Judith has worked in the education field for over 20 years – the last 15 years in the disability sector. During her time as Manager, Judith notes that she has been fortunate enough to be part of a team of professional staff who work tirelessly to support Inclusion Training’s students in their learning life.
Judith’s belief is to lead by example. Attending professional development and keeping current by upgrading qualifications when required ensures staff are aware of the latest trends in the delivery of accredited training and compliance, two areas that experience frequent change. Judith has a Diploma of Teach, Bachelor of Education, Grad. Dip in Curriculum Development, Advanced Diploma of Management and a Cert IV Training and Assessment (LLN).
“In this field you cannot work in isolation. The ability to share and support one another is paramount. My experience in this field hopefully brings our team closer together to allow for more productive and fulfilling learning experiences for our learners.”
Judith’s other great passion is travel. In recent years, Judith has entered the world of cruises and has travelled the world by sea on four cruise adventures.
Andrew has worked primarily in Banking and Finance over the last 32 years. During this time, he has held Senior Management and Executive roles across a number of functional areas including Corporate Finance, Commercial/Business Banking, Retail Mortgages, Mortgage Broking and Operations, where he has guided teams through difficult periods and growth phases. Andrew has more recently branched out into Executive roles within private industry and Not for Profits.
Andrew has enjoyed Directorship roles and was Vice Chairman for a Not for Profit in the Disability sector for 5 years. He has an affinity with altruistic roles and returning value to local communities. Andrew is passionate about Leadership and his philosophies have been published at Melbourne University. An inspirational Leader who guides his teams through the values of Integrity, Honesty and Trust, he has a desire to leave Legacies in all aspects of his life.
Andrew has also consulted privately for 20 years, assisting clients with Company restructures/workouts, Sales and Distribution strategies and Business strategy. He has become a trusted advisor to many corporate and businesses over this time and he is well networked within the Victorian business Community.
Andrew is Tertiary qualified, including an MBA from Melbourne University.
Married with 2 boys, Andrew is kept busy with family and sporting commitments most weekends. He enjoys classic cars and motor bikes, Tennis, Camping/Skiing, being with friends and working in the local Community where he is involved in all the local sporting clubs, including being President of the Park Orchards Tennis Club since 2005.
Alannah joined the organisation in 2012, however moved to the role of Administration & Compliance Officer mid-2017.
She works four days a week and brings to the role administration experience from multiple industries both in Australia and in the UK.
Alannah feels most suited to working in the NFP sector, where as part of a team, her day to day duties can help make a positive impact on the life of the people we support.
She is a mother of one (or two if you count the dog)
Chris is a Father to a young son named Asher. He has experience in several industries including Information Technology, Secondary School Education, Training & Employment Services, and Disability Support. Chris really enjoys connecting with people and is looking forward to developing a great rapport with his students, and he likes using IT to engage the class. He lives in Montmorency near Eltham which is where he settled in Melbourne after growing up in Mildura. Chris has taught in England and China and travelled extensively. He practices yoga and meditation and loves nature, walks and especially music since he sings and plays guitar.
Heidi is a Trainer at the Discovery program once a week in Sunshine and is passionate about the community sector. She has taken on many diverse roles since her primary school teaching days, from working as an education advocate for children in care to working closely with schools and vulnerable communities in facilitating programs to support children and their families to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty through education.
Heidi is a keen educator and life long student who loves building connections with students and their families, volunteers and the greater community. When she is not busy going on big and little adventures with her rambunctious toddler she likes to play in the garden, fermenting excess produce and organising monthly food swaps and community dinners in her local community.
Liz is a Trainer and Assessor at Inclusion Training’s Phoenix Park venue. Liz joined Inclusion Training as a Direct Support Professional in 2013. After observing the work of Inclusion Training offers, Liz completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is also a fully qualified First Aid Officer. Prior to working with Inclusion Training, Liz spent 15 years in the financial sector working for National Mutual/AXA as an Accountant and with CPA Australia. Following this, Liz took time off work for a few years to raise her two children who both have autism. Liz then decided she wanted to give back to the disability sector. She has completed the Hannan program in communication and has experience creating schedules and timetables for students and her own children using Boardmaker.
“I wish I had thought about working in the disability sector years ago instead of all those years in the financial sector. I have such a passion about each of our students and want to support them to become the best they can be”.
Liz’s husband is also involved in the disability sector and has completed “Parent to Parent” training and is an active member of “DUCKS” (Dads Understanding Challenged Kids).