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Academics and educators

Meet the academics and educators


Throughout the four weeks you will meet two RMIT University academics:

Felicity Burns

Lecturer, College of Business, RMIT University

Felicity has over 12 years’ experience in marketing and communications, primarily in retail and the FMCG sector for global brands. She has worked on product campaigns across Europe and the UK as an account manager and project manager for large creative agencies in the United Kingdom. Some of her key clients include: Tesco UK, Amazon (Kindle), Microsoft, Sony, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, JVC, Nikon, Fuji, Apple and Estée Lauder.

Felicity has a degree in Communication & Design and postgraduate degree in Education. Before coming to RMIT, Felicity taught in the Higher Education sector for 3 years in Creative Advertising at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Felicity now lectures in advertising, and integrated marketing communications in the College of Business at RMIT, following her passion for communications. Felicity has a love of the arts and is enthusiastic about anything creative, digital, innovative and entrepreneurial.


Meet your Lead Educator and mentor who will take you on your journey over the next four weeks.

Lead Educator

Brett Stavenuiter
Business Program Manager, Senior Educator, Entrepreneur

Brett is cognisant of creating authentic, meaningful and engaging educational experiences for learners. His strength lies in involving and engaging learners in applying their knowledge to real life situations reflecting the work or discipline in which they are involved. He is a sought after speaker, participating in numerous business development conferences and seminars, and he is an active member of many business development associations in Australia.

With over 20 years as managing director of his own company specialising in business and educational consultancy as well as a building retail businesses, Brett has assisted over 8,000 aspiring entrepreneurs learn and set up successful businesses working across three continents.

Brett not only shares his own in-depth business knowledge and experience, he also facilitates learning by encouraging other entrepreneurs to share their knowledge and experience and he builds on these to provide the best possible outcomes for learners.


Rosie Johnston

Rosie has 25 years’ experience in developing and running her own businesses in the retail and service sectors. She has been a consultant to existing small business operators in Victoria for the past 15 years, providing training and advice on marketing, budgeting, systems, business planning, bookkeeping and financial management.

Over the last 15 years Rosie has worked in various marketing roles for organisations such as Alzheimer’s Australia (Vic.), Monash University - Faculty of Education and School of Political and Social Inquiry, Melbourne University Student Union (MUSU) and Melbourne River Cruises.

In addition, Rosie has provided business facilitation skills and accredited small business marketing and financial training for a variety of organisations.

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