Chi Man Lau
Chi has worked as an independent contractor for many years specialising in RTO compliance, assessment validation, designing high quality customised training programs within the Transport and Logistics, Business Services and Training and Education Training Packages and delivering training and conducting assessment.
Chi holds a Bachelor of Education (Adult Education) Human Resource Development major, UTS; Certificate IV TAE and Certificate IV in Transport & Distribution (Road Transport). Chi has also worked for 10 years as a Principal Instructor for Safety Strategies Pty Ltd, a specialist provider of personal safety programs to the government and private sectors. Chi also holds a Master of Education (Adult Education).
A passionate trainer with a genuine interest in helping candidates, Chi is a great example to trainee trainers of what skills a well-rounded vocational trainer should possess.
Deanne has a deep background in all facets of Human Resources, including management coaching, employee relations and recruitment. She is also skilled in learning program design, development and training delivery.
Deanne has worked across multiple industries including telecommunications, call centre, healthcare, higher education, not-for-profit and vocational education and training.
For the past 7 years she has been involved in the development of TAE coursework, assessment design, validation of a range of qualifications and has developed and managed RPL pathways. Deanne is an experienced TAE and LLN trainer and assessor. She also manages professional development for CBD College trainers.
Having lived and worked in numerous countries, most notably seven years in North America, helps Deanne bring a global perspective to the classroom. Her experience working in both small business and multinationals helps her to relate to students from all backgrounds and successfully match training delivery to student needs. An experienced facilitator and coach, she is passionate about bringing out the best in people. She supports students in learning both the underlying theory and practical application.
Deanne holds a Bachelor of Business (double major - Human Resources Management and Catering and Hotel Management) as well as a TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment. She also holds the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) and the Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211). Deanne is currently studying to achieve a Master of Education (Organisational and Workplace Learning /Adult Education).
Joanne is one of our highly skilled team of TAE trainers and assessors. Based in Sydney, she is responsible for liaising with students regarding their assessments, training on a regular basis and is actively involved in continuous improvement strategies across the courses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Joanne comes from a workplace training background. She spent 12 years at Adecco Group where she worked her way up to be National Training Manager and was responsible for national training needs analysis, delivery and facilitation across the network of branches including sales, service delivery and product knowledge. Her previous positions have also included Training Co-ordinator at Clarins and senior HR positions in a number of large companies.
Jo holds the TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment. She also holds the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training qualification (TAE50111).
Joanna graduated with a Degree in Education from the University of Newcastle (1994) and a Masters in Education from the University of Sydney (2005). She spent the first few years of her teaching career as a foundation teacher in a new independent school north of Newcastle, followed by a stint overseas teaching for four years in London, before returning to Australia and teaching at St Catherine's School, Waverley and at Wahroonga Public School. Joanna also spent several years teaching undergraduate students in their final years of a Bachelor of Education degree at Macquarie University.
In 2001 she was the recipient of a NSW Minister for Education and Training and Australian College of Education Quality Teaching Award.
Joanna's strong interest in educational research and trends and in particular, her views on student centred learning and learning by doing, have helped to shape the unique TAE course that CBD College offers. As well as her degrees, Joanna holds her Cert IV TAE. She is an assessor, and occasional trainer for CBD College in Sydney. She also holds the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training qualification (TAE50111) and the Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211).
Courtney is a skilled trainer and assessor who brings a diverse level of experience to CBD College.
Based in Sydney, Courtney’s core responsibility is to train and assess our TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification.
Courtney is also the National Training Manager for RSA and RCG at CBD College. This role involves her overseeing all RSA/RCG staff, updating course materials, generating assessments and ensuring that CBD College is compliant with the L&G NSW Conditions of Approval.
Courtney comes from a small business-owner/operator background in the hospitality industry. However, has spent her last 10 years in the VET sector. This has comprised of delivering quality training to a diverse range of industries, to both small business operators to top tier corporate clients. Courtney’s background as a small business operator, combined with her experience as a trainer servicing a broad range of clients has developed a versatility, which has resulted in many positive testimonials.
Courtney holds the TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment and the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training qualification (TAE50111). Courtney also holds HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid & HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation.
Steve has spent his whole working career in occupational health and safety, starting at WorkCover New South Wales. He worked there for seven years before leaving for similar roles in private enterprise.
There is not much with regards to safety that Steve has not seen or been involved in, in his long career. Highlights include acting in the position of National OH&S Manager of a major Australian company, conducting countless training/auditing/site inspections, delivering general and site specific OH&S inductions in the field.
Steve finds great stimulation in training others and he enjoys the passing on of his years of knowledge of safety procedures and OHS legislation to future safety officers.
Steve holds a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Health and Safety. Steve also holds a Cert IV TAE.
