Emeritus Professor Janelle Allison is appointed to the Holmesglen board
Emeritus Professor Janelle Allison has been appointed to the Board of Holmesglen, bringing particular expertise in the governance of the competitive and contestable environment of vocational education and training, with a focus on new strategic areas such as business development, higher education and e-learning.
A former Pro Vice-Chancellor, Community Partnerships and Regional Development and more recently Founding Principal of University College at the University of Tasmania, Janelle led an innovative program to deliver a contemporary curriculum to produce the workforce for Tasmania’s future industries. University College was specifically created to focus on associate degrees and AQF 5&6 higher education qualifications. In recognition of the need for greater choice and options in the higher education sector, the curriculum is strongly focussed on applied and experiential learning.
A recent member of the TasTAFE board, she brings experience and understanding of TEQSA compliance and working with government. With a background in geography and regional planning, Janelle has worked with regional communities and in regional development in Australia, (particularly Queensland) as well as overseas in Africa and Indonesia. She has taught in a range of settings including planning/design studios, rural community development, short courses and training for regional development in provincial governments in Indonesia and more recently worked with Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) to develop training (based on AQF standards) for researchers in PNG, Indonesia and Cambodia.