Our People

Aveling is a WA owned and run Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that has been providing professional and practical workforce development and training for 25 years.

A Family Business Committed to Excellence

At Aveling, we pride ourselves on being a family business that is committed to providing exceptional service and products to our customers. Our CEO and founder, Tony Aveling, leads the direction of the company into the future, ensuring that our values and commitment to excellence are always at the forefront of what we do.

The Aveling family has a long history in the industry, and we are proud to carry on that tradition with our passion for providing high-quality products and services. We believe that this commitment to excellence is what sets us apart from other businesses, and it’s what has allowed us to grow and thrive over the years.

But being a family business isn’t just about tradition – it’s about having a close-knit team that is dedicated to working together to achieve our goals. We believe that the strength of our team is what makes us successful, and we are always looking for ways to support and encourage one another.

So when you choose Aveling, you can be sure that you are choosing a business that is not only committed to providing you with the best products and services, but one that is also built on a foundation of family values and teamwork.

Our team

Tony Aveling

Chief Executive Officer Tony established Aveling in 1997, initially focusing on mining inductions and Marcsta. Read more
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Tony Aveling

Chief Executive Officer Prior to establishing Aveling in 1997, Tony worked in state government, small business, the resources sector and consulting services. His roles varied from operating mine site heavy machinery to positions in human resources and workforce development. These experiences nurtured Tony’s interest in workplace safety and health, in particular the belief that organisational best practice starts with a safety leadership culture that involves training and equipping everyone, at every level, to work and behave safely.

At the core of Aveling’s success is the same commitment from Tony’s leadership that drove its inception – the delivery of quality workforce development solutions that empower individuals to have an active role in creating positive, safe and inclusive work cultures.

Connect with Tony on LinkedIn.

Lauren Gonzalez

Managing Director Lauren is responsible for all of Aveling's operations, offering strategic guidance as the organisation continues to evolve and expand into the future. Read more
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Lauren Gonzalez

Managing Director Lauren’s journey began in the health sector before she joined Aveling, gaining a broad range of experience across the organisation before working up to the role of Managing Director.

Her dedication to cultivating an inclusive and supportive work environment stems from a profound belief that every individual aspires to excel in their role. Lauren advocates for empowering people to make decisions, embrace mistakes, and foster a culture of continuous learning.

As Tony’s daughter, she is committed to upholding Aveling's legacy, ensuring that the organisation remains true to its core values of developing, nurturing, and appreciating our learners, clients and staff. Lauren thrives on the opportunity her role provides to breathe life into these values within Aveling and extend them to the learning and development offered to learners and clients.

In her capacity as Managing Director, Lauren is responsible for all of Aveling's operations, offering strategic guidance as the organisation continues to evolve and expand into the future.

Connect with Lauren on LinkedIn.

Jonathan Tallis

Business Development Manager Jon is responsible for Business Development, including client management, partnership development and custom training solutions. Read more
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Jonathan Tallis

Business Development Manager Jon joined Aveling in 2023, and is responsible for Business Development, including client management, partnership development and custom training solutions.

With a background in novated leasing, energy, telecommunications and wholesale, Jon brings a wealth of sales, business development and client management experience to Aveling, ensuring we exceed client expectations and deliver real impact towards achieving aspirational business goals.

If you are interested in discussing your organisation's training and development needs, you can reach Jon via courses@aveling.com.au or on +61 8 9379 9999

Riann Aveling

Corporate Planning Advisor Riann is responsible for providing strategic policy advice and project support across the Aveling team. Read more
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Riann Aveling

Corporate Planning Advisor Riann currently works in the role of Corporate Planning Advisor and is responsible for providing strategic policy advice and project support across the Aveling team.

Prior to joining Aveling in 2015, Riann worked in human resources, marketing, project coordination and executive support in various industries, including non-profit, government, legal and hospitality. Her diverse skills and experience enable her to work across the organization in developing and supporting the implementation of strategic initiatives.

Riann is passionate about the positive impact that receiving quality education can have, and believes in seeking innovative and sustainable strategic solutions.

Riann is the Chair of Aveling’s Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group and member of the ESG Strategy team.

Tarnya Roberts

Operations Manager Tarnya is responsible for Aveling’s customer service, training services, facilities, café and accounts teams. Read more
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Tarnya Roberts

Operations Manager Tarnya is responsible for Aveling’s customer service, training services, facilities, café and accounts teams.

With 20+ years management experience in Allied Health and Training sectors, Tarnya brings a unique blend of strategic thinking and hands-on expertise to every aspect of her role, leveraging her knowledge to drive operational excellence across multiple domains.

Tarnya has been with Aveling since 2018 and has been instrumental in developing our customer and client management, creating an environment that enhances the customer experience.

Tarnya’s commitment and passion to optimising processes and delivering exceptional customer service stands as a catalyst for organisational success, enabling us to live our values to develop, nurture and appreciate everyone who comes through our doors.

