Administration Team

Chief Executive Officer

Maria is the CEO and co-founder of Plenty Training. She has a strong background in the training and education sector, both within Australia and overseas, and was previously the General Manager of a leading TESOL RTO. Maria oversees the everyday operations of the business, and plays a key role in leadership of the management team.  Prior to Plenty Training, her career included employment in senior marketing, public relations and general management positions in both the private and public sector.

Operations Manager

Ashleigh is the Operations Manager at Plenty Training. As part of her role Ashleigh leads our team of dedicated Course Advisors, manages all sales and marketing activities and is responsible for the scheduling of our face-to-face and online classes.

Prior to starting work with Plenty Training, Ashleigh held marketing and sales positions within the education and hospitality sectors whilst attaining her Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Communications.

Administration Team Leader

Megan is the Team Leader of Administration at Plenty Training, and has been with us for a number of years.  Megan oversees the daily functions in our administration department and provides supervision, support and advice to our extraordinary administrative team.  She strives to reach excellence in all aspects of her work and brings a wealth of knowledge from her extensive experience of working in the industry.  Megan takes immense pleasure in assisting students throughout their study journey to successfully achieve their qualification.

Systems and Projects Coordinator

Donna is responsible for implementing, coordinating and maintaining the projects and systems we require to continue to deliver the best experience to our students. Donna has been with Plenty for a number of years and has been instrumental in the continuous improvement of our Student Management System and Learner Portal.

Course Advisor

Rosie has a background in sales, employment and training. She has a Cert IV in Business, and a Diploma of Business Management, as well as other industry qualifications and training. Rosie has over 18 years experience in delivering high levels of customer service, and loves to help and advise people on making the right course choice and the best fit for their training needs.

Course Advisor

Zhara has extensive experience as a Teacher and Trainer and holds a Bachelor of Education, Certificate IV in TESOL and IELTS. Zhara has a strong passion to help others to achieve their goals and to be the best version of themselves possible. Zhara has been with Plenty for a number of years and will happily assist to find the best training options to suit your needs.

Oscar Barrett
Course Advisor

Oscar has previously held roles in sales and personal training, and is responsible for guiding future students in the right direction to take the first steps to achieving their goals. He excels in assisting students to make the right course decisions, and is passionate about assisting students to begin their training and assessment journeys.

Enrolments Coordinator

Heidi is an experienced RTO administration professional and has been working in general administration for 21 years. She has a strong background in customer support, student enrolments and issuing of graduate certificates. Heidi has herself been in the position of a student and understands the importance of someone being there to help you when you reach out. Having raised four children, Heidi knows the value of communication and is committed to working together as a team.

Justina Marcos
Administration Assistant

Justina comes to Plenty Training with RTO experience in the public and private sector. She has a wealth of experience in Customer Service and Administration from multiple different industries including Aged Care, Human Services and the Beauty industry. Justina is a first point of contact for students calling for administration assistance.

Administration and Student Services Coordinator

Samantha is responsible for supporting all students with any enquiries to create a seamless learning journey.  She has recently studied her Cert IV in TAE so has a wealth of knowledge about the course and an understanding of what is required from a student perspective. Samantha has a strong passion to help each student achieve their goals and provide assistance as they progress throughout the course.

Marketing Coordinator

As the Marketing Coordinator at Plenty Training, Levi steers the coordination and execution of our marketing campaigns and activities. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Creative Writing, along with a Cert IV in Graphic Design, and a background in B2C and B2B marketing, Levi loves creating compelling campaigns that seamlessly blend creativity with business objectives.

Marketing Assistant

Celine holds a Bachelor of Business Management specialising in Marketing, and has a background in sales, marketing and administration. She is responsible for the daily marketing administrative tasks, assisting the sales and marketing team, keeping all databases up to date and other tasks assigned by the Marketing Manager.

Training Team

Managing Director

Carl Mocnik is the Managing Director and a co-founder of Plenty Training. He is author of the best-selling textbook “TRAINING THE TRAINER: Attaining the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment”. Carl is a former naval officer and holds a Bachelor of Engineering and diplomas in training, management, business, WHS and project management. Carl oversees the academic team at the highest level, and is responsible for overall compliance and course-related creation and direction.

Academic Manager

Melinda has extensive experience in RTO compliance, instructional design and facilitating training and assessment. Melinda enjoys the opportunity to work with both fledgling and experienced trainers to deliver effective and enjoyable training. Her background is with RTOs and enterprise trainers both in the public and private sectors. Melinda holds a Bachelor of Economics and post graduate qualifications in human resources, and Diplomas in Vocational Education & Training, Training Design & Development, Leadership and Management, and WHS.

