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To achieve our objective we have partnered with a number of organisations and a key group of individuals with the following criteria:

  • High levels of industry and workplace experience
  • Qualifications at all levels from the vocational to the academic.
  • Skills, knowledge and application acquired from working in a wide range of industry areas
  • National and International recognition as presenters, trainers and assessors
  • Experience of working at key levels in a variety of public and private institutions
  • Appropriate attributes for working in the required industry areas
  • A customer focus with a history of success in their chosen fields

     

JOHN POTTER – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER and Lead Trainer and Assessor

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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:

  • BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development
  • TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
  • BSB60407 Advanced Diploma of Management
  • BSB41412 Cert IV in Work Health and Safety
  • BSB40215 Cert IV in Business
  • TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • TAE40116 Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • BSB51107 Diploma of Management
  • TAA50104 Diploma of Training and Assessment
  • Master’s degree in management, Sheffield University, U.K.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, Leeds University, U.K.

Fellow of the British Association of Physical Trainers


  • My name is PAUL John Potter
  • I was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire – the Athens of the North
  • Best part of my job is seeing people get that light bulb moment, when they understand something, they thought was too hard for them to grasp.
  • I’m inspired by my Wife’s work ethic and steadfast nature
  • My best kept secret is - I would love to be a singer with the Temptations/Four Tops
  • I collect hi fi equipment – especially loudspeakers
  • I never leave the house without - my clothes on.
  • If I could live in any decade it would be 1970’s – because it was all peace love and beads and I was young and fit and healthy.
  • The person I’d love to meet (alive) would be DORIAN YATES – 6 times Mr Olympia
  • Because he is a singularly focused human being who overcame many difficulties to become a champion. He changed the face of bodybuilding. He was a pioneer.
  • On a Sunday afternoon, I like to go fishing, on my own! or ride my Gold Wing motorcycle.
  • If I were stranded on a desert island, I’d take my Swiss Army Knife
  • I love my family – wife, kids and dog in that order!

JAN POTTER – COMPANY DIRECTOR AND RTO MANAGER

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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.


  • My name is Jan Potter
  • I was born in Perth
  • Best part of my job is helping our clients
  • I’m inspired by my husband and also strong women
  • My best kept secret is – I can’t tell you or I will have to kill you
  • I collect clothes
  • I never leave the house without makeup
  • If I could live in any decade it would be now, yep even in these crazy strange times
  • Because – I think we can all learn from this and become better, kinder, calmer people on the other side
  • The person Id love to meet (alive or dead) would be Oprah Winfrey
  • Because she is such an inspirational woman
  • On a Sunday afternoon, I like to sit in the sun, have a glass of wine and overlook the river but I am usually cleaning or working ☹
  • If I were stranded on a desert island, I’d take my phone so I could call for help
  • I love my family, friends and my dog Tammi

Mark Farr

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“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.


  • My name is Mark Farr 
  • I was born in England 
  • Best part of my job is helping people to achieve 
  • I’m inspired by Bruce Lee 
  • My best kept secret is I was a Ballet Dancer 
  • I collect Film Memorabilia 
  • I never leave the house without my Car Keys 
  • If I could live in any decade it would be the 1950’s 
  • Because I love the movies from that decade 
  • The person I’d love to meet (alive or dead) would be Bruce Lee
  • Because I grew up with Martial arts and it had a huge impact on my life 
  • On a Sunday afternoon, I like to spend time in the garden and chill out 
  • If I were stranded on a desert island, I’d take my Wife 
  • I love Life

WILLIAM (BILL) PURCELL – Trainer and Assessor Consultant

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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.

Qualifications include:

  • Diploma of Teaching:   WACAE
  • Teacher’s Higher Certificate:    WACAE
  • Bachelor of Education (Mathematics):   WACAE
  • Level 3 Classroom Teacher:   Ed Dept of WA
  • TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • TAE40116 Cert IV in Training and Assessment (in progress)

BSB51107 Diploma of Management (in progress)


  • My name is Bill Purcell. 
  • I was born in Fremantle. 
  • Best part of my job is seeing people achieve a goal. 
  • I’m inspired by people from disadvantaged backgrounds using that background as a reason to achieve rather than an excuse for not achieving 
  • My best kept secret is (I can’t say-it’s a secret) 
  • I collect dust if I sit still for too long. 
  • I never leave the house without a list of what I’m going for. 
  • If I could live in any decade it would be the 70’s 
  • Because great music, personal freedom, make love not war. 
  • The person I’d love to meet (alive or dead) would be Nicola Tesla
  • Because of his brilliance in the invention of electricity and future developments in power. 
  • On a Sunday afternoon, I like to listen to Curtin FM-they have the best music. 
  • If I were stranded on a desert island, I’d take my solar powered radio. 
  • I love my wife, my family, the Australian cricket team and the West Coast Eagles, though not necessarily in that order.

Call us for further information on 08 9330 8314 or 0424323989 .

Alternatively, send us an email: [email protected]