SpecTraining Pty Ltd was officially became a Registered Training Organisation on the 22nd of August 2008, by brothers Terry and Dan Hill.

Both Terry and Dan believe that training, course development and learning resources, should be of the highest quality and standard. This belief informs the company's simple but powerful mission.


Our Mission:


To deliver the highest quality outcomes for our students and stakeholders by delivering personalised, flexible and industry-relevant training.


SpecTraining's values:

  • Flexibility - what do I need to do to make this work?

  • Attentiveness - I am open to all stakeholder feedback

  • Engagement - I help my team and customers when I am able

  • Integrity - I follow through on my word

  • Accountability - I take personal responsibility for the outcomes I can influence

SpecTraining's Objectives:


  • Stand out from our competitors by providing quality training, learning products, and specialised client services.

  • Remain focused on the end results for our clients through a collaborative project-based approach.

  • Demonstrate the importance of diversity in all aspects of our business by encouraging input and participation from all stakeholders.

  • Respect the individuality of students by providing one-on-one coaching, where required, for all learners.

  • To continually develop the skills and competencies of staff, directors and our network of qualified contractors by providing ongoing professional development opportunities.

Why choose SpecTraining?

Noticing gaps in materials available to trainers and assessors, founders Terry and Dan Hill sought the expertise of fellow vocational education expert, Lee Perlitz, to created the industry leading textbook, Vocational Training and Assessment, printed and distributed by global publisher, McGraw Hill Education. 


After following up with titles including Professional Training and Assessment and Retail Services, their books have sold more than 35,000 copies and continue as the benchmark for students undertaking qualifications in these fields. 


With this expertise, Spectraining is the only organisation that offers unique, continually developing training options that truly reflect its values. Over the last five years, Spectraining has focused on continuously improving the quality of its training, bringing together a high calibre team of experienced trainers, administration experts, business and customer experience (CX) managers, and e-learning specialists. As a result, your learning experience will continue to improve throughout your training period and beyond.  


The culture within the team is based on the values of engagement, flexibility, integrity, accountability and attentiveness. This is demonstrated by the high level of contact, and desire to offer the best service to our new and existing students. 


We value your decision to join the Spectraining learning experience, and open the door to your exciting career journey. We’re with you!

The "who's who" of SpecTraining

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Spectraining’s founders are very proud of the talent within the organisation. 


Terry Hill

Co-founder and Director. Published author, a service career in the RAAF for 20 years, and several tertiary qualifications in the education and management fields. Terry is not only a successful business owner, but also has vast experience in management, training, and RTO administration. Terry also made waves as a member of the inter-service snowboarding team!


Dan Hill

Co-founder and Director. Along with Terry, Dan has published several books and also served in the RAAF for 7 years. Dan’s experience includes retail buying roles, wholesale sales management, general management and national sales roles. Dan also sings at venues around the Gold Coast, so keep an eye out for him next time you’re in town. 




Sharon Hartley

Business Manager. With a distinguished career in organisations across Europe and Australia, including the Australian Institute of Management, Sharon has built a reputation of service that goes above and beyond – both for her customers and her co-workers. You may see Sharon walking her beloved dogs around the leafy suburb of Greenslopes in Brisbane. 


Jennifer Bailey

Administration Manager. Jennifer is a highly regarded vocational education specialist with over two decades of service within the sector. Jennifer (don’t call me ‘Jen’) processes your enrolments and is first to reach out, whenever needed, to make sure your time with Spectraining is seamless. Jennifer is into dog sports - with her Airedales - and has an Australian Champion in the mix!




Nicole Aleckson

Senior Trainer/Assessor (TAE). Nicole is a highly qualified and experienced educator with 20+ years in vocational education. As your senior trainer, Nicole is patient, attentive and, most importantly, focused on your learning experience. Currently undertaking her Associate Degree in vocational education, Nicole walks the talk, has a heart of gold and a head that’s just full of everything to do with training and assessment in Australia. Nicole grew up and went to school in PNG, returning to Australia in 1980.



Doug Ivins

Senior Trainer/Assessor (TAE). As the ex-CEO of a national RTO, Doug has seen it all. Along with Nicole, Doug brings a world of experience and patience to his training – serving as a mentor for Diploma students and a specialist in upgrading trainers’ qualifications. He loves the 'light bulb' moment when students fully understand something new. Doug is a dedicated family man and a great listener. Fun Fact: Doug has climbed the world’s largest Monolith (and no it’s not Uluru)!




