Kate Petrie

Chair (Professional Practice Advisory Committee)

Kate is a registered pharmacist in both Australia and the UK. Kate’s interest in the vocational educational sector began when she participated in formal in-house company training while working part time when studying pharmacy full time at university. During those years Kate completed a Diploma of Business and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. While working in the UK as a hospital pharmacist for five years she had the opportunity to view the smooth educational pathways between the vocational and higher education sectors and is keen to make a contribution in Australia to ensure that this is a high priority within the Australian educational system. Kate sees the ‘superior professional practice’ of vocational education trainers as a key driver to bridging the gap between the vocational education and higher education in Australia.

Cert IV TAE, DipTAS, Dip Bus
BPharm, MBA, MSc