Selina Tomasich

Upon leaving high school Selina worked in the financial sector for ten years before having time off to have children. Re-entering the workplace she established four businesses on the Sunshine Coast which were established then sold or exited. In each of these businesses, Selina was owner-manager and in one instance the CEO for a national chain. She then moved on to work in Corporate Management before formalizing her knowledge via tertiary qualifications.

Entering university as a mature aged student and completing dual degrees in Communication (Sociology and Public Relations majors) and Business (Management minor Marketing + Human Resource Management majors) Selina began teaching at the University of the Sunshine Coast as an ITAS  tutor (16 year experience), moving on to a mainstream tutor (14 years experience) before taking the role of Course Coordinator, teaching into 15 different courses. In addition, Selina has been heavily involved in supporting students as an ITAS indigenous tutor. 

Her area of knowledge is in Human Resource Management and she holds an MBA in Human Resource Management. Her teaching opportunities have seen her teach from the first year to Masters level in the Human Resource Management discipline, both in Australia and overseas universities.

As Course Coordinator Selina has written course material from nil to completion, for first-years to Master level and is experienced in writing academic curriculum and developing compliant content, as well as for TAFE delivery.

Selina along with two other academics developed an online interactive template that supports student learning in essay and report writing and the development of referencing skills in Harvard and APA style. This template has been licensed to John Wiley and is being distributed to universities throughout Australia, Asia, India, and New Zealand.

Selina has co-authored academic publications regarding designing pedagogically informed learning technology and has written case studies for academic texts regarding establishing the technology in a university setting. 

Always passionate about providing opportunities for learning, Selina voluntarily established the Enactus Team at USC, growing this global student organization from zero students and nil projects to over 200 students and 10 projects. In comparison, other Australian Enactus regional teams numbered less than 20 members and two projects. The rationale of Enactus is to provide an opportunity for university students to undertake community projects and using business principles, grow these into sustainable enterprises.

Projects developed included working with Red Cross, Rotary International and setting up training programs in the slums of Manila. This project, rebranded in 2015, is now an officially recognized Australian charity Hair Aid and is a global brand.  The USC Enactus team under Selina’s guidance was awarded nine times, and students were offered employment with industry leaders. For her involvement, Selina was awarded Faculty Advisor of the Year in 2012 and was selected to address the Enactus World Cup in Mexico on best practices. As a result, the Asian Manager for Coke-a-Cola approached Selina with an opportunity to engage eight students in paid internship positions.  As well, Disney USA provided pathways for five university students under Selina’s tutorage. 

In 2011 Selina was recognized in regard to her social media development and attended ADtech, a social media conference attended by the top social media experts globally. Her work in developing online educational tools has seen her achieve an international global patent for online technology, which required proving the development of new knowledge in computer technology.  This patent is current still.

Selina is actively involved in the community, with numerous engagements. She counts her networks as a valued asset and welcomes any opportunity to engage with the business community.  She has been a judge for the Community Chamber of Commerce awards for eight years, volunteered with indigenous businesses (20 years), worked in the Corporate Social responsibility programs with Gerry Harvey (Harvey Norman Stores) and Qantas, as well mentored significant indigenous artists such as Yindi Artz (Deadly Award Nominee and globally awarded indigenous artist).  She has been an Executive member of Business and Professional Woman, awarded by Lord Mayor Jim Sorley for exceptional business practices, and been nominated for her engagement with Engagement Australia. 

In 2014 Selina was selected to develop an entry strategy into the Chinese market for education. Her networks provide me an opportunity to work with the Foreign Office, and she presented an educational presentation at Xiamen to 100 university delegates.  This resulted in the opportunity to present to 14 universities in a three-day period and provided QLD RTO pathways to deliver in China. 



Degree B/A Communication/Public Relations B/Bus Management/ Human Resource Management /MKT  The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Sippy Downs, QLD, Australia


Post Grad Diploma in Human Resource Management

Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia


Post Grad Cert Human Resource Management

Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia


Foundations of University Teaching

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Sippy Downs, QLD, Australia


Master of Business Administration (MBA)  Human Resource Management

Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia


Post Grad Diploma U21 Online Facilitation

Graduate School for Global Leaders


Diploma Online Social Media

The Australian Leadership Academy, Australia


TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course 

2016 – Current

Bach Education (Hons)

University of Tasmania


Queensland Teachers Registration #894055