Dr Sarojni Choy
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
Dr Sarojni Choy lectures in adult education, vocational education, leadership and policy. She has extensive background in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Sarojni has led several pieces of national research projects in e-learning, professional development, adult and community education, and employment based training. Her research interests are in adult learning, workbased learning, work-integrated learning and workforce capacity building. She has expertise in quantitative as well as qualitative research methodologies.
Her publications are available eprints.
Adult Education, Employment Based Training, Leadership Development, Vocational Education, Workforce Capacity Building, Workforce Transition, Workplace Assessment, Workplace Learning
Other Education, Specialist Studies in Education
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
- BA Ed (Queensland University of Technology)
Professional memberships and associations
- Australian Vocational Education and Training Researchers Association (AVETRA) 2004 -Current executive member.
- Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) 2008 –
- Australian and New Zealand Association of Management (ANZAM) 2006-
- Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) 2005 -
- Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERSA) 2006 –
- World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE) 2009 –
- Australian Corporative Education Network (ACEN) 2007-
- Assistant Editor (internship): Vocations and Learning: Studies in vocational and professional education
- Co-editor: AVETRA News
- Editorial Board member: Australian Journal of Adult Learning
- Reference Group member: International Journal of Training Research
Professional review services
• Australian Educational Research Journal • Australian Journal of Adult Learning • Education and Training Journal • Vocations and Learning: Studies in vocational and professional education • International Journal of Vocational Education and Learning • Asia Pacific Journal of Education • Australian Tertiary Network conference • AVETRA conference papers• NCVER (VET research reports).• DEST (VET report)
- Master of Education (Research)
- Master of Education (Research) for cohort from Dept. of Education and Training
- Master of Education - VET Study area
- Master of Education customised for leadership development of 18 senior education officers in Papua New Guinea (AusAID funded).
- Graduate Certificate and Master of Education - VET Study Area.
- Leadership, Policy and Change in Action
- Teaching, Learning and Assessing in Vocational Education and Training
- Contexts and Issues in Vocational Education.
- Introduction to Adult Learning and Development
- Politics of Diversity and Identity
- Leadership Capabilities in Training and Development
- Vocational Training and Assessment
- Practitioner Research and Inquiry
2009: Applied transformation learning framework and work-integrated learning principles for leadership development of a cohort of 18 international students.
2010: Introduced a cohort approach to Higher Degree Research study and supervision.
- high school teacher (mathematics and science)
- curriculum development manager for the South Pacific region
- program and project manager
- policy developer
In these positions she contributed to
- teaching and learning
- course development
- resource development
- national vocational education and training (VET) policy development
- change management to implement national programs and projects in VET
- educational research.
In Australia her research has influenced policy and practice in the VET, and adult and community education (ACE) sectors. This background shapes her approaches to work integrated learning (WIL) and in enhancing QUT’s real world learning imperatives and building partnerships with industries for cohort delivery. Prior to joining QUT in August 2005, she held management as well as leadership positions as
- 2001 – 2005: Principal Policy Officer, Australian National Training Authority (ANTA)
- 2001: Program Manager, Southbank Institute of TAFE
- 2001 – 2003: Part-time academic, Faculty of Education, QUT, Griffith University.
- Choy S, Delahaye B, (2009) A sustainable model for a university-industry learning partnership: Issues for universities, Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Sustainable Management and Marketing 2009 p1
- Choy S, Haukka S, (2009) Industrial attachments for instructors in TVET delivery. In D Wilson & R Maclean, International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work, Springer p1367
- Choy S, Delahaye B, (2009) University-industry partnership for pedagogy: some principles for practice, Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Cooperative Education and World Integrated Learning p1
- Choy S, (2009) Teaching and assessment for an organisation centred curriculum, Journal of Workplace Learning, 21 (2) p143
- Choy S, (2009) Transformational learning in the workplace, Journal of Transformative Education, 7 (1) p65
- Choy S, Bowman K, Billett S, Wignall L, Haukka S, (2008) Effective models of employment-based training, p
- Choy S, Delahaye B, (2008) Leadership development. In S Billet, C Harteis & A Etelapelto, Emerging Perspectives of Workplace Learning, Sense Publishers p149
- Choy S, (2007) Benefits of e-Learning Benchmarks: Australian Case Studies, Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 5 (1) p11
- Choy S, Haukka S, Billett S, Bowman K, Wignall L, (2007) Emerging Models of Employment Based Training: Untangling the Drivers and Identifying Key Features of Effective Models, Evolution Revolution or Status Quo? VET in new Contexts p1
- Choy S, Haukka S, (2007) Human Capital Development: Reforms for Adult and Community Education, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 47 (1) p46