About Us

The Australian Centre for Career Education (formerly the Career Education Association of Victoria, CEAV) 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. In 2014, we changed our name to Australian Centre for Career Education to reflect our national focus and our ongoing development and delivery of high quality career resources, training, and consulting services across Australia.

We are proud to share our history in our 2021 and 2022 Impact Reports:

 

Executive Committee 2022/23

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

Mae Batrouney - Highvale Secondary College, Life Member

Mae Batrouney - Highvale Secondary College, Life Member

Trevor Black - Carey Baptist Grammar School

Trevor Black - Carey Baptist Grammar School

Narelle McFadden - Ivanhoe Grammar School

Narelle McFadden - Ivanhoe Grammar School

Phil Newnham - Wantirna College, Life Member

Phil Newnham - Wantirna College, Life Member

Committee members 2022/23

Dora Karas - ACCE

Dora Karas - ACCE

Helen Madden - Plenty Valley Christian College

Helen Madden - Plenty Valley Christian College

Jacky Burton - The Knox School, Life Member

Jacky Burton - The Knox School, Life Member

Lucinda Huffer - Wellington Secondary College

Lucinda Huffer - Wellington Secondary College

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

  • Chief Executive Officer: Penne Dawe
  • Senior Executive Officer: Bernadette Gigliotti, Life Member
  • Business Manager: Lee Ponsioen
  • Manager of Government Contracts: Craig Eastwood
  • Project Manager My Career Insights: Karen Pritchard
  • ICT and Digital Manager: Daniel Santo
  • Head of Teaching and Learning - Dora Karas
  • RTO Trainer/Assessor: Penny Hysen
  • RTO Trainer/Assessor: Kerry Brookes
  • RTO Trainer/Assessor: Carlene Kirvan 
  • RTO Trainer/Assessor: Susan Elmasri
  • RTO Administration Executive: Jenny Holmes
  • RTO Administration Assistant Nikki Pinder

ACCE Academic in-Residence - Dr Mary McMahon

Dr McMahon has accepted the invitation to be our Honorary Academic to assist us in the development of our training programs. We are very pleased and honoured to have one of Australians most eminent researchers and leaders in the field of career development as a member of ACCE.

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: [email protected]

 

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 [email protected]