Meet the Team

Kate Martin - Director / RPL Team Leader

Kate Martin

Director / RPL Team Leader

Allen Williams - Managing Director / Training Manager

Allen Williams

Managing Director / Training Manager

Karyn Martin - Assistant Director / Trainer - Government

Karyn Martin

Assistant Director / Trainer - Government

Jayde Williams - Trainer - Health and Fitness, Legal, Business, Community

Jayde Williams

Trainer - Health and Fitness, Legal, Business, Community

Brayden Williams - Trainer - Legal, Crime & Justice, Business

Brayden Williams

Trainer - Legal, Crime & Justice, Business

Jacob Chester - Trainer - Legal, Crime & Justice

Jacob Chester

Trainer - Legal, Crime & Justice

Anthony Stratton - Trainer / Police Consultant

Anthony Stratton

Trainer / Police Consultant

Maria Pau - Trainer - Community

Maria Pau

Trainer - Community

Rochelle Hattam - Trainer / Military Consultant

Rochelle Hattam

Trainer / Military Consultant

Brad Copelin - Military Consultant

Brad Copelin

Military Consultant

Dan Kron - Web Developer

Dan Kron

Web Developer

Gisele Lanes - Software Engineer

Gisele Lanes

Software Engineer

Vicki Lohrey ( JP Qual) - Administration Officer

Vicki Lohrey ( JP Qual)

Administration Officer

Karen Duncan - Accounting

Karen Duncan

Accounting

Industry Consultants - Advice and Practices

Industry Consultants

Advice and Practices

Kate Martin

Kate Martin

Director / RPL Team Leader

Kate is the Director, RPL team leader and in charge of the strategic development of the college.

As a director, CEO, teacher, trainer and student, Kate Martin understands what skills are required to truly be successful as a student, in employment and in business.

Currently completing her Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Kate has presented part of her research called: ‘Moving forward – identity work post service for Australian uniformed professionals in the Defence Force, Police and Emergency Services’ at the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference on the Gold Coast and the Macquarie University Gender, Work and Organisation Conference held in Sydney.

In addition to this study, Kate has completed her Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and an additional five Masters Degrees in Social Science (Criminology), Business Administration (MBA), International Security Studies, Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism and most recently the Master of Disaster and Emergency Response, all studied at five separate Universities.

Kate also holds a Bachelor of Laws and directs the award winning College for Law Education and Training which has operated as a successful Registered Training Organisation (RTO) since 2006.

Further, Kate is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a founding member of the exclusive Red Cross Society of Women Leaders (formerly Tiffany Circle) and has donated $50000 of her own money to fund Red Cross Aid Workers both in Australia and abroad.

Kate is an invited member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and was awarded with the Australia Day Medal in 2006 for her work done as a Director in the Queensland Department of Corrective Services.

Kate has an additional 23 vocational qualifications, completed two half marathons and is a wife and mother of two amazing adult children.

Kate has lectured and worked in universities, TAFE institutions, private colleges, practiced as a Solicitor and employed to run the Southport Branch of the Queensland Drug Court before being promoted to Director of Strategic Projects with Queensland Department of Corrective Services and has visited and explored more than 17 countries throughout the world.

With all this experience and knowledge our students can have confidence that her management and teaching ability is professional and based on real life experience. Passionate, engaging and a proven track record for success, Kate Martin truly is an inspiration of what is possible if you apply yourself.

Current Study

  • Doctor of Business Administration (Business Research) - Thesis: Post service employability issues for Australian Police, Military and Emergency Services - (Charles Sturt University)
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science - (Bond University)

Higher Qualifications - Master Degrees (Graduated)

  • 2017 - Master of Disaster and Emergency Response - (Edith Cowan University)
  • 2016 - Master of International Security Studies - (Macquarie University)
  • 2016 - Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism - (Macquarie University)
  • 2011 - Master of Business Administration (MBA) - (Charles Sturt University)
  • 2004 - Master of Social Science (Criminology) - (Charles Sturt University)

Higher Qualifications - Bachelor Degrees (Graduated)

  • 2018 - Bachelor of Psychological Science (Psychology) - (Swinburne University)
  • 2000 - Bachelor of Laws - (Macquarie University)
  • 1998 - Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice - (Australian National University - ANU)

International Qualifications - SIA Licencing

  • 2016 - Level 2 Award for Conflict Management for Trainers - (United Kingdom)

Vocational Qualifications - Advanced Diploma

  • 2014 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection) - (ASA)
  • 2014 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Management) - (ASA)

Vocational Qualifications - Diploma

  • 2016 - Diploma of Business - (PTraining)
  • 2016 - Diploma of Leadership and Management - (PTraining)
  • 2016 - Diploma of Human Resources Management - (PTraining)
  • 2015 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety - (ASA)
  • 2015 - Diploma of Security and Risk Management - (ASA)
  • 2014 - Diploma of Government (Investigation) - (ASA)
  • 2014 - Diploma of Government (Court Services) - (ASA)
  • 2014 - Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection) - (ASA)
  • 2012 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training - (ASA)

