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Professor Trevor Davison

PhD; MA; BEd; DipTeach (TAFE); TESOL
Adjunct Professor
Office of the Vice-President - Research
About Me

Professor Trevor Davison is the former CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor for Western Australia, then South East Queensland. Trevor worked for CQUniversity for nearly 15 years over three separate occasions: As an academic in Teacher Education, as the Head of Campus: Mackay and in his more recent Associate Vice-Chancellor positions. Trevor is currently a Board Director and Chair of Academic Board for an RTO, and working as a self-employed Consultant.

Trevor is a dynamic educational leader with extensive national and international experience in leading and managing colleges, campuses and Schools/Faculties, built on strategic planning, quality assurance and strategic partnerships. He is adept at combining his high-level analytical and communication skills with a strong ability to achieve tangible outcomes, including initiating and completing institutional start-up, development and change projects in both emerging and established markets. Trevor is a passionate educator with broad experience in program design, delivery, management and teaching in the tertiary education sector – in both the University and in VET – including providing a range of professional development activities for staff. His philosophy and professional practice is built on his rich and diverse experience in the university and vocational education sectors, and industry.

Trevor played semi-professional football (soccer) for many years, then became an FA Coach and Referee.

He has also been a bass player in a number of bands for more than 20 years.

Trevor loves music, especially Funk, RnB and Soul, and is a Prince fanatic.

Universities Studied At

Brisbane College of Advanced Education (now Griffith University)

University of Queensland

The Ohio State University


Universities Worked At

University of Queensland

The Ohio State University



TEFL/TESOL Certificate, International TEFL Academy, USA
Diploma of Project Management, The Australian Institute of Management, Australia
PhD (Educational Leadership), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
MA (Adult Education), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Bachelor of Education, University of Queensland, Australia
Diploma of Teaching (TVET), Griffith University, Australia
City & Guilds Full Technological Certificate, Gateshead Technical College, UK

Previous teaching

Teacher Education Undergraduates

Philosophy of Education

Applied Ethics for Teachers

Cultural Contexts of Education & Training

Education, Training & Work

Assessing Learning

Technologies For Learning & Teaching

Competency-Based Learning

Independent Learning

Learning Needs Analysis

Teaching, Learning & Planning

Basic Teaching Skills

The Changing Contexts of Education



University and college teaching staff

Designing & Implementing Program Quality Assurance Processes

Logic and Argumentation

Developing Curriculum

Basic Teaching Skills

Assessing Learning

Teaching, Learning & Planning

Competency-Based Education and Training

Recognition of Prior Learning


Engineering Technicians

Fundamentals of Energy

Basic Hand Tools & Workshop Practices










Steering Systems

Suspensions Systems

Braking Systems

Professional Experience

CQUniversity - Associate Vice Chancellor: South East Queensland

CQUniversity - Associate Vice Chancellor: Western Australia

Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute, United Arab Emirates - Senior Manager: Academic Affairs

Algonquin College of Excellence, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Director

Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program, Star Mountains Institute of Technology, Papua New Guinea - CEO

CQUniversity Mackay - Head of Campus

Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates

- Dean, Fujairah Colleges - Manager, Program Quality Assurance, Academic Services - Manager, Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Academic Services - Supervisor, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Abu Dhabi Men’s College

Central Queensland University, Australia - Senior Lecturer: Teacher Education (Tenured)

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA - RHD Student/Lecturer/Researcher

Bougainville Copper Ltd, Papua New Guinea - Technical & Vocational Teacher

TAFE Queensland, Australia - Technical & Vocational Teacher

British Aerospace - Aircraft Technician, UK

Various - Heavy Equipment Technician, UK and Australia

Consultancy Work

PT Newmont Nusa Tengarra Mining, Indonesia

Designed and developed apprentice programs for a large mining company

Australia Pacific Training Coalition

Senior Advisor

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3903 Education Systems
  • 3999 Other Education
  • 5002 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests

Education Systems - Higher Education


Education Systems - Technical, Further and Workplace Education

Philosophy And Religious Studies

Applied Ethics - Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified

Philosophy And Religious Studies

Philosophy - Philosophy of Language

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