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ABOUT US

Training Connections Australia (TCA) delivers education, training and professional development programs across Queensland, Northern Territory and Tasmania. We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), enabling us to issue nationally recognised qualifications.

TCA is committed to helping our clients obtain the qualifications and skills they need to enter the workforce or take the next step in their career. We offer a range of accredited and non-accredited courses, apprenticeships and traineeships to suit individual and business needs.

Our trainers are fully qualified and dedicated to assisting students to learn and succeed in their chosen field.

TCA is part of My Pathway, a national company providing innovative and simple service solutions for job seekers, including education, training, labour hire, apprenticeships, traineeships, community support and networks.

We have been operating in regional and remote locations across Australia for more than 20 years aiming to build stronger communities.

My Pathway has grown from humble beginnings as a small family run business to employ more than 600 staff and support thousands of job seekers.

Training Connections Australia RTO No. 31714

LEADERSHIP TEAM

  • Amanda Sophios
    Amanda Sophios National RTO
    Manager

    Amanda leads the Training Connections Australia team and has overall responsibility for operations.

    She has more than 19 years’ experience in leadership roles within the training industry and is passionate about working with communities, individuals and businesses to support their education and development needs.

    Amanda believes that learning is lifelong and applies this philosophy to the TCA business.

    • Amanda Sophios
      Amanda Sophios National RTO
      Manager

      Amanda leads the Training Connections Australia team and has overall responsibility for operations.

      She has more than 19 years’ experience in leadership roles within the training industry and is passionate about working with communities, individuals and businesses to support their education and development needs.

      Amanda believes that learning is lifelong and applies this philosophy to the TCA business.

      • Tim O’Reilly
        Tim O’Reilly Torres Strait Maritime
        Pathway Project
        (TSMPP) Project
        Manager

        Tim O’Reilly  has more than 15 years’ experience in tourism, fishing, charter operations, fisheries development and natural resource management.

        Tim ensures TSMPP participants receive a very high level of training from experienced teachers. He enjoys pushing people out of their comfort zones and is passionate about Indigenous advancement in the maritime sector.

        • Tim O’Reilly
          Tim O’Reilly Torres Strait Maritime
          Pathway Project
          (TSMPP) Project
          Manager

          Tim O’Reilly  has more than 15 years’ experience in tourism, fishing, charter operations, fisheries development and natural resource management.

          Tim ensures TSMPP participants receive a very high level of training from experienced teachers. He enjoys pushing people out of their comfort zones and is passionate about Indigenous advancement in the maritime sector.

          SUPPORT TEAM

          • Helen Mathews
            Helen Mathews Learning and Development Manager

            Helen manages all Training Connections Australia contracts and compliance.

            She has more than 15 years’ experience working within Registered Training Organisation (RTO) compliance and loves working in the world of compliance, policies and legislation.

            Helen is focused on ensuring TCA delivers training to the highest national standards for the benefit of the students and employer.

            • Helen Mathews
              Helen Mathews Learning and Development Manager

              Helen manages all Training Connections Australia contracts and compliance.

              She has more than 15 years’ experience working within Registered Training Organisation (RTO) compliance and loves working in the world of compliance, policies and legislation.

              Helen is focused on ensuring TCA delivers training to the highest national standards for the benefit of the students and employer.

              • Helen Mathews
                Helen Mathews Learning and Development Manager

                Helen manages all Training Connections Australia contracts and compliance.

                She has more than 15 years’ experience working within Registered Training Organisation (RTO) compliance and loves working in the world of compliance, policies and legislation.

                Helen is focused on ensuring TCA delivers training to the highest national standards for the benefit of the students and employer.

                • Helen Mathews
                  Helen Mathews Learning and Development Manager

                  Helen manages all Training Connections Australia contracts and compliance.

                  She has more than 15 years’ experience working within Registered Training Organisation (RTO) compliance and loves working in the world of compliance, policies and legislation.

                  Helen is focused on ensuring TCA delivers training to the highest national standards for the benefit of the students and employer.

                  • Helen Mathews
                    Helen Mathews Learning and Development Manager

                    Helen manages all Training Connections Australia contracts and compliance.

                    She has more than 15 years’ experience working within Registered Training Organisation (RTO) compliance and loves working in the world of compliance, policies and legislation.

                    Helen is focused on ensuring TCA delivers training to the highest national standards for the benefit of the students and employer.

                    • Helen Mathews
                      Helen Mathews Learning and Development Manager

                      Helen manages all Training Connections Australia contracts and compliance.

                      She has more than 15 years’ experience working within Registered Training Organisation (RTO) compliance and loves working in the world of compliance, policies and legislation.

                      Helen is focused on ensuring TCA delivers training to the highest national standards for the benefit of the students and employer.

                      • Jill Feeley
                        Jill Feeley Training Coordinator

                        Jill coordinates all training programs and trainers for courses delivered by Training Connections Australia (TCA).

                        Prior to joining TCA, she held various business trainer roles.

                        Jill is a key member of the TCA team ensuring that clients can access the latest training options and industry experience.

                        • Jill Feeley
                          Jill Feeley Training Coordinator

                          Jill coordinates all training programs and trainers for courses delivered by Training Connections Australia (TCA).

                          Prior to joining TCA, she held various business trainer roles.

                          Jill is a key member of the TCA team ensuring that clients can access the latest training options and industry experience.

                          • Donna Flanagan
                            Donna Flanagan Compliance Support
                            Officer

                            Donna Flanagan is responsible for Training Connections Australia’s (TCA) compliance data including all reporting.

                            Donna commenced with My Pathway in November 2010 and started with TCA in September 2013.

                            Donna enjoys working with our trainers to ensure all documentation is completed in accordance with the organisation’s requirements.

