Dr Phil Rutherford<br/><span class='designation'>VET Researcher, Author And Systems Specialist</span>

Dr Phil Rutherford
VET Researcher, Author And Systems Specialist

Thinking outside the RPL Box: Lessons from successful RPL projects no-one has ever heard about

Speaker Biography

Dr Phil Rutherford is an internationally respected expert on vocational education and training. With over 25 years’ experience in the creation of first generation VET systems in such countries as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and in the Middle East. He continues to advise governments and Fortune 500 companies here and around the world on modern training and assessment practices that achieve economic, business and strategic outcomes.

Dr Rutherford is a recognised leader in the field of competency-based training and assessment. He has introduced cutting edge training and assessment processes into many countries and trained hundreds of students in modern VET and competency-based practices. He has published widely on the subject of competency-based training, assessment, recognition of prior learning, and VET systems and practices, and continues to be an advisor at the highest levels of government and the military.

Dr Rutherford lives in the Australian Capital Territory and continues to travel widely to present at national and international conferences. He is married with four children and enjoys music, reading and travel.