Alka Jain comes from an Investment and Finance background. Having worked for over 15 years for many of the top 5 Investment Banks, Alka has been responsible for devising and conducting training programs for the graduate trainees of the bank in topics such as accounting, finance, business management, presentation skills and investments.
Her other duties included managing a portfolio of clients for their investment accounting and performance measurement reporting requirements.
Alka is a qualified accountant, holds the TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment. She also holds the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training qualification (TAE50111) and the Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211).
Phillip has a long history working in the resource sector and for emergency services across Australia. He began his career in NSW and obtained his trade qualification in fitting and turning for a large international mining company. After a decade of trade experience in the mining industry he began the development of his occupational health and safety career.
Phillip has worked as a firefighter with the NSW Fire Brigade and as a St John Ambulance volunteer in Port Hedland. In 1999 Phillip started working as an Emergency Services Officer / Industrial Medic and led response teams to manage emergencies within the mining industry, in remote parts of WA.
He began as a trainer in 2000 when he started teaching first aid for St John’s in Port Hedland. He added to his knowledge and experience and has enjoyed passing this on through training such as First Aid, Advanced First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation.
After leaving the mining industry Phillip has used his knowledge in safety and training as an Evacuation Consultant and contract safety adviser and trainer, assisting companies develop their Emergency Management plans to meet their requirements across WA. Phillip has been conducting WHS and First Aid training for CBD College for two years.
Her past positions in retail, recruitment and as a disability support worker have taken Natarsha all around the world however it was a desire to work within an adult learning environment that led Natarsha into the VET sector in 2007 when she joined the Technology Institute of Victoria (TIV).
Natarsha’s past roles as a Trainer and Assessor have enabled her to develop knowledge of Education and Training in the VET sector. Natarsha has trained and assessed courses at Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma levels and has also been responsible for developing curriculum for these courses. Natarsha has delivered customised courses in General Education for Adults, English & ESL, Microsoft Office package, Time Management, Customer Service and Workplace Skills, drawing on her experience in teaching English, Retail, Business, Leadership & Management, Trainer and Assessor and Store Management.
Natarsha started her full time employment with CBD College in early 2018 and has been an invaluable asset to the Melbourne team. She has shown a passion for teaching adults and classroom facilitation.
Her qualifications include: Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111), Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211), Certificate IV in Training and Education (TAE40110), Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). Natarsha is currently completing a Diploma of Counselling, (CHC51015) and a Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development. Other quals include a Cert IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015) , Cert IV in Business (BSB40215) and a Cert IV in Business Administration (BSB40507).
Stan has a breadth of experience having lived and worked in many countries and across various contexts. He moved to Australia from England in 1981 and since then has worked in industries including; retail, telecommunications, information technology (IT), corporate training, middle management and vocational education and training (VET).
Stan is an affiliate of the Think on Your (TOYF® Network) and has conducted all of their five programs across Australia. Stan has also conducted Customer Relationship Management (CRM) training across Asia and North America for Siebel Systems.
After returning from an overseas stint in Singapore in 2003, Stan took on the role as the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Manager for a national IT training company. This enabled him to learn and practise the importance of adhering to RTO standards and to build quality into every component of a training company.
As a VET workplace trainer and assessor, Stan conducts training and assessment at several Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) levels including Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma.
Stan bases his training style on ‘wrapping’ the learning around ‘each’ learner, making it relevant, meaningful, and achievable to them. He brings a wealth of vocational training and assessing experience to his role as trainer and assessor at CBD College. Stan is passionate about training and is a wonderful addition to our Melbourne and Zoom TAE teams.
Stan’s qualifications include; Master, Bachelor and Diploma of Education (Adult); Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50216), Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111); Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116); Diploma of Project Management (BSB501407); Diploma of Management (BSB 51107); Certificate IV in Facilitation (30783QLD); Diploma of Business (BSB51004); Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management) (BSB41004).
Ian Freeman is a recognised OHS practitioner with the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) and holds an Advanced Diploma in Work Health and Safety, an Advanced Diploma of Management, a Diploma of Hospitality Management and a Cert IV TAE. Ian originally came from the hospitality industry where he spent many years as a OHS coordinator and Kitchen Manager. Since then, Ian has had extensive experience training Diploma and Cert IV OHS as well as Diploma and Cert IV Hospitality management. This strong training background has seen him develop skills in mentoring students, designing and delivering off site training workshops and developing training and assessment material for Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level classes.
Ian is the OHS Coordinator for our Melbourne campus and is responsible for completing safety audits, risk assessments and producing health, safety and wellbeing programs for internal and external stakeholders. He was also responsible for resource development on a significant scale.
Ian comes on board with CBD College as our permanent OHS trainer in our new training room in the Paramount Centre, Melbourne.