Peter LeCornu

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Current Position:
National Training Manager St John Ambulance Australia

Peter LeCornu joined St John Ambulance Australia as National Training Manager at the start of June 2004. He has responsibility for maintaining the RTO status for St John and producing course and learning materials for use across Australia. He is also leading the implementation of flexible learning and e-learning across the organisation. Significant projects that have been completed since joining St John include:

  • Development of a CD-ROM, Online and workbook learning options to support blended delivery of the Senior First Aid course
  • Development of a Skills Development Program for new St John volunteers, including workbooks, print and online learning resources
  • Implementation of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, including development of trainer resources, implementation of the TAA Toolbox and conducting RPL.

Prior to joining St John, Peter LeCornu has extensive experience as an executive manager at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) one of Australia’s leading providers of vocational education and training. For six years, he was the Dean of CIT’s largest Faculty with responsibility for Business and Information Technology education programs. He ensured that the Faculty has consistently delivered its student enrolment targets within budget. This required significant changes in education delivery practice at a time of shrinking funds. These changes were achieved through implementation of effective change management processes and staff consultation.

Mr LeCornu is recognised as an Australian leader in the implementation of flexible learning in vocational education and training. At CIT, he led the implementation of flexible learning centres, WebCT, the CIT Virtual Campus and e-learning. Nationally, he is a pro-active member of the Flexible Learning Advisory Group (FLAG), which advises the national training system on flexible learning. Mr LeCornu is responsible for the Industry Engagement and Networks projects within the Australian Flexible Learning Framework 2006, the $15 million national flexible learning change program. He is a regular presenter at conferences on flexible learning.

Mr LeCornu is also recognised as a leader in the management of information technology within vocational education and training. At CIT, he was actively involved in the implementation of all new information management systems and was an active member of the CIT Information Technology Committee. In October 2002, he worked with staff from Centralian College in Alice Springs to develop a three year Information Technology strategic plan.

Mr LeCornu is totally committed to implementing high quality, customer focussed learning solutions for individuals and enterprises. From 2000 to 2002, he chaired the CIT quality committee, guiding work to ensure that CIT complied with all requirements of the Australian Quality Training Framework. His commitment to flexible learning springs from his commitment to providing customised learning options for learners.


Educational Qualifications

M. Ed. (Education Management) from the University of Southern Queensland (received the 2001 Queensland Institute for Educational Administration award for Academic Excellence): 1999-2001

B. A. (TAFE) from the Canberra College of Advanced Education: 1982-84 

Graduate Diploma in Computing Studies from the Canberra College of Advanced Education: 1973-75 

B. Sc. from Adelaide University (majors - Applied Mathematics & Geophysics): 1970-72

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment: 2005


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Last Updated: 6 January 2006 by Peter LeCornu