Dr Camilla Couch

BA, DipEd, GradDip(TESOL), PhD (Education)
Honorary Associate
A35 / 307
The University of Sydney

Camilla Couch is an innovative senior program manager and award-winning educator with extensive experience in pathways education and program design. She is a highly skilled collaborator with the proven capacity to establish, build and sustain strategic partnerships with the government and non-government sectors and deliver outstanding program outcomes and significant social impact. Camilla has demonstrated exceptional skills and experience in cross-sectoral project management; social/collective impact; service review, strategic planning and program evaluation; governance, compliance and leadership; applied teaching and learning, and integrated student support.

Premiers Public Sector Award: for fostering the journey from school to work for young
offenders in Macquarie Fields.
TAFE NSW Staff Social Justice Award
NSW Teachers Federation Eric Pearson Travel Grant: to conduct research on the new market-driven, further-education policies in the UK.
Prime Ministers Award for Community Business Partnerships: for the Millers Point
Youth and Community Partnership
TAFE NSW Social Inclusion Award for Partners in Learning and Community Enterprise

  • Principal consultant, NCOSS NSW Council of Social Service Social Equity Works 2021, "Issues, barriers and perceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine among culturally and linguistically diverse communities in NSW."
  • Consultant, Deakin University, "Student Retention, Mentoring & Coaching Project, Master of Business Administration."
  • Social Inclusion Blueprint Consultant, Social Equity Works, "Education and Training Audit for Redfern-Waterloo Program", logic planning and evaluation framework
  • Community engagement consultant, Box Hill TAFE Community Education Development: food production social enterprise plan
  • Consultant advisor, Community Colleges Australia 2018 Western Sydney Regional Economic Skills Forum
  • Assistant Director,  Sydney Institute for Community Language Education, University of Sydney
  • Assistant Director, Student Learning & Community Engagement, TAFE NSW Sydney Region
  • Community learning head teacher and program manager, Sydney Institute
  • Outreach head teacher/coordinator, South-Western Sydney Institute
  • Board member, CHASS National Council for Humanities and Social Science

Research paper
  • Couch, C. (1996) "The Effect of the Market Ethic on the British Further Education and Training Sector", NSW Teachers Federation, Sydney.

Doctoral thesis
  • "Promising Futures: Families, Vocational Education and Equity in Australian Senior Secondary Schooling": a qualitative study investigating how senior public schools shape academic and vocational success in contrasting class contexts and what social, cultural and economic resources and strategies do families employ to negotiate these senior school environments. This research had a strong historical, sociological and education policy focus in particular the positioning of VET in Schools in the broader social, cultural and economic context.

Principal consultant, Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) Social Equity Works 2021, "Online Delivery Feasibility Study 2021, The Therapeutic Community Training Course."