Masters in Social Science, BA (Psychology & Sociology), Diploma in Business Management, Certificate in Training & Assessment, Financial Service & Customer Training Deirdre is a dedicated Business Teacher at Strathfield College for more than a year and enjoys the challenging role it offers. Having vast exposure in business fields with extensive corporate experience in areas such as banking and finance, investment securities, manufacturing and distribution, she imparts this valuable knowledge to students.
Her experience of teaching in culturally diversified settings has led her to understand international students with an open mind. Students will quickly recognise her skills for resolving issues when needed. She understands the importance of employability skills especially those for adapting to change, change management and teamwork skills. These exceptional qualities gained her a position as the VET Director of Studies – Assessment. When she is not at work, she enjoys reading, socializing and travelling besides being a ‘busy mum’.
Stephen has over eighteen years experience working in various industries starting with a Corporate Productions company in central London in the early nineties and culminating in running the biggest purpose built nightclub in the southern hemisphere here in Sydney. He has worked as a general manager for initially small businesses and moving onto multimillion dollar income companies and therefore has a plethora of colourful ‘war stories’ not only of how to do things the right way but also exactly what not to do in many areas of setting up and running an effective business.
During his career in hospitality he regularly competed in Australia's bar-tending competitions, was awarded third best new bar in Australia, won drink of the month in Bartender magazine three times, arranged the national Malaysian flair competition and consulted on the opening and turn around of numerous bars and clubs. He is still an active Human Resources and People Management Consultant and was contracted as the operations manager and acting licensee of last year's Sydney Winter Festival and is presently working with some of Kings Cross' best venues.
A couple of years ago Steve made the move into vocational training and has been happily elaborating on his experiences in front of international students since. He has also recently decided to return to studies and has enrolled in an MBA starting in July.
Andrew has extensive business experience working having worked for some of Australia’s largest corporations and has owned and operated his own business for over ten years.
He has a Bachelor of Economics from University of Newcastle.
His interests include water skiing, sailing and cricket. He is a fanatical St George fan so if you see him smiling on Monday morning it usually means they won.