About Kerrie-Anne Sommerfeld
Rubric Training Solutions
I am passionate about education and helping training organisations be the best they can be. My motto, Growth Follows Quality, guides my work.
Having worked in education for over 15 years, initially in secondary education and for the past 10 years in the VET sector, I set up Rubric Training Solutions to share my expertise in training and assessment.
Until 2013, I was the Learning and Academic Support Manager at Box Hill Institute of TAFE where I was fortunate to work with teachers and managers across all industry areas. My role focused on leading and managing teacher and curriculum development. This included developing academic policies and procedures, developing accredited courses (I’ve led or supported the development of seven accredited VET courses) and implementing cross institute and global projects linked to enhancing teacher skills and knowledge.
Among my achievements was the development of the Teaching and Learning College, a cross institute teacher support program that consisted of an online resource coupled with face-to-face workshops. I successfully applied for funding and managed cross institute projects designed to enhance training and assessment. I was twice a member of the Team of the Year for Box Hill Institute, for implementing eLearning initiatives and a new quality system across the institute.
I enjoy working with teaching staff to help develop their skills and knowledge in training and assessment. It keeps me grounded in the coalface of VET and current in the issues and good practices occurring across the sector.
This work along with my extensive knowledge of the sector enables me to provide high level advice and recommendations to management that makes sense to teaching staff. This differentiates me from many other consultants. I help RTOs meet the quality standards using strategies grounded in educational practice rather than focusing on compliance only.
I continue to develop my own skills and knowledge related to VET education and training through professional memberships, workshops and online forums. I have a Master of Education, specialising in Adult and Work Education, a Graduate Diploma in Education, CIV in Training and Assessment, Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Business (Frontline Management).
My clients include or have included:
- Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA)
- Federation University (VET)
- Box Hill Institute
- Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) apprenticeships
- TAFE NSW – Hunter Institute
- Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria
- Sharkra Academy of Aesthetics
- VET Development Centre (VDC)
- Academia International
- Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education
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