Featured Staff

Raffaela’s contributions to the College span over 30 years, from her initial engagement as English, Social Studies and Humanities teacher to her appointment as Principal of the College in 1991. Over the past 20 years, Raffaela has won a number of awards for the College; gaining state-wide and national recognition for leadership in Technology and Design, expanding the College’s service capacity to regional provider of Vocational Education to over 400 students from 39 State and ...

Anthony Gasson - Engineering, NCAT Technology Leader

We are pleased to welcome Anthony Gasson as the new Technology Programs Leader heading the Technology team at the college. Before coming to NCAT, Anthony was the Head of Technology at Whittlesea SC.   Anthony is an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer by trade and worked on both light aircraft and Commercial Airliners. He spent most of his time working with 747-400s. His vast industry skills in this area are perfect for teaching Engineering students with Tony Willie.     Anthony ...

Mark Fioravanti, Plumbing

Mark Fioravanti is our new plumbing teacher at NCAT. He has worked in the plumbing industry for 22 years. He is a registered plumber and has had a wide range of job roles in Victoria and interstate from site foreman to supervisor at a major water authority.   In 2008 he decided he wanted to give back and started instructing students, mentoring and teaching. He also worked at Apprenticeship Group Australia for five years as a trainer and coordinator.   Mark is delivering a new format ...

Mark Risicato, Building & Construction

While teaching commerce and IT in the 90s Mark Risicato became involved in building projects. He decided to leave teaching and become a registered builder and ran his own company for ten years. Mark has now returned to teaching but is teaching Building and Construction instead. Mark was involved in the design and construction of precast concrete residential structures which is quite different from traditional timber frame single and double story houses. The new perspective on construction ...

Nicholas Frewen, Department of Trades and Technologies

Nicholas is a uniquely gifted, award winning sculptural artist, furniture craftsman and teacher imparting knowledge and wisdom to our furniture making students.   Nicholas has produced furniture designs and fit-out delivery solutions for restaurants, retail outlets, local government and private commissions. Nicholas has also been commissioned for heritage and monumental restoration works to Melbourne’s iconic Regent Theatre and Royal Exhibition Buildings.   Exhibits at the ...

Peter Myers, Head of Music

Dr Peter Myers (PhD, MA, DipEd, BAHons)   Peter Myers studied and later taught at La Trobe University completing a Bachelor of Arts with first class Honours in Music in 1983, and a Master of Arts by research in composition and music analysis in 1988. In 1989, Peter travelled to the USA to study composition with the distinguished American composer, Eugene Kurtz, in Hartford Connecticut. In 1991, he graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Graduate Diploma in Education; and in 2006, ...

Shelley Scown, Department of Performing Arts

As an accomplished, award-winning professional vocalist, Shelley contributes an eclectic mix of passion and pizzazz to our Music Department.   With a successful career as a performing artist, recording artist, producer and advisor, Shelley brings over 20 years of career highlights from Australia’s ABC Radio, ABC TV, Channel 7 and the Australian Art Orchestra to our music students. On-stage performances at Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House and Sidney Myer Music Bowl, ...