Vocational Qualifications - Certificate IV

  • 2016 - Certificate IV in Leadership and Management - (PTraining)
  • 2015 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety - (ASA)
  • 2015 - Certificate IV in Government (Investigation) - (ASA)
  • 2015 - Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management - (ASA)
  • 2014 - Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance) - (ASA)
  • 2014 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Compliance) - (ASA)
  • 2013 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - (ASA)
  • 2004 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice - (QCS)

Vocational Qualifications - Certificate III

  • 2016 - Certificate III in Business Administration - (PTraining)
  • 2014 - Certificate III in Investigative Services - (ASA)
  • 2014 - Certificate III in Financial Services (Mercantile Agents) - (ASA)

Employment

  • Director - College for Law, Education and Training (CLET) - (current)
  • Director, Strategic Projects, QCS Directorate, District Manager, Senior Probation and Parole Officer - Queensland Corrective Services
  • Community Corrections Officer - Queensland Department of Corrective Services
  • Sessional lecturer - Central Queensland University
  • Teacher - Queensland TAFE
  • Solicitor
  • Tutor in Commercial Law - Australian National University
  • Teacher - Applied Science - Canberra Institute of TAFE
  • Aerobics Instructor / Personal trainer

International Travel

  • Asia - China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Xi'an), Singapore, United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
  • Europe - Austria, France (Paris), Germany (Munich), Italy (Rome, Milan, Venice), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Poland (Krakow, Auschwitz near Oswiecim), Switzerland (Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, Neuchatel, Interlaken), United Kingdom (London, Lancaster, Liverpool, Wales)
  • North America - Mexico, United States of America (California - Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Beverly Hills, Napa Valley, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Louisiana - New Orleans, Texas - Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Arlington, Colorado - Denver, Estes Park, New York City, Boston), Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec, Ottawa, Banff)
  • Oceania - Australia, New Zealand (Auckland, Queenstown, Wanaka, Dunedin), Cook Islands

World Wonders Visited

  • Asia - China (Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven)
  • Europe - France (Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre - Mona Lisa, Pantheon), Italy (Colosseum, Patheon,St Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Trevi Fountain), Netherlands (Amsterdam - Anne Frank House), Poland (Auschwitz Concentraion Camp), Switzerland (Jungfrau Summit 4158 m, hiked the Eiger 3970 m), United Kingdom (Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square)
  • North America - United States of America (Disneyland, Universal Studios, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Wharf, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Madison Square Garden, World Trade Centre - ground zero, Times Square, Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and Space Shuttle, Pearl Harbour, Wall Street, Grand Canyon, Yosemite - Glacier Point and Half Dome - Giant Sequoias trees, Rocky Mountains, Bear Lake, Bourbon Street New Orleans, Whalburgers, JFK Assassination), Canada (Niagara Falls, Northern Lights)
  • Oceania - Australia (Opera House, Climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge, Ayers Rock) New Zealand (Skied Remarkables, Cardrona, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone)

Memberships

  • Golden Key International Honour Society - Member by invitation
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors - Member
  • Tiffany Circle - RED CROSS - Founding Member
  • Deans list 2015 for achieving top 1% - Edith Cowan University

Industry Awards

  • Australia Day Medal
  • Mort Award for Excellence in Teaching - Central Queensland University
  • Most Outstanding Business - Westpac Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
Allen Williams

Allen Williams

Managing Director / Training Manager

Allen Williams is extremely experienced, dedicated and innovative in all areas of training and assessment and a security specialist, both in Australia and overseas. Allen has over 40 years of employment experience and remains at the helm of CLET and it's daily operations. In addition, Allen regularly attends industry conferences held throughout Australia and internationally and continues to study at both vocational and university level to ensure CLET is up to date and current with all Vocational Education and industry requirements and reforms.

A former member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Special Operations Assault Team and Sniper, Allen was involved in multiple national exercises with the S.A.S. He was a team member involved in many covert and classified operations securing at risk civilians, police commanders and federal politicians and held a position in the heavily armed AFP protection team embedded in the US President Bush Motorcade when visiting Australia, working alongside the US Secret Service.

Allen is also a former AFP pursuit motorcyclist and AFP driving instructor, trained in advanced and high speed driving techniques. He executed many precision motorcycle escorts of the Governor General and international, visiting and assigned ambassadors to Australia. Further, he was embedded in protracted covert surveillance operations on high risk murder suspects, camouflaged for days, weeks and months in extreme cold when required.

To compliment this experience Allen was a Probation and Parole Officer for many years after the AFP, so he knows where criminals come from, how they think and behave and what their motivations are.

Relevant Australian Qualifications:

Allen holds two Bachelor degrees in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Adult and Vocational Education, plus the full suite of Australian private and government security qualifications up to Advanced Diploma level with around 40 other vocational qualifications. 

In addition, Allen is qualified in firearm categories A, B, C and H and category E (Ballistic Vests) and a member of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia. Allen is efficient using: Smith and Wesson 38 and 3 5 7 revolvers, Glock (multiple models), Shotgun (multiple models), Uzi Sub Machine Gun, M16, HK MP5 Sub Machine Gun, Mauser SP66 Sniper, SLR and all calibre rifles.

