Meet a few of our industry experienced trainers

Canberra

Clare O’Dwyer

Business, NEIS

Clare has over 13 years experience in vocational education and training and over 20 years in sales and marketing roles.

She enjoys exploring with her trainees their strengths, weaknesses, life passion and business dreams and watching them gain confidence and succeed in business from their newly found knowledge and skills.

Favourite quote: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill

New South Wales

Jennifer Bird

Business, Leadership & Management

Jennifer joined NCVE in late 2019 and is an experienced business trainer working at our Wollongong Campus.

Jennifer loves being able to share her knowledge and experience with other people. Helping them educate themselves to a fulfilling employment.

Best motivational advice: Just don’t give up, whatever your age or your circumstance, learn something new every day.

New South Wales

Corrinne Malavey

Business, Retail

Corrinne has more than 35 years experience in business management for corporate, small and medium size businesses, across a variety of industries.

Corrinne has qualifications in management, business planning and marketing, and Training and Assessment. She finds her role as a trainer to be very rewarding and enjoys finding ways to stimulate her students learning experience.

Favourite quote: “Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.” –Peter Drucker On Marketing

New South Wales

Nikki Cole

Business and Retail

Nikki joined the NCVE in July 2019 and operates out of Goulburn.

Nikki loves working as a trainer and assessor as she loves to help people realise their true potential. The best advice she loves to share is “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing”. – Pele

Favourite Quote:

Education which doesn’t mould character is absolutely worthless. – Mahatma Gandhi.

 

Queensland

Terrena Hooper

Business, Leadership & Management

Terrena has had extensive experience in vocational training (VET) working in Private RTOs, TAFE and lecturing in Universities.

 

In conjunction with this teaching experience,  she has been responsible for workplace training, eLearning, organisational development interventions, instructional design and digital learning solutions, as well a business and change consulting.

Terrena’s industry experience in the areas of business and management have been as extensive as her training experiences, maintaining her currency through consulting experiences throughout her entire career. With over 25 years experience in industry and over 15 years in VET and teaching, NCVE is excited to have Terrena teaching out of our Brisbane campus.

Most enjoyable aspect of being a teacher/trainer: The challenge of creating new and different ways to deliver content that promotes understanding and the use of skills in the workplace. The satisfaction of helping all kinds of people learn, grow and achieve their career goals and life dreams. The joy of learning from the wealth of experiences my students bring to the classroom.

Favourite motivational advice: Always try to apply what you are learning to your workplace/real life or link the concepts to your past experience. It will make the topics more interesting , relevant and meaningful. The things you do today are sewing into your future life and reality, so make the learning experiences count. Right now, there are billions of people who would trade your learning opportunity (and life) in a heartbeat – so cherish what you’ve been given and try your best. Most importantly, ask for help when you need it.

 

New South Wales

Brooke Seage

Business, Retail, Leadership & Management

Brooke joined the NCVE team in 2017 and has more than 20 years experience in business and retail management and opver 10 years working in RTO’s as a trainer and assessor.

 

Brooke loves working as a trainer and assessor as each day she has the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, inspire hope, ignite someone’s imagination, instill a love of learning or help shape the future of an individual.

Favourite motivational advice:

Success is a journey not a destination.

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t…you are right. Everyone has greatness within them. If you believe it you can achieve incredible things.

New South Wales

Dean Yates

Retail, Business

Dean has over 27 years experience in small business, hospitality and retail roles with over 10 years experience in sales and marketing roles.

He enjoys training  and mentoring students and particularly enjoys working with students in the interactive classroom environment.

Favourite motivational advice: I’m not telling you that it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.

New South Wales

Lynne Vaughan

Retail, Business

Lynne joined NCVE in early 2018 and is an experienced retail and business trainer working at our Nowra Campus.

She enjoys the diversity in each day, the students, the subjects and the interesting answers and ideas that come up in class.

Favourite Quote: “You may think it’s the end of the journey that matters but really, it’s the journey that matters in the end!” 

New South Wales

Donna Price

Business, NEIS, Hospitality

Donna has over 30 years experience within the hospitality industry with many of her roles being in the management of small businesses in this industry.

Over the last 10 years, Donna has worked as a trainer and assessor for the National College of Vocational Education training and mentoring our small business management courses.

Most enjoyable aspect of being a trainer: I really enjoy helping people to achieve something so that they feel good about themselves.