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State & Territory Committees

ACPET has committees in all States and Territories except for Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. Terms of Reference

New South Wales

  • Martin Cass (Chair) - JMC Academy
  • Amjad Khanche - Australian Institute of Professional Education
  • Bruce Callaghan - BCA National Training Group
  • Fiona O'Sullivan - Navitas Professional and English Programs, (ACAP)
  • Gloria Gambrellis - MEGT
  • Ian Tudor - Whitehouse Institute
  • Jenny Hayes - Ella Bache` College of Skin & Beauty Therapy
  • Michael Lehman - Westrac
  • Ron Maxwell - VERTO
  • Tamara Reeves- Compass Training


  • Jenny Field (Chair) - Prime Learning and Australian College of Training and Employment
  • Darren Mackintosh - College of Australian Training Pty Ltd
  • Gregory Quigley - Jazz Music Institute Pty Ltd
  • Kathleen Newcombe - Sarina Russo Institute
  • Mike Wallace - First Impressions Resources
  • Paul Kulpa - MTA Institute of Technology
  • Peter Roebig - Construction Skills Training Centre
  • Richard Brown - Browns English Language School
  • Sarah Martin - Goodstart Early Learning
  • Warren Walmsley - Think Colleges

South Australia

  • Richard Finlayson (Chair) - Quality Training & Hospitality
  • Alexis Watt - Silver Chain Training & RDNS Training
  • Katina Jones - EQUALS International
  • Michael Simmons - Transport Training Solutions
  • Rose Vallen - Australian Institute of Management SA


  • Mel Koumides (Chair) - Academia International.
  • Andrew Shea - Complex Institute of Education
  • Bill Hamill - RIST (Rural Industries Skill Training Centre Inc)
  • Daryl Neilson - Employease Pty Ltd
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Hoffmann - Australian College of Applied Animal Studies
  • Gurdeep Dhillon - Australian Institute of Technical Training
  • Melinda Burgess - Skills Training Australia
  • Michael Grogan - FGM Consultants
  • Paramjit Jaswal - The Imperial College of Australia
  • Peter Jasonides - Institute of Tertiary and Higher Education Australia (ITHEA)
  • Rocco Guarnaccia - SILK Education and Training

Western Australia

  • Andrew Crevald (Chair) - Curtin College
  • Brad Tout - Youth with a Mission Perth
  • Debra Graham - Australian Institute of Fitness
  • Lina Ridley - Perth Institute of Business and Technology (PIBT)
  • Martin Leavesley - Kirana/Access Training
  • Rohini Modgill - Technical College of Western Australia
  • Sean Tuhakaraina - West Australian Institute of Further Studies
  • Stephen Mackay - Engineering Institute of Technology
  • Susan Lawton - DNA Kingston Training
  • Terrence Richards - Australian College of Training
  • Trish Ridley - Activ Pathways

Northern Territory

  • Sean Mahoney (Chair) - International College of Advanced Education
  • Deb Carr - RTOtemphelp
  • Jo Fox - Fox Education and Consultancy
  • Lisa Collis - GTNT Training Plus
  • Olivia Philips - BCA National Training Group
  • Wayne Herrod - Food Safety Operations