Rose Kling

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Rose Kling

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Teaching Fellow
Tasmanian School of Business & Economics

Room 306, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2315 (phone)

Dr Rose Kling has worked with UTAS since 2012 delivering postgraduate units in Workplace Literacy, Communication and Attributes. In July 2015, Dr Kling was appointed to the role of Work Integrated Learning Teaching Fellow within the School of Business and Economics TSBE.

Rose was awarded Teaching Merit Certificates in recognition of teaching excellence in 2015 and 2016.


Before joining the University of Tasmania, Rose was a sessional lecturer with the Brisbane campus of CQUniversity from 2004 to 2010, lecturing in a range of business and management units. Rose also tutored with Griffith University in Business Statistics within the School of Psychology.  During that time Rose was also Managing Director of a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) located in the city of Brisbane and delivering business training for many private, government and enterprise organisations across Australia.

Returning to her home state of Tasmania late 2012, Rose took on the role as Coordinator of Business Management with the University of Tasmania and has since also opened a new training organisation in Hobart. Rose has previously owned and operated a Newsagency / Bookshop and other small businesses.

In July 2015, Rose took on a new role within UTAS through the School of Business and Economics as the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Teaching Fellow.  In this role, Rose will continue the strong commitment to embed WIL into the curriculum to enhance student experience and graduate outcomes.

Rose also has academic oversight of the Corporate Internships Program as well as working with academic staff across the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics to embed WIL into the prospectus.

Career summary


DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
MEd (TESOL) University of TasmaniaAustralia2015
MLitt (Master of Letters, Creative Writing)Creative WritingCentral Queensland UniversityAustralia2012
PhDExamining the Links Between Self-perception and Adult Learning: Highlighting the Parallels for Educators and Learners.University of New EnglandAustralia2010
MTmgDev (Master of Training and Development)Examining Factors which Enhance, Impede and Affect Adult Learner Perception of SelfEdith Cowan UniversityAustralia2003
BSc (Psych)Bachelor of Science (Psychology)Edith Cowan Universtity, WAAustralia2003
Graduate Certificate
Management (Learning)
Diploma, Business Management  Australia2010
Certificate IV Training and Assessment  Australia2010
Diploma, Training and Assessment   Australia2007

Languages (other than English)



Professional practice

  • AFHERDSA    Associate Fellow, Higher Education Research and Development Society
  • MAITDAP       Australian Institute of Training & Development (Accredited Practitioner)
  • GAICD            Australian Institute of Company Directors (Graduate)
  • MALA             Adult Learning Australia (Professional Member)
  • AIM                 Australian Institute of Management (Associate)
  • TCAL              Tasmanian Council of Adult Literacy
  • ALSO              Adult Literacy Support Officer (Skills Tasmania - 26Ten)
  • Tas TESOL     Tas TESOL
  • DPAC              Women's Register.

Committee associations

  • Member of UTAS Academic Senate - Student Experience Committee
  • Member of Golden Key International Honour Society.

Administrative expertise

  • Managing Director
  • CEO / Director
  • IT Helpdesk Supervisor
  • Workplace Trainer and Assessor
  • Senior Account Manager
  • Training Consultant
  • AQF Compliance and Auditing Consultant
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Consultant.


Business Management, Workplace Learning and Assessment (and Work Integrated Learning), Frontline Management, Business Management, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Presentation Skills, Language and Literacy, Training and Development, and Theories of Adult Learning

Teaching expertise

My background is in workplace learning, general management, HR and business. Post-graduate units I developed and taught with my previous role with UTAS are:

  • Workplace Literacy
  • Workplace Communication, and
  • Workplace Attributes.

Prior to joining UTAS,  I taught undergraduate and postgraduate students with CQUniversity, in:

  • HR Mgmt and Development
  • HR in Organisations
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Applied Business Research
  • Business Analysis & Communication
  • Strategy Formation & Initiative
  • People Work and Organisations
  • Organisational Change
  • Performance Management
  • Innovation and Change, and
  • Operations Management.

Other Teaching Expertise:

  • Business Research Methods and Statistics
  • Advanced Facilitation Skills
  • Advanced Assessment Practice
  • Mentor in the Workplace
  • Organisational Training Needs Analysis
  • Design and Develop Learning Strategies
  • Adult Language and Literacy Skills.

