Chief Executive Officer - Bernadette Gigliotti


Chief Executive Officer


BA, Dip ED, Grad Cert Careers Counselling, Cert IV Training and Assessment


Bernadette Gigliotti is the Chief Executive Officer of the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV). She recently completed her position as the Manager of the Centre for Career Development at Swinburne University and is Vice President of the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) the peak industry body advising government on matters relating to the career development after holding the position of President for four years.

Bernadette has over twenty five years careers counselling experience in state, catholic and independent schools in Victoria.  In 2010, Bernadette developed the Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework (VCCF) for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).

Bernadette was also the principal writer in the CEAV Careers Workbooks to support the development of the VCCF. In 2002 she published ‘Future Choices’ a Careers Education textbook for students in Year 9 and 10, this was very well received by the educational community nationally and internationally.  Recently, she has consulted the state and federal government on projects related to work studies and career development programs for secondary school students and assisted in the development of teaching resources for vocational courses. In 2009, she directed the rewrite of ReCAP a federal government resource for the development and delivery of career education programs from primary to senior secondary schools. She has developed numerous resources for the implementation of work experience and workplace learning programs for secondary schools in Victoria.

She has contributed numerous articles to The Age, Education Times and Education News and ABC National radio. Bernadette has delivered professional development to new careers teachers and has also represented career practitioners at state, national and international forums.  Bernadette was award a DEST Scholarship for Teacher Release to Industry program in 2005 and worked with Rural Skills Australia in the promotion of career pathways for the agricultural industry. She was a finalist in the Australian Careers Service Award in 2005.  Bernadette is a keen and dedicated careers practitioner who is actively involved in shaping a career development culture for all Australians.