Ms Maria Peters

Bachelor of Arts (Monash), Master of Education Studies (in progress)
Appointed by the Minister
Term concludes 31.12.2022

Ms Maria Peters has held leadership positions within Chisholm Institute for 25 years and was CEO from April 2011 until December 2017. She was appointed Chair of the Adult and Community Further Education (ACFE) Board in August 2018 and to the VRQA Board in July 2018. Ms Peters has extensive experience in the vocational education sector within Victoria and internationally. Ms Peters has led significant educational innovation within the VET sector, aimed at improving participation and ensuring strong student and industry outcomes. She has been a member or participated in Government committees both at a state and national level in family violence, aged care, the automotive industry, vocational and higher education.

In 2017, Ms Peters was awarded the Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime achievement. At the start of 2018, Ms Peters received an honorary Doctorate in education from Swinburne University for her contribution to education quality, innovation in delivery, industry partnerships, student outcomes and success.

Ms Maria Peters, RMIT Council member
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer