New Director Health, Community and Wellbeing appointment a boost for local health industry
GOTAFE has appointed Michelle Chiller as its new Director Health, Community and Wellbeing following a competitive recruitment process.
Michelle Chiller joins GOTAFE from the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) where she held a diverse range of executive leadership positions and is equipped with the knowledge and skills to collaborate and support GOTAFE’s work with the local health and community services sector.
“I am thrilled and delighted to accept this exciting and challenging role at a pivotal time for health and community education” Ms Chiller said.
“I am looking forward to getting to know the people that make up both the GOTAFE Health, Community and Wellbeing Team and the organisations that partner with GOTAFE across regional Victoria.”
Ms Chiller has over 20 years of experience across the health and community sectors, and has demonstrated achievements across strategic growth, team development and leadership, change management and stakeholder relationships.
GOTAFE Executive Director, Education Karen Taylor congratulated Ms Chiller on her appointment.
“The caliber of the shortlist was very high for the Director, Health, Community and Wellbeing role. Ms Chiller was an exemplary candidate, and we are very pleased that she has accepted,’’ she said.
Michelle’s appointment will lead health-related training and education through the increased demand for courses in this sector addressing the current skills shortage for nurses and community service workers which is reflected in the Victorian Government including them as Free TAFE courses in 2022.
GOTAFE is experiencing a high demand for health-related courses, especially places in the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115). Future employment opportunities in aged care and mental health are also driving this interest.
“Ms Chiller brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will take us forward for the next phase of our journey she brings a range of experiences to the table and we can’t wait to see what we can achieve with her onboard. I look forward to supporting her to achieve this” Ms. Taylor added.