Mrs Caryl Hertz


Senior Manager, Enterprise Group

School /
Work Unit

College of Business Office

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 5141


Building: 080
Level: 06
Room: 030

City campus


College of Business

Caryl Hertz

Caryl Hertz is the Senior Manager, Industry Engagement and Work Integrated Learning (WIL), with the College of Business. Caryl initiates, develops and grows mutually beneficial industry and community collaborations, sponsorships and relationships relevant to enterprise formation.

Caryl is responsible for leading various teams in the Industry Engagement and WIL portfolio, in the development and delivery of its major industry-wide programs. These include:

  • The RMIT Enterprise Group – Including activities such as the Social Enterprise Program, the Entrepreneur in Residence Program, Business Lecture Series and Special Projects.
  • The Business Plan Competition – Attracting a prize pool of over $100,000 cash and in-kind, and is a vehicle for talented RMIT student entrepreneurs to develop the necessary skills, experience and networks to harness their enterprises.
  • Alumni Relations – Fostering local and international connections between graduates, RMIT and industry as well as opportunities for lifelong learning, and providing engagement activities for graduates to volunteer as mentors, guest speakers, members of committees and focus groups.
  • Work Integrated Learning – Programs integrating academic learning with its application in the workplace as part of students’ studies, allowing significant contribution towards RMIT graduates’ work- and industry-readiness.
  • The New Enterprise Investment Fund (NEIF) – Promoting the entrepreneurial spirit of RMIT students, launching and providing financial and mentoring support for student-led ventures.

Caryl has previous industry experience in leadership, management, work integrated learning, alumni and industry engagement. With many successful years in education, vocational industry training and stakeholder management, she has had varied and extensive experience and has explored opportunities both in Australia and internationally.

She has presented papers at conferences on student mobility initiatives, both in Australia and the USA. As Case Editor through McGraw Hill, Caryl has also published a book on consumer behaviour.

Caryl’s presence on a variety of committees and boards has ensured that she is at the forefront of industry engagement opportunities and closely connected with industry leaders. Caryl was nominated as a Director to the board of the Australian Chamber of International Trade and has convened and served on a number of industry advisory committees. Caryl has previously been invited to participate and present training initiatives in Singapore, China and the USA. She has been involved in developing vocational training solutions for professional associations, the corporate sector and international delegations.