Monthly Archives: December 2014

Miriam Gelbart

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Title: Course Coordinator, Education and Childcare
Qualifications: BA, Dip Ed, Dip ECE

Profile: Miriam Gelbart has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 30 years, and holds the qualifications: B.A, Diploma of Education, and Diploma of Early Childhood Education.

Her most recent roles have been as Director and Teacher of Early Childhood Services, where she led teams in Pre-Schools and Long Daycare Centres. She has also had experience in lecturing in the early childhood field at Colleges of Pre-School and has worked as a validator and childcare advisor with National Childcare Accreditation Council.

Her roles in the Early Childhood Sector have included responsibility for the overall day to day running of the Pre-Schools and Long Daycare Centres, guidance to the Board of Management on compliance with licensing regulations, teaching and ensuring the environment was in keeping with Centre philosophy, Child Protection, Policies, Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.

As an experienced Pre-School Educator she has mentored and lead her educators, staff, families to create an environment filled with wonder and delight, enabling children to take risks and explore.

As educational leader she was integral in guiding and preparing her team through the process of achieving Accreditation of the centre to the National Accreditation body ACECQA. She is a skilled manager and has maintained and encouraged strong communication between all staff/educators and with the Board of Management. As well as this she was on the committee of a local Network Directors group that met quarterly to further professional development.

Miriam is committed to and passionate about continued high quality childcare for all children . She feels very strongly about empowering future educators through knowledge, learning , professional development, reflection and further education which will provide children with a foundation for growth and learning and give them the best experiences in Early Childhood to set them up for life.

Ramona Solomon

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Title: Course Coordinator, Interior Design/Lecturer
Qualification: BBus (UTS), Dip Com Arts, Adv Dip Int Des (Virtu), Cert IV TAE

Profile: Originally a Sydney-Sider, Ramona graduated with a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2003. Following a six-year career in the marketing industry employed in various roles, she moved to Melbourne in 2009.

Ramona’s professional design career began in Melbourne where she received her Diploma in Commercial Arts (Interior Decoration & Design) from the Commercial Arts Training College (CATC) being awarded The Square Peg Award, which recognises tenacity and drive – the constant search for the right solution. This award is given to students who tirelessly look for the big idea, the most creative outcome.

Ramona is a qualified and practicing Interior Designer, currently working as the Lead Interior Designer at 8 Spaces Architects as well as owning her own Interior’s business, working with several residential clients. Her many skills include space planning, developing working drawings & documentation, 3D CAD visualisation and conceptual design.

For over a year, Ramona has lectured several subjects in Interior Design, with a focus on Residential Design, and is passionate about educating students in the fundamentals of the design process, with an emphasis on the elements and principles of design.