Keith Harrison has been a teacher, trainer, facilitator and assessor in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector since 2004. His professional development and studies encompass the areas of hospitality management, occupational health and safety and education and training – having obtained formal qualifications from Certificate IV to Graduate Certificate level. His considerable experience in; developing resources for VET educators, project management and workforce development has been supported by his extensive work experience in both the private and public sectors.
Keith has facilitated workshop sessions and focus groups and developed and conducted qualitative surveys and evaluations for projects, including Victoria Police (Safety around Entertainment and Licensed Venues), Department of Human Services (Managing Risk) and Chisholm Institute of TAFE (Moderation and Validation processes).
Keith’s knowledge and skill base is grounded in research and development of educational and generic professional development resources, high level interactive skills, and project management skills. During 2008-9 Keith was the project co-ordinator for a Higher Education Bachelor degree for Chisholm institute, (the first of its kind at the Institute) which involved planning, organizing, facilitating, advice and input with various stakeholders in the academic and medical fraternity and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) in order to have the course accredited (the project has subsequently reached a successful conclusion).
Keith has a work history within the VET sector of managing key projects around professional development of staff – in his capacity as a Senior Educator – and teaching and learning strategies for VET staff.
Most recently (2010) he was a key driver and instructional designer in the development of a project management training resource for Australian Owner Builders P/L. He was also instrumental in the establishment of a skills inventory and audit framework for a SME (Manufacturing) in Dandenong (Vic.) as part of the organization’s governance audit.
Keith’s professional presentations have included:
- ‘CAREX’ Conference, Melbourne, “Risky Business” – Risk, Well-Being, Sustainability & Workforce Development in the context of Health Promotion (2008)
- Community Services & Health Industry Training Board: Skilled for life, Skilled for change: “Societal Risk” (Awards & Conference 2008).
He is currently facilitating the ‘Assessment in Informal Learning’ training program for some 850 candidates on behalf of the TAFE Development Centre.
Keith is also a volunteer on the Peninsula Health Community Advisory Committee and Community Health Advisory Group, which has involved a number of community based projects around; health promotion initiatives and strategies.