Judith Bowler

Judith Bowler
External Senior Academic
Academic Board

Judith has worked in the tertiary education and vocational training sector since 1980. In 1986 she established Workplace Australia Group, a Registered Training Organisation and operated it until 2006 when it was sold. She has a life-long commitment to, and is a passionate believer in, the critical importance of adult education and training and its power to make positive changes in the lives of individuals and communities through positive educational experiences.

Judith has an extensive knowledge of competency based training frameworks and applications and the associated Federal, State and Territory guidelines and standards that accompany the delivery of training based on national qualifications and competencies. Judith also has detailed knowledge of the vocational education sectors, including overseas students, and regularly consults to a range of industry associations and education providers. 

Previously, Judith was an adjunct faculty member of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). As a member of the faculty Judith lectured for the Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. For 5 years until 2009, Judith was also a NSW state board member for the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET). She was an invited member of the NSW Business Chamber's workforce skills policy committee from 2002 to 2009. 

As the former Managing Director of Workplace Australia Group, Judith has 20 years corporate experience in running an expanding training company. It was awarded the honour of being part of the BRW 100 fastest growing businesses between 2003 and 2004. The organisation was also a finalist for two years in the NSW Family Friendly Awards for the introduction of flexible work practices for their staff. 

Since selling the business in 2006, Judith established RTO Advance as a specialist consultancy to provide high quality educational services to a broad range of clients. 

From February 2009 to 2011, Judith was a National Audit and Registration Agency (NARA) endorsed lead auditor and quality consultant. Judith has the essential skills and expertise to prepare RTO's for audits, self-assessments and to advise on the improvement of quality systems and processes. 

Judith currently sits on the Academic Boards of 2 Higher Education Providers and is a member of the Board of Directors of a Higher Education Provider.

Judith has a Master of Education in Adult Education, Graduate Certificate of Emotionally Focussed Counselling, Graduate Certificate in Training (Action Learning), Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Assessment and Workplace Training, Cert IV in Training and Assessment and a Diploma of Quality Auditing. She also has qualifications in business and community services.