Charles has been involved in the teaching and coordination of tertiary law subjects in Australia and overseas since 1993.
Charles joined Federation Business School (FBS) in 2018, where he lectures in and coordinates several law courses in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Prior to joining FBS, Charles has held a number of academic roles at several universities and TAFE institutes.
Charles has delivered, coordinated and led a number of law subjects and programs across both the vocational education and training sector and the higher education sector. He has coordinated and delivered a range of ‘Priestly 11’ subjects in the Bachelor of Laws degree, as well as various commercial law units in the Bachelor of Business degree and Master of Business Administration degree programs. Charles has also coordinated, delivered and managed a range of law subjects in the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice program. He has received recognition awards for teaching excellence and for outstanding contribution and excellence in industry engagement.
Charles has worked as a legal practitioner in Victoria and in South Australia. He is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Vic., SA. & NT., and in all Commonwealth courts in Australia. He is a Graduate Fellow of the College of Law Ltd (FCL). Charles maintains the currency of his practising certificate and memberships of various associations within the legal and tertiary teaching professions.
Charles has a strong interest in aviation law, and in civil aviation domestically and abroad. He is presently pursuing doctoral research within an area involving a comparative law analysis of civil aviation governance and sustainability between Australia and China. Charles is on the executive committee of the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (ALAANZ) Victoria Branch, and is the student membership coordinator for the ALAANZ national council. Charles is the co-founder and a co-convener of the Australia and New Zealand Air Law Moot. In 2015 Charles was elected as an Associate Member of the Royal Aeronautical Association.
At a community level, Charles is a volunteer with the Life's Little Treasures Foundation, the Compassionate Friends Victoria Inc., and is an Australian representative of Twinless Twins Inc. He enjoys parenthood and supporting his daughter’s school.
- M. App. Law (Coll. Law)
- LLB, BA (Mon)
- Grad Dip Tert Ed (Vic Melb)
- Grad Cert Tert Ed (Vic Melb)
- TAA40104 Cert IV Training and Assessment (Vic Melb)
- TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (MRWED Training)
- Cert Italian Studies (Genoa)
- FCL (Coll. Law)
- Cert First Aid (Asthma Foundation Victoria)
Professional memberships and associations
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Australasian Law Academics Association
- Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand
- Royal Aeronautical Society