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Operating as an RTO (#5800) in QLD for over two decades, ABC Training and Consulting, originally known as Alan Bartlett Consulting, underwent a transformative shift in 2017 under new management. This change brought about a focused approach, directing our training services towards specialized industry sectors: Laboratory Operations, Pathology, and Manufacturing.
Our training methodology centers on a blended learning model, incorporating hands-on practical training through on-the-job experiences like demonstrations, observations, and discussions. This practical element is complemented by an online or paper-based theoretical component.
What sets us apart is our remarkable agility in adapting and tailoring training solutions to meet your specific needs, surpassing the standards of other RTOs in Australia. Our trainers build connections with clients and students that extend beyond professional roles, often evolving into enduring friendships.
We provide training across educational levels, from school to university and industry. Our commitment extends beyond the training period, maintaining ongoing contact with students and boasting a notable track record of successful job placements. Serving a diverse clientele, including large-scale national clients and small businesses, our partnerships with Seaworld and Queensland Academy schools further distinguish us in the training and consulting landscape.
Dean became an integral part of ABC in 2018, initially joining as a CMT specialist Trainer before advancing to the role of QLD State Training Manager. His journey with ABC, however, started in 2009 as a lab technician in a Construction Materials Laboratory. After swiftly completing his first qualification with ABC Training and Consulting, Dean’s career trajectory came full circle when he returned as a trainer, giving back to the organisation that laid the foundation for his professional growth. The exceptional trainers at ABC, who once shaped Dean’s learning journey, inspired him to contribute as a trainer. Now, as the General Manager, Dean leads this outstanding team, acknowledging ABC’s unwavering commitment to supporting trainees. The organisation’s emphasis on individual growth and development resonates deeply with Dean, making his role as General Manager both fulfilling and purpose-driven.
QLD State Manager
In 2023, Jason became an integral part of ABC Training, bringing with him a rich 25-year career in teaching and leadership. Over 17 years, he contributed to international schools in England, Kuwait, South Korea, and Thailand, holding a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education. Jason’s passion for learning extends to various forms, encompassing VET in schools and adult learning and training. Throughout his career, he embraced cognitive coaching and positive psychology, integrating these approaches into his leadership and professional interactions. Beyond the educational realm, Jason is an avid adventure cyclist, conquering the challenging Manali to Leh ride across the Himalayas in Northern India, including the world’s highest motorable road at an impressive 5600 meters above sea level.
QLD Relationship Manager
In 2020, Max became a valuable member of the ABC team. Kicking off his professional journey with Telstra right after university, he quickly earned recognition as the Quantum Leap winner in 2001 and 2002. Max navigated various roles in the IT & T sector, showcasing his prowess in leading Business Development and Commercial teams. His expertise led him overseas to serve as the Vice President in Investor Relations, Information Technology, and Corporate Affairs for one of the world’s largest publicly listed tiles manufacturing companies. Max’s dynamic career trajectory reflects a seasoned professional with a knack for excelling in diverse sectors and contributing significantly to the organizations he engages with.
Pathology Relationship Manager
Rebecca I’Anson, a genuine country girl, embarked on her journey with ABC in 2023. Born in Dalby and proudly calling Gympie home for the past 38 years, Rebecca’s early years were marked by a passion for rodeo life. Winning the junior bullride and organizing a significant rodeo event in Gympie at 17 showcased her determination. Beyond rodeos, she embraced rugby union and league, even founding the Sunshine Coast Women’s Indigenous Rugby 7’s team. Transitioning to healthcare, Rebecca dedicated over 7 years to pathology, focusing on community well-being. Previously, she made a profound impact working with special needs children at Education Queensland. A devoted mother of four teenage boys, Rebecca’s diverse experiences reflect a country girl’s big heart, committed to community service and cherishing unforgettable rodeo memories.
NSW Relationship Manager
Brent comes from a professional sporting background with 7 years with the West Coast Eagles and 6 years with the Brisbane Lions. Brent retired in 2015 and took up work as an agent for Resort Brokers where he brokered deals in the management rights space. In 2019, he shifted across to sports apparel full time and also started a Gutter Guard business where he learnt a lot about the small business world. Brent has a passion for health and fitness, small businesses, and being a part of team environments. Brent is really excited to be on board with us at ABC Training as a Relationship Manager in NSW.
Adrian van Ravels is a qualified Industrial Chemist with expertise in metallurgical chemistry. Over the past 25 years, he has served as a Lecturer, Consultant, Trainer, and Assessor for laboratories in both industry and education. Adrian’s extensive career as a working scientist spans the mining and pharmaceutical sectors in Australia, as well as across the Middle East, Russia, and Slavic regions. His hands-on experience encompasses chemistry, microbiology, and physical testing, focusing on Quality Assurance and Quality Control systems. Adrian excels in method development, instrument validation, stability, formulation, and statistical monitoring of data, including uncertainty of measurement. Alongside his scientific qualifications, Adrian holds Diplomas in WHS and Project Management, emphasizing his dedication to workplace health and safety in laboratory and field-testing environments. His diverse laboratory testing proficiency covers mining, petroleum, food, soil, asphalt, and emulsions, among other fields.
Tanya joined the ABC team in 2023 after 17 years as a Geotechnician speclising in quarry, concrete, soils and project management. With a Certificate II in Construction Materials Testing, Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques and Diploma of Laboratory Technology under her belt, we are so excited to have her on board to upskill workers in the Northern Queensland region. After working as a Laboratory Supervisor focusing on quarry and concrete business development and management and Laboratory Manager at Douglas Partners, she decided it was time to put the tools down and train the future generation of technicians. When asked for a Fun Fact about herself, Tanya proudly announced she was Guess Who Champion….in the 5th grade.
Steve worked at Hanson Australia for 16 years, where he was a NATA signatory, before moving to ABC Training as a Trainer/Assessor. He specialises in concrete, concrete applications, trial mixes and additives. His favourite thing about working for ABC is travelling around the country meeting people and helping them achieve their goals.
A fun fact about Steve is that he used to play drums in multiple punk rock bands, gigging around Brisbane and even had the rockstar long hair!
Fondly referred to as Mr Australasia within the office and proudly being involved in Olympic Weightlifting in the past, Marty Bell holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Earth Science. Marty transitioned into a diverse career path that spans over 13 years in retail management and 4 years in construction material testing and earthworks. In the early months of 2023, he joined ABC as a Trainer/Assessor specialising in Laboratories and Manufactured Mineral Products. What he cherishes most about his tenure at ABC is the opportunity to connect with individuals nationwide, spanning various industries and settings such as construction, mining, munitions, food, research and development, and education. Marty’s passion for meeting people and his versatile background make him a valuable asset, adding a dynamic dimension to the diverse landscape of ABC. His engaging presence and extensive experience reflect his commitment to contributing meaningfully to the learning and development of individuals across Australia.