Dr Don Zoellner
University Fellow, Charles Darwin University
Dr Don Zoellner has worked in the school, vocational and higher education sectors in the Northern Territory since 1973. He served as the Executive Director of Centralian College in Alice Springs and Pro Vice-Chancellor VET and Community Engagement at Charles Darwin University. He was a director of the Enterprise and Career Education Foundation, Chairperson of the Australian Principals’ Associations Professional Development Council and a panel member of the Shergold Review of Senior Secondary Pathways in 2019-20. Dr Zoellner has served on numerous advisory committees, reviews and evaluations of education and training at both NT and national levels. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and former board chair of Group Training NT. He currently serves as the independent chair of the Industry Skills Advisory Council Northern Territory board, the NT representative on the Australian Industry and Skills Committee and is a member of the National VET Regulator Advisory Council. Dr Zoellner completed his Doctor of Philosophy in 2013 by describing the development and implementation of VET policy in Australia and continues to research, present and publish in the area.
Dr Zoellner will speak about his new research, “Mature Australian VET markets: a data-driven case study of public policy implementation”, published in Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training.