About Us


ChristineI have run businesses for the last 30 years in varying capacities from Manager to owner. I qualified as a Licenced Settlement Agent 1986 and worked 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. Over the past 5 years I have 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.




Don SlyI 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.

WA Advanced Training Academy

WA Advanced Training Academy is a West Australian owned and operated training Centre based in Bellevue, Perth. We are a registered training organisation (RTO: 52316). Our trainers have been in the business for over 30 years and bring with them a wealth of real skills and knowledge in the courses delivered.

The Academy opened in 2010 with a vision of bringing professional training to Western Australians who wish to start or advance in a chosen career.

As an RTO we operate in accordance with the national guidelines of the Standards for RTO’s 2015 and the requirements of Training Accreditation Council of WA (TAC). We are constantly researching and developing training in response to new and changing legislation allowing us to respond to market demand creating and adjusting where necessary, practical and relevant short courses as required.

Our programs are adaptable to meet the needs and requirements of our candidates from all walks of life. We offer a range of training options for individuals and companies wishing to advance or improve on their skills. All of our courses use the latest and most up to date information available as part of our continuous improvement policy. Investing in training ensures that your employees have the right skills to do their job and improves the productivity and competitiveness of your business.

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