Community Services

Community & Children’s Services staff_Rose Wake_Box Hill InstituteAcademic Course Manager/Lecturer

Rose is the Academic Course Manager and Lecturer for the Bachelor of Community Services within the School of Higher Education.

Rose’s teaching experience commenced in 2006 after working in many fields of community service. 2013 provided Rose with the opportunity to work as the senior Educator in San Francisco for 15 months with a community of practice that assisted persons with psychological and physiological issues. During that time she implemented and guided psychology interns to successfully create two community initiatives that included youth and elderly members from the Oakland community.

Rose is committed to connecting students to the meaning of purposeful work across all fields of practice within community service and introducing them to the many inspiring leaders within our community services sector.


  • Master of Education – Specialising in Adult Work Based Learning, Monash University
  • Graduate Certificate Humanistic Existential and Process Work Training – Deep Democracy Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Qualifications from Certificate 111 – Diploma –  including other certified training.
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (currently studying)


  • Monash University
  • Swinburne University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Salvation Army
  • TRY Australia
  • Scope
  • Safe Steps
  • Women’s Legal Service
  • ACWA
  • Luke Batty Foundation
  • NOA Group

Courses taught at BHI

  • Bachelor of Community Services
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Leisure and Health
  • Diploma of Youth Work
  • Certificate IV Leisure and Health
  • Certificate IV Youth Work
  • Certificate 111 Aged Care
  • Certificate 111 Pharmacy Support
  • Certificate 111 Theatre Technician Support
  • Basic Level First Aid Training
  • VETIS – Community Services

Early Childhood Education

Community & Children’s Services staff_Julie Sanders_Box Hill InstituteAcademic Course Manager/Lecturer

Julie commenced at BHI in 2013 as a sessional lecturer whilst teaching in a thriving preschool.  After enjoying 30 years in the early childhood industry, Julie decided to pass the baton and focus on teaching the next generation of early childhood teachers, inspiring them to strive for excellence in the field.  In 2014, Julie assisted in setting up the newly accredited Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching, adding to our early childhood course offerings.  This year, Julie has re-written the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education for reaccreditation  with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.

Over the years Julie has taken an active role in consultation groups to advise government, education and industry, including: national children’s services regulations; national early years  curriculum frameworks; assessment and rating processes; and essential industry knowledge and skill content for inclusion when developing early childhood degrees.

Courses taught at Box Hill Institute

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching


  • Masters of Education (Special Education Needs)
  • Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Diploma of Social Sciences (Children’s Services)
  • Certificate in Applied Social Sciences (Child Care)


  • University of Melbourne
  • Deakin University
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching
  • Early Childhood Australia

Community & Children’s Services staff_Vicki Gazis_Box Hill InstituteLecturer

Vicki Gazis has worked in Early Childhood, Research development (Psychology Thesis), Adult Education.

Vicki’s experience includes:

  • Teacher – Kindergarten / Primary / VIT Registration
  • Teacher – Mentor / Research / Adult Ed
  • Public Speaking – In Early Childhood

Courses taught at Box Hill Institute

  • Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care


  • Bachelor in Early Childhood and Primary
  • Bachelor of Adult Education
  • Currently completing thesis work in Early Childhood


  • Exemplary Level Validation 2011
  • Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority Projects 2010
  • Early Years Project 2010-2011
  • 2007 Became an Ambassador for the Leukaemia Foundation
  • Developed and Organised art therapy sessions for children and adults with Leukaemia 2007 – 2013

Community & Children’s Services staff_Elizabeth Corridore_Box Hill InstituteLecturer

Elizabeth Corridore has worked in the early childhood education sector for many years. More recently qualifying as a Primary School Teacher and gaining dual registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, Elizabeth has extensive experience in kindergartens, primary schools, long day care services and out of school hours programs. Equity in education is a firmly held value, resulting in a personal and professional desire to share and create knowledge around this topic with others. Currently teaching in higher education, primary schools and kindergartens, Elizabeth continues to critically reflect on best practice in education settings of all types.

Courses taught at Box Hill Institute

  • Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care


  • Master of Learning and Development
  • Graduate Diploma of Further Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Learning
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Cert IV TAE
  • Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Diploma of Community Services


  • Member: Early Childhood Australia
  • National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Environmental Education Early Childhood
  • Child Forum New Zealand
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching Registration

Community & Children’s Services staff_Kerry Kirk_Box Hill InstituteLecturer

Kerry’s involvement in the Early Childhood industry has ranged from preschool teaching to delivering quality education to undergraduate and post graduate teachers. Her past experience as Department Manager, Early Childhood, has assisted Kerry to develop broad yet in depth experience with all related qualifications and training for the sector.

Kerry has experience in designing and delivering early childhood programs for overseas organisations, including working with qualified teachers in the Pacific region to upskill existing knowledge, practice, and qualifications.

Kerry’s experience in many Early Childhood education environments in Asia Pacific, Americas, UK, and Europe, brings to her work a global perspective on early childhood education and care.

Kerry is excited to be back at BHI teaching in Early Childhood Education. Her passion is to ensure we are able to deliver quality teaching and support to our early childhood teachers, assisting in a better early childhood education environment for all young children.

Courses taught at Box Hill Institute

  • Previously taught all early childhood subjects across Certificate, Diploma, and Tertiary sector
  • Previously Senior Educator, Youth and Early Childhood, also Centre Manager, Health and Community Services, Box Hill Institute


  • Masters of Education (Adult work and Learning studies)
  • Bachelor of Education (ECEC / Primary)
  • Diploma of Teaching (Early years 0-8)


  • Member of ECA (Early Childhood Australia)
  • World Forum Delegate and subscription member
  • Honorary Member Fiji Teachers Association