Security licencing:

Allen is a licenced bodyguard, private investigator, security officer, crowd controller, monitoring security officer, cash in transit security officer, security adviser and security installer.

The great advantage of learning from Allen Williams, is he is not just experienced in the field, he is also a successful businessman managing multiple companies and businesses in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. Allen knows what it takes to achieve at a high level in both government and in the private sector and what high net worth clients expect of their Close Protection Team as Allen is successful in his own right, travelling to more than 16 countries.

Allen has been instrumental in the management of the development of all company and business websites and student online study area called Study Cloud.

Allen's work experience includes 23 years in local, state and federal government and 15 years in private sector positions, including business ownership.

The following list of Allen's academic, employment and professional membership achievements are a testament to the experience he offers both his staff and students.

Current Study

  • Current - Master of Project Management - (Southern Cross University - SCU)
  • Current - Graduate Diploma in Psychology - (Monash University)
  • Current - Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development - (RMIT)
  • Current - Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age - (Harvard University)

Higher Education - Qualifications

  • 2002 - Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice - (Griffith University)
  • 1999 - Bachelor Adult and Vocational Education - (Griffith University)

Higher Education - Single Subjects (Completed - AQF Level 9)

  • 2018 - Technology for Adult Learning and Teaching - (Charles Sturt University)
  • 2018 - Project Management Principles - (Southern Cross University)

International Qualifications - SIA Licencing

  • 2016 - BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Operations - (United Kingdom)
  • 2016 - City and Guilds Level 3 Award for Maritime Security Operatives (MSO) - (United Kingdom)
  • 2016 - BTEC Level 2 First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi), including First Aid at Work - (United Kingdom)
  • 2016 - Level 2 Award in Door Supervision - (United Kingdom)

Vocational Qualifications - Advanced Diploma

  • 2018 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection)
  • 2016 - Advanced Diploma of Integrated Risk Management

Vocational Qualifications - Diploma

  • 2018 - Diploma of Government Investigations
  • 2018 - Diploma of Fraud Control
  • 2016 - Diploma of Integrated Risk Management
  • 2015 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
  • 2015 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety
  • 2014 - Diploma of Government Security
  • 2014 - Diploma of Security and Risk Management
  • 2006 - Diploma of Justice Administration
  • 1998 - Diploma of Professional Counselling

Certificate IV

  • 2018 - Certificate IV in Government Security (Personnel Vetting) 
  • 2018 - Certificate IV in Government Investigations
  • 2014 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • 2014 - Certificate IV in Government Security
  • 2014 - Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management
  • 2013 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • 2004 - Certificate IV in Government Fraud Control and Investigation
  • 2004 - Certificate IV in Driving Instruction

Certificate III

  • 2017 - Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport
  • 2017 - Certificate III in Security Operations (Cash in transit, Monitoring, Bodyguard)
  • 2014 - Certificate III in Investigative Services

Certificate II

  • 2017 - Certificate II in Security Operations

Specialist Units of Competency - Security

  • 2017 - CPPSEC3008A Control security risk situation using firearms (including Category E - ballistic vest)
  • 2017 - CPPSEC3014A Control persons using batons
  • 2017 - CPPSEC3015A Restrain persons using handcuffs

Specialist Units of Competency - Occupational First Aid - St John

  • 2017 - HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTAID003 Provide first aid - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTSS00027 Occupational first aid skill set - (St John)

2017 - Accredited Queensland Police Course - 30989QLD Course in firearms safety

  • 2017 - WSCQPS001A Demonstrate knowledge of Firearms Legislation, firearms and community safety
  • 2017 - WSCQPS002A Demonstrate use of Category A and B firearms safety
  • 2017 - WSCQPS005A Demonstrate use of Category H firearm safety

Employment

  • Managing Director - Trainer, RTO Founder, Company and Business (CEO)
  • Teacher - TAFE
  • Teacher - Supply - Qld Secondary Schools
  • Probation and Parole Officer - Queensland Corrective Services
  • Driving Instructor - Transport Industry Skills Centre
  • Fire Communications Operator - Queensland Fire and Rescue
  • Security Officer - Sheraton Mirage Resort
  • Security Officer - Griffith University
  • Police Officer - Australian Federal Police
  • Car Rental Administrator - Thrifty
  • Console Operator - Caltex
  • Security Officer - Wormald Security
  • Sale Respresentative - Moore Paragon
  • Assistant Manager - Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Assistant Manager - Canberra Enterprises
  • Bank Clerk - National Bank

International Travel

  • Asia - China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Xi'an), Singapore, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Europe - Austria, France (Paris), Germany (Munich), Italy (Rome, Milan, Venice), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Poland (Krakow, Auschwitz near Oswiecim), Switzerland (Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, Neuchatel, Interlaken), United Kingdom (London, Lancaster, Liverpool, Wales)
  • North America - Mexico, United States of America (California - Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Beverly Hills, Napa Valley, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Louisiana - New Orleans, Texas - Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Arlington, Colorado - Denver, Estes Park, New York City, Boston)
  • Oceania - Australia, New Zealand (Auckland, Queenstown, Wanaka, Dunedin), Cook Islands

