About Us

The Managing Director of Redleaf Training and Consultancy is Jacqueline Quirke.

Jacqueline holds a Master of Community Health (University of Sydney), Graduate Diploma in Health (University of Sydney), Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Diversional Therapy) (University of Sydney) and a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.

Jacqueline has worked in the educational field for over 15 years and has specialised in teaching mature aged learners in the aged care sector. 
Jacqueline has held a number of roles including lecturer at the University of Sydney, Aged Care Quality Assessor and member of the Higher Awards Panel and Director and Business Manager of Redleaf College of Professional Education (a Registered Training Organisation).  Jacqueline now facilitates educational seminars for aged care staff (both large seminars and in-house training), writes training resources and books and undertakes consultancy work related to better practice approaches in aged care service provision (residential and community). 

Jacqueline has presented at many conferences and workshops related to diversional therapy, aged care and dementia both in Australia and overseas and is the co-author of two manuals (documentation and policy development) and two leisure programming and activity books (Starting Points for Programs and Activities / Books 1 & 2).

Jacqueline was a board member of the Diversional Therapy Association for over 10 years and undertook the roles of President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Jacqueline was a finalist in the Young Business Women's Category in the 2001 Telstra New South Wales Business Women's Award.

With her colleague Dr Gabrielle Koop, Jacqueline has recently written multiple training resources for the Community Services and Health Training packages.