Robert Schwerdt

Robert Schwerdt

Mr., Doctor of Philosophy

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Robert Schwerdt is a PhD student in the College of Indigenous Futures Education & the Arts, Charles Darwin University (CDU). Robert has been a part of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector over the past thirty three years both in South Australia (SA) and the Northern Territory (NT) as an apprentice, tradesperson, lecturer and academic manager. Apart from Robert's Vocational qualifications, he received a Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education (BAVE) from the University of South Australia and a Master of Education (Global Learning) (MEDGL) at CDU. Robert now holds a position as VET Team Leader at CDU, teaches in the field of baking, and manages a team of VET Academics in disciplines such as bakery, cookery, butchery and hospitality across the NT. Whilst workin g in the VET sector, Robert has been a member of university committees such as the Academic Board, University Teaching and Learning, Academic Promotions and Student Appeals. Robert has also served on the national Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Skilled Service Organisation (SSO), Skills Impact, to provide advice on national qualifications and training packages for the Food Beverage and Pharmaceutical (FBP) training packages. Robert's research interests include global models of vocational education such as Dual VET in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and VET and Higher Education (HE) integration and sustainability in Dual Sector Universities (DSUs).


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