Australian Training Company (ATC) is a leading provider of business solutions through the creation of education, employment and training opportunities.
ATC engages over 1,200 apprentices, trainees and students each year and operates in all eastern states and territories of Australia, with the capacity to provide services nationwide. ATC is an accredited Group Training Organisation (GTO) and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
ATC is a not-for-profit organisation whose focus is to promote workforce participation and encourage engagement with education and learning. ATC recognises the importance of an individual’s aspirations and the need to match these aspirations to the right opportunity.
ATC values the inclusion of others in the community who may be disadvantaged in accessing employment opportunities. ATC places emphasis on delivering education, employment and training opportunities to Indigenous Australians, those with a disability and mature aged persons returning to the workforce.
ATC remains attentive to clients needs and differentiates itself by ensuring that all of its services deliver significant benefits and value to its clients. Communication, loyalty, engagement and retention are hallmarks of ATC’s service delivery.
In an ever changing environment ATC is open to achieving its objectives through the development of strategic alliance, business partnerships and adapting to emerging markets.
ATC is committed to providing its staff with flexible working conditions in a safe, family friendly environment.
Jim Whiteside – General Manager
Jim oversees the operations of both the Group Training and RTO components of the business. His extensive experience in the employment and education sectors over the past thirty years brings a level of knowledge and experience to lead a team of professionals.
Jenny Rosman – Operations Manager
Jenny has been with ATC for the past 10 years. Her 30 years of experience in the VET sector includes working in roles with the Commonwealth Government as well as other training and group training organisations. Her wealth of knowledge is used in all facets of the organisation.
Susan Moodie – Finance Manager
Susan has been with ATC for 13 years. She has a broad range of experience in dealing with accounts payable and receivable. She provides general account and financial reports on a monthly basis to the General Manager and Board of Directors. Susan also assists Account Managers with preparing marketing proposals and liaising with host employers about their invoices.
Cathy Robinson – Payroll Manager
Cathy commenced as an Account Manager with ATC in 2000 and transferred into the Payroll/Administration area in 2002. Cathy manages the payroll and administration team to ensure all 700+ trainees and apprentices are paid each week or fortnight all year round. Her extensive customer service background means she can deliver a complete service with a smile. Cathy herself completed an office traineeship when she left school so draws on this experience to understand the needs of our trainees and apprentices.
Karen Simpson – Business Development Manager
Karen joined ATC in 2000. Her role is to promote ATC’s products and services across industries in Queensland. Karen was nominated and selected to be a member of the Queensland Government’s Training and Employment Recognition Council (TERC), where she completed a six year tenure.
The NSW team has a number of account managers who each have an area of speciality when it comes to placing trainees and apprentices across industry. Combined these account managers have over fifty years’ experience in dealing with Australian Apprenticeship in the group training industry. Some of the current industries they look after include business administration, aged care, sport and recreation, information technology, warehousing, telecommunications and traditional trades. Shari says “We don’t just place anyone; we have a specialised recruitment process to ensure employees are custom fit for your business needs.”
The Brisbane and Gold Coast team consists of account managers highly trained in the business and aged care sectors. They are a team who work closely with community to place trainees and apprentices that match the business needs of their host employers. They have a strong client base which includes a number of school based trainees and apprentices. Brett states “It is all about providing employment solutions to the local community.”
The Canberra team currently have 5 account managers with a very diverse background of experiences and training ranging from Nursing to Accounting and Taxation to Trades and Training and Assessment. For the past 3 years they have had success with many trainees being nominated for various awards including winners for each year at the ACT Training and Excellence Awards.
ATC have a number of staff who support the back office administration including payroll and accounts as well as general administration duties in the training centre and group training side of the business. This team includes a number of staff who were previously trainees themselves and are now permanently employed with ATC.
In 1994, ATC sought to introduce structured training and employment opportunities for sports people through promoting apprenticeships and traineeships. ATC’s group training operation has progressively grown by offering the same opportunities to a broader market and providing innovative solutions to business needs. ATC has provided career pathways for more than 10,000 apprentices and trainees.
In 1998, in response to increasing industry demands for tailored education programs, ATC commenced its training operation and constructed the training centre. ATC’s training operation promotes flexible study arrangements and an inclusive learning culture for all. ATC has provided education and learning to more than 20,000 students through the provision of numerous qualifications.