Tracey Millar joins the AITC

Tracey Millar has recently joined the team at the Australian Industry Trade College as the Principal of the new Ipswich Campus, which opens in January 2020. Tracey started her career locally, at Ipswich Girls Grammar, where she worked as a teacher for twelve years. Following this, Tracey spent three years in universities, one year at the University of Southern Queensland and two years at QUT, where she lectured pre-service teachers.

Tracey later moved her family to Tennant Creek, a remote service centre in the Northern Territory, to teach Aboriginal students. Tracey wanted to fully immerse herself in the culture of the local community in order to teach in a manner that was informed by the ethos and values of the families she was interacting with. She both taught and mentored while working at Tennant Creek High School.

When she returned to Queensland, Tracey bought and managed her own hospitality business and concurrently, worked in executive and leadership roles in a number of large, privately owned Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). She has recently returned to education, as she says “the desire to be in the school system never left me”. “The Australian Industry Trade College is the perfect fit,” says Tracey, “it is the best of both worlds.”

“I have personal experience with both vocational and university pathways for young people, as one of my children went to university, and the other pursued a VET qualification. They are both excelling in their chosen paths, and I am pleased to have been able to see them given equal opportunities,” says Tracey.

Tracey’s experience in schools, RTOs, and running her own business has given Tracey the well-rounded experience that makes her the perfect person to lead the AITC’s Ipswich Campus. Tracey is excited to have returned to Ipswich to lead the AITC’s newest Campus as it prepares to open its doors to the first intake of students in Semester 1 of 2020.