- BArts [Visual Communications] - (1986) - RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria
- BBus [Honours – First Class] - (2012) - University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria
- MBA [Marketing] - (2006) - University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria
Previously, Alan Labas was the Associate Dean (Engagement) in the Faculty of Business, Federation University Australia. He has also held the role of Director of Applied Degrees and has lectured in Business Communications, Marketing Communications and Project Management. Alan has held management positions in the advertising industry, manufacturing and education.
Alan's research interests are in Regional Australian, small business knowledge management and business advisor knowledge transference.