Tarnya is also a member of our Reconciliation Working Group, and part of the development of Aveling’s initiatives as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Connect with Tarnya on LinkedIn.

Rebecca Caine

Quality Assurance Manager Rebecca is responsible for Aveling's Quality Management System, course development team, and training staff. Read more
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Rebecca Caine

Quality Assurance Manager Rebecca is a passionate advocate for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, with background working in numerous public and private RTOs across Australia, as well as at the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Having assisted in formulating audit methodologies and supporting numerous RTOs whilst at ASQA, Rebecca has integrated this valuable knowledge and experience into her journey with Aveling.

As a driving force behind our Quality Management System and the development of Nationally Recognised programs, Rebecca ensures our training adheres to required standards and industry expectations. Her impact extends across course development, customised training, and quality assurance.

Leading the Quality Assurance team in maintaining Aveling’s ISO Accreditation and overseeing compliance with RTO requirements underscores her commitment to stringent quality benchmarks. Rebecca’s dedication to ensuring understanding and appreciation for compliance makes her an important part of the Aveling team.

Connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn.

Mark Lester

Training Manager After three years specialising in mine site inductions and work health and safety training and assessing, Mark recently moved into the Training Manager role. Read more
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Mark Lester

Training Manager A qualified electrician with over 20 years’ experience across a number of areas in the mining industry, Mark first joined Aveling as a trainer and assessor.

After three years specialising in mine site inductions and work health and safety training and assessing, Mark recently moved into the Training Manager role.

Responsible for managing Aveling’s trainers and assessors, Mark ensures our courses continue to be delivered to the highest standard, continuously improving based on feedback and best practice, and exceeding industry and client expectations.

Connect with Mark on Linkedin.

Georga Wood

HR Manager As Aveling's HR Manager, Georga believes in Aveling’s core values of developing, nurturing, and appreciating its exceptional workforce. Read more
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Georga Wood

HR Manager As Aveling's HR Manager, Georga believes in Aveling’s core values of developing, nurturing, and appreciating its exceptional workforce.

Georga oversees various aspects of human resources, including recruitment, training and development, and employee relations. Her passion lies in empowering individuals to reach their full potential and ensuring they enjoy their work.

Georga believes in best practice and plays a pivotal role in shaping Aveling’s HR policies and procedures, ensuring they align with business strategy, and positively impact employee satisfaction.

Her proactive problem-solving and innovative HR solutions reflect her genuine commitment to each employee's growth. Moreover, she champions diversity in the workforce, actively encouraging people from all backgrounds to apply and contribute to Aveling's vibrant community.

Rachael Glasgow

Marketing and Sustainability Manager Rachael is responsible for Aveling's brand strategy, visual identity, website and all things marketing, communications and sustainability. Read more
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Rachael Glasgow

Marketing and Sustainability Manager Rachael heads up the marketing team at Aveling, and is responsible for brand and marketing strategy. She manages our website, advertising portfolio, social media channels and thought leadership content, and supports organisational strategy direction with product, market and competitor research.

With a strong background in Higher Education marketing in a number of universities in London, Melbourne and Perth, Rachael brings a high level of expertise and experience to the vocational sector and Aveling.

She enjoys the opportunity to be creative, utilising her skills in graphic design, photography and video production in Aveling's promotional content.

Rachael is also a member of our Reconciliation Working Group and leads Aveling's ESG strategy, tapping into her background in, and passion for, sustainability.

Moira Charters

Strategic Projects Manager Moira joined Aveling in late 2023 as our Strategic Projects Manager. Read more
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Moira Charters

Strategic Projects Manager Moira joined Aveling in late 2023 as our Strategic Projects Manager.

With over 20 years’ experience of working in the not-for-profit and government sectors, both in Western Australia and Scotland, at both a strategic and operational level Moira understands the importance of working collaboratively with stakeholders and partners, across various projects, to deliver on Aveling’s strategic vision.

Moira has experience in service design, digital transformation, change management and continuous improvement.

With a passionate belief in the equality of opportunity and the importance that education and training plays in delivering meaningful outcomes, not only individuals but for communities as a whole, Moira is thrilled to have joined the Aveling team, and for the opportunities this provides to make a difference.

The Aveling Family

As a family business, the Aveling family continues to lead the direction of the company into the future, led by CEO and founder Tony Aveling, ensuring our values and commitment to excellence are at the forefront of what we do.

Consistency

A number of our team have been with Aveling for over 10 or 15 years, fostering long-term relationships with our clients and demonstrating the welcoming and loyal working environment within the Aveling staff.

Experience and Expertise

All our trainers are required to have the appropriate training and assessing qualifications as well as industry experience in their relevant area. Our team of consultants boast experience in a number of industries, and a track record of delivering real impact for clients with custom solutions and development plans.

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