World Wonders Visited

  • Asia - China (Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven)
  • Europe - France (Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre - Mona Lisa, Pantheon), Italy (Colosseum, Patheon,St Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Trevi Fountain), Netherlands (Amsterdam - Anne Frank House), Poland (Auschwitz Concentraion Camp), Switzerland (Jungfrau Summit 4158 m, hiked the Eiger 3970 m), United Kingdom (Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square)
  • North America - United States of America (Disneyland, Universal Studios, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Wharf, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Madison Square Garden, World Trade Centre - ground zero, Times Square, Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and Space Shuttle, Pearl Harbour, Wall Street, Grand Canyon, Yosemite - Glacier Point and Half Dome - Giant Sequoias trees, Rocky Mountains, Bear Lake, Bourbon Street New Orleans, Whalburgers, JFK Assassination)
  • Oceania - Australia (Opera House, Climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge, Ayers Rock) New Zealand (Skied Remarkables, Cardrona, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone)

Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
  • Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML)
  • Velg - Provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) professional development and consulting services.
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

Industry Awards

  • Letter of Appreciation - Queensland Police Service
  • Valued Supporter - Australasian Institute of Policing
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Volunteering Gold Coast
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Australian Federal Police College
  • Community Awareness Campaign Award - Australian Federal Police
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Gold Coast TAFE
  • Certificate of Achievement - Gold Coast TAFE
  • Centre of Excellence - Technology Innovation - Gold Coast TAFE
  • Executive Award for Innovation - Gold Coast TAFE
  • Nomination - Teacher of the Year Award x 2 - Gold Coast TAFE
  • Letter of Appreciation - Stirling College
Karyn Martin

Karyn Martin

Assistant Director / Trainer - Government

Karyn is CLET's Assistant Director and oversees both administrative and management requirements.

Karyn has a high level of expertise in course development, designing and writing course materials, assessments and associated mapping and tools to ensure that CLET's courses reflect the latest industry trends and advancements.

Karyn also provides a large contribution as a qualified and experienced trainer and assessor providing ongoing student support, marking and assessing in CLET's crime and justice, legal, government and security courses.

Higher Qualifications - Bachelor Degrees

  • 1999 - Bachelor of Psychology - first class honors - (East London University, UK)

Vocational Qualifications - Diploma

  • 2014 - Diploma of Government (Investigation) - (ASA)
  • 2011 - Diploma of Public Safety (Policing) - (QPS)
  • 2000 - Diploma in Sports Therapy – (International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies - UK)
  • 2000 - Diploma in Fitness Training & Sports Therapy – (Premier Training & Development, UK)

Vocational Qualifications - Certificate IV

  • 2014 - Certificate IV in Government (Investigation) - (ASA)
  • 2014 - Certificate IV in Government (Fraud Control) - (ASA)
  • 2013 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - (ASA)

Vocational Qualifications - Certificate III

  • 2014 - Certificate III in Investigative Services - (ASA)
  • 2010 - Certificate III in Security Operations - (QPS)

Vocational Qualifications - Certificate II

  • 2013 - Certificate II in Security Operations - (CLET)

Vocational Qualifications - Statement of Attainment

  • 2009 - Justice Administration Short Course - (CLJA)

Employment History

  • Current - Assistant Director - College for Law, Education and Training
  • 2009 - 2014 - Police Officer - Queensland Police Service
  • 2008 - Personal Assistant - Quality Training Solutions
  • 2001 - 2005 - Legal Secretary - Adamsons Solicitors
  • 2000 - Gym Instructor - Aquaterra Leisure, UK
  • 1995 - 1996 - Team Secretary / Corporate Finance - KPMG
  • 1992 - 1994 - Secretary to Manager / PA - Richard Rogers Partnership
  • 1982 - 1989 - Clerk / Typist - Social Welfare and Inland Revenue NZ
Jayde Williams

Jayde Williams

Trainer - Health and Fitness, Legal, Business, Community

Jayde has extensive experience in aquatic water sport training and instruction of children. She has been involved in swimming for the majority of her life, demonstrating exceptional technical skill and attention to detail.

After completing her Certificate III and IV in Fitness, Jayde worked as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer and gym floor instructor, teaching a range of functional classes such as HIIT, TRX, Core, Strength and Power using the most current functional equipment as well as boot camps with no equipment. She brought an energetic, caring approach to her clients and all members, creating an enjoyable exercise environment. Jayde can share a vast range of new and unique training techniques focused on functional movements designed to improve health and quality of life.

Jayde has completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Bond University, and worked with the Bond University and under 20's Australian Rugby teams and invited to the world championships in the UK with them in 2016.

Jayde is now in the final year of her Doctor of Physiotherapy.

