Alana Anderson - Chief Executive Officer
Alana is Chief Executive Officer and organisational development consultant with Alana Kaye College with extensive experience in learning and development across Australia.
To support her training experience Alana has completed her Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education and Training (B.AVE) with the University of Tasmania, her Master of Education (Leadership and Management) M.Ed (L’ship and M’ment) with Flinders University and is currently enrolled as a PhD student with Charles Darwin University.
Alana is an accredited Myers Briggs (MBTI) facilitator, Team Management Index (TMI) facilitator and DiSC Profile System trainer and provides consulting and training services to corporate clients across Australia.
Marcus Thomson - General Manager
Marcus is our General Manager responsible for the overall daily operations of the College and has been with Alana Kaye since 2010. Previous to this position he was our National Training Manager for over six years. Marcus commenced his training career many years ago when he began his first work experience job supporting corporate groups in their team training endeavours in the pursuit of a Total Quality Management philosophy. He then began work with a Corporate Training Company in South Australia. He worked closely with schools and underprivileged children providing training and adventurous pursuits, including abseiling, navigational exercises, canoeing and rafting experiences. This was a very rewarding experience for Marcus and has led to him continue with his learning and development career.
Marcus' extensive experience is supported by his qualifications in Training and Assessment, Leadership and Management, Work Health and Safety, Security and Risk Management and he has just completed his Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) and Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211) and his Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015).
Debbie Atkinson - Manager National Operations
Debbie is our Manager – National Operations and is responsible for the management of all National students across Australia.
She continually promotes adult learning and is passionate about students succeeding in their training and their careers.
She has extensive experience in designing, developing, implementing and assessing both accredited and non-accredited training programs in line with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.
Debbie has a Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy as well as Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) and Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211).
Her other qualifications include; Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management, Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services, Diploma of Project Management, Diploma of Children’s Services, Diploma of Business, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and Certificate IV in Business Management.
Sarah Kohl - Administration Manager
Sarah is the Administration Manager with Alana Kaye College and has been with the company for over four years. She is responsible for ensuring the effective processing of all student admissions, assisting students with general course enquiries and liaison between students and their trainers where necessary. She manages all student records at the highest standard. She has the overall function of ensuring that Alana Kaye’s administrative processes are efficient and student friendly.
Sarah is a delight to work with and very quickly develops a rapport with staff and students and is always willing to help.
Sarah holds a Certificate IV in Business and Certificate IV in Business Administration.
Olga Kerr - Office Administrator
Olga is our Office Administrator and is generally the first person you will see when you walk into our Darwin campus. She has vast experience in the administrative field and in customer relations. Olga originated from Moscow in Russia where she worked as an assistant at the Australian Embassy and with Coca-Cola and this experience has helped her fit into the Alana Kaye College culture very well and we are delighted to have her working for us.
This office administrator role is a large and diverse role where Olga spends a lot of time talking to perspective and current students both on the telephone and via email. All training enquiries come through Olga first and it is her responsibility to move these enquiries on. It seems that there is no job that is too big or too small for Olga and she is always happy to help with staff and student requests.
Olga has her Certificate IV in Leadership and Management and is currently studying towards her Certificate IV in Business Administration.
Paul Hill - Trainer/Assessor
Paul is a Trainer and Assessor responsible for Leadership and Management, Project Management, Work Health and Safety and Human Resource Management qualifications. As a Trainer and Assessor of over fifteen years with a background in the trades and arts he brings a wide range of experience to his training and assessment work.
His previous experience has included Designing sets and props for Film, Theatre and Television, Sculpture, Welding and Fabrication Plumber and Gas-fitter Sheet Metal Worker, Housing Manager, Project Manager, Work Health and Safety Representative and he is able to draw upon this experience to provide a real-world context to his training and assessment tasks.
Paul’s extensive work experience is supported by his qualifications in Training and Assessment, Project Management, Work Health and Safety and he is currently studying towards his Diploma of Human Resource Management and his Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.
Oommen Thomas Vaidain - Trainer/Assessor Business Services
Oommen is a Trainer and Assessor responsible for business services qualifications. He has over twelve years’ experience working in the Vocational Education and Training sectors for Registered Training Organisations across Australia. He has considerable experience with both National and International students from an administrative perspective. This has involved organisational governance, record keeping, reporting and application of legislation, policies and procedures.
He is an effective trainer and relationship manager and is skilled in business process, operations management, coaching and has strong analytical skills. From his extensive experience in Business Services it was a natural step for him to walk into the trainer and assessor role as he is able to draw upon this experience to provide activities that help students in a way that reflects the nature of such tasks in the real world.
Oommen’s extensive work experience is supported by his qualifications in Training and Assessment and Business and is a post graduate student in Information Technology. He is currently studying towards his Diploma of Quality Auditing.
Kaylee Appleyard - Trainer/Assessor Early Childhood
Kaylee is our Trainer and Assessor for our Early Childhood Education Programs. She has a passion for educating and fostering the development of children and young people and over the last few years has continued to work with children and adults to educate the younger generation.
In her role as an Educational Leader she has worked to mentor fellow employees and guide them to understand the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and implement best practice and quality care. She has held many roles in the childcare industry over the past 4 years working as a Room Leader, Educational Leader and Assistant Centre Manager (2IC). Previously from Victoria, Kaylee has spent the past two years facilitating early childhood education in the Northern Territory. Aside from her passion for fostering the lives of children she also enjoys playing netball and piano.
With a continued willingness to help others, Kaylee works with all students to achieve their study goals and shape the next generation of Early Childhood Educators.
Kaylee’s previous work experience is supported by her Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and her Diploma in Training Design and Development.
The Alana Kaye team are supported by a number of highly experienced consultants who work closely with us to facilitate the learning process for our students. These include consultants in First Aid, advanced Business and Leadership and Management, Work Health and Safety, Health and Safety Representative Training and Early Childhood Education and Care. These consultants have extensive industry experience with high level qualifications to support this work experience. They provide training in both qualification and short course requirements for students and corporate clients.