Alison has over twenty years of experience as a professional in the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Through her work with numerous training institutions and government agencies, she has gained significant expertise in training and assessment design, program implementation, and qualification packaging.
She has led state and national initiatives to increase industry skills and address workforce shortages, including the development of workforce capability training and curriculum at the National Broadband Network (NBN Co), where she was responsible for accredited, non-accredited and verification programs to skill the national workforce.
Alison has also served as a member and vice-chair of the ICT Industry Reference Committee, responsible for advising the Australian Industry Skills Committee on the skill requirements for various sectors of the ICT industry, and ensuring the incorporation of industry skill into the development and review of national training packages.
Currently she is the Chief of Staff at the Digital Skills Organisation, integrating the efforts of the organisation to develop sustainable employer-led approaches to create a digitally upskilled, job-ready workforce for Australia. She is also responsible for leading the organisation’s transition to become one of ten national Jobs and Skills Councils.
Alison has a Bachelor of Science, a TAE qualification, and is pursuing a Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) at the University of Technology Sydney.