Current Study

  • Current - Doctor of Physiotherapy - (Bond University)

Higher Qualifications

  • 2016 - Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science - (Bond University)
  • 2015 - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business/14 subjects - (Bond University)

Vocational Qualifications - Certificate IV

  • 2015 - TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - (ASA)
  • 2014 - SIS40210 Certificate IV in Fitness - (AIPT)

Vocational Qualifications - Certificate III

  • 2014 - SIS30313 Certificate III in Fitness - (AIPT)

Vocational Qualifications - Certificate I

  • 2012 - Certificate I in Hospitality

Certification

  • 2016 - SMA Level One Sports Trainer
  • 2016 - Apply First Aid and CPR
  • 2016 - Blue Card
  • 2014 - Group Exercise Leader
  • 2014 - Nutrition Certificate
  • 2014 - LESMILLS RPM Trainee Certificate
  • 2014 - AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infants and Preschool Aquatics (INF)
  • 2014 - AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety (TSW)

Industry and Employment History

  • 2018 - industry - Gold Coast Private Hospital
  • 2018 - industry - Lady Cilento Hospital
  • 2017 - industry - Mater Hospital
  • 2017 - industry - Wesley Hospital
  • 2017 - industry - Tweed Hospital - Outpatients
  • 2016 - industry - Bond Swimming Club - (Bond University)
  • 2016 - industry - Wallaroos - (Australian Rugby Union)
  • 2016 - industry - Triathlon Australia - (Bond University)
  • 2016 - industry - Australian Rugby U20's - (Australian Rugby Union)
  • 2016 - Community Program - (Gold Coast Suns)
  • 2015 - 2016 - Volunteer - (ASCTA Convention)
  • 2014 - Volunteer - (Pan Pacific Games - swimming)
  • 2012 - 2015 - Learn to Swim Instructor - (TSS Aquatic)
  • 2014 - Personal Trainer and Gym Floor/Group Instructor - (Fitness First)
  • 2013 - 2014 - Assistant Coach - (TSS Aquatic)
  • 2012 - current - Swim instructor - (CLET)
  • 2011 - 2012 - Crew Member - (McDonalds Nicon Plaza)
  • 2006 - current - Administration Assistant - (College for Law, Education and Training)

Academic Scholarship

  • 2012 - Aquinas College / Bond Univerity Collegiate Scholarship

Academic Awards

  • 2018 - Bond University - First in class
  • 2017 - Bond University - First in class
  • 2016 - Bond University - Deans list for academic excellence x 3
  • 2016 - Bond University - Vice-chancellors list for academic excellence
  • 2016 - Bond University - First in Class: Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • 2016 - Bond University - First in Class: Exercise Prescription and Practice 1
  • 2016 - Bond University - First in Class: Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • 2012 - Bond University - Collegiate 50% Scholarship Recipient
  • 2011 - Winner: Quinn and Scattini Legal Moot Competition
  • 2010 - Swimmer of the Month (TSS Aquatic)
  • 2009 - 2011 - Competitor at Regional Swimming Carnival (Aquinas College)
  • 2008 - 2011 - Academic Excellence in IT and Mathematics
  • 2009 - Academic Excellence in Visual Arts
  • 2011 - Academic Excellence in Hospitality
  • 2011 - 2012 - Outstanding Academic Diligence

Achievements

  • 2011 - Surf Life Saving Rescue Certificate - (Patrolling member - Bilinga SLSC and Kurrawa SLSC)
  • 2008 - Surf Life Saving Age Champion - (Bilinga SLSC)
  • 2008 - Principles Award for Academic Excellence - (Aquinas College)
  • 2011 - 2012 - Outstanding Academic Diligence - (Aquinas College)
  • 2008 - 2012 - Multiple Diligence Awards - (Aquinas College)
  • 2007 - 2008 - Competitor at QLD State Junior Surf Life Saving Titles
  • 2007 - House Captain - (Aquinas College)
Brayden Williams

Brayden Williams

Trainer - Legal, Crime & Justice, Business

Brayden is an impressive member of the CLET team, currently finishing his Bachelor of Laws at Bond University this year, an old boy at The Southport School (TSS) and an adrenaline junkie.

Brayden is a CLET legal, crime and justice and business trainer and assessor and is currently in France on university placement for his final semester of his Law Degree.

Current Study

  • Bachelor of Laws - (Bond University)

Vocational Qualifications

  • 2017 - TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - (ASA)

Secondary Schooling

  • 2015 - The Southport School (TSS) Graduate

Vocational Certification

  • 2016 - Barista
  • 2015 - Level 1 and 2 Snowboard Instructor: SBINZ
  • 2015 - Level 1 Ski Instructor: NZSIA
  • 2015 - Child Instruction: SBINZ
  • 2015 - First Aid
  • 2014 - RSA
  • 2014 - Bronze Medallion

Academic Awards

  • 2018 - First in Class - Bond University
  • 2011 - Academic Silver Fern - TSS
  • 2013 - School Warden - TSS

Sporting Achievements

  • 2013 - Vice Captain TSS Gymnastics
  • 2013 - First VIII Gymnastics Team - TSS
  • 2013 - First X1 TSS Cricket Team - Premiers (Gold pocket for winning the GPS premiership)
  • 2013 - President’s gymnastics award – awarded to gymnast with best attitude, presentation and behaviour
  • 2013 - Ng family trophy – awarded to the gymnast with the highest all around division 2 scores at GPS
  • 2013 - Junior Champion – based on results from regional, state GPS and National championships
  • 2013 - Representative blazer for achieving the highest level of sport at TSS

Employment

  • Current - CLET - (College for Law, Education and Training)
  • Current  - Gymnastics Coach - TSS
  • 2019 - Graduate Lawyer - Shine Lawyers

Community Volunteer Work

  • Gold Coast Tourism: News Service Volunteer (Sports Journalist)
  • Community work at Angel Care Southport
  • Sony Foundation Holiday Camp – He was a full-time companion where he looked after a special needs child for 5 nights, where he learnt to work with intellectually and physically impaired children.
  • Masters swimming competition volunteer: Miami Swimming
Jacob Chester

Jacob Chester

Trainer - Legal, Crime & Justice

A qualified solicitor, trainer and assessor, Jacob has a wealth of experience to provide to students of CLET having studied or worked in the legal and vocational educational industries since 1997.

