About us

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The Career Education Association of Victoria is a not for profit association that represents school-based careers practitioners and related professionals. It is a member of the Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria (CPTAV). Our membership is currently approximately 720. This includes school staff in the careers role, VET coordinators, MIPS coordinators (Victorian government schools program) and Work Experience Coordinators.

CEAV Vision Statement

The 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

 The CEAV Inc support clients and those most disadvantaged within the broader community to access career education, quality career development services and products.  The CEAV supports its members to promote 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, 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 Biennial Conference in December, the next conference will be held in 2015.


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

  • President: Judith Clarke, St Monica's College Epping
  • Vice President: Mae Batrouney, Highvale Secondary College
  • Treasurer: Donald Warren , Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Secretary: Enza Sgroi, Wantirna Secondary College

Committee members 2014

  • Carolyn Scriven - Siena College
  • Jacky Burton - The Knox School
  • Cheryl Kennedy - Phoenix P-12 Community College
  • Maria Cox - Youth Now

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.