Houston - Adult Vet Trainer And Cavss Lecturer - Perth, WA, Australia

Melody Houston

Perth, WA, Australia


Adult Vet Trainer And Cavss Lecturer


Lecturer in the academic content of Cert I & II Hospitality
Vet Trainer for Cert I - III in Business
Cavss (Career and Vocational Study skills)lecturer for Hospitality and Health care courses - this entails assisting in the literacy/numeracy skills for so that trainees can perform more ably in the work environment.

Work History

Education officer


at Alzheimer's WA. My responsibilities included presenting talks and short courses to raise the profile of and increase public awareness of dementia to different community groups and members of the public whose interests includes minimisation of the risk of dementia. My role required that I developed training resources following the organisational guidelines. Programmes included an overview of dementia, communication with a person with dementia and risk reduction. I also delivered dementia specific accredited training to professionals and care workers who are employed in the health care industry. Programmes on offer varied depending on the needs of the participants. The length of these courses ranged from a few hours to three days, but the overarching initiative was the idea of the personal centred care approach to dementia care that was developed by people like Tom Kitwood and supported by Bill Thomas.
Embedded in these tasks are those of an administrative nature. These included:
• Editing and upgrading existing presentations to ensure that information is current and presentations reflect our new branding consistently and professionally.
• Communicating with the client to finalise presentation arrangements, for example learning outcomes expected numbers of participants, their experience etc
• Preparing training materials and documentation - student workbooks, registration documents and evaluations
• Organising all required equipment , for example booking a portable computer and overhead projector, pool car and collating students workbooks
• Completing all post training documentation following the organisational guidelines
• Assessing returned written work and communicating with participants if necessary to finalise the outcome
• Using the VETTRAK data base to record outcomes and generate certificates, issue and mail certificates and finally filing records according to organisational requirements
• Coordinating the Cert IV in Dementia Practice, ensuring that...

Trainer - leadership course


From June to November I gained casual contractual employment with SMYL (South Metropolitan Youth Link) Community Services. I delivered and assessed the Cert I in Leadership Development Course which has been designed for year 10 and above Indigenous students enrolled at WA high schools. This course provided students with industry standard education and training. Providing support and mentoring students throughout the duration of the program was an essential part of this role, as was administration and coordination of course content and assessment tools.

Business trainer

Business to Schools Youth

I was employed at Centacare Employment and Training but had to accept redundancy in June 2010 because of the delay in funding for the Business courses. My responsibilities included the development, preparation, administration, delivery and administration of these programs:
• Certificate 11 in Business to Schools Youth at Risk students
• Certificate 1, 11 and 111 in Business
• First Click / Second Click computer courses and • CAVSS (Course in Applied Vocational Study Skills) language and literacy support to participants in both the Hospitality and Healthcare Courses.
I also have attended workshops on CAVSS teaching, AQTF Internal/Self Audit and Moderation of CGEA units.
As a volunteer tutor for READ WRITE NOW, I have also completed the course in Tutoring an Individual in Literacy and Numeracy at central TAFEWA.

Training and Development

Edith Cowan University

From November 2008

Mount Lawley campus. At the end of 2008 I took over duties as acting coordinator of the Northbridge site until the appointed coordinator commenced duties in March.

contractual trainer


for three months at PEP. PEP is an organisation that delivers mainly government funded training to people who have disability. At the end of this period I was offered part-time permanent employment, which progressed into full-time employment. My responsibilities included the delivery of these programs:
• Certificate 1 Keys to Employment
• Certificate 1 and 11 in Business
• Assisting in the delivery of the Cert 1 & 11 in Hospitality - Kitchen Operations
• Mentoring and providing support for participants enrolled in the Cert 11 Operation of Forklift course provided by a partner provider.

At the end of 2008 I took over duties as acting coordinator of the Northbridge site until the appointed coordinator commenced duties in March 2009.
General tasks included:
• Development, administration, delivery and assessment of the Certificate 11 in Business. This responsibility included the creation of session plans, design of assessment tools, course assessment and the commencement of development of the new BSB07 business course
• Conducting informational/enrolment meetings to disseminate course and program information to potential students. This included advising potential students with respect to admissions or course options.
• Managing Training Packages validity.
• Managing the established Moderation procedure.
• Management of student assessment & reporting system.
• Ensuring the integrity of some curricula, regular monitoring and evaluation of curricula.
• Management of resources.
• Day to day management of the training centre included general office administrative duties.
• Re-organising established session plans etc.

A relief teacher at Trinity College


During this period, I held down three casual contract jobs.
• A relief teacher at Trinity College.
• Employed as a sessional University Colleague at Edith Cowan University on the Joondalup campus. My role was to supervise and assist in the moderation of evaluations decided by Mentor Teachers. Supporting both Assistant Teachers and/or Mentor Teachers during Assistant Teachers block practicuums was a crucial element of this role, as was developing partnerships and relationships with schools.
• A tour operator at the Canningvale Swan Brewery site. My role was to organise tour groups, conduct requested tours and manage refreshments at the completion of the tour. Tour groups included high school and university groups, tourists and organised excursions for community group outings. Administrative duties included running the souvenir shop, the responsible service of alcohol, handling money and organising the Heritage Bar on site.

Casual Tutor (Trainer) /Clerk


at the Education Office at Bandyup Women's Prison. My main responsibility was to offer training in the Cert 1 in Business -Operate a Personal Computer (BSBCMN107A).
Other responsibilities included:
• administrative tasks at the Education Office
• assisting with other courses for example the CGEA
• collating the ASETS annual assessment forms for both tutors and students
• creating a mapping document which matched learning outcomes to evidence, for the CGEA Introductory level and • responsibility for the Computer Room. I was also responsible for any other duties under the direction of Jenny Atherton, the Senior Training Officer.



to improve the literacy standards of the Senior Primary and High School students. This is part-time employment until the end of 2003.

VET trainer


My duties included teaching and providing numeracy and literacy support to mature age students who had different learning disabilities. This was a part-time relieving position. The course that I was responsible for was the Certificate 1 in Hospitality Course. Teaching the academic content, matching students to different workplaces, providing support, mentoring and supervising students at workplaces during work experience placements and the building and maintenance of relationships with internal and external stakeholders were all part of my responsibility. Because of my knowledge of computers I also trained other clients in computer skills (in the Cert 1 in Keys to Employment and Operate a Personal Computer courses).

school teacher mainly


in the middle and upper primary levels of different schools. Much of my work was in the Priority School Program (PSP). PSP schools were located in communities identified as being affected by socio-economic concerns. Programs were initiated, with additional funding provided by the government, to facilitate literacy and numeracy levels to meet national benchmarks. During my time as a teacher I was the Cost Centre Manager and Coordinator for various programmes - Literacy, Numeracy, Computer Studies, Pastoral Care, Aboriginal Studies, Society and Environment and Drama, to name a few.

Teacher, cost centre manager, coordinator of computer and language areas

Education Department of WA

Appointed to various locations in WA - Bunbury, Karratha and Perth metro

Qualifications & Certifications

Post grad Training and Development

Edith Cowan

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

TAFE St George's Terrace Perth WA

Bachelor of Education

Edith Cowan University

Training and Assessment

Australian Higher Education Academy

Edith Cowan University

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