Karen Seary is the Associate Dean of the School of Access Education at CQUniversity. The School hosts CQUniversity’s two enabling courses, the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) and the Tertiary Entry Program (TEP). She has been involved with STEPS in various roles as lecturer, campus coordinator and Head of Course since 1994. Karen also has overall management responsibility for the academic learning services offered by the Academic Learning Centre (Higher Education) and the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Centre (VET). Karen’s research interest centres on adult education, in particular, the creation of opportunity for educationally disadvantaged students through the experience of enabling programs. Karen is currently the Chair of the National Association of Enabling Educators Australia (NAEEA).