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Wayne Butson

MEd VicMelb, GradCertMgtDev VicMelb, GradDipEd UniMelb, BA FIT

Director, Service Industries and Transition Education

Wayne has worked at Victoria University for over 20 years.  

Wayne currently oversees Victoria Polytechnic's Centre of Service Industries and Transition Education, which specialises in the delivery of:

  • Language and Literacy
  • Creative Arts
  • Professional Writing and Editing
  • Business
  • IT
  • Law
  • Governance and Transport
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Wayne’s extensive experience at VU ensures he is equipped with in-depth organisational knowledge and a thorough understanding of vocational training. Wayne’s experience at VU has included, Head of School, Project Management and Associate Dean – Learning, Teaching and Students.

As the Dean of the Faculty of Workforce Development, Wayne played a key role in the integration of VE delivery into the College model. As a Senior Educator, Wayne was responsible for developing the governance, quality assurance and leadership capabilities within the Faculty of Workforce Development.

Wayne’s expertise in change management has seen him play a key role in transitioning VU’s delivery towards modern and contemporary approaches to skills development, informed by the needs of industry. Wayne plays a key role in the development and management of the industrial frameworks within vocational delivery.

In 2011, Wayne was the recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service to the University for his continued service to and in the field of Community Development.

Areas of expertise

  • Adult education
  • Analysis and implementation of vocational training policies and procedures
  • Industrial relations
  • Industry engagement
  • Teaching and learning

Contact details

+61 3 9919 8756
+61 3 9919 8759