• Ms Carmel Thompson

M.Ed (Quality Management), B.Bus (Accountancy), Certificate in Business (Accountancy), Diploma of Training & Assessment, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Diploma of Frontline Management, Diploma of Secretarial Studies, Grad Dip Social Ecology

Ms Carmel Thompson is a qualified Accountant. She has had considerable experience in the local and international marketplace.

In 2003, she undertook a project to assist the Jamaican Government to implement a vocational education and training system which would meet international standards and assisted with the professional development of their training staff to meet these standards.  This project is ongoing and will continue for some time into the future. She has also provided training and educational systems development in U.K., U.S.A., Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. 

Carmel is a highly respected trainer specialising in Leadership Programs, Frontline Management and Workplace Trainer Courses. She has served on numerous State and National committees in Australia. She has undertaken a number of international projects in Jamaica, New Guinea and South East Asia.  She is also a much sort after speaker at national and international conferences focusing on Leadership in Education, Global Partnerships and Education as a Business.

Carmel’s credibility as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Consultant, Business Consultant and trainer is enhanced by her business credentials, reputation and experience.

Her skills expertise includes the following:

  •  Training

  • Consultancy services for Registered Training Organisations

  • Professional development programs

  • Training needs analysis

  • Skills analysis & audit

  • Human resource maximisation

  • Strategic planning

  • Market planning

  • Financial planning

  • Feasibility studies

 Her roles in committees include the following:


  • Vice President, East Asia & The Pacific, of the International Vocational Education & Training Association, USA

  • Member of the Senate Committee of Warnborough University, London, UK.

  • Member of the Board of the International Accreditation & Recognition Council

Australian State (Queensland):

  • Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee & Member of the Management Committee of   Gold Coast Education & Training Network.

Board Memberships in Melbourne, Australia:

  • Board Member of Aspire Training & Consulting, Melbourne

 Current Memberships & Community Involvement

  • Member of Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants

  • Member of the Australian Council for Private Education & Training

  • Member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development

  • Member of the American Society of Training & Development

  • Member of the International Vocational Education & Training Association

  • Member of Women’s Network Australia.

  • Member of International Accreditation & Recognition Council

  • Member of Association for Career & Technical Education (USA)

 Past Memberships & Community Involvement

  • Deputy Chair and Queensland State Director of the Australian Council for Private Education & Training (1998-2000)

  • Member of the Board of Australian Council for Private Education & Training (1994-1998)

  • President of Queensland Association of Registered Colleges (1991 – 1994)

  • Member of the National Flexible Delivery Working Party (1992 - 1994)

  • Member of the National Staff Development Committee (1995- 1996)

  • Member of Reference Group for the Review of Australian International Education Foundation (AIEF)

  • Member of the Queensland State Training Council (1996-1999)

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