Meet our Academic Staff

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Mr Dominic Buchta FCES

COLLEGE PRINCIPAL and SENIOR LECTURER in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Dominic Buchta joined Patrick’s College Australia (PCA) in 2009 and has been working in vocational education since 1996. He was appointed Principal in September 2020 after more than a decade of teaching business administration at the College. He holds several qualifications in business, training design and development, and hospitality management. His professional background prior to teaching includes a wealth of experience in marketing management, club administration, the cosmetics industry and the Australian Army Reserve. He has guided hundreds of young women and men to success in gaining paid employment.

Dominic has won numerous accolades throughout his 25 years in management and vocational education which include the Rotary Pride of Workmanship Award, and the Tyrell’s Wines Study Tour Bursary  where he helped with their 2002 vintage. He has also been sought after to write curriculum for TAFE NSW, Clubs NSW and Cengage. Dominic is committed to lifelong learning and is currently studying Mandarin. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Office Professionals and is a Fellow of the Commercial Education Society of Australia.

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Mrs Sandra Newdick

LECTURER in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Sandra Newdick joined PCA in 2017 as a Lecturer in Business Administration. She has been teaching for over fifty years in vocational education and is an expert examiner in keyboarding and document production. As well as several qualifications in business administration, Sandra has completed a Teacher’s Diploma with Pitman’s in London, UK. Her teaching style is also complemented by many years of experience as a secretary and office manager herself. Sandra is a Member of the Commercial Education Society of Australia.

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