project Facilitation for projects involving emergent mobile technologies, ISPs, educational ICTs and networked online communities funded by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF).

The Engageme Project


E-Learning Project Facilitator

TAFE NSW Granville
Access & General Education Curriculum Centre
Sydney, Australia
August 2005 - December 2005
Contractor

Participate in a national online VET Community of Practice, attend workshops, facilitate / provide professional development activities for stakeholders across a diverse Australian footprint.

Swan TAFE Western Australia

Senior Research and Development Officer

TAFE Western Australia
Swan TAFE
Corporate Services
Bentley Directorate
Bentley, Western Australia
July 2004 - May 2005

Lead & conduct research into emergent technology uses in Australian and other international vocational educational organizations; document and identify key strategies in conjunction with TAFE WA industry stakeholders for use of these emergent technologies in education & training to CIO; consult and document application consideration with Swan TAFE IT staff on existing systems infrastructure to support emergent technology trials; facilitate professional development activities including senior management, middle management and frontline staff; develop professionally competent front line staff in TAFE WA campuses. 

Swan TAFE Midland Western Australia

 

Course Co-ordinator

Swan TAFE - Midland, Western Australia
'Learning Legends' - Literacy & Numeracy Initiative
Swan City Youth Services (SCYS)
Certificates of General Education for Adults (CGEA)
2004

Design, co-ordinate and implement learning, assessment & accreditation program for at-risk students in a community facility; facilitate student portfolio development; negotiate administrative, grant writing and funding resources with related faculties; engage, secure and manage community initiatives with external community stakeholders, employers and government agencies; implement vocational pathway workplace employment program; engage as lead researcher in "TxTMe" Australian Flexible Learning project.

Swan TAFE Midland Western Australia

Lecturer


Swan TAFE - Midland, Western Australia
'Nalla Maya' - Indigenous Education Program
Certificates of General Education for Adults (CGEA)
2004

Design, co-ordinate and implement learning, assessment & accreditation program with Indigenous Aboriginal female students; negotiate RPL with affiliated vocational pathways providers; participate in cultural training programs.

Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF)

Education Research Officer

Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF)
'Txt-Me' - New Practices in Flexible Learning Project
Swan TAFE, Western Australia
2004

Conduct active research as a lead practitioner (Educator) in project employing the use of emergent mobile communication technology; analyse participant interactions using semi-structured interviews; report project findings via extensive conference appointments in all Australian states; participate in online communities of practice; contribute to final project reporting.