About Us

The Australian Centre for Career Education is a national career education subject association, subject expert, and endorsed training provider of career practitioners by the peak industry body, The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA). We are a not-for-profit educational charity and thought leader in career education and development.

Our mission is the advancement of career development and education for the public benefit of all Australians.

The Australian Centre for Career Education commenced in 1975 to train teachers in secondary schools to support student subject choices and transitioning. We have a proud history of service to the education and community sectors, governments, and the community. We have a national focus on the development and delivery of high-quality career resources, training, and consulting services across Australia.

Read more about our mission and purpose, or download a copy of our Constitution here.

We are proud to share our history in our Impact Reports below:

ACCE Board 2023/24

Committee of Management

Our Committee meets every six weeks at the CEAV Office located at Building A, Level 2, 61 Civic Dve, Greensborough, Victoria, 3088. There are 4 Executive Committee members – President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.  There are 4  general committee members and the CEO

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Trevor Black - Carey Baptist Grammar School, Director

Trevor Black - Carey Baptist Grammar School, Director

Mae Batrouney - Highvale Secondary College, Life Member, Director

Narelle McFadden - Ivanhoe Grammar School, Life Member, Director

Narelle McFadden - Ivanhoe Grammar School, Life Member, Director

Phil Newnham - Mount Waverley Secondary College, Life Member, Director

Phil Newnham - Mount Waverley Secondary College, Life Member, Director

Board members 2023/24

Helen Madden - Plenty Valley Christian College

Jacky Burton - The Knox School, Life Member, Director

Lucinda Huffer - Wellington Secondary College, Life Member, Director

Our Staff

The ACCE membership is supported by full time, part time and casual staff.  All staff members have an extensive range of portfolio skills to support the work of the association.

 

  • Chief Executive Officer: Penne Dawe
  • Senior Executive Officer: Bernadette Gigliotti, Life Member
  • Operations Manager and Company Secretary: Lee Ponsioen 
  • Career Development Manager: Craig Eastwood
  • Project Manager My Career Insights: Karen Pritchard
  • Business & Payroll Manager: Rachel Dodson
  • Member Services & Projects Manager: Amelia McCulloch

 

  • Head of Teaching and Learning: Kerry Brookes
  • RTO Trainer/Assessor: Penny Hysen
  • RTO Trainer/Assessor: Susan Elmasri
  • Administration Executive: Jenny Holmes
  • Administration Officer Nikki Pinder

 

Our Details

Building A, Level 2, 61 Civic Dve, Greensborough, Victoria, 3088

Office hours: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Postal address: P.O Box 245, Greensborough, Victoria, 3088

Phone: (03) 9433 8000

Email: admin@ceav.vic.edu.au

ACCE Honorary Academic Dr Mary McMahon

ACCE Representation

We currently have representatives in national and local career associations. The President or their nominee represents ACCE on the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA). We are a member of  The International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) and staff members who are members of the National Career Development Association of America (NCDA).

Regional Careers Groups

Victoria has 32 regional careers groups (networks). These groups link with ACCE to support careers practitioners in their work. The groups usually have school-based members plus representatives from TAFEs and universities, other employer organisations and Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLEN) representatives and meet monthly or quarterly. For more information regarding the Regional Careers Group List contact us membership@ceav.vic.edu.au