Lecturer in the FAST program / Gippsland Campus

Carmelina Manzo


Carmelina is a Lecturer in the FAST Program at the Gippsland Campus. She has been teaching in the FAST Program for 6 years. Carmelina has extensive experience working with students in enabling programs in both an administrative and academic capacity.
Program Coordinator & Lecturer, FAST program and Diploma of University Studies / Mt Helen Campus

Michelle Briede


Michelle is the Ballarat coordinator for the Embedded Academic Transitions (EAT) courses. She has previously worked in the FAST program and the EAT courses at the Gippsland, SMB and Mt Helen campuses. Michelle has had over 10 years' experience working in education across Australia as a teacher, trainer and lecturer in early childhood, primary and adult education environments. Michelle has worked with Federation University Australia since 2012. Michelle's research focus is on teaching pedagogy and improved education experience, student success and retention. Her Masters in Education focuses on transition between educational settings.
Lecturer in the FAST program & Associate Degree of VET / Mt Helen Campus

Liam Frost Camilleri

Liam has worked as a secondary school teacher (both private and public), primary school teacher, a TAFE instructor and in Higher Education for over 15 years. Liam’s interest lies in helping students learn and become the best academics that they can become.

Liam has completed his Masters of Education, focusing on VCAL teachers in the VET sector and how they navigate the literacy and numeracy demands of their students. He continues to research in the area of literacy and numeracy for adult learners, has begun his PhD and has shared many of his ideas at various conferences.
Program Coordinator, Literacy Lecturer & LANTITE support / Mt Helen Campus

Naomi Nelson

Naomi Nelson has a Master of Education - University of Melbourne – 2016, a Specialist Certificate of Literacy Leadership – University of Melbourne – 2016, a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Teaching – University of Ballarat – 2001 and is a lecturer and literacy coordinator at Federation University, Mount Helen.

She educates pre-service teachers and works with colleagues to deliver contemporary and engaging literacy courses. Beginning her career as a primary teacher, Naomi’s experience in education spans 20 years where she has held various positions specialising in the literacy field.

Naomi was a literacy coach for the Grampians Regional Office, literacy leader at a Melbourne primary school and a literacy consultant for the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne.

Naomi is a doctoral student at the University of Tasmania researching the potential effects of medium on reading comprehension.

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