Teaching responsibility

BAA321 Corporate Internship

BAA322 Corporate Internship

BAA708 Corporate Internship

BAA709 Corporate Internship

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  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Workplace Learning
  • Adult Learning
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Communicative Language Teaching.

Research Themes

Rose has several research interests. Predominantly, her research has focused on Adult Learning and Workplace Learning and opportunities to improve learning outcomes through situational and authentic learning methods designed to enhance transfer of learned outcomes to a workplace environment.

Rose’s current research interests aligns to several of the University’s research themes for creativity, innovation and sustainability in business, and, in particular, in embedding work integrated learning teaching methodologies to enhance the transfer from learning to the real world environment. Rose also has research interests in diverse learning environments, with particular reference to the language and power in the learning community, and how this may affect learning outcomes. Similarly, Rose is also hoping to research communicative language teaching to facilitate learning outcomes for students with English as a second language.

Other research interests include examining outcomes from embedding academic and business writing skills in first year university programs with the expectation to enhance, not only the learning outcomes for local students, but also for international students.


Rose is currently involved in a research program investigating how the transfer of skills from a learning environment to a workplace environment can be enhanced with the use of the classroom as a professional experience (CAPE).

Current projects

Rose is involved in a number of research projects including:

  • Class as a professional experience (CAPE) – Rose is part of a team of four researchers investigating the CAPE teaching approach.
  • Learning Power and Politeness in International Business Communications - this project is designed to examine the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) model for teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP).
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Evaluation Tool - the aim of this project is to develop a 360° evaluation tool for measuring effectiveness of WIL projects.

Fields of Research

  • Organisation and Management Theory (150310)
  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education (130108)
  • Small Business Management (150314)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Workforce Transition and Employment (939908)


Rose has contributed to the research with a number of conference papers and a chapter in a research textbook. The list of her publications and titles are outlined below.

Total publications


Journal Article

(1 outputs)
2009Kling MR, 'In job interviews for managerial positions, applicants are often asked: 'What is your leadership style?' What answers would you expect in response, and how does that guide your recruitment decisions?', Training and Development in Australia, (April) pp. 33. ISSN 1839-8561 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2011Smith L, Kling MR, 'The Impact of Self-Perception on Vocational Learning', Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice, Springer, Ralph Catts, Ian Falk and Ruth Wallace (ed), Netherlands, pp. 243-257. ISBN 978-94-007-1539-4 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1539-4_16 [eCite] [Details]


Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
2015Kebble P, Kling M, 'Learning Power and Politeness in International Business Communications: A reflective approach to researching learning and teaching in English for specific purposes (ESP) within a community learning environment and with particular reference to the language of respect', WEI International Academic Conference Proceedings, 11-13 April 2015, Vienna University, pp. 1-6. ISSN 2167-3179 (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Kebble P

2012Kling MR, ''Examining the Links Between Self-Perception and Adult Learning: Highlighting the Parallels for Educators and Learners.'', The IISES International Interdisciplinary Conference Proceedings, 15-18 April, Palermo, Sicily, pp. 1-29. ISBN 978-80-905241-0-1 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Kling MR, 'Insights into self-perception and adult learning; interviews with thirty one adults', 47th Annual National Conference, 8-10 November, Cairns, pp. 2-24. (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
2017Wong TL, Schonell SH, Kling MR, Clark Sophie, Gao Lingling, et al., 'Understanding the Experiences and Challenges of Chinese Immigrant Entrepreneurs Operating a Business in an Australian Regional Economy: The Case of Tasmania', Asia Institute (UTAS), Hobart, 1 (2017) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Wong TL; Schonell SH; Clark Sophie; Gao Lingling; Wickham MD

Grants and Funding

  1. Class as Professional Experience (CAPE Tisbe), UTAS 2013, $7550.
  2. Learning Power and Politeness in International Business Communications, UTAS 2016 $4,195.
  3. Developing a 360 degree evaluation tool for work integrated learning, UTAS 2016, $7,838.
  4. A pilot research project of Chinese migrant entrepreneurs operating in an Australian regional economy, Asia Institute (UTAS) 2016, $25,000 .

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding


Research Supervision

Rose is currently supervising a Master of Commerce student researching Entrepreneurship, and 2 PhD candidates. Rose welcomes expressions of interest from new MA or PhD students in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Management
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • English Language Teaching
  • Entrepreneurship, or
  • Adult Education and Training and related fields.

Current 3

Completed 0




PhDAntecedents of Brand Ambidexterity2017