Vocational Education and Training consultancy specialising in school-based VET

Who ARE Mike Frost and Associates?

Mike Frost is one of the ‘true believers’ in the positive impact vocational education and training can have on young people still at school. From directing some of the earliest and most durable VET programs at Rosny College in Hobart, Tasmania, in the early 1990s Mike has gone on to be an enduring and influential voice in school-based VET. This has included leading the establishment of VET in school’s peak professional body, VETnetwork Australia, project managing the establishment of the former Tasmanian Qualifications Authority, leading reform legislation Guaranteeing Futures to

secure the successful transition of senior students from school to working life and driving the successful reform of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education to include VET in senior secondary certification.


Since establishing Mike Frost and Associates, a consultancy specialising in a range of services across VET but with a particular focus on school-based VET, in 2010 he has gone on to provide

policy advice, executive, evaluative and program review services for the Australian Government, the Tasmanian Government, the Australian Curriculum

Assessment and Certification Authorities (ACACA), the Australian Education Union and to VETnetwork Australia.


He has written extensively about VET
in Schools and was founding editor
for national publications The Vetnetworker and VOCAL. He has convened major conferences over many years for VETnetwork Australia, the Tasmanian Government, and more recently for the Australian Government’s School to Work section on Trade Training Centres.

His major achievements include:

  • Chairing former Employment Services Provider Key Training operating under national provider network Job Futures to deliver a wide range of services for young people on the Eastern shore of Hobart looking for work from 1991-2012.
  • Currently chair elect of Jordan River Learning Federation’s Trade Training Centre established to provide work-readiness and vocational training for young people living in the economically challenging Bridgewater area.
  • Previous chair and board member of the former Training Opportunities and Options for Learning (TOOL) a not-for-profit organisation established by the Neighbourhood House community on Hobart’s Eastern Shore to use an enterprise-based approach in the construction industry to train young people for work.
  • Project management for the development and introduction of the new Tasmanian Certificate of Education (2005-2009)
  • Project management for the establishment of the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (2001-2004)
  • Convenor of the Leading Lifelong Learning 2005 10 day international education conference in Tasmania July 2005
  • Principal consultant in the development and implementation of major legislation governing post-compulsory education and training policy in Tasmania (Guaranteeing Futures Act 2004)
  • Design and management of a whole-cohort destination study for 2001 Tasmanian year
    10 students (2001-2005)
  • Founding Executive Officer, Vice-Chair and Chair  for VETnetwork Australia a national peak body representing VET in Schools practitioners (1996-2010)
  • Leadership of the successful introduction of a wide range of vocational education programs principally under the TRAC banner at Rosny College (1992-96)
  • Twenty-five years teaching and educational leadership in senior secondary colleges
    in Tasmania

2 Audley Street, North Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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