Adjunct professor, RMIT University

Gavin Moodie is an adjunct professor of RMIT. He worked in Australian universities for 35 years, mostly in administration. He has published over 50 refereed articles, chapters and encyclopedia entries on tertiary education policy and his book 'From vocational to higher education: an international perspective' is published by Open University Press. He is currently investigating the effects on universities of an earlier information revolution, Gutenberg's invention of printing in 1450.


  • 2010–2013
    Principal Policy Adviser, RMIT
  • 2002–2009
    Principal Policy Adviser, Griffith University
  • 1996–2002
    Head of Student Administration, then of Quality and Strategy, Victoria University, Melbourne
  • 1994–1996
    Deputy Executive Officer, South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre
  • 1989–1993
    Distance Education Manager, Manager Open Learning Project, Monash University
  • 1980–1989
    Various administrative positions, then Head of Secretariat, Deakin University
  • 1978–1980
    Administrator and production director, Australian Contemporary Dance Company
  • 1975–1978
    Administrative assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne


  • 2011 
    RMIT, Cartificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • 2006 
    UNE, PhD
  • 1982 
    Leo Cussen Institute of Continuing Education, Articles
  • 1981 
    University of Melbourne, LlB
  • 1973 
    University of Melbourne, BA (hons)


  • 2008
    From vocational to higher education: an international perspective, Open University Press