Our Directors have Industry leading medical education qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Adult Education
  • Bachelor of Adult Education
  • Bachelor of Applied Vision Science, Orthoptics (Honours)
  • Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing
  • Certificate III in Optical Mechanics
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training & Assessment
  • Bachelor of Dentistry (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy

Directors

James Gibbins
Chedy Kalach
Annie Gibbins

Pegah Noorizadeh

Faculty

 

JAMES GIBBINS and CHEDY KALACH

are leading industry and education experts who are passionate about creating a positive and innovative learning environment which supports skill development and professional competence.

JAMES GIBBINS

Director
Over 30 years industry experience
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Ophthalmic Qualifications

Certificates in Optical Dispensing and Optical Mechanics

Education Qualifications

Bachelor of Education (Vocational Education),
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Training Experience

20 years in TAFE NSW, UNSW and workplace covering all modes of delivery and assessment including classroom, practical workshop, online and distance.

James is highly regarded in Optical and Education Industries as a passionate and progressive leader and teacher who loves celebrating student achievements.  He has personally been responsible for training thousands of students throughout Australasia and is all about ensuring the student journey is a successful and satisfying one.  James has qualifications in both optical dispensing and optics mechanics as well as Bachelor in Education (Vocational Education) from the University of Technology Sydney and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Chedy has lectured throughout Australia and New Zealand, in a variety of topics covering various subjects such as ophthalmic optics and business management since 2009. Over the years, Chedy has reviewed, edited and taught the Cert IV Optical and Dispensing course, as well as the Diploma for Practice Management at various teaching institutions. Chedy holds a Master of Business Administration, a Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. His optical knowledge includes a Bachelor of Applied Vision Science, Orthopics with Honors, from the University of Sydney. With his previous extensive experience as the Eye-care Manager for AHM, he also has passion and experience in teaching retail management, and business administration.

CHEDY KALACH

Director
Over 15 years industry experience
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Ophthalmic Qualifications

Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing,
Bachelor of Applied Vision Science Orthoptics (Honours)

Education Qualifications

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Business Qualifications

Masters of Business Administration and Diploma of Practice Management

Training Experience

10 years in TAFE NSW and workplace covering all modes of delivery including classroom, practical workshop, online and distance.

ANNIE GIBBINS

Director
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Qualifications

Master of Education
Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education
Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)

Experience

CEO Australian Institute of Ultrasound 2016 to current
CEO Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (5 years)
National Education Manager Australian Orthopaedic Association (4 years)
Nurse Educator TAFE NSW (7 years)
Registered Nurse (25 years)

Annie Gibbins is a refreshingly unique keynote speaker who empowers individuals and progressive companies to navigate change with real-world wisdom and independent insights. An experienced CEO, mum of 5, leadership consultant and productivity expert, Annie is consistently sought after and hired by small and large groups who desire to proactively capitalise on synergic opportunities, drive effective and efficient performance and help create a sustainable performance culture.

PEGAH NOORIZADEH

Director
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Pegah attended the University of Sydney where she received her B.Pharmacy and B.Dentistry (Hons) degrees with an Australian Dental Association Prize in proficiency in Dental Ethics and Professional Responsibility. She also received a prize in Human Rights and Dentistry competition. Her previous experiences include her position as a clinical hospital pharmacist in The Canberra Hospital, as well as Pharmacist in Charge in community pharmacies. Pegah has been a member of the Nobel Biocare Scientific committee and was involved in teaching and conducting hands-on-training courses in dental implants to General Dentists. As a General Dentist, Pegah has enjoyed providing high quality, evidence based, gentle and patient-specific dental care to her patients, with an emphasis on a preventative approach. With her qualifications in Training and Assessment, Pegah has also been involved in development and training of Cert III and Cert IV in Dental Assisting courses in TAFE NSW and CIT Canberra. Currently Pegah is also a Clinical Educator at The University of Sydney, Westmead Centre for Oral Health, as she has a passion for teaching and mentoring the next generation of professionals.