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About Us

Meet the team

We employ the best

We have a large team working from our two main operating locations of Brisbane and Perth and our satellite facilities across Australia and New Zealand.

Our team includes highly qualified and experienced electrical trainers who hold trade qualifications and practical experience in the field in which they teach. Together they offer over 250 years of combined electrical experience, which is leveraged to ensure our course materials and training aids are relevant to the real-world and incorporate industry best practice.

In addition, we have competency assurance specialists on staff, from varying backgrounds including defence, aviation and resources. All are highly qualified, experienced and passionate about learning and development. They provide custom training solutions for our key clients both in Australia and internationally and facilitate the development and delivery of our professional courses.

Dale Williams

Senior Trainer
Meet Dale

Dale is a skilled Trainer with 25 years industry experience in Australia, including Queensland and Western Australia. Dale has worked as a Trainer, Advisor, Maintenance Manager and Electrical Fitter across a wide range of industries including Mining, Defence, Motor and Generator and Rail.

Gazali Kumri

Lead trainer
(High Voltage)
Meet Gazali

Gaz commenced his career as an electrical apprentice with Rio Tinto Iron Ore. He remained with Rio Tinto for the next 20 years, working his way up through the ranks, before branching out into an onsite training and assessment role. Since 2013, he has been working in the Electrical Training Industry as a High Voltage Trainer with Competency Training.

Gaz is a seasoned professional training facilitator and has extensive experience in Australia and internationally in competency based training and education in the hazards associated with electricity.

Jeff Muir

Lead competency
assurance specialist
Meet Jeff

Jeff is an experienced and qualified learning and development specialist with more than 20 years industry experience. Jeff has worked extensively in the Airforce and other related avionics industries. His background covers training coordination and design, training and assessment, RTO management and logistics support analysis. Additionally Jeff worked within the Airforce in aircraft maintenance and other technical roles.

Brett Newton

Meet Brett

Brett has been with Competency Training since 2016, delivery a variety of courses such as High Voltage Switching, Installation of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas and our UEE40411 Certificate IV in Instrumentation courses. Brett holds qualifications in Certificate IV Electrical Fitter Mechanic Trade, Certificate IV Trainer and Assessor and Certificate III Metalliferous Mining Operations.

Steven Miller

Meet Steven

Steve is a qualified electrician with 22 years’ experience in a variety of industries including, Mining, Infrastructure, Power Generation, Oil & Gas, specifically Hazardous area inspection, compliance and auditing. Steve is an experienced instructor with 3 years demonstrated history of working as an Electrical trainer & assessor delivering HA & HV training to electrical workers.

Jane Mahon

Customer engagement
Meet Jane

Jane has worked with a variety of clients across ANZ providing expertise surrounding customer experience, coordination of business and sales plans, interdepartmental coordination and management of customer contracts, proposals and onboarding. Jane specialises in owning and developing relationships with clients, and during her time at Competency Training promoting our products and services, and assisting our clients in finding their solutions.

Brendan Newell on laptop

Brendan Newell

General Manager
Meet Brendan

Brendan joined Competency Training as Compliance and Development Manager in 2010, taking on responsibility for RTO compliance and course development. Brendan is passionate about learning and development and his previous experience as an education and training professional is vast and varied, including time as a product support systems and training specialist with Boeing Defence Australia. Highly qualified, Brendan holds a Master of Education, Diploma of Training and Assessment and Certificates IV in Frontline Management and Training and Assessment. In 2014 Brendan also took on responsibility for our Competency Assurance business.