The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education

Regional Winner of the Queensland Training
Awards 2023 - David Bradford

Monday, 26th of February 2024

Our very own lead trainer David Bradford has been presented as the winner of the Queensland North Coast regional VET Trainer of the Year award!

David is a Criminologist with 33 years of experience in the community and Justice sectors and 25 years in the VET and Tertiary sectors. David lectured in the Bachelor of Human Services at QUT from 2002 to 2009. In 2004 he was promoted to be the coordinator of the Corrective Services Strand.

David served 18 years in the QLD public service. David served as the Director of the Training and Specialist Support Branch Department of Child Safety, Director of Regional Services Delivery Operations Training Department of Communities and Director of Corporate Services for Clinical Education and Training Qld at Qld Health. 

David was a casual teacher at both South Bank and North Point TAFEs teaching Child Protection, Youth Justice and the Diploma of Justice Studies for 13 years. 

David was appointed as a Board Director of the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CSHISC) David became a member Board’s Executive Committee and was the Training Package Advisory Committee Chair for CHC08. This was the version of the Training Package that combined the Health and Community Services Training Packages for the first time.

QLD Training Awards 2023 Regional Winner
David Bradford - Regional VET Trainer of the Year 2023

David is a national leader in workforce development in the community sector. He is innovative in his use of VET to solve regional service delivery challenges like attraction, recruitment, induction, development and retention in Government and NGO sectors. 

Since 2011 David has led the DaVange Group and Bradford Institute to deliver training, assessment and workforce development solutions in the Health, Justice and Community workforces across Australia, NZ and the Pacific. David designed the VET pathway currently used in the NT by Territory Families to train Statutory Child Protection Officers. 

In the last 11 years David has delivered high-quality training and assessment services in communities all over Australia and proved nowhere is too remote for innovative, quality training.

We’re very proud to have a trainer as experienced and talented as David on our team and we look forward to seeing all of his future achievements in the VET sector and beyond.

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