Meet our team of highly qualified professionals and specialist trainers.
BBus (Accounting), CPA, Cert IV TAE
With Applied Education since 2001, Brett has lectured in commercial law, accounting, finance and accounting data applications. Following his success in training and professional qualifications, Brett developed our Payroll Administration and Salary Packaging training courses, as well as assisting bookkeepers with the licensing requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board.
BA (Education), DipProjMgt, MYOB Accredited Trainer, Microsoft Master Instructor, Cert IV TAE
As a founding partner at Applied Education, Dan has over 25 years experience in Education specialising in IT Systems and applications. With his in-depth knowledge and practical experience in Enterprise Computing, Microsoft applications, Google Suite and more recently cloud architecture implementations, Dan is able to provide specialised guidance and training programs to clients. Dan’s passion includes his primary role as Chief Information Officer and Digital Marketing Manager at Applied Education.
MBA, BCom, MIPA, Cert IV TAE
Darren joined Applied Education having worked previously at a number of professional associations. He recently held the role of State General Manager at the Institute of Public Accountants. His knowledge of financial services and professional education, along with strategic planning and analysis skills, provide an ideal foundation for business growth and development activities within Applied Education.
BAS Agent, Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping, Certificate IV in Training & Assessing
Prior to teaching, Marnie spent 15 years in the airline industry communicating with people of all levels, backgrounds and cultures. Marnie now applies these skills within the classroom, where she is committed to providing a successful transfer of knowledge to all of her students. Currently working within the bookkeeping industry keeps her up to date with industry trends and requirements, and provides real-life examples (both good and bad!) for her to share in class. Marnie is a fantastic teacher and is passionate about passing on her knowledge and experience to students.
Senior Trainer & Assessor
BSc (Management), Certificate IV in Accounting, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
Chandrika brings over 15 years of industry experience to her role as Senior Assessor, as a Finalist Chartered Accountant working in senior accounting and management roles and obtaining her training from KPMG, one of the 'Big Four' accounting firms in the world. Transitioning to education in 2011, Chandrika has been sharing her expansive accounting knowledge with others ever since. A member of the IPA and the ICB, Chandrika always keeps her industry knowledge current and up to date. She is extremely thorough and patient with her students, and is passionate about helping them to achieve their career goals.
Senior Trainer & Assessor
BCom (Acct & InfoSys), GradCertERPSys, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
James has worked in a number of accounting roles including auditing, business analysis, management accounting and systems accounting. Having found himself often assuming training responsibilities in these roles he has now branched out into teaching advanced accounting and taxation topics.
Trainer & Assessor
Certificate III in Business Administration, Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
After managing the books for her family's businesses for a number of years, Jenni joined Applied Education in 2014 as a bookkeeper. She later became a qualified trainer and assessor herself, and now uses her considerable bookkeeping experience to help students pursue their own careers in bookkeeping and accounting. Jenni is passionate about seeing her students succeed, sharing her best tips and tricks in the world of bookkeeping.
Trainer & Assessor
BAS Agent, Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
Janelle began with Applied Education in 2016, after many years of experience in accounts administration and management. A Xero and Quickbooks certified advisor, Janelle also runs her own bookkeeping business offering BAS services. Janelle's enthusiasm for helping people led her to her current role, where she passes on her knowledge to others to assist them in starting or furthering their career. She prides herself on her ability to communicate concepts to her students and is diligent about keeping course content relevant and practical.
Project Trainer & Assessor
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance), CPA, BAS Agent, Certificate IV in Leadership & Management, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
A highly-qualified CPA, BAS Agent, and Xero Certified Advisor, Jennifer first began in the training and education industry in 1995. After roles in oil and gas, the State Government and SMEs, and with over 20 years of accounting and management experience, Jennifer is well equipped to oversee the compliance department at Applied Education. She has a passion for, and is committed to, developing and delivering training products of the highest quality.
Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma of Business (Professional Accounting), Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
Ashley transitioned into accounting and financial management after a long career in the hospitality industry, where he first became involved in training and education. Coming from a farming family, Ashley has a strong work ethic and he uses this energy and hands-on approach when training others, always encouraging excellence and thoroughness. Describing himself as a 'lifelong learner', Ashley strives to see things through the eyes of his students in order to facilitate greater understanding and help them succeed.
Student Recruitment Manager
Diploma of Business
Brooking has a long-spanning customer service background, holding a number of operational and leadership roles since 2003. After ten years primarily in the communications industry, Brooking moved to education and hasn't looked back. Brooking enjoys being able to help students find the right course to suit their goals and aspirations for furthering their careers. He takes the time to fully understand a person's situation and establish their individual needs so that he can provide the best advice.
Student Recruitment Officer
Certificate III in Business Management
Cameron has many years of sales experience, particularly in the telecommunications industry, but his real passion is for helping people and making a difference. Cameron has been involved in the successful startup of a not-for-profit organisation, and now shares his enthusiasm for helping people as part of the student recruitment team at Applied Education. His ability to listen, and his patient and positive nature help him guide students on the path to achieve their goals or career aspirations.
Student Engagement Officer
Certificate III in Customer Engagement
Candice has extensive experience in student support and traineeship programs, having worked in student services roles since 2009. Her friendly, positive nature helps her to engage with students, and Candice has now helped hundreds of students to successfully complete their studies. She is committed to providing quality customer service and always strives to ensure students feel well looked after at all times.
Certificate IV in Customer Contact
Angela joined Applied Education in 2014 after an extensive background in administration in a variety of industries, including three years in hairdressing and more than 13 years in the mining industry. When not in the office, Angela also runs her own business with her husband which they started together in 2002. Always on the go, Angela has a real can-do attitude and expertly prioritises her work to ensure tasks are completed as required.
Bachelor of Arts - Creative Advertising Design
Clarissa began her career in marketing and advertising in 2008, including roles at major media networks. She also spent a number of years in the property investment industry, helping people to build a better future for themselves. She now applies this same philosophy to the world of education, with the belief that investing in education and your future is the best investment you can make.
Bachelor of Business – Information Processing
Antonella began in the education industry in 2012 after a long career in the IT and finance industries, including working as an analyst programmer for ten years. She also spent two years as a business analyst and has worked for major financial institutions including the Royal Bank of Scotland based in Edinburgh. With such an extensive background in information technology and financial analysis, it's little wonder Antonella's main strengths are her high level of attention to detail and accuracy, skills she now puts to good use as a key member of Applied Education's administration team.
Bachelor of Business – Accounting & Information Systems
Cherrie has over 11 years' experience in accounts administration and has worked for the building, education and retail industries. She also spent two years as a professional development coordinator helping people further their careers, providing the basis for her current role in helping students. A highly organised and efficient worker, Cherrie conducts herself with a great deal of professionalism when providing support and encouragement to students. She is committed to honest working practices and always follows up with students on any outstanding matters.