Professor Greg Whateley

Greg began his teaching career (1975 – 1988) in the area of music and arts education at both primary and secondary level. He has taught at every level of formal education and has either, taught and/or researched, in four States and four Countries.

He commenced his work in the tertiary sector at the University of Tasmania in Hobart (1989-90) as a Lecturer in Music Education. He moved to Griffith University on the Gold Coast (1991-1999) as a Lecturer in Music Education and later (1997-1999) as a Senior Lecturer and Academic Manager of the Professional Initiatives Unit that assisted Faculties and Schools of the University commercialise products and courses.

He became Associate Professor and Director of the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (2000-2003) where he co-founded (with Ian Bofinger) Australia’s first ‘Virtual Conservatorium’. He also held the position of Head of School and Manager, Business Initiatives in the Faculty of Education and Creative Arts.

He took the position of General Manager and Professorial Head of School at the Australian Institute of Music  (2004 – mid 2005) before taking on the position of Education and Quality Manager at the National Centre for Language Training (mid 2005 – 2007) established as a Centre of Excellence by the Australian Government legislation in late 2004 and based at the University of New South Wales. He also held the position of Senior Visiting Fellow at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (2006 - 2008). Greg also held the position of Senior Visiting Fellow at Wesley Institute (2005- 2011). In 2008 Greg was appointed Principal of the Australian International Conservatorium of Music. He was also Consulting Chair of Arts Management at the Sydney Opera House in association with the Australian Institute of Music. In from 2011to 2015, Greg held the position of Executive Dean at UWSCollege (University of Western Sydney) researching and writing in the areas of Quality Management and eQuality.

He has worked closely with a number of private providers in the area of accreditation and quality assurance. He has significant experience in the areas of distance education, virtual education, music education, university and non-university accreditation, multiple mode delivery and executive/professional development education.

Greg is currently Executive Dean at Universal Business School Sydney (UBSS). He is author of more than 250 external publications and advises in the areas of accreditation, quality assurance, government reporting, eLearning, mLearning and bLearning. He is Consulting Deputy Dean and Chair of the Academic Board at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM); Member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change; a Reviewer for the British Educational Research Journal, Editor of the Handbook of Arts Management; and an Expert Reviewer (Arts Management) for TEQSA.