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The Geelong Tech School is funded by the Victorian Department of Education through the ‘Tech Schools’ initiative which established ten Tech Schools across the state as well as a central Tech Schools branch.

The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) provides funding for the day to day operation of the Geelong Tech School. As the host, The Gordon maintains the facility and provides access to corporate services. The Gordon is also accountable to DET for the ongoing management and operation with the Geelong Tech School Director holding a senior level position within The Gordon’s organisational structure.

The Geelong Tech School Advisory Committee

The Geelong Tech School Advisory Committee meets quarterly, consisting of representatives from key industry, community and educational organisations and provides guidance and support to ensure strategic and operational objectives are achieved.


Committee members

Ashley West – Executive Director of Operations, WorkSafe Victoria

Bernadette Uzelac (Chair) – Chair, Small Business Ministerial Council

Catriona Salt – Executive Director, DET Barwon

David Erjavic – Durability & Road Loads Manager, Ford Motor Company

Dr Peter Miller – Principal, The Geelong College

Glenn Davey – Principal, Geelong High School

Julie Nielsen – Executive Director Health & Safety, WorkSafe

Karen Hapgood – Executive Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environment, Deakin University

Leanne Collins – Director, Geelong Tech School

Michael Thomas – Partnerships and Innovation, Barwon Water

Michael Exton – Principal, St Ignatius College

Nicole Finn – Relationship Manager, Tech Schools Branch, DET

Paul D’Orio – Manager, STEM programs, Geelong Tech School

Robyn Stevens – Manager Connected Communities, City of Greater Geelong

Ross George – Managing Director,  Austeng

Scott Diamond – Principal, Northern Bay College

Susan Spozetta – Director of Education, The Gordon

Tim McMahon – Principal, Oberon High School