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Meet the Team

jack BW

Jack has worked as an administrator, manager, and staff trainer for several Registered Training Organisations over a number of years. He has also worked overseas as an ESL teacher/trainer, which helps him to relate to and successfully communicate with students of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. He is passionate about education and passing on the practical business and operational skills needed in today’s office workplaces.

Languages: English, Mandarin

Jack - Administration and Student Services

Seema BW

Seema brings over a decade of experience in managing, training and leading large, diverse workforces internationally and
domestically to her role as a trainer with Protea College. Highly qualified in the fields of HR and business administration, Seema has taught at TAFE institutes and RTOs throughout Australia. An active member of the Fiji Human Resources Institute and Australian Human Resource Institute, Seema strives to empower students with the skills to succeed in her industry.

Seema - VET Trainer (Human Resources, Business Administration)

michael murray BW

Michael has had a long and distinguished career in hospital and health administration. He has worked in both public and private health systems, and is currently clinical services director for a leading private hospital. He is passionate about helping develop quality staff for the health sector and has worked extensively with staff in the Medical Administration field recruiting and managing ward clerks and medical/hospital administrative and reception staff.

Michael - VET Trainer (Medical Administration)

Jonny BW

As Head of English, Jonny leads Protea College's trainers in the delivery of our General English and IELTS Preparation courses. Drawing on his wealth of ESL teaching experience inside Australia and abroad, Jonny ensures Protea College's students develop their English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to the fullest possible extent.

Languages: English, Spanish

Jonny - Head of English

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Tolly has worked at all levels in the hospitality industry for over ten years. Starting with a hospitality traineeship that she completed while still at school, she has worked in Australia and overseas at venues that vary from laid-back cafes to high-end restaurants, in roles from waitress and barista to area manager responsible for the operations of multiple busy cafes.

Tolly - VET Trainer (Business Administration, Hospitality)

alan BW

Alan has over a decade of experience as an international and domestic vocational trainer within the qualifications of the Diplomas of Events, Business, Leadership and Management and Project Management.
His professional career has included the design, construction and management of entertainment and convention centres and the delivery of international and national events. Alan now looks to pass on his wealth of knowledge to his students - “What we have learned from others becomes our own reflection.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Alan - VET Trainer (Project Management)

paul jeffree BW

Paul delivers General English training to students at our Brisbane campus. No matter their proficiency level, Paul's students benefit from his professional background, which ensure his lessons teach them 'real world', practical English.

Paul - English Trainer

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As an international student herself, Pla understands the needs of our students and trainers and always provides them with prompt, friendly support.

Languages: English, Thai

Pla - Administration and Student Services

tom derbyshire BW

Originally from Manchester UK, Tom has over 30 years teaching experience ranging from high school to adult learners at school, TAFE and university levels in UK, Australia and overseas. Tom has taught and developed programmes such as writing, individualised learning, English for Academic Purposes, Cambridge Proficiency, and specially developed courses such as English for Hospitality and English for Medical Purposes. He has taught English as a Second Language to learners in Brunei Darussalam (9 years) and more recently Hong Kong (10 years). Tom has a passion for teaching and helping students to develop their potential. His other passions are learning languages, football (Manchester City) swimming, rugby, music, writing and the Sunshine Coast.

Languages: English, French

Tom - English Trainer

English Trainer - Brisbane Campus
Heike BW

Heike delivers General English training to students at our Brisbane campus. Heike teaches across proficiency levels but is especially popular with lower-level students. Her undergraduate degree in primary education and patient, thorough teaching style ensure our beginner and elementary students are never confused or lost during class.

Languages: English, German

Heike - English Trainer

Geraint BW

Geraint delivers Protea College's IELTS Preparation course, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to achieve excellent results in this internationally-used test of English proficiency. A qualified lawyer, Geraint's technical command of English as well as his knowledge of the subtleties and nuances of its use in complex situations mean he is able to help his students achieve the IELTS scores they need to pursue their goals of further study or work, in Australia and abroad.

Languages: English, Welsh

Geraint - IELTS Preparation Trainer

Giselle BW

Giselle uses her deep knowledge of Australia's education industry to provide our students with the ideal course package to help them achieve their work and study goals.
From their first enquiry until after they graduate, Giselle support her students to achieve success.

Languages: English, Portuguese

Giselle - Sales and Marketing

james BW

James is a qualified and experienced business trainer with a passion for further development in both accredited & non-accredited training. James has been training since 2014 & has diverse experience facilitating business, management & administration courses locally & abroad.
A member of several professional associations for business and learning professionals, James ensures the knowledge and skills he teaches his students meets the very latest standards of his industry.

James - VET Trainer (Small Business Management)

brett doust BW

Brett brings with him a wealth of experience as both an entrepreneur and as a manager within large organisations. Drawing on this experience, as well as his extensive education history and list of qualifications, he is able to motivate his students and imbue them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their careers.

Brett - VET Trainer (Project Management)

pia BW

Pia has over 20 years of experience as a VET trainer, university educator and management consultant. She is also a published author of six books and a frequent guest speaker for corporate, government and non-profit events.

She has a passion for training because it enables her to integrate her theoretical knowledge with practical experience to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences with colleagues and students.

Languages: English, Italian

Pia - VET Trainer (Project and Program Management)

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Adrian has taught English in Australia and a number of other countries around the world. His students value his teaching because his lessons are a great mix of fun and informative activities.

Languages: English, Japanese

Adrian - English Trainer

Miriam - English Trainer

kay BW

Kay has over a decade of experience in senior project and program management roles, as well as numerous years of experience in adult education. She is passionate about combining her qualifications, industry experience and experience as a trainer to deliver training that adds value to students' learning.

Kay - VET Trainer (Project and Program Management)

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Originally from New Zealand, Marie's friendly, laid-back personality makes her a great fit for our Sunshine Coast students. Her ability to incorporate fun activities into her lessons, while never skipping important academic content, mean her students get the best of both worlds.

Marie - English Trainer

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Peter is a qualified architect with more than two decades of experience leading multi-disciplinary project teams. Peter aims to create memorable learning opportunities for students by using engaging examples, personal anecdotes and case studies in his classes. Peter’s goal is to give his students the project management concepts, tools and practical skills to initiate, plan and deliver successful projects.

Peter - VET Trainer (Project Management)

Viviana - Sales and Marketing

Fleur BW

From her own extensive experience in administration and small business management, Fleur understands the importance of ensuring that the opportunity of education is received by those who will benefit the most from it.

Fleur - Sales and Marketing

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Danielle makes sure our students' applications are turned around ASAP and makes sure their admin experience is seamless. Whether its answering students' questions, printing their ID cards, or re-setting passwords, Danielle is always here to help.

Danielle - Administration and Student Services