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William Blayney

Doctor of Education; Bachelor of Education; Graduate Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Dean School of Educ & The Arts
Office of the Vice-President - Academic
(07) 4923 2389
+61 0439 156 251 Mobile Phone
Rockhampton North
33 - 2.35
About Me

I am the Dean of the School of Education and the Arts at CQUniversity based in Rockhampton. I have been working in the Secondary, Vocational Education and Training ( VET) and Higher Education sectors for over 35 years and have had extensive experience in the areas of hospitality, business and teacher education. My research is in the area of VET and transitioning teachers from the trades to the classroom.

Previous teaching


2014- Doctor of  Education (CQUniversity)

2006 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAA40104 (CQIT)


2000 – Graduate Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (CQU)


2000 – Diploma in Training and Assessment BSZ50198 (TNQI T)


1998 – Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training BSZ40198 (CQIT)


1996 – Workplace Training (Category 1) CN0383 (CQIT)


1996 – Certificate IV in Workplace Training (Category 2) CN0384


1993 – Certificate  Tourism Catering and Hospitality Food and Beverage Strand CNL80


1988 – Certificate of Cooking Trade Recognition CNB61


1983 – Certificate of Public Speaking (Bankstown Technical College)


1984 – Certificate of Teaching (NSW Department of Education)


1982 – Bachelor of Education (Sydney Teachers College)


Professional Memberships

·         Member and  contributor to  Linkedin Group – Australian VET Leaders

·         Member  National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER )

·         Member of  Australian Vocational Education Training Research Association (AVETRA)

Key Achievements

Consultancy Work

TAFE Qld has been active in campaigning for more partnerships with cross sectors and  industry. Throughout my career with TAFE I

 was active in developing these links, by consulting with the following clients to customise Training Packages to suit their changing

 workplace needs. This was followed by co-facilitation of these programs to ensure consistency with industry standards and client

 needs. Clients were:


                                               1994 - 2004                                                       

·           Education QLD

·           Central Queensland University

·           QLD Health

·           QLD Public Service

·           Ergon Energy

·           Queensland Magnesium (Q Mag)

·           Mitre 10 Hardware

·           Rockhampton City Council

·           Livingstone Shire Council

·           Mt Morgan Shire Council

·           Etna Creek Prison

·           Central Queensland Private Schools

·           Department of Education State Schools Qld

·           Irons Hardware

·           Department of Environment & Heritage

·           Stewarts Department Store

·           Office of Public Trustee

·           Lands Department

·           AIM (Australian Institute of Management) programs in conjunction with Central Queensland University


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