About Us

WA Advanced
Training Academy

We are a registered training organisation (RTO: 52316)

WA Advanced Training Academy is a professional training centre that offers career education to Western Australians. We are passionate about delivering high-quality courses in the most up-to-date and innovative ways possible, for maximum student outcomes and employer satisfaction.

Our directors have been around for over 30 years in the industry, bringing with them real skills and knowledge from their careers.

The Academy opened its doors in 2010 with the vision of providing professional training to those who want it – no matter where you live.

Experienced Trainers

Our trainers have years of experience in their field, and they have strong interpersonal skills. They will push you to reach your potential by making sure that the training is both fun and interesting.

We Believe in Good Relation

One of our core values is to treat others with dignity and respect. This means we always deal fairly, honestly, and in good faith with each other.

As an RTO, we comply with the national guidelines for RTOs, which are called Standards for RTOs 2015. We also follow the requirements of the Training Accreditation Council of WA (TAC). We are always researching and developing new training programs in response to new and changing legislation. This allows us to create and adjust short courses as needed, so that they are practical and relevant.

The WA Advanced Training Academy is the leading provider of training and education for industry professionals. We offer a variety of training options that can meet the needs of people from all backgrounds. Our courses use the latest information to make sure our students are always learning up-to-date skills in order to be competitive in today’s market. Investing in your employees’ training will help them do their jobs better, making your company more productive and competitive.

Our training can be conducted at your premises (class sizes apply) or at our training center in Bellevue.

Meet Our Team

Our team are here to help you achieve your career and business goals.


I have run businesses for the last 30 years in varying capacities from Manager to owner. I qualified as a Licenced Settlement Agent in 1986 and worked in that field, mentoring and coaching numerous staff members along the way. In 2010, I became one of the founding owners of WA Advanced Training Academy. For me, it was a change of career direction. Having enjoyed the challenges of training my staff over the years in an informal environment, my challenge now was to become qualified as a trainer and assessor to deliver formal training. In the first 5 years I obtained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Dual Diploma in Training Design and Development and Vocational Education and Training. My duties with WAATA are to maintain the currency of registration and compliance of the company, and to also ensure the financial success of the operation. I am qualified to complete the latter task, having undertaken bookkeeping for 30 years and holding a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Certificate IV in Accounting. As an owner of the business, I have a vested interest in maintaining the quality of our training and assessment services.


I have over 30 years experience in the mining & construction industries, beginning as a labourer for Roberts Construction where I was first introduced to heavy machinery. Moving on to Fluor Daniel I learned from much more experienced operators on more machines, however my formal training and on the job experience really began working for CRA. With their resources and a wealth of highly qualified riggers and crane drivers, I was able to progress from a dogger to advanced rigger/unrestricted crane driver. I then worked as a heavy lift specialist for John Holland during which I became their safety advisor and won the national safety council 5 star award, which was a first in Australia. From there I went to SWG as an operator/safety advisor on the Rankin refit, RAAF radar towers and various other projects for Tri Ocean.

I am one of the founding owners of WA Advanced Training Academy (WAATA). I have been training others in construction and mining work since 1995 and have been a WorkSafe Assessor since 1996 assessing in all classes of rigging, dogging, cranes up to open class along with EWP and Forklift.