Bachelor of Arts – University of Queensland
Diploma of Education – The University of Melbourne

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Kim Bannikoff


Kim Bannikoff has wide experience in education and training as a consultant, senior public servant and CEO in Victoria, Queensland, the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) and the Commonwealth. He was a member of the Australian Qualifications Framework Council. His experience includes:

  • CEO of the Victorian VET system leading major reforms in the delivery of programs, the funding of the VET system, the allocation of resources to TAFE Institutes and RTOs, innovation and workforce capability.
  • Director- National Policy and Research at ANTA where he led the national research program for the VET sector, managed the development of the national data collection and developed and implemented national initiatives in User Choice, development of the training market, small business services, flexible delivery and quality assurance.
  • CEO of the Queensland Vocational Education Training and Employment Commission which was the initial Queensland State Training Authority under the ANTA Agreement.
  • Special Adviser to the (then) Commonwealth Department of Employment Education Training and Youth Affairs on the development of the national training reform agenda.
  • CEO of the Queensland Studies Authority where he led the reform and renovation of the Queensland school curriculum and the introduction of new Year 12 Certificate.

As a consultant, Kim led a major review of the TAFE system in Queensland in 1998 which led to major reforms of the structure of the TAFE system, the operations and funding of TAFE Institutes, reform of the training product and the repositioning of the TAFE system within the training market. In 1999, he led a major review of the State School system leading to the adoption by the Queensland Government of Queensland State Education – 2010 which outlined the strategic directions for Queensland state schools.

Kim now specialises in advising institutions involved in tertiary education on how to work effectively and efficiently in the current environment. He also works on strategic programs for systemic reform, the design of training products and services relevant to the needs of industry and leadership and management in tertiary education delivery.  His clients include the University of Queensland and UQ College, Monash University, Victoria University, Skills Victoria and DEEWR.  Kim is on the Board Djarragun College and the Good to Great Schools initiative.