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Nerida Wong

Nerida is a highly experienced teacher/trainer, writer, content developer, researcher and editor. She has worked for and with organisations such as the Departments of School Education and TAFE, the University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, the Australian Museum and Allianz Insurance.

Nerida is a thorough and effective academic editor and writer and has worked on a range of text types including academic texts, multi-authored research books and web sites as well as Annual Reports.

Nerida and her team developed the pilot of the very successful Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) course for TAFE students. She developed and co-wrote the compulsory core unit: Apply critical and evaluative language and learning skills. The unit included mandatory assessment events and their marking criteria. She developed and wrote the accompanying training package, including a user manual which she delivered to TAFE TPC teachers in training sessions across NSW. Nerida has created assessment examinations for this course and supervised their Board of Studies approved marking panels.

In addition, Nerida researched, developed and wrote the Allianz General Insurance training package in Plain English, designed to translate easily into Vietnamese and other Asian languages. The package included a manual of clearly structured and expressed relevant information along with training strategies aimed at trainers and trainees, including self-paced online options and workbooks.

Nerida has worked as a Plain English advisor to various TAFE sectors, in assessment creation, locating problems and implementing solutions.


Nerida's qualifications

Bachelor of Arts with a triple major in Education, English and History from the University of Sydney.

Diploma in Education and Teaching Certificates from both the Department of School Education and the Department of Tafe.

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with the Language, Literacy and Numeracy add on component.


Nerida's awards

  • Pride of Work, St George College
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Sydney Institute