Deslea holds the following qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Certified Practicing Project Manager
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Deslea is a member of the following professional organisations:

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Australian Institute of Project Management
  • Business Continuity Institute (Associate)

Deslea has also undertaken short courses and units in the following subject areas:

  • Economics
  • Technology and software development
  • Administering contracts
  • Superannuation administration
  • International development
  • Tendering, contracting, and outsourcing
  • Risk and insurance management
  • Fraud control
  • Business continuity
  • Intellectual property management