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Brendan O'Keefe

Brendan O'Keefe


Mental Health First Aid Australia

★ CAREER COACH ★ I help people cultivate their career pathway, uncover their purpose and do the thing they love.


Mental Health First Aid Australia


In this newly established short term/part time role, I am assisting with the ongoing support and development of eLearning materials for nursing students, medical students and financial counselors.

There are a number of future roll-outs which I will also be involved in.

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I help people cultivate their career pathway, uncover their purpose and do the thing they love.

Curiosity lab


We are passionate digital producers specializing in a 21st century learning experiences and kick ass webs properties.

Ideo Music


I made magical music with a great songwriter, producer and singer, Basil Simon from the UK.


RMIT University


Casual teacher and edtech support. Blackboard curriculum development and sessional teaching.

In this position as E-Learning Support Consultant for the School of Global Urban Social Studies at RMIT University, part of my role is to provide support to the department and assist with the development of content and application enhancement on the Blackboard LMS.

I have also been facilitating the TAEDEL501A - Facilitate e-learning module as part of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for Mental Health Practitioners. This is vocational training is supplied by VDDI, the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative. I have also been building content for VDDI and RMIT in Blackboard LMS as part of a diploma course.

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University of Melbourne

★ CONTENT AUDITOR ★ - Web Enhancement Program

My role is as part of the Web Enhancement Program is to review, catalogue, and archive or decommission websites, and make recommendations to a diverse range of stakeholders regarding their content and websites.

To date I have removed over quater of a milllion files and over one hundered and seventy websites and blogs from the University domain




I was the primary publisher for Telstra Exchange which meant I looked after the editorial calendar, created and published blogs each day. I also moderated the comments, managed the community of bloggers and helped out on social media campaigns.

My role was part of the communications team that makes up Strategy and Corporate Services Online and Social Media which manages a number of websites and online channels, including:

■ Regular Telstra blogger –
■ Community management , moderation and engagement
■ Daily blog construction and publishing
■ Internal blogger relationship management and editorial calendar
■ External blogger outreach
■ Social media advice training for various business units and executives
■ Social media campaign strategy and support
■ Facebook and Twitter, YouTube, Slideshare publishing
■ Web & Social Analytics for reporting. Google, Radian6, Facebook insights
■ Media release publishing and content management for About Telstra section of

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The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

★ WEB MANAGER ★ - eSmart - Cybersafety and Wellbeing Initiative

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation's Cybersafety and Wellbeing Initiative aims to make cybersafety a normal part of every young person's life by equipping them to use technologies in ways that protect them from the associated risks.

An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls.

■ Strategic advice on teacher collaboration on the portal
■ Project management
■ Content development and management
■ HTML development requirements for the eSmart Schools websites build on SharePoint 2010
■ UAT, identify and solve technical problems
■ Assist in the development of online media, presentations and training materials
■ Visual communication design
■ E-learning content design and development




Victoria Walks is a walking for transport initiative funded and supported by VicHealth.
Victoria Walks has all the tools, information and support to make neighbourhoods safer and more walk-friendly. Some of the great things I did in this role were;

■ Present strategy options to EO and Board
■ I was technical adviser for emerging technologies (geo-mapping and collaboration)
■ Project managed and facilitated UAT (User Acceptance Testing)
■ Telephone and email support, training for Walking Action Group administrators
■ Visual communication design
■ Facebook and Twitter implementation and page design
■ Webinars on content management & social media marketing
■ Liaiseed with stakeholders and partner organisations
■ Email and social media campaign management
■ Google Analytics data reporting for management

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Slingshot - Social Enterprise


I worked at Slingshot Community Enterprise and Employment Centre (SCEEC) a program
Melbourne Citymission on a contract basis since its opening in March 2005. It a one of a kind youth service that simply supported young people to develop their ideas for self employment and work with them to ensure they completed a Certificate IV in Small Business Management.

I was able to utilize skills across a broad range of sectors: from youth work to information
and web based technologies; enterprise development to writing and motivational speaking and it was so very rewarding.

This was one of the best working experiences of my life and it's what has inspired me to pursue a new career in 2013. See Career Coach.

Duties included;

■ Pathway Planning
■ Career Advice
■ Community Development
■ Mentoring
■ Support & Advocacy
■ Database Development & Administration Support
■ Technology Integration
■ Business Presentations
■ Website Development
■ Marketing support



Frontyard is made up of co-located services and funded by Melbourne Citymission and the City of Melbourne.

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YSAS - Youth Substance Abuse Service -


I worked shirt work in a youth residential withdrawal unit for people under 25. This was a challenging role with may opportunities for learning about people and the nature of drug use.



This was back in the Interent God Rush days and KUSP was one of Australia's early start ups listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

I was responsible for integrating 3D photography technology into web CMS platforms including eCommerce systems for delivering retail 3D imaging.

Clients included; LEVIS, Spotlight, and Dick Smith.

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Briliant Brilliant Digital Entertainment -


Brilliant Digital was an early 3D animation pioneer and led the way in delivering high quality streaming of animated content online.

B3D also worked with major International Entertainment companies and Gene Simmons from KISS.

I was their principal web designer for frontend websites and for partner B3D showcase sites.


Pligrim Clothing


These were the early days of the digital camera and we used this technology to create in house photographic promotional materials.

We also used in house design to create a loyalty system for the Pilgrim brand and their 5 local retail outlets.

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Melodian/Mushroom Records


Wodonga TAFE

Dual Certificate IV in Career Development & Employment Services, Career Development

Other Qualifications

RMIT University

NEIS Program - Small Business Management

University of the District of Columbia

Music, Arts, Science

Balwyn High School

Life 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107 +

Living on Purpose, Life, People, Places, Passions