About us

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The Career Education Association of Victoria is a not for profit association that has a purpose of advancement of education for the public benefit, particularly in relation to career development.  It is a member of the Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria (CPTAV).

CEAV Vision Statement

CEAV Inc services the wider public benefit as the leader in provision of quality career education and career development services and products to the community.

CEAV Mission Statement

 CEAV Inc supports clients to access career education, quality career development services and products.  The CEAV supports career development as a lifelong process.  This is achieved through the development and delivery of ethical and professional career education, careers counselling services and products.

The CEAV provides consulting services to government, industry, not for profit and charities, schools and other educational and training institutions.

We conduct a 2 day short course program for new career practitioners called the Introduction to Career Development Practice in February and June each year or when required.  We also hold a two day Conference in December, the next annual one day conference will be held on 30 May, 2016.


Kids with booksThe CEAV committee meets every six weeks at the CEAV Office located at Unit 3 192B Burwood Road Hawthorn. There are 4 Executive Committee members – President, Vice President,Treasurer and Secretary.  There are 4  general committee members, and the CEO

Executive Committee 2015

  • President: Frank Thompson, Life Member
  • Vice President: Mae Batrouney, Highvale Secondary College
  • Treasurer: Donald Warren , Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Secretary: Enza Sgroi, Mt Scopus College 




Committee members 2015

  • Phil Newnham - Wantirna Secondary College
  • Jacky Burton - The Knox School
  • Cheryl Kennedy - Phoenix P-12 Community College
  • Ellen Fleming - Life Member

CEAV Inc Staff

The CEAV membership is supported by full time, part time and casual staff.  All CEAV staff members have an extensive range of portfolio skills to support the work of the association.

  • Chief Executive Officer: Bernadette Gigliotti  Life Member
  • Business Manager: Lee Ponsioen
  • Training Manager: Joan Perrone
  • Senior Project Officer: Naomi Corlett Life Member
  • Project Officer: Leah Pappas
  • Project Officer: Briony Penrose
  • RTO Administrator: Terri Montalto
  • Trainer/Assessor: Anne Wood 
  • Administration Support: Rachel Dodson

CEAV Honourary Academic - Dr Mary McMahon

Dr. McMahon has accepted the CEAV's invitation to be our Honorary Academic to assist us in the development of our training programs. We are very pleased and honoured to have one of Australians most eminent researchers and leaders in the field of career development as a member of the CEAV.

CEAV Location

The CEAV office is located at Unit 3, 192B Burwood Road Hawthorn 3122. Office hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm . Phone 03 9810 6400. Email admin@ceav.vic.edu.au

CEAV representation

The CEAV currently has representatives on national and local career associations. The President or their nominee represents CEAV on the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA). CEAV is a member of  The International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) and staff members who are members of the National Career Development Association of America (NCDA).

Regional careers groups

Victoria has 36 regional careers groups (networks). These groups link with the CEAV to support careers practitioners in their work. The groups usually have school-based members plus representatives from TAFEs and universities, other employer organisations, LLENs and Youth Connections representatives and meet monthly or quarterly. For more information regarding the Regional Careers Group List contact the CEAV office.