Dani MacDonnell

Customer experience manager. If you’re unsure of anything, Dani is here to help. Dani connects your questions with the right answers to make sure you know where, when, who and how to attend and complete your training experience with Spectraining. Dani has over 15 years in HR and recruitment and is a qualified trainer and brain-based career coach. And don’t mess with her, she also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do!










Raj Paul

Trainer and eLearning specialist. Raj is a calm, cool and incredibly knowledgeable educator in the fields of business and education. Raj is a nationally accredited trainer and certified learning facilitator with over 17 years of rich corporate experience in the fields of business, project management and education. Raj’s coaching philosophy is to create an engaging & positive learning environment. He is a junior cricket coach for the local club and loves cooking continental food. 


Our business partnerships and contract trainers:

Mavis Webb 

Nancy Pavlovic


Anne Buhagiar


Rania Osmani


Nathan Corbett

Business partner. Nathan is the managing director of Onsite safety training and believes in changing lives through purposeful leadership. As a mine site trainer he focuses on training operators, not just drivers. In his valuable spare time, Nathan is a QFES Firefighter and enjoys giving back to his community.

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Where we train


At a time when the world faced a new global pandemic, Spectraining took the opportunity to build upon its existing eLearning skills and technical knowledge, to pivot to face to face virtual training. The learning results exceeded expectations with many students providing feedback about the ease and satisfaction they received by choosing to learn in the virtual environment. As a result, Spectraining will continue to utilise this format and expand the use of new technologies to improve the learning experience. This means that you can attend a Spectraining workshop from anywhere in the world (time zones permitting).


Additionally, Spectraining run local face to face courses in Brisbane, and in regional QLD centres that have included Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville as well as NSW, in western Sydney. Victorian, Territorian, Western Australian and South Australian students don’t miss out either – with the virtual sessions including many representatives from these regions over the last few years. 


What we train


While Spectraining’s focus is on the education of vocational trainers and assessors, its founders both have Masters degrees in business and have been teaching leadership, management and project management for over a decade. Spectraining includes qualifications in these fields that have been uniquely designed to be integrated into real-world workplaces; allowing students to gather evidence from real workplace activities and utilise online and workshop-based learning to improve their employability skills and leadership knowledge.

Other information 

SpecTraining's focus:


Our main focus is on training delivery for education, corporate and government clients. Though in recent years we have successfully extended our accredited training offerings to the public. Developing useful, high quality and timely content is one of Spectraining's key competencies. This started with the development of Certificate and Diploma-level learner guides and assessments across business, WHS and project management disciplines, which later progressed to the creation of intelligence analyst courses and online university study guides.


SpecTraining utilises a network of skilled writers, instructional designers, assessors and trainers, who are chosen for their experience and level of expertise. In partnership with other accredited and established VET providers, Spectraining provides a wide range of nationally accredited training from Certificate IV to Diploma-level courses. Through its network of graduates and industry specialists, Spectraining also provides short-term contract trainer support to assist organisations in delivering training and workplace assessment.

Social purpose and responsibility:

SpecTraining is aware of the social and environmental impacts of its work. Our purpose includes the training and accreditation of people in workplaces across all industry sectors. As such, we value the contribution of all our stakeholders in the continuous improvement of our systems and processes; with the aim to improve outcomes for individuals, their workplaces, communities and the greater environment. 

SpecTraining demonstrates this value by reducing paper-based waste where possible, encouraging the use of technology to limit travel, offering personalised support to contextualise training to best suit the needs of the individual or corporate client, offering non-profit and returned veteran discounts, and encouraging life-long learning opportunities free (or discounted) to past students. 

Enterprise and organisational HR training support:


Spectraining's academically qualified and experienced staff are able to provide initial training studies and training needs analysis for your organisation. As a fully compliant RTO, Spectraining understands the need for training organisations and education publishers to provide up-to-date programs and resources for students.


Spectraining provides full development services to move your training from a series of modules to a fully integrated, seamless training experience for your customers - whether they are your staff, external students or client organisations. If you require any training-related writing, delivery or consultancy services not shown here, please contact us with your requirements.