As Skills Strategies International’s Director, Sandra personifies our values and dedication to learning. She brings a longstanding career in the vocational education sector which has earned her a unique reputation with educational institutions and the private sector alike.
Skills Strategies International clients respond to Sandra’s authenticity, agility, industry knowledge and ability to innovate. Her business experience and vision ensure the organisation continuous to deliver highly effective and absorbing learning experiences to organisations and individuals.
Sandra is a passionate and enthusiastic learning and development professional with extensive experience in designing and delivering learning programs, consulting with business executives, and providing VET services.
Rides a Ducatti 696 motorbike, owns two Dalmatians, two lorikeets and is inspired by Tony Robbins –catalyst for change and strategist for success.
Steve is based in Mandurah and has been a trusted training professional for over 35 years. His knowledge and passion for online training has seen him develop and manage e-Learning systems and training resources for various state government and private organisations. Steve oversees our MOODLE learning management system and ensures a highly practical and engaging user experience.
An internationally accredited NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer with a passion for helping people and business realise their full potential, Steve manages Skills Strategies International’s, coaching department. SSI Coaching delivers individual, group and business coaching as well as delivering accredited NLP Practitioner training programs and personal development sessions.
It isn’t all about work though; Steve splits his recreation time between riding his Triumph Thunderbird Storm, exploring the regions back roads in his 4 x 4 or working in his urban, sustainable garden, combining aquaponics and permaculture techniques.
Tenille joined us in January 2016 and is a highly valued team member who brings a professional and mature attitude that resonates throughout the organisation.
With over 8 years’ experience working with various Registered Training Organisations,Tenille is in charge of managing the resulting and issuing of qualifications and compliance reports for government departments.
Tenille is our first point of contact and her willingness to support and positively geared communication ensures our clients receive a responsive and warm welcome.
Passionate about travelling, has done more travelling than some, not as much as others and still dreams of seeing the rest of the world. Loved diversity of culture and there is always something new to learn.
Jo has a strong background of GTO and RTO experience spanning over 18 years in the Western Australian VET arena. Her training supervisory and management roles within the mining and construction industry along with Government contracts has given her a wide variety of experience on which to draw upon her knowledge. Having previously completed qualifications with SSI as a student, and then working alongside of Sandra writing tenders, she has recently returned to us as our QCR Manager.
With a passionate but compliant approach to all that she does, Jo enjoys consolidating her years of various experiences into keeping SSI compliant and reviewing our practices so that the student can have a better experience each step of the way.
Jo is very approachable and has the uncanny knack of simplifying the legal jargon and regulations that abound us as an RTO.
Jo has an Associate Diploma in Horse Husbandry and Management and her first training role was teaching apprentice jockeys how to ride. Jo has travelled the world extensively and thrives on unplanned adventures.
Matthew has been involved in vocational education and training for 20 years. Commencing this work in Schools to develop VET in School programs that met the needs of the students and local industry. More recently he has work with a large Registered Training Provider to develop new and innovative courses as well as developing quality process for the delivery of VET in Schools programs.
He has just finished building by hand his first hollow wooden surfboard.
Christine has a vision for excellence in the training industry. Her background is within the Health Industry, Management, Human Resources and Training. Christine has been training in the health industry for 11 years.
Christine is a proud mother and business owner of Christal Clear Training.
Ross is one of the most authoritative permaculture teachers, designers and consultants in Australia
Ross is also one of the pioneers for introducing permaculture into the school curriculum, and he has held many workshops, talks and courses devoted to the integration of permaculture principles into the educational curriculum, as well as being involved in setting up permaculture-designed gardens in about twenty schools, both primary and secondary, private and state (public) schools. Ross had been a high school science teacher for over twenty five years.
In recent years Ross has focused on developing and delivering accredited permaculture training courses from CII through to Diploma Permaculture.
