Heather Jones


I qualified as an Accountant in 1964.  Next I worked for National Cash Register Co. for 1 year in their Computer Division in York St Sydney.  Following that I spent 2 years in the Women’s Royal Australian Air Force. When I completed my service in the WRAAF, I moved back to NCR and worked for them for 10 years in various states of Australia performing various programming duties. 

Next I was married and had two children.  I was divorced after 5 years and, being left to bring up two children alone, I decided that Teaching adults was a way that I could provide for the children and still be there for them.  I also had my own Accounting Practice that I could manage from my own home, so I acquired a Bachelor of Teaching (AVE), and proceeded to work for TAFE and private Colleges in the Gosford and Newcastle areas. 

During my time teaching, I taught such subjects as Computing, Accounting, Computer Accounting and Business Administration Subjects. I retired when I was 65 and moved to Tamworth to be near my family. 

My interests now are Croquet, Craft, Mah Jong, U3A both online and Tamworth, and playing cards (Solo, 500 and Cribbage). I joined the committee in 2014.

Since becoming Treasurer for U3A Online I have also helped with the editing and uploading of courses with the Programme Co-ordinator.

I have continued my own learning curve, completing a Graduate Diploma in Family History and also one in Psychology.

I believe, Learning is a continuing practice and helps to keep our mind functioning.