John has been in training and education for 45 years and has taught, facilitated, mentored and trained clients across both the public and private sectors. He is at ease talking to both individuals and groups and is comfortable with all types of learner. He always tries to listen with an open mind to everyone's point of view and he gives unwavering support and encouragement to colleagues, clients and candidates.
He is a successful team leader and team builder and thrives on the challenges of adult education, especially in the workplace. In addition to his proven academic ability he has the attributes and the skills to make the difficult seem easier. Allied to this is his drive and enthusiasm and the often-needed sense of humour and patience to deal with the learner who might be uncomfortable or afraid of the learning process.
He offers an extremely high level of commitment to his work, based on originality, levelheadedness, professionalism and the desire to see improvements in all of his trainees. He has an ability to communicate to all types of learner and he loves nothing more than seeing people succeed in their chosen profession.
His qualifications and accreditations include:
Fellow of the British Association of Physical Trainers
Jan Potter has over 45 years’ experience in Business Management.
After several years working as a Private Secretary and Personal Assistant, predominately in the Real Estate sector, her love of health and fitness led to her owning and operating The Aerobic Workshop, one of Perth’s premier exercise facilities in Booragoon, for over 16 years. The skills and knowledge developed over this time proved invaluable. Her understanding of customer service, personnel management and business management was the reason her business was so successful.
After leaving the Aerobic Workshop, she was offered the position of General Manager for a group of five Apartment/Hotels in the City centre. This added to her experience and gave her insight into all facets of the tourism and hospitality industry. This experience provided a thorough grounding in sales and marketing, with responsibilities for operational management.
In 2004, she was recruited as National Marketing Manager for the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.
Her love of the tourism industry and its variety of possibilities saw her take on many challenges and develop many opportunities, not only in sales and marketing but in other areas such as daily operations, system implementation, infrastructure refurbishments, mentoring, and training and development. Her record of achievements is well documented.
When the multi-national organisation Aspen Parks, purchased the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, she embraced the opportunity to take on the role of Director of Sales and Marketing for the three Aspen Resort properties – Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Ningaloo Reef Resort and Kununurra Country Club Resort. From there, she was appointed National Director of Sales and Marketing for the entire portfolio of Aspen Parks and Aspen Resorts (over 50 Parks and Resorts Australia wide).
Jan has over 16 years’ experience in Tourism and credits her key asset as developing and maintaining strategic relationships within this highly competitive field. In 2014, she said goodbye to the tourism industry to focus on assisting her parents and their medical problems. Being at home looking after her family, gave her the chance to assist in the business and compliance management of Training Worx (Aust) Pty Ltd. (Registered Training Organisation: 52508)
She has been a Director of Training Worx (Aust) Pty Ltd. since its inception in 2005 and has been responsible for the accounting and compliance aspect of the business since then.
For the past six years, her position has evolved from an assistant role to that of RTO Manager as the business has continued to expand and grow. Her specialist areas of expertise are administration, business management and customer service.
“TELL ME AND I FORGET. TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN.” – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
My experience comes from several areas of industry. Each one has provided me with an insight into how people learn. Everyone learns differently and as a VET Trainer and Assessor the method and approach of this education system is so flexible and can be customised to suit the candidate. That’s what I love about VET.
Learning can be fun and focused at the same time. Being part of an individual’s passion to learn and succeed is for me a great experience, we develop through our interactions with individuals and groups, this is how we learn and grow as people. Life experience builds our resume, develops our practical skills and experience, this can be transferred into a portfolio of evidence and certification, adult learning is an adventure.
Hopefully we can inspire you to share your knowledge and experience with us, so we can transfer that into an enjoyable learning experience for you and I, and to give you recognition to build on your educational achievements.
Bill has been involved with secondary education for over 40 years. For most of the latter part of his teaching career, Bill worked in adult education with students ranging in age from 18 to 80! He is at ease talking to both individuals and groups and is comfortable with all types of learner. His roles included lecturer, student advisor, teacher trainer (state wide), level 3 teacher assessor and course co-ordinator for the Certificate 4 in Tertiary Preparation Studies. Bill wrote, developed and taught the mathematics components of that accredited course.
Bill has successfully authored or co-authored some 12 texts for revision of secondary mathematics. He has been, as a Pearson associate, a writer for Naplan and Olna in WA, and for final exams in India and the United Arab Emirates. Over a period of 30 years, he has built an exam business supplying exams to schools throughout WA and south east Asia.
With his background in business and adult education, Bill is ideally placed to offer guidance to those involved with the development of a career in training and assessment.
As with all educators, Bill’s greatest pleasure comes from seeing his guidance result in success for those in his charge.
BSB51107 Diploma of Management (in progress)