                            Her nickname is the smiling assassin.

                            • Donna Flanagan
                              Donna Flanagan Compliance Support
                              Officer

                              Donna Flanagan is responsible for Training Connections Australia’s (TCA) compliance data including all reporting.

                              Donna commenced with My Pathway in November 2010 and started with TCA in September 2013.

                              Donna enjoys working with our trainers to ensure all documentation is completed in accordance with the organisation’s requirements.

                              Her nickname is the smiling assassin.

                              • Celsileena Raka
                                Celsileena Raka Business
                                Administration
                                Trainee

                                Celsileena Raka commenced with Training Connections Australia (TCA) in April 2017 as a business trainee.

                                Her role involves supporting the TCA team by providing all administration and reception support and administering the NEIS program.

                                • Celsileena Raka
                                  Celsileena Raka Business
                                  Administration
                                  Trainee

                                  Celsileena Raka commenced with Training Connections Australia (TCA) in April 2017 as a business trainee.

                                  Her role involves supporting the TCA team by providing all administration and reception support and administering the NEIS program.

                                  • Jordan Wilson
                                    Jordan Wilson Administration
                                    Support Officer

                                    Jordan Wilson commenced with Training Connections Australia (TCA) as a business trainee in 2015 and continues to work with the team supporting administration and the NEIS program.

                                    Jordan provides support to people interested in NEIS with their enquiries, applications and processing their business plans.

                                    • Jordan Wilson
                                      Jordan Wilson Administration
                                      Support Officer

                                      Jordan Wilson commenced with Training Connections Australia (TCA) as a business trainee in 2015 and continues to work with the team supporting administration and the NEIS program.

                                      Jordan provides support to people interested in NEIS with their enquiries, applications and processing their business plans.

                                      • Chloe Bon
                                        Chloe Bon Torres Strait Maritime
                                        Pathway Project
                                        (TSMPP) Officer

                                        Chloe Bon is the TSMPP Project Officer based on Thursday Island. Chloe provides administration support and manages all TSMPP enquiries.

                                        Chloe is a proud Torres Strait Islander who grew up on Thursday Island. She is passionate about being able to support her people in gaining qualifications in an industry that is so predominant in her local region.

                                        • Chloe Bon
                                          Chloe Bon Torres Strait Maritime
                                          Pathway Project
                                          (TSMPP) Officer

                                          Chloe Bon is the TSMPP Project Officer based on Thursday Island. Chloe provides administration support and manages all TSMPP enquiries.

                                          Chloe is a proud Torres Strait Islander who grew up on Thursday Island. She is passionate about being able to support her people in gaining qualifications in an industry that is so predominant in her local region.

                                          • Jordan Wilson
                                            Jordan Wilson Administration
                                            Support Officer

                                            Jordan Wilson commenced with Training Connections Australia (TCA) as a business trainee in 2015 and continues to work with the team supporting administration and the NEIS program.

                                            Jordan provides support to people interested in NEIS with their enquiries, applications and processing their business plans.

                                            • Jordan Wilson
                                              Jordan Wilson Administration
                                              Support Officer

                                              Jordan Wilson commenced with Training Connections Australia (TCA) as a business trainee in 2015 and continues to work with the team supporting administration and the NEIS program.

                                              Jordan provides support to people interested in NEIS with their enquiries, applications and processing their business plans.

                                              • Marlene Barratt
                                                Marlene Barratt Curriculum
                                                Developer

                                                She has worked in the training industry for more than 25 years, in nationally reaching roles. She is a qualified Vocational Education and Training (VET) professional who supports
                                                individuals through curriculum development and as a facilitator.

                                                Marlene’s depth of experience and focus on workplace and client outcomes is an asset to TCA. She has helped many clients to gain the skills required to build their career.

                                                • Marlene Barratt
                                                  Marlene Barratt Curriculum
                                                  Developer

                                                  She has worked in the training industry for more than 25 years, in nationally reaching roles. She is a qualified Vocational Education and Training (VET) professional who supports
                                                  individuals through curriculum development and as a facilitator.

                                                  Marlene’s depth of experience and focus on workplace and client outcomes is an asset to TCA. She has helped many clients to gain the skills required to build their career.

                                                  • Marlene Barratt
                                                    Marlene Barratt Curriculum
                                                    Developer

                                                    She has worked in the training industry for more than 25 years, in nationally reaching roles. She is a qualified Vocational Education and Training (VET) professional who supports
                                                    individuals through curriculum development and as a facilitator.

                                                    Marlene’s depth of experience and focus on workplace and client outcomes is an asset to TCA. She has helped many clients to gain the skills required to build their career.

                                                    • Marlene Barratt
                                                      Marlene Barratt Curriculum
                                                      Developer

                                                      She has worked in the training industry for more than 25 years, in nationally reaching roles. She is a qualified Vocational Education and Training (VET) professional who supports
                                                      individuals through curriculum development and as a facilitator.

                                                      Marlene’s depth of experience and focus on workplace and client outcomes is an asset to TCA. She has helped many clients to gain the skills required to build their career.

                                                      • Warren Canendo
                                                        Warren Canendo On Country Specialist

                                                        Warren Canendo is Training Connection Australia’s On Country specialist in horticulture, conservation and language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support.

                                                        Warren has over 13 years’ experience working within the horticulture and conservation industries, specialising in regions throughout remote Queensland.

                                                        • Warren Canendo
                                                          Warren Canendo On Country Specialist

                                                          Warren Canendo is Training Connection Australia’s On Country specialist in horticulture, conservation and language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support.

                                                          Warren has over 13 years’ experience working within the horticulture and conservation industries, specialising in regions throughout remote Queensland.

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