WHO ARE WE

The TEIA Board Members

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JOHN CLARK

John Clark commenced his journey as an educator in 1975, as a teacher at Home Hill. Two years later, he was principal of a one-teacher school at Mt Surprise. In 1989, he established himself as the Principal of Charters Towers School of Distance Education, a post he occupied until his recent retirement from the role.

Along the way, John has been both active in the local and regional community and proactive in furthering the use of technology to support online and blended learning.

In recognition of his efforts, John was awarded an Order of Australia medal in the 2011Australia Day honours list, for “service to education in rural and remote areas, particularly through on-line learning initiatives.”


John’s passion for providing the highest quality vocational education to students irrespective of their geographic or socio-economic situation led directly to the establishment of TEIA.

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SHAYNE BAKER

An underlying passion for Shayne has been realising the opportunities that the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector provides for people that do not follow the traditional school, university and work pathway and who seek alternative opportunities to achieve recognition in pursuit of their career goals.

The reform of the VET sector provided Shayne opportunities to work in the development of competency-based curriculum and to lead the development of asynchronous flexible, blended learning models for learners in the workplace or the home.

Shayne has held a range of formal positions within the Vocational Education & Training sector including as a TAFE Director, TAFE Director of Educational Services and is currently the National Education & Training Advisor for the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia, as a member of the Academic Advisory Committee for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

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PHIL WHEELER

Starting as a teacher of maths and science, he was bitten by the computing bug as PCs descended on schools in the early 80s, quickly saw the potential to support learning through the use of the technology available at the time, and has since remained fascinated by the potential that new developments in IT offers to modern education and training.

Phil has been a student for almost the entirety of his working life, having post-graduate qualifications in education, business administration and information systems. He has taught in school, VET and university settings. He is equally at ease conversing with technology as he is conversing with clients.

Those of you who are familiar with the Flexible Learning Framework may remember Phil from his role as a Toolbox Champion - promoting interactive learning resources developed specifically to support the VET sector.

Trying to be increasingly retired, Phil now divides his time between writing online learning materials, designing electronics project kits and model rail layouts, and enjoying his latest passion – electric vehicles.

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BETH JAQUES

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CHRIS WRIGHT

Chris has been the administration Officer of TEIA since 2015.


With a long history in owning and operating a small to medium business within Queensland, she ensures that our administration and company compliance needs are addressed.

Chris is responsible for all administration activity and student record management, and is the voice you usually hear if you ever phone our office.