Senior Trainer & Assessor

David Murray is a Senior TAE Trainer and Assessor and has been with Plenty Training since 2015. With a 20 + year background in Adult Education, both in Australia and New Zealand, he is passionate about training and educating the next generation of trainers and assessors. His motto is “Let my experience be your experience.” He holds Post Graduate Diplomas in Business and Administration (Management) and Banking, a Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance), and Diplomas in Vocational Education and Training, including the research and e-learning units, and Training Design and Development.

David is primarily responsible for the training of students in our TAE Diploma-level courses, including the research and e-learning units, although he also trains the TAE Certificate-level courses online. Additionally, he regularly undertakes course improvements to both TAE process and product.

Trainer & Assessor

As a motivational speaker and trainer/facilitator, Mel has spent the past decade doing what she loves most – delivering training and training trainers. Her qualifications include a Diploma in Health Science, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Diploma in Life Coaching, and she is a trainer and master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Mel has delivered training both nationally and abroad in dozens of professional development workshops, seminars, and courses. Mel is passionate, energetic and fun and believes in the power of laughter while learning.

Trainer & Assessor

Julie is a highly experienced trainer, and was previously employed as the Safety and Training Manager at both the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Racing Club. Julie holds a Bachelor of Education, a Graduate Certificate of OHS, Diplomas of Vocational Education and Training and of Training Design and Development, Diploma of WHS, Diploma of Leadership and Management, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Graduate Diploma of Business – Sport Management. Julie is also a Chartered Professional Member of the Australian Institute of Health & Safety. Julie trains our TAE face-to-face courses at our Melbourne location.

Trainer & Assessor

Roy has 22 years’ experience in the VET sector; 12 years teaching wood trades at the advanced diploma level and six years in RTO compliance. Roy managed the compliance needs for a consortium of three RTO’s including acting as a mentor for a National team of trainer assessors across multiple industry sectors. An experienced facilitator in both face to face and online learning contexts, Roy strives to make the learning experience enjoyable and enriching for all students. Roy holds Diplomas in Vocational Education and Training, and Training Design and Development.

Trainer & Assessor

Ruth has worked in the VET sector for over 20 years as a trainer and assessor, content writer and developer, and in RTO administration. She has delivered both face-to-face and online training in the vocational areas of Beauty, Business, and TAE. Her qualifications include Certificate III in Beauty, Certificate IV in Business, Diploma of Business, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Diploma of Vocational Education & Training and Diploma of Training Design & Development. Her passion is training, and her motto is “students first”.

Trainer & Assessor

Nisha brings to the organisation more than 22 years of experience in training and assessing, within the VET sector in Australia and abroad. Commencing her career as a Trainer and Assessor, Nisha progressed to take on higher roles such as Head of Studies, Training Coordinator, Instructional Designer, Training Manager and Resource Development Officer, at various RTOs in Sydney. As a part of these roles, Nisha delivered courses in Hospitality, Business, Leadership and Management, Customer Engagement and Training and Assessment, having developed compliant training material for most of these courses.

Nisha holds Masters of Education in Adult Education from University of Technology Sydney, in addition to the various vocational qualifications in Training and Assessment, Business, Hospitality and Management. Training the Trainers comes naturally to Nisha because of the extensive training and assessing experience and her passion coupled with commitment to share her valuable experience with others.

Trainer & Assessor

David has spent the past 10 years teaching TAE in an RTO, as well as consulting to organisations on training and development. Prior to this, David worked in the fast food industry, based in USA, South Africa, and Australia, holding director roles in training, human resources, industrial relations, and operations. David holds Diplomas in Vocational Education and Training, and Training Design and Development.

Michael Wood

Michael is an experienced trainer and assessor, delivering training and assessing solutions to both the VET and corporate sector specialising in TAE, TESOL and Hospitality. Michael has worked both in Australia and Overseas.

Michaels qualifications include among others a Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning), Bachelor of Business (Hospitality), Diploma of Training Design and Development and a Diploma of TESOL.

Michael is passionate about learning and development and the training sector, and enjoys seeing people achieve and reaching their goals. His motto is: “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”

Trainer and Assessor

Krystelle is a former Plenty Training Diploma student who loved us so much she wanted to come and work for us! Krystelle has come over to teaching TAE from an Early Childhood Education background and brings all the patience and supportive nature that working with small children (and parents) develops. She holds the Diploma in Vocational Education and Training, and an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management. Krystelle places education highly within her values, and believes that “Knowledge is a wealth that cannot be stolen; it will grow when you try to give it away.”

Trainer and Assessor

Kenny was formally a HSE professional and Registered Paramedic with over 11 years’ experience in the energy and VET sector as a trainer and HSE professional, including the delivery of training internationally in countries such as the UAE and Scotland, prior to moving into the TAE training sector. Through the delivery of over 30 short courses, qualifications and industry experience he has been able to adapt his delivery techniques to be versatile and engaging to all students, with a keen passion for learner engagement and retention. Kenny holds Training and Assessment qualifications to diploma level, as well as a Bachelor of Paramedic Practice and an Advanced Diploma in Work Health and Safety.