Natalie began her teaching career as a Physical & Health Education teacher and has worked across public and private schools in Perth metropolitan area, regional WA and Melbourne, Victoria. Natalie transitioned across into the Vocational Education and Training space 14 years ago where she was fortunate to work in another RTO school in regional Western Australia.
As a Registered Training Organisation (50549) John Curtin College of the Arts provides nationally recognised certificate courses in arts industry qualifications. These courses involve industry standard training and real life work experiences equipping students to seek employment, acquire transferable skills or pursue further tertiary education. Natalie’s role ensures that the day to day operations of the College as an RTO meet the Standards of RTOs 2015. This role includes enrolment of students, monitoring student progress undertaking qualifications, managing RTO operations, course advice on VET qualifications, compliance of RTO, assisting, guiding and managing staff in their delivery and assessment of VET qualifications, design of new courses.
Over her time at the College, Natalie has seen our student numbers double, therefore working through the changes the College has undergone and the challenges it now faces with an ever-increasing student population and diverse demographic, meaning our strategic vision has had to continue to evolve. Providing positive engaging educational and vocational experiences is of utmost importance to Natalie. Our VET programs encompass and acknowledge our students diversity, creativity and innovative minds through multiple learning platforms and we continue to develop these. The programs offer educational opportunities, the acquisition of life and work skills, foster a network of professional partnerships with community and are aligned to numerous further study institutions or work places.
2022 saw the commencement of the FLEXI program where Year 11 and 12 students are given the opportunity to attend TAFE , private training venues or Work Place Learning one day a week. These courses provide a valuable alternative to those qualifications delivered in-house and allow students to experience an adult learning environment external to the College.