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 The 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

The CEAV 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 - Marcellin College

Dora Karas - Marcellin College

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

CEAV Inc Staff

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

Chief Executive Officer: Bernadette Gigliotti, Life Member

  • Chief Executive Officer: Bernadette Gigliotti, Life Member
  • Business Manager: Lee Ponsioen
  • Manager of Government Contracts: Adrienne Hazeldene
  • Project Manager My Career Insights: Karen Pritchard
  • ICT and Digital Manager: Daniel Santo
  • Executive Business Manager: Rachel Dodson
  • Senior Admin/EA: Amelia McCulloch
  • Event Planner & Project Coordinator: Raquel Martins
  • Project Officers: David Thompson, Natalie Maharaj
  • Administration Officer: Kristen Coyne
  • Administration Officer/Moderator: Hayley Weate
  • IT & Digital: Alvi Tafa, Samuel Dickson, Roy Zhao
  • MCI Program Manager Karen Pritchard
  • MCI - Project Officer - Bethany Cherry
  • MCI - Regional Coordinators - My Career Insights: Sierra Espinosa,  Suzanne Morelli, Jo Connelly, Jade Leonard, Lauren Chonka, Patricia Crilly, Rachael Wood and Lyn Lanman
  • Jobs Victoria Career Counselling Service - Career counsellors and Intake officers
  • 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
  • CCCA Partnerships and Development Manager: Penne Dawe
  • Project Officer/Career Counsellor: Leah Pappas

CEAV Honorary Academic - Dr Mary McMahon

Dr. McMahon has accepted the CEAV's 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 the CEAV.

 

CEAV Location

The CEAV office is located at Building A, Level 2, 61 Civic Dve, Greensborough, Victoria, 3088. Office hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm. Postal Address is P O Box 245, Greensborough, Victoria, 3088. Phone 03 9433 8000. Email [email protected]

 

CEAV Representation

The CEAV currently has representatives on national and local career associations. The President or their nominee represents CEAV on the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA). CEAV is 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 the CEAV 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]