Consultant & Honorary Senior Fellow, Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Hugh Guthrie is a private consultant (Lusid Pty Ltd) and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at University of Melbourne. Now semi-retired, he has worked in the VET sector since 1981, including 25 years at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). His VET experience and expertise is wide-ranging and includes: VET provider and workforce capability, VET teacher preparation and professional development, apprenticeships and apprentice training and VET in schools.
His principal research interests most recently have been VET teaching qualifications; VET workforce and professional development; investigating trades training, especially for women in male dominated trades; and approaches to identifying and measuring the quality of teaching and learning practice by RTOs. He is the co-author (with Melinda Waters) of Unpacking the quality of VET delivery (NCVER, September 2021). He currently undertakes a range of consultancy work and writes articles for the VET Development Centre’s newsletter and authors other publications.
Major reviews in which he has been involved include VET teacher education, reviews of VET in schools in two jurisdictions and of VET’s training package approach. Other reviews in which he has been involved relate to more specific issues, for example the delivery of VET programs to school students in rural and regional Victoria during the pandemic and, most recently, family violence training in response to the Victorian Royal Commission on the topic.