Helen is an experienced executive and has extensive knowledge and understanding of the vocational education and training sector having worked in TAFE NSW and within the TAFE sector in Victoria.
She is driven to create innovative, student-centred learning that delivers high-quality education and training programs and products that make a difference to learners and an empowered workforce.
Helen is accountable for driving the execution of, and leading the development of innovative, contemporary fit for purpose VET training products, supporting collaboration between industry and training providers to improve training and assessment practice.
Her team aligns efforts across the mining and automotive industries to improve system responsiveness, build stakeholder confidence and drive high-quality outcomes for the VET sector, learners and business.
Alongside leaders from Australia's mining and resources industry including Rio Tinto, BHP and Fortescue Metals Group, Helen and her team have collaborated with Griffith University to create the pioneering Building Safe and Respectful Workplaces (BS&RW) program - an important training product to increase social awareness and address issues in the mining industry in relation to safety and respect.
The program is geared towards new entrants to the mining and resources sector joining through various educational pathways and focuses on contemporary understandings and cultural views on sexual harassment, bullying, racism, and their impacts in the workplace.