Jacob is actively involved in the legal industry, maintaining an associate membership with the Queensland Law Society, while staying up to date with current industry trends and developments through extensive legal research and industry consultation.

Jacob’s aim is to assist every CLET student to achieve their study goals by providing high quality support throughout their course from start to finish. He takes pride in establishing rapport and meaningful relationships with students through excellence in communication techniques and the use of modern communication mediums.

Education

  • 2002 - Bachelor of Arts and Laws (University of Tasmania)

Vocational Education

  • 2011 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (NSW North Coast Institute of TAFE)

Experience

  • 2014 – Current - Trainer and Assessor (CLET)
  • Current - Sessional Assessor - Griffith University
  • 2010 – 2013 - Trainer and Assessor (NSW North Coast Institute of TAFE)
  • 2006 – 2007 - Solicitor (Short, Punch and Greatorix, Gold Coast)
  • 2004 – 2006 - Articled Clerk (Short, Punch and Greatorix, Gold Coast)
  • 2003 – 2004 - Legal Town Agent Clerk (JG Settlements, Gold Coast)

Professional

  • 2018 - Practising Certificate - admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • 2001 - Awarded Butterworths Prize for highest marks in Information Technology Law

Memberships

  • Current - Queensland Law Society
Anthony Stratton

Anthony Stratton

Trainer / Police Consultant

Entered the Queensland Police Service Academy in 2009 and graduated as a police officer in December that year. Anthony was then posted to Rockhampton where he completed his First Year Constable training.

In November 2011 he received transfer to Gold Coast and worked in general duties from Surfers Paradise Station until February 2014, when he was then transferred across to the then Taskforce Takeback before evolving into what is now Gold Coast Rapid Action and Patrols (RAP).

He has undertaken a number of courses and duties in his time in general duties of policing, including, Field Training Officer (FTO), Bomb Searching (EORT), Crowd Management, LIDAR (speed detection) and Juvenile Cautioning to name a few. He still enjoys his work in general duties, however also enjoys being a part of the training and development of their junior officers.

This passion for training has attracted him to come back to CLET as one of our justice and government trainers and assessors, after completing his justice studies course with CLET, prior to joining the Queensland Police.

Maria Pau

Maria Pau

Trainer - Community

Maria is another one of these unbelievable people we have working with us at CLET. She is currently studying her PHD, an accomplished author of many published books and has completed her Masters’ in Public Health in the field of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs studies at University of Queensland.

As the Director of an award-winning charity, Coaching With Substance since 2010, she has been passionate about making a real difference in the lives of community members for over 12 years now.

She has coached hundreds of clients in the area of recovery from addictions and mental illness issues since 2002 and is fluent in three languages. Having completed various degrees, diplomas and certificates in psychology, philosophy, linguistics, workplace training, assessment and coaching and she is our current community and counselling trainer and assessor and one of our very competent content researchers and writers.

As a Course Director, Maria oversees and monitors the study experience of students in her allocated courses to ensure everything is running smoothly for both the student and the trainers. Student Support and your trainers are always your first point of contact. Student support can be contacted via the Student Hub and your trainers by clicking on the unit you are studying in Study Mates where their name is highlighted in green and at the top of the list. If Maria is your course director, you may contact her in Study Mates inside your course overview area in the list.

Rochelle Hattam

Rochelle Hattam

Trainer / Military Consultant

Rochelle started with the college as a student and when she completed her Diploma of Justice Administration she continued as an employee and has done some stunning work in course development, student support, training and assessment.

Rochelle has also been a serving member of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) since 2008. In her initial four years she was employed in a security role as a Military Working Dog Handler (MWDH). This job included duties such as: intruder detection training with MWD, basic obedience with MWD, MWD husbandry, protective security of personnel and assets, patrolling of the Air Base with a MWD, emergency response, traffic and crowd control, and detainee and prisoner of war handling.

Her current role in the RAAF is that of Air Movements. This is a logistical function that provides airfield services for the movement of personnel and cargo to support ADF activities, exercises and operations. On a day to day basis she receives, prepares, and loads cargo for movement by air, process passengers for flight, operate forklifts and other special purpose vehicles, and prepare and record documentation for aircraft departures and arrivals. It was within this role that she undertook a six month deployment to the Middle East in support of ADF operations.

