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A/PROF Leesa Wheelahan


  • Credit-transfer and Student Articulation between the Sectors of Post-Compulsory Education and Training
  • Cross-sectoral Relations between VET and Higher Education Sectors
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Student Equity
  • Tertiary Education Policy
  • The Role of Theoretical Knowledge in Curriculum



Member of

  • Course Advisory Committee for the Graduate Diploma in Leadership, North Coast Institute of TAFE, N.S.W.. Member 2010 -
  • Ministerial Council for Education, Employment and Training (MCTEE) Access and Participation Principal Committee. Member 2010 -
  • William Angliss Institute of TAFE Higher Education Academic Board. Member 2010 -
  • Reference Committee for the Australian Education Union "TAFE-Futures" Project. Member 2006 -
  • Southbank Institute of Technology Higher Education Academic Board. Member 2006 -
  • Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM). Member 2004 -
  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Member 2004 -
  • Australian Vocational Education and Training Research of Australia (AVETRA). Member 2004 -
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). Member 2004 -
  • International Association for Critical Realism (IACR). Member 2004 -
  • Faculty of Education Assessment Board, Griffith University. Member 2008 - 2009
  • Vocational Technology and Arts School Assessment Board, Griffith University. Chair 2008 - 2009
  • Griffith University-TAFE Links Committee. Member 2005 - 2009
  • Queensland Minister for Communities, Disabilities and Seniors Panel for the 2006 Minister's Awards for Excellence in Workforce Development. Member 2006
  • Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA). Secretary 2004 - 2005


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2008
  • MEd, Victoria University of Technology 1999
  • Grad Dip Ed, University of Melbourne 1997
  • BA, Monash University 1994
  • Grad Dip Community Dev, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1993

Awards and honors

  • Peoples Choice Award, Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Annual Conference "Learning for Performance", Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2004
  • Research Award, Excellence in the field of learning and development, Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD), 2003
  • Higher Commended Paper "National Training Packages: a new curriculum framework for vocational education and training in Australia" with Carter, R., Education and Training Journal Vol. 43, No. 6, 2001



Available for supervision

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