Ross has had a long involvement with wastewater treatment and reuse through his business Water Installations. Ross has developed a number of greywater reuse strategies and technologies, and a range of approved products, and has installed these in homes and commercial premises throughout WA.
Shaanti has over fifteen years experience working within a Registered Training Organisation environment, including developing, delivering and evaluating training and assessment, implementing standards, policies and processes and managing compliance.
Shaanti specialises in the facilitation and assessment of the Certificate IV and Diploma of Training and Education, Leadership and Management, Business and Project Management. Shaanti is known for her enthusiastic, engaging and fun training style and is also a qualified and passionate Instructional Intelligence and Tribes practitioner.
Lydia is our newest member and works with us in a part-time capacity whilst she is finishing her Undergraduate Psychology degree at Murdoch University.
Lydia brings a positive and diligent attitude to everything she does in life. This attitude combined with a strong belief in the transformative power of education and that we are all students of life-for life makes her a great addition to the team.
Lydia has been practising yoga for 10 years and dreams of travelling to India one day to meet a true Yogi Master.
Michael’s Retail and Business experience is gained through thirty years in the Retail Environment across many sectors, from fashion and discount variety all the way through to not for profit.
His expertise lies in Multi Site Management and developing retail teams capable of delivering results by utilising strong leadership and people management skills.
The last decade of his retail life has been spent helping a not for profit organisation achieve real retail results. Michael has seen first-hand how training and breaking down barriers to employment can give individuals the confidence and feeling of self-worth responsible for setting them on their way to success. This has inspired him to move into the training sector where he can help businesses and individuals gain the qualifications and training they need to take the next step.
Away from work Michael loves riding motorcycles, he races vintage motocross on a 1974 Suzuki and enjoys riding his road bike through the Western Australian countryside with a group of like-minded souls.
Lorraine’s background is in training and assessment of the MS Office suite, Business, Customer Service and Retail. Her passion is training, leaving a positive impression and ensuing her students walk away with the skills they came to acquire. She is energetic, patient and understands the need of her clients. She also has experience creating and instilling the use of correct procedures, moderation and validation. Lorraine has been working in the VET industry for over 24 years.
Lorraine’s main passion is catching up with her grandson. One of her lifelong ambitions is to start yoga and integrate herself in the spirit and passion of becoming a yogi trainer. She also loves to keep fit through HiiT, jogging, spin and cycling.
I have been in the Aged care industry for 15 years as a Carer/Coordinator of an Aged Care facility and also started up and coordinated an extremely successful Leisure Based day centre. For the past 3 years I have been a Trainer and Assessor.
I have really enjoyed being a carer for our elderly residents and being able to help them to do the every day tasks that we all take for granted. If I wasn’t there maybe they wouldn’t have had a shower that day or even eaten a decent meal. It is truly a rewarding job.
Now my passion is training others who want to look after our elderly and to pass on my stories and knowledge to them. This way they too can learn from my experience and put into practice what they have learnt.
One day we are all going to need some help and my wish is to have people out there in the workforce who want to be there and want to look after our older generation.
Aside from my passion for elderly people is my passion for my grandchildren. I have 3 wonderful grandchildren who I spend every available minute with having sleepovers, taking them swimming and weekends away, knowing that one day they will grow up and not want to hang out with Gran Gran as often as they do now.
Kynan returned from New Zealand at the start of 2019 to take up his role in the team providing Entrepreneurship Facilitation Services and Manager of Skills Strategies International Mandurah Office. He has quickly settled into the local community with his young family.
Kynan comes with a wealth of experience from his 10 years working in New Zealand’s Ministry of Social Development helping people to develop their future plans for independence. He worked from a role as an Employment Coordinator and Programme Coordinator up to roles managing Service Centres and Regional Employment Services. Kynan has also managed a Team for Workwise Employment Agency and been a vocational Counsellor for Odyssey House.
Outside of his full time employment Kynan has run several successful Martial Arts Clubs and holds black belts in several styles proving that with motivation anything can be achieved.