Briede, Michelle

Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Pathways Programs
Location: Mt Helen Campus, Room T253
Phone: (03) 5327 9603


  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education, Federation University Australia, 2020
  • Master of Educational Studies, Federation University Australia, 2016
  • Certificate IV, TAE, Federation Training, 2010
  • Bachelor of Education Studies, La Trobe University, 2005
  • Bachelor of Teaching, La Trobe University, 2004



  • Advance to University
  • Foundation Access Studies Program [FAST].
  • Diploma of University Studies [Education/IT/Engineering/Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education]


  • Understanding University Learning (ATSGC1369)
  • Knowledge and Professionals (ATSGC1370)


Michelle Briede is the Program Coordinator of Federation University Australia’s pathway programs: Foundation Access Studies (FAST), and Diploma of University Studies (DipUS). Michelle lectures into both programs in the School of Education.

Michelle’s research interests include socially responsible pathways to university, students’ experiences of higher education, the role of staff in enabling programs, transition within education settings, and educational pedagogies and practices. Michelle is currently researching and publishing in the areas of enabling, and pathways into higher education.

Michelle’s current projects and publications include student characteristics, success and experiences of enabling within higher education, the role of enabling educators, and the self-identity and agentic behaviours of enabling students. Her research and further studies include access, transition and best practice in tertiary education practices.

Areas of expertise and research interests

  • Transition between education settings
  • Enabling and pathways to higher education
  • Enabling education practices and pedagogies
  • The role of staff in enabling
  • Staff and student relationships
  • Student experiences in education settings
  • Pre-service teacher training
  • Language and literacy development in education settings


Levy, S. & Briede, M. (2019). Addressing the characteristics and self-perceptions of regional enabling students: Supporting equity and success. EPHEA & NAEEA Conference, University of Wollongong, 25 November.

Briede, M. & Levy, S. (2019). Enabling Education for a socially just world. AARE conference, QUT Brisbane, December 4

Frost-Camilleri, L., Levy, S. & Briede, M. (2019). Apprentices’ perceptions of their supported acquisition of multi-literacies. NCVER Conference, TAFE SA  Adelaide, July 12.

Levy, S., Briede, M. & Frost-Camilleri, L. (2018). Apprentices’ perceptions of their supported acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills. OctoberVET, Ballarat, 7 November.


  • NAEEA [National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia]
  • Social Justice, Inclusion and Diversity in Education research focus group (SJIDE)