IVET specialise in VET in school programs and currently works with a range of schools in all areas of Victoria.
IVET is owned and operated by past secondary school teachers with a sole focus on VET in school programs and assisting teachers with teaching and learning.
IVET strive to assist schools and teachers with all aspects of their programs and aim to ensure all students and teachers can achieve the best possible results, be it competency completion or scored assessment.
All members of IVET have a detailed understanding of schools and the structures within them and ensure all of our processes and educational models are efficient and cost effective for students, families and schools.
“To become the leading provider of innovative, client focused education programs and services to schools in Australia. We focus our programs and services on VET in school programs whilst utilising our expert knowledge about the education system and the needs of both students and teachers in schools to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.”
• To deliver innovative, client focused education programs to the schools
• To provide support for the development of education programs and services for the broader industries
• To provide students alternative pathways to positive education outcomes, through the VET certificates and short courses we offer
• To broaden the profile and position of the IVET Group within the local and regional communities
• To provide leadership in fostering partnerships, relationships and commercial sustainability
We conduct our business with trust, respect and fairness applying the following values and principles:
• We provide a healthy, safe, welcoming, inclusive and nurturing environment
• We ensure transparency and integrity in our governance and decision making
• We operate with teamwork, cooperation, trust, effective communication and mutual respect
• We continue to develop a performance based culture ensuring a strong work ethic and accountability in all we do
IVET Executive Committee Group (ECG)
The Executive Committee Group are the key leadership team that oversees and are responsible for the overall operational performance and long-term strategy of IVET.
The ECG supports the management group on making key decisions that influence both the strategic direction of the organisation, but also the customer satisfaction that follows those decisions.
The ECG will support other committees along with the management group through Academic Direction and Quality Assurance, which in turn will allow the CEO to be confident with reporting to the VET regulator on an annual basis.
Quality and Compliance Manager
IVET Quality Assurance Committee (QAC)
The QAC oversees quality assurance of all VET programs at IVET.
The QAC consists of Industry professionals that provide the knowledge to promote the quality within the VET programs and ensure the governance is not only met and meet regulator requirements, but are also being innovative and agile to industry needs.
The QAC reports to the managing director and make recommendations on the strategic direction of the education department with regards to the quality assurance of the RTO.
Quality and Compliance Manager
External Compliance Consultant
IVET Academic and Industry Advisory Board (AIAB)
The purpose of the AIAB is to ensure consistent quality of education is being delivered across all locations within Australia.
The AIAB monitors all academic policies and standards and works closely with the Quality and Compliance Committee to ensure that all programs are adhering to the RTO standards, specifically Standard 1. They ensure that all teaching staff hold appropriate qualifications, maintain professional development and that all academic policies are followed.
The AIAB will make recommendations to the Executive Committee Group on training and assessment strategies, initiatives and innovation that promote development and compliance within the teaching department
Advisory Board Members
Quality and Compliance Manager
Trainer and Assessors
IVET staff have over 40 years teaching experience in secondary schools and bring a wealth of knowledge to pass on and assist teachers and students in schools.
The IVET team is made up of the following key staff:
Clair Davidson – Managing Director
Clair is the co-founder and Managing Director of the IVET Institute, who has a passion for the access to education for all students in Victoria. Clair’s background in education started as a classroom teacher moving into leadership roles throughout schools in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. Clair’s continued enthusiasm for professional development has driven her ability to lead the resource development team at IVET and continue to produce material that is relevant to secondary school students throughout the state.
Zane Davidson – Chief Executive Officer
Zane is the co-founder and CEO of the IVET Institute, who shares Clair’s view and passion for the access to education for all students in Victoria. Zane has extensive experiences with the Victorian Education system through his role as classroom teacher to assistant principal in schools throughout his 14 year teaching career. Zane is the driving force behind the compliance aspect of the RTO ensuring that all school programs are delivered inline with industry and community expectations. Zane has a passion for innovative ideas around education and strives to implement these for the students that are currently enrolled in their VET in Secondary Schools programs with IVET.
Allan Barnes – Quality and Compliance
Allan has joined the IVET team and has bought a wealth of knowledge of the VET in schools sector along with highly credentialed industry experience. Allan’s role at the IVET Institute is to ensure that all courses and programs conducted through IVET are of a industry expectation and comply with the Standards of RTO’s 2015. Allan has a passion for education and providing all students with the opportunity to grow and learn in a safe environment, this is highlighted by his teaching background and previous RTO experience and management.
Josh Miller – VET in School Training Manager
Josh is the current Victorian Training Manager IVET and works closely with the IVET liaison officers to ensure that all day to day aspects of the IVET Institute run smoothly. Josh has experience in teaching throughout different educational systems in the ACT, NSW and Victoria, and has a comprehensive working model of the Victorian Schooling Sector. Through the past 3 years Josh has worked closely with all schools to assist in setting up and ensuring that your schools programs are both positive for the student and the teachers delivering VET in Secondary Schools around the state.
Vanessa Leane – VET in School Training coordinator
Vanessa has worked closely with elite sporting teams as an Exercise Physiologist specialising in the area of strength, conditioning and exercise prescription. She also has several years experience in secondary schools teaching in the private Catholic sector specialising in Physical education, outdoor education, health and English. Vanessa is a passionate educator who strives to empower students through her delivery of content in practical sessions.
Martin Wawrzynczak – VET in School Training coordinator
Martin is valued member of the IVET team with teaching experience in both the fitness industry and secondary schools around the Melbourne region. Through his passion of the fitness industry Martin has successfully worked with VFL teams as a strength and conditioning coach, working closely with players and medical staff to prepare athletes for games and training. Through his teaching pathway Martin has broadened his educational practice to encompass ESL students and students from diverse backgrounds enabling him to differentiate his delivery methods to engage all students his classes.
Mark Francis – VET in School Training coordinator
Mark is an energetic first aid presenter who brings with him a wealth of experience through his involvement in the RAAF and the Queensland Ambulance Service. Mark has experience in developing resources and teaching english to students around the world. His passion lies in educating young people and equipping them with the knowledge to succeed. Through teaching first aid, Mark aims to be bring real life situations into the classroom so the students can gain valuable knowledge to implement in their day to day lives.
Alysha Carden-David – Administration
Aylsha is an integral part of the IVET team with over 5 years of experience in her role as the administration team leader. Alysha performs various tasks within IVET and is one of the friendly voices, which greets you upon your call. Throughout Alysha’s employment pathway she has drawn upon each experience to formulate her career progression from the armed forces to the IVET institute.
Belinda Cachia – Administration
Is a warm and energetic staff member who has integrated herself into the IVET framework with ease. Belinda is apart of the administration team, which assists schools and teachers with the many questions that arise from being a part of the VET in schools system. Belinda has extensive knowledge in IT through her studies in user support and can help with your schooling needs. Belinda has experience in a number of RTO’s with both adult education and now secondary school students.
- Melanie Bretherton – First aid trainer (Paramedic)
- Quinn Davidson – Director’s assistant
- Piper Davidson – CEO’s assistant
- Spiderbox Design – ICT consultants and programmers