Current Study

  • Current - Bachelor of Business (Management) - (Charles Sturt University - CSU)

Vocational Qualifications - Diploma

  • 2017  - Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • 2007 - Diploma of Justice Administration

Vocational Qualifications - Certificate IV

  • 2010  - Certificate IV in Assessment and Training 
  • 2005 - Certificate II in Business

Vocational Qualifications - Certificate II

  • 2008  - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES Operations)
  • 2008  - Certificate II in Security Operations
  • 2005 - Certificate II in Business

Employment History

  • 2013 - Current - Movements Operator - Royal Australian Air Force
  • 2008 - 2013  - Security Police (Military Working Dog Handler) - Royal Australian Air Force
  • 2007 - Current - Course Assessor / developer - College for Law, Education and Training

Awards

  • 2015 - Australian Operational Service Medal - (ADF)
  • 2012 - Australian Defence Medal - (ADF)
Brad Copelin

Brad Copelin

Military Consultant

Brad is a CLET military consultant on national and international course delivery, design and employment.

Brad Copelin enlisted into the Australian Army in 1987 as an Infantryman and in 1992 he transferred to the Military Police. In 1995, was selected and subsequently employed as a Recruit Instructor.

In 1996, Brad transferred to the Reserve and joined the Victoria Police. During his police service he specialised as an Operational Safety Tactics Training Instructor, specialising in Critical Incident Management and Crowd Control training. He was promoted to Senior Constable in 2000.

Brad returned to the Army as a Sergeant in 2001, serving in various leadership positions in Sydney and Darwin.

In December 2005, he was promoted to Warrant Officer and became the Warrant Officer In Charge, Military Police Stations in Wagga Wagga, Wodonga and Puckapunyal. Brad was then appointed Company Sergeant Major, Defence Force Corrective Establishment (the Defence Prison); followed by Warrant Officer In Charge, Advanced Military Police Training, Defence Police Training Centre, until his medical retirement in December 2011.

Brad has been awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation (with Star), Soldiers' Medallion for Exemplary Service, Provost Marshal-Army Certificate of Merit, two other commendations; campaign and service medals.

Brad gained operational command experience whilst deployed on Border Protection Operations with the Royal Australian Navy (2003) and in the Solomon Islands as the Military Police Commander (2003). He also deployed to Afghanistan with the Australian Special Operations Task Group (2006).

Relevant Australian Qualifications:

  • Brad has completed studies in International Humanitarian Law with the Australian Red Cross, University of Melbourne, United Nations and the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law. In 2009, his academic paper, "Defending the Indefensible: the Defence of Superior Orders for War Crimes", was published in the Australian Army Journal.

Education

  • Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • Advanced Diploma of Justice
  • Diploma in Training & Education
  • Diploma in Training Design & Development
  • Diploma in Security & Risk Management
  • Diploma of Government (Management)
  • Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Diploma of OHS

Employment History

  • Jul 11present LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS - (Principal Consultant / Business Manager / Program Developer / Lead Facilitator)
  • Jan 11Dec 11 DEFENCE HUMAN RESOURCES - (Human Resources Manager & Recruiting Manager)
  • Jan 10Dec 10 DEFENCE POLICE TRAINING CENTRE - (Course Manager, Training Developer, Project Manager & Senior Instructor)
  • Jan 08Dec 09 DEFENCE CORRECTIONAL CENTRE - (Business Services Manager)
  • Jan 06Dec 07 REGIONAL POLICING SERVICES - (Police Services Manager)
  • Jan 05Dec 05 DEFENCE POLICING - (Operations Manager & Resource Manager)
  • Jan 03Dec 04 REGIONAL POLICE OPERATIONS - (Defence Policeman)

Other Achievements and Experience

  • DefenceCare Ambassador
  • Justice of the Peace for the State of NSW (155016)
  • Emergency & Public Order Management Qualifications (Defence, AFP, VICPOL, WAPOL & NSW EMC)
  • National OHS Construction Induction (CPCCOHS1001A -White Card) / WorkCover NSW Trainer (TR20104)
  • Advanced First Aid Trainer (HLTCPR201B, HLTFA311A, HLTFA404A, 21886VIC and 22099VIC)
  • International Humanitarian Law Trainer, Australian Red Cross
  • Published Author - Defending the Indefensible: The Defence of Superior Orders for War Crimes, Australian Army Journal - Vol VI, Number 1, Autumn 2009
  • Member – Australian Institute of Management
  • Member – Australian Institute of Training Development
  • Member – Returned Services League of Australia
  • Member – Business Enterprise Centre, Southern Sydney
Dan Kron

Dan Kron

Web Developer

Dan has over 20 year experience in web design and development. Originally from Brazil and living in Australia for the past 15 years, he developed his skills in UI/UX and front-end web development while working for numerous web companies.

Dan joined the CLET team in 2011 and has been instrumental in the development of all CLET websites.

