Mr Tim Smith


Mr Tim Smith


Member of the Governing Board


BA (Monash), BEd. (Melb)


Mr Tim Smith is a specialist in tertiary education and training with career experience across regulatory bodies, government, peak organisations and providers. Tim has a strong understanding of regulatory systems and their role in ensuring quality delivery of tertiary courses and programs. Until recently he was the Chair of the Victorian Regulations and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and a Board Member of the VET Development Centre.

For seven years he was the Chief Executive of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). Prior to this role, Tim was a senior executive in the Victorian Education Department, first as a Ministerial Adviser to Education and Training Ministers and then as Assistant Secretary (Higher Education), with responsibility for managing the private provider approval process.