Community entrepreneur

The Entrepreneurial Process, Grants and Funding Investment, project management Teacher
Female |Melbourne, Australia

Member since: May 09, 2014

Last active on: May 23, 2017 at 08:41 AM (EST)

About Community entrepreneur

Learn new skills and discover new ways to be entrepreneurial in your community. Be recognised as a community entrepreneur – seek, create and act on opportunities. With the right skills, passionate everyday groups of people can develop and share skills to do extra-ordinary things with amazing achievements.

Teaches
Teaches following Subjects/Exams
The Entrepreneurial Process (Entrepreneurship)
Language of Instruction: English
Entrepreneurship, business development, community, marketing funnel
Grants and Funding Investment (Accounting & Finance)
Language of Instruction: English
grant writing
project management (Business and Management)
Language of Instruction: English
Project management
Professional Experience
Director
The Community Entrepreneur, Victoria, Australia
Jan 2013 - Present

We inspire community minded organisations to step above their everyday business to think, plan and carry out activities that improve community life.
Learn new skills and discover new ways to be entrepreneurial in your community. Be recognised as a community entrepreneur - seek, create and act on opportunities. With the right skills, passionate everyday groups of people can develop and share skills to do extra-ordinary things with amazing achievements. . Let us know if you've got a story t

Director
Springboard Training Solutions, Australia
Jan 2011 - Present

In this role:
 Contracted to carry out Participation Audits on behalf of Skills Victoria (2010 and 2011)
 Carry out (internal) process and systems audits of RTOs
 Develop compliance systems to be implemented by RTOs
 Support organisations through change management
 Support RTOs to prepare to extend their scopes of registration, including developing training and
assessment strategies;
 Carry out internal audits against AQTF Conditions and Standards and VRQ

Consultant
Morrisons Inc, Australia
Jan 2010 - Nov 2014

Providing training, mentoring and support for the use of ‘Measuring Impact – A Planning and Evaluation Tool’ for
community based projects across Victoria.

Consultant
Adult Learning Australia, Australia
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

Development and lead for a national community of practice for LLNP providers.
National Coordinator, Adult Learners’ Week 2011

Regional Education Development Officer
Hume Regional Council of Adult, Australia
Jan 2003 - Dec 2010

Supported ACE organizations through various policy changes, identifying opportunities, providing professional
development opportunities including workforce development, one on one assistance and promoting the sector
through regional, statewide and national networks. Presented at various national and statewide conferences
and workshops.
Designed, developed and organized statewide and regional projects to build the capacity of community
organisations and their staff. This i

Regional Education Development Officer
ACFE Hume Region, Australia
Jan 2003 - Nov 2010

In this role:
 provided monitoring and support services for 43 ACE organisations, including 18 RTOs;
 carried out ACFE eligibility audits (each organisation at least once in three years);
 carried out annual visits to neighbourhood houses with DHS officer (2003-2006);
 worked with ACE VET RTOs, advising on systems improvements to pass AQTF audits;
 developed professional development activities, including activities specifically for RTO staff;
 sourced and deli

Training Recognition Consultant
DEET/VQA, Australia
Jan 2003 - Dec 2008

In this role:
 audited ACE RTOs delivering further education programs and made recommendations for extension to
scope to DEET/VQA;
 attended regular DEET/VQA auditor/TRC professional development workshops (bi-monthly);
 received and acted on regular Auditor bulletins;
 took part in other professional development such as Lead Auditor Training (qualified) and Auditor Training
through Kangan Batman TAFE (compulsory for all TRCs/auditors at the time).

Office Manager
Hume Regional Council of ACFE, Australia
Jan 2001 - Dec 2003

Monitored delivery against contract, manage the financial aspects of contract management and to report
anomalies.
Managed the day to day administrative and financial functions of the Regional Office.
Managed the ACE Clusters and Managed Individual Pathways (Youth) programs in the Region.

Administration Officer, School of Community Health
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Aug 2000 - Mar 2001

Initiated a new senior administrative role in the School of Community Health.

Projects and Finance Officer
Yorkshire and Humberside Universities Association, Australia
Jan 1999 - Dec 2000

Managed a £10m program aimed at developing higher level skills and skills transfer for businesses. This involved
setting up systems, contract management, providing professional development and support for 50 projects and
liaising with the Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber.
Represented the interests of higher education in strategic development planning across the Y&H region.

Administration and Conference Organiser, European Briefing Unit
University of Bradford, Australia
Jan 1989 - Dec 1999

As part of a self-financing business unit of the University of Bradford, led the development and management of
training programs and conferences. Programs were delivered across the UK and Europe and included high
profile events such as the 1992 Regional Summit. The Unit was the leading provided in the area of providing
professional development for organisations and individuals to access European funds and manage European
funded projects across Europe.

Education

Diploma of Quality Auditing

Australian College of Higher Education, Australia

Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Diploma of Community Development

Wodonga TAFE, Australia

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

Diploma of Community Education

Wodonga TAFE, Australia

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

Diploma of Project Management

Wodonga TAFE, Australia

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

Diploma of Business Management

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

Diploma in Professional Studies in Education Marketing (post graduate entry)

University of Central England in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Sep 1997 - Jul 1998

Bachelor Business Administration

University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Sep 1992 - Sep 1995


Honors

Professional Exams & Certifications

TAEDEL404A Mentor in the Workplace

CAE, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2013

Asset Building Community Development (ABCD) Facilitator Training, Bank of IDEAS and ABCD Institute

North Western University, Illinois, United States

Year Of Passing: 2013

TAAENV401B Work effectively in vocational education and training

The Centre, Victoria, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2010

TAADES401B Use training packages to meet client need

The Centre Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2010

TAAASS401C Plan and organize assessment

The Centre Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2010

TAAASS402C Assess competence

The Centre Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2010

TAAASS403B Develop assessment tools

The centre Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2010

TAACMQ503B Lead and conduct training and/or assessment evaluations

The Centre Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2010

21396VIC Course in Introduction to Emergency Management

Victorian SES, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2009

Auditor/Training Recognition Consultant Professional Development

Australia

Year Of Passing: 2008

Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training

The Centre, Victoria, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2004

AQTF auditing

Kangam Batman, Victoria, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2003

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