Education

  • 1999  - Bachelor Marketing & Advertising- (FIAM University - Sao Paulo/Br)
  • 2000 - Diploma of Business- (Gold Coast College of Business)

Employment History

  • 2012 - Current - Web Development Officer- College for law and Justice Administration / College for Law, Education and Training
  • 2002-2012 - UX/UI Designer / Mobile & Website Producer / QA Manager- Coastalwatch Media
  • 2001-2002 - Web Developer/ Designer- Oasis Network
  • 2001-2010 - Creative Director/ Owner- Pixelindustry
  • 1999-2000 - Designer/Partner- Restless Natives Studios
  • 1994-2000 - Web Designer/ Designer- Clicio Studio

Seminars Attended

  • Mobile Apps Development - Samsung Bada - workshop
  • Mobile Apps Development - Apple - Workshop

Associations and Awards

  • #1 Sports app on Australian Itunes Store (Coastalwach/ Hurley app)
Gisele Lanes

Gisele Lanes

Software Engineer

Gisele has over 20 years experience in software engineering, project management and consulting. She has exceptional software development knowledge and skills from working with a range of systems for several small and large companies. She also has industry experience in project management and consulting.

Gisele joined CLET team in 2015 and is current an asset working with our web development team on our new and innovative student records system.

Education

  • 2001 - Bachelor of Data Processing
  • 2004 - Bachelor of System Analyst
Vicki Lohrey ( JP Qual)

Vicki Lohrey ( JP Qual)

Administration Officer

Vicki is our college administration wizard and we are very lucky to have her with us. As a student you can have the confidence that your personal information and course results will be protected and recorded by an amazing administrator who has exemplary attention to detail.

Your administration requests from inside the Student HUB will be received and actioned by Vicki in a timely manner. In addition, when you have completed your course, Vicki is responsible to check, process and record your results, print and send your Certificate and Academic Transcripts via Registered Post.

Education

  • 2013 - Diploma of Business
  • 2013 - Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • 2012 - Certificate III in Tourism (Retail Sales)

Employment History

  • 2012 - Current - Administration Officer - College for Law, Education and Training
  • 2010 - 2012 - Administration Officer - Queensland Police Service
  • 2010 - Legal Secretary - Lynn & Rowland Lawyers
  • 2009 - 2010 - Personal Assistant to Provost Gold Coast and Logan - Griffith University
  • 2009 - Administrative Assistant, Executive Office - Gold Coast Institute of TAFE
  • 2000 - Current - Small Business Owner, Director
  • 1999 - Franchisee & Leaseholder - Quest Ascot Lodging Serviced Apartment
  • 1989 - 1999 - Secretary to Head of School of Management - University of Tasmania

Professional Development

  • Queensland Police Service - Advance 2 Learning Management System Courses and I-TAS (Intelligent Analysis System) OIC/Supervisor's Course
  • QPRIME Fundamentals and Policelink Basics
  • QPS Client Service Charter and Traffic Infringement Notice Management System for the State Traffic Support Branch Users
  • Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making and Firearms Minimum Training Requirement
  • Public Interest Disclosure
  • Information Security Online and QPS Trails Adjudication
  • Information Classification System and GST Training
  • Right to Information and Records Management Fundamentals and Microsoft Outlook OLP

Associations and Awards

  • IPSA - Institute of Professional Secretaries (Australia) (previous)
  • ATEM- Association for Tertiary Education Management (previous)
Karen Duncan

Karen Duncan

Accounting

Karen is another one of our amazing administrators and you will more than likely speak with her if you ring our head office. Karen is friendly and no request is too big or ever a problem.

Karen's main role is to manage all student fees, payments and accounts. She processes all payment plans, in charge of all student financial records and organises and sends all students their invoices.

In addition to her accounts role, Karen is one of those amazing people who can multi-task and assists the Director with the management and recording of all RPL applications and ensures all information is processed correctly with the upmost confidentiality at all times.

All account and payment related requests sent from inside the Student HUB will be received and processed by Karen.

Education

  • 2016 - Diploma of Business Administration
Industry Consultants

Industry Consultants

Advice and Practices

CLET staff are in daily contact with a large list of industry employees and employers that inform us on current industry expectations, policies and procedures relevant to our courses and qualifications. To this date our staff have spoken, either on the phone or in person with more than 17 000 industry representatives about their roles and current practices and expectations in their organisations and then considered this information when designing our courses and assessments, including Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) outcomes.

Our staff have more than 1500 LinkedIn industry members in their network and monitor and receive notifications via Twitter and email from 100's of relevant organisations daily, that keeps us up to date with industry activities and events.

Our consultants currently hold positions at all levels across many sectors, such as:

  • Solicitors and Paralegal's - Legal Practice
  • Government - Local, State and Federal
  • Police Officers, State and Federal
  • Probation and Parole and Prison Officers
  • Border Patrol, Fisheries, 
  • Military - Army, Navy and Airforce (Australian and Overseas)
  • Emergency Services - Fire Fighters (Country and City) and Paramedics
  • Security - Australia and International
  • Health - Registered Nurses and Doctors
  • Charity Organisations
  • Vocational Education Sector
  • University Lecturers - PHD recipients
  • University Students

CLET staff have many memberships with associations and attend professional development conferences regularly.

Why use CLET?

  • Interactive online study and assessments
  • Nationally Recognised Qualifications
  • Enrol 365 days a year
  • Flexible payment plans
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Credit for prior study
  • Study resources available 24/7
  • Online Student Support