Academic Team

Leigh Adams

High School Coordinator

Qualifications:
Bachelor Applied Science (BSc.) Swinburne Institute of Technology
(Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computing/Electronics)
Diploma of Education (Secondary) Hawthorn Teachers College

×
Leigh Adams

Leigh Adams

High School Coordinator

Matthew Christie

VET Coordinator

Matt is a successful speaker and educator with over 22 years experience in the corporate world. He has held national training roles in the allied health, retail, hospitality, hairdressing and teacher professional development sectors. He is passionate about assisting individuals to initiate positive change in their lives. Matt's background includes graduate and post graduate studies in education & Business and he provides education to students across the world.

Matt is currently studying HH Dip (D.N.), Med.H and Holistic iridology

Some of Matt's Clients have included:

  • Flight Centre Australia
  • Sisters of Mercy
  • The Propeller Club of Manila
  • Australian Hospitality Leisure Group
  • Mercy Disability Services
  • Pizza Hut Australia
  • Mater Private Hospital
  • Stefan Hair Fashions
  • The Wesley Mission
  • Independent Grocers Australia

Matt has been employed in management positions at some of Australia's Top Education Providers as Head of Education and Director of Studies. Matt has also spent many years in the class room teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds. He has been invited to judge the Australian Training Awards and present awards at the Victorian Sports Awards.

As an active member of the community he regularly volunteers his time with the Salvation Army Australia and Uniting Care Australia.

He has a strong passion for lifelong learning and lives and works by his very own personal philosophy: "You can do anything if you put your mind to it - Anything in the whole wide world"

×
Matthew Christie

Matthew Christie

VET Coordinator

Melanie Butler

ELICOS Coordinator – Student Success Coach

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Education;
Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies (Education);
ITC Certificate of TEFL;
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


Hello.  My name is Melanie and I am the ELICOS Coordinator. It is my goal to get the very best out of each student who attends the Ozford Language Centre.   I adopt a motivating and proactive approach to instruction both in and out of the classroom and strive to create a supportive and dynamic work environment.  I have over 10 years General English teaching experience.  As well as teaching classes in Japan, Spain, England and Australia, I have also travelled extensively.  I feel my global exposure has led me to be a culturally-minded person who appreciates and embraces diversity. 

As the ELICOS coordinator it is my responsibility to ensure we deliver interactive and dynamic courses focused on the academic and practical language needs of  all our students.   We promote cross-cultural awareness in all our classes, guiding our students to become lifelong learners who are globally-minded.  By providing weekly academic and job support, I aim to increase the professional readiness of our students so they can enter the job market with confidence on completion of their studies. We want to make sure all our students look back on the time they spent studying at Ozford as being a memorable stepping stone to their future success. We’re here to help you succeed! 

×
Melanie Butler

Melanie Butler

ELICOS Coordinator – Student Success Coach