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Professor Helen Huntly

2004 Doctor of Education, CQU1999 Master of Education Studies, CQU1987 Bachelor of Education, BCAE1980 Diploma of Teaching Health & Physical Education, KGCAE
Provost, Tertiary Education Division
Tertiary Education Division
Centre for Research in Equity & Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)
(07) 4930 6731
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About Me
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I have been involved in Higher Education since 1988 when I was employed as a casual Education academic after a period of Physical Education teaching for Education Queensland in Brisbane and Bundaberg. I have held various management positions at the university before taking up the role of Head of School in 2010 and Dean of School in 2011. I am a life member of the Bundaberg YMCA where I supported the establishment of the organisation in Bundaberg in 1988, and coordinated the health and fitness program until the late 1990s. I am currently a Board director for IMPACT: Make Your Mark, a large training organisation in Bundaberg that provides training and employment for disadvantaged adults and youth.

Universities Studied At

Queensland University of Technology (Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education)

Central Queensland University

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University


Thanks Coach - Thanks Ref! Queensland Premiers Award.

Best paper awarded at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, USA.

Vice Chancellor's Award for Quality Teaching (CQU) 1999.

International Year of the Volunteer - Certificate of Appreciation.

Researcher of the Year Award - Bundaberg Campus

Previous teaching

Health & Physical Education Curriculum & Pedagogy

Anatomy and Physiology

General Education

Educational Psychology

Professional Experience

2017 - current: Provost, CQUniversity

2016 - 2017: Deputy Vice Chancellor (VET) CQUniversity

2010 - 2015: Dean, School of Education, Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics & Education, CQUniversity. 2009 Head of School of Learning & Innovation, Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics & Education, CQUniversity. Current duties include:

2007-2008 Senior Lecturer Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Education, CQUniversity.

2005-2006 Acting Head of Campus of Bundaberg Campus, Central Queensland University. During this period my responsibilities included:

2002 Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Education & Creative Arts, Bundaberg Campus, Central Queensland University with responsibilities including:

2001 Representative on the BLM Program Coordination team, Faculty of Education & Creative Arts, Bundaberg Campus, Central Queensland University. BLM Program Coordinator duties included:

1988-2005 Lecturer Faculty of Education & Creative Arts, Bundaberg Campus, Central Queensland University

7 years full time secondary HPE teaching, 4 years part time TAFE teaching, 7 years part time teaching CQU, 24 years full time employment with CQU.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of TEQSA Register of Experts (Teacher Education)

· Invited panel member Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

  • Invited member of the National Teacher Education Expert Standing Committee 2015 – present
  • Invited member of the Minister for Education’s Teacher Education Taskforce - a reference group providing advice to the Minister on the implementations of the Flying Start review of Teacher Education and Teacher Induction 2015 - present
  • Member of TAFE Directors Australia
  • Board member Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA)
  • Chair of Queensland Deans of Education Forum (QDEF) 2014-2015
  • Invited member of Federal Department of Education Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students Governance Committee 2015
  • Vice President and Board member of Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) 2014 – 2015
  • Representative of the Australian Council of Deans of Education on the Australian Institute for Teachers and School Leadership (AITSL) Professional Experience Project 2014
  • Invited Panel Chair for AITSL National Accreditation panels (2013 and 2014) for new initial teacher education programs
  • Invited member of National Initial Teacher Education Advisory Committee (NITEAC) 2013 - present
  • Invited member of the Australian Institute for Teachers and School Leadership (AITSL) panel for National accreditation of teacher education programs 2012 - present
  • Higher Education representative on the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) Internal Review Committee
  • Panel member for QCT review committees
  • CQUniversity representative on the (Flying Start) Reference Group for Review of Teacher Education in Queensland (2010)
  • Elected Queensland Deans representative on QCT Professional Standards Committee for non-metropolitan universities
  • Invited member of the Expert Advisory Group of Deans to guide the Australian Council of Deans of Education-sponsored ALTC project to establish Threshold Learning Outcomes at Masters level in the Field of Education
  • Australian Council of Health, Physical Education & Recreation (10308)
  • Queensland Board of Teacher Registration (No.468172) since 1981, now Queensland College of Teachers
  • Member Australian Council of Educators

Community Contribution:

  • Board Member and immediate past Deputy Chair of Impact Community Services 2010 – present
  • Board Chair Shalom Catholic College 2007 – 2009
  • Board Member Shalom Catholic College – 2005 - 2009
  • Life Member Bundaberg YMCA
  • Board Member Bundaberg YMCA 1988 to 2003
  • Board Member of Bundaberg Baptist Family Day Care 1995 – 1998
  • Volunteer First Aid instructor Bundaberg Baptist Family Day Care
  • Regular Judge of education-related initiatives such as Youth of the Year


  • Reviewer for Horizon Research Publishers Association
  • Reviewer for Higher Education Research D C
  • Reviewer for Basic Research Journal of Education Research and Review
  • Reviewer for Universal Journal of Educational Research
  • Assessor of Office of Learning & Teaching (OLT) grants and awards
  • Guest speaker for the JCQTA (Joint Council of Queensland Teachers Associations) Brisbane, February, 2015.
  • Member of the Pathways into Teaching Advisory Group, Department of Education, Training & Employment, 2015


Provost, CQUniversity


· Member of Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee

· Member of Executive Management Committee

· Member of University Council (ex officio)

· Member of Academic Board

· Member of the Learning and Teaching Committee of Academic Board

· Member Vocational Training and Education Coursework Committee

· Member of Higher Education Coursework and Qualifications Committee

· Member of Joint Consultative Committee

· Member of university Enterprise Bargaining Management Team


2010-2015 Chair of the Education Program Committee (2010 – 2015)

2014-2015 Deputy Chair - Academic Board (2014 – 2015)

2002/2003-2005/2010-2012 Elected in 2002 as a Faculty representative on the Academic Board of Central Queensland University and reappointed 2003-2005 and 2010- 2012

2013-2014 Member of Dual Sector Academic Unification Committee

2012 Member of Distance Education Enhancement Project Committee 2012

2012 Invited member of the organizing committee for the 2012 CQUniversity Learning & Teaching Showcase

2010 Management representative in Enterprise Bargaining (management) group

2009 Invited member of the CQUniversity AUQA committee to review quality teaching and learning

2007 Elected to the CQU Staff Consultative Committee

2007 Invited by the PVC to join the working party that initiated the redevelopment of the CQU Management Plan for Teaching and Learning

2006/2007, 2004/2005, 2000/2001 Elected member of the Faculty Staffing Committee

2006 Elected as a staff representative on the Bundaberg Campus Advisory Committee

Professional Interests

I have a professional interest in quality teacher education, and the importance of teachers in contemporary society. As such I take seriously my membership of and contribution to organisations such as the Queensland Deans of Education Forum (QDEF) and the National Initial Teacher Education Advisory Committee (NITEAC). Within teacher education I am interested in the embedded professional practice (prac) component of programs and how the practicum links the university to the 'real world' of the classroom. Outside of teacher education I am also interested in ongoing and sustainable professional development for teachers.

Industry Reports


I contributed, as a task force member, to the recommendations associated with the Flying Start Report commissioned by the Queensland Government (2010).

I was a member of the team who wrote the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards for Masters Degrees in Education (2011).

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3999 Other Education
  • 3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy

At the level of Principal Supervisor

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

Curriculum and Pedagogy - Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development

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