Staff Credentials

Fred J Bonaventura AFAIM MACE MIMC



B.A. (Melb.), Dip.Ed. (Melb.), Grad.Dip.Rel.Ed. (ACU), Grad.Cert.Ed &Training (Melb.),
TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (Monash),
TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (Plenty Training),
TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development (Plenty Training)

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Fred has over 35 years experience in education and training. His experience includes 14 years as a senior secondary school teacher, holding numerous senior management positions in this time. To this day Fred continues to enjoy a hands on approach to his work, as he has recently held positions as a RTO Manager, VET-VCAL Manager and VASS Administrator. With respect to training delivery, he delivers the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, mainly to VET teachers in secondary schools.

As an education, training and management consultant, since 1994, he has been able to not only provide consultancy services that are industry leading, but has been able to significantly enhance his consultancy services through his continuing work as a practitioner.

Fred has worked directly with over 180 schools in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland, providing consultancy services in areas such as developing strategic and business plans, creating models for regional leadership in training, and designing programs that strengthen and build his client's brand and position in the market. Fred has facilitated over 60 organisations gaining accreditation as Registered Training Organisations. He has also participated in over 60 quality audits conducted by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (ex OTTE) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), representing the interests of his clients. He has conducted over 100 internal audits for RTOs reviewing compliance with the AQTF Essential Standards for RTOs and National Standards for RTOs.

At the system level, his clients have included the Victorian Department of Education, the Associations of Independent Schools in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. At the industry level, Fred's clients have included some of the most respected and leading secondary schools in Australia. His work has been widely acclaimed and he has received many written testimonials expressing appreciation for the innovative and critical role he has played in adding value to his client's business.

Fred is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM), a member of the Australian College of Educators (MACE) and a member of the Institute of Management Consultants (MIMC). Vocational Pathways is also a Registered Training Organisation (TOID 21230) and a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET).

Vocational Pathways has recently been listed on the ACPET Consultants and Advisors Register. For further information please click on the following link: About the ACPET Register.


Senior Consultant, Professional Learning & Industry Training


B.Bus. (Marketing & Economics) (Swinburne), Dip.Med.Rep. (APMA), Cert. in EDP (Australian Computing Institute),
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Vocational Pathways)

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Daniele Lima has worked in all areas of business for twenty years. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, 'Marketing Works'. He is a Certified Practicing Marketer (CPM) and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Daniele is a business writer, media commentator, course designer and keynote speaker. As a business strategist he is widely sought after by SME and large companies alike. He is founder and director of 'Road Scholars' training, offering nationally accredited business sales and marketing courses.

  • He has studied extensively in all areas of business and is a Business graduate from Swinburne University, Melbourne, majoring in marketing and economics.
  • In a twenty year career he has worked in virtually all areas of business in both the private and public sectors alike, and in both large and small companies, such as Caltex Petroleum, Metrail and Bristol- Myers Squibb.
  • He has held numerous managerial postings and has had wide ranging experiences including positions such as National Sales Manager, Regional Training Manager, Territory Manager and Product Marketing Manager.
  • He has won multiple industry awards and years later, still holds both national and international sales and marketing related records.
  • He currently is the CEO of Gotham Enterprises: Sales and Marketing consultancy and is heavily involved in all aspects of sales, marketing and training, where he routinely consults with both large and small businesses.
  • He is a keynote speaker for Chamber of Commerce, Australian Institute of Management and Victorian Small Business Council.
  • He is a media commentator, writer, nationally accredited trainer and course developer, and a management and business strategist.
  • He has been an Associate of the Australian Marketing Institute for nearly twenty years and has been awarded the classification of: Certified Practising Marketer (CPM). As well, Daniele has been recently admitted as an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.

Joan Perrone CDAA

Senior Consultant, Careers & Training Services



B.A., Grad.Dip.Ed., Grad. Cert. in Careers Education.

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Joan is the director of careermap, providing expert careers counselling to individuals and school groups. She has expertise in conducting meaningful vocational profiling and provides professional assistance in the development of personal portfolios and applications for tertiary entry, employment and career change.

Joan has 25 years experience in state and independent secondary schooling. Her experience includes many years of teaching senior secondary students, whilst simultaneously holding several positions of responsibility. Her wealth of experience in the area of teaching, curriculum development, staff development, student welfare and VET/VCAL Coordination has served to enrich her role as Careers Counsellor over the past 9 years.

Joan has a passion for career guidance, enjoying the challenges and rewards associated with working with young people in identifying and achieving their career goals. Her expertise in careers consultancy allows her to use the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired through extensive teaching and counselling experience, and professional qualifications.

Joan delivers the highest level of professional service to the young people who seek out her assistance. She possesses a deep understanding of career development, affording her the ability to deliver up to date, forward thinking careers consultancy, and careers counselling. She has expertise in the delivery and interpretation of the Morrisby Report and employs the most effective career interest measures and career research tools with her clients.

Joan is a member of the Career Development Association of Australia and the Career Education Association of Victoria.

Sarah Pavy

Senior Consultant, VET Applied Language


B.A. (French, Indonesian and German), Dip.Ed. (LOTE / TESOL), M.Ed., Grad. Cert in Bilingual/Immersion Education, Dip. Spanish as a Second Language - Intermediate Level (Instituto Cervantes, Madrid), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

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Sarah Pavy is a secondary teacher of languages whose main interest lies in how we can more effectively engage students in their language studies. She also has a strong interest in boys’ education and has been researching in this field for the past six years. In 2006 she completed a Masters of Education, focusing on the role of the teacher in motivating boys in language learning. Over the past several years, Sarah has run workshops and presented seminars in the areas of: engaging boys in language learning, vocational LOTE, motivating second language learners, behaviour management in LOTE classrooms, developing materials and activities that make the teaching and learning of grammar exciting, planning for language teaching, producing resources for LOTE classrooms, the use of authentic resources and designing VCE assessment tasks.

Over the years, Sarah has taught French, Indonesian and ESL to students right through from 3 years of age to adults. As a secondary LOTE teacher, Sarah has worked with students from Year 7 through to Year 12, teaching mainly French, and has been involved in both oral and written examinations for French VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) over the past several years.
Sarah was the Head of the Faculty of Languages for four years in an all-boys school before beginning her own business. She is an educational consultant with a passion for classroom teaching and a constant desire to improve and enhance the teaching and learning experience in language classrooms. She enjoys being directly involved with students and teachers and aims to provide practical and useful ideas that teachers can apply immediately and successfully in their lessons.

Sarah’s general areas of interest are: boys’ education, vocational language learning, behaviour management, motivation, teacher-student rapport, development of content-based language resources, partial-