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Nominated By: Robert Fearnside
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Emeritus Professor
Family Names(s): van Ernst
Mailing Address: 45 Mayston Street
Hawthorn East, 3123
Country: Australia
Office Telephone: 0416 174 925
Office Fax: N/A
Residence Telephone: 0416 174 925
Email: bvanernst@bkconsulting.com.au
Nationality/Citizenship: Australian
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 19-02-1941
Current Position: Educational Consultant
Current Employer: Self employed
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: ENGLISH
Fluent in Writing: ENGLISH
Fluent in Speaking: ENGLISH
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Master of Education, La Trobe University, 1984
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bachelor of Education, Monash University, 1978
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 1974
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 1991
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
Specialisations:
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • External Review of QAAs
  • QA of Open learning institutes
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • Student feedback and surveys
  • Research assessment
Other (please specify): Leadership programs, mentoring
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Program and institution validation
Institution/City/Country: Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
Date: 2010,2011
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: AUQA (now TEQSA) auditor for 11 years
Institution/City/Country: eg recently Edith Cowan University, JMC Academy
Date: 2011
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Program review
Institution/City/Country: Effatt University psychology program
Date: 2010
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
4. Brief Description: Risk Assessment in preparation for TEQSA audit
Institution/City/Country: Monash University
Date: 2011
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: I have worked in education all my working life. This includes primary, secondary and tertiary teaching. I was Head of the School of Visual Performing and Media Arts , and Chair of Academic Board at Deakin University, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) and Pro Vice Chancellor (Community Engagement at Swinburne University of Technology. I have had extensive experience of supervision of higher degrees by research and am also asked to examine theses at this level. rnI have been an AUQA auditor since AUQA's establishment and am now completing two TEQSA audits. In that role I have conducted audits of Universities, NSAIs and State Government Acreditation Agencies. rnI have acted internationally as an auditor in Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Bahrain and Hong Kong. rnI have worked as a regulator for the Victorian Government, chairing the Ministerial advisory committee for some time. rnI have served for nine years as a councillor in local government, including two terms as MayorrnI am now working as a consultant and my work has been quite varied. It has ranged from preparation for audit, assistance with approval applications, organisational restructure, strategic review and planning, staff performance appraisal, risk assessment. rnI am involved in pro bono work for arts organisations, and for the African and Afghanistan communities in Melbourne.

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