Professor Andrew Smith
Professor Smith holds an MA in History from Cambridge University, an MBA from Aston University and a PhD from the University of Tasmania.
Professor Smith joined Federation University Australia (FedUni) in 2008 as Head of the School of Business and Professor of Management. Prior to joining FedUni, he held a number of senior positions at Charles Sturt University including Head of the School of Management and Director of the Centre for Enhancing Learning and Teaching. From 1999 to 2002 Professor Smith was General Manager (Research and Evaluation) at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. He has worked with senior policy makers in VET at national and state level and served on numerous national committees in vocational training. Professor Smith began his career in the manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom where he held a number of human resource management positions before emigrating to Australia with his family in 1987.
Professor Smith is a well-known researcher in vocational education. He has conducted extensive research in the area of employer training strategies and the development of national vocational education and training policy. He is an acknowledged international expert in employer training policy.
He was appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor on 28 November 2016, pending the arrival of the University’s newly appointed Vice-Chancellor in 2017.
Mt Helen Campus
1st Floor Administration Building (D)
Professor Andy Smith
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic
Federation University Australia
PO Box 663
BALLARAT VIC 3353
Phone: +61 3 5327 9353
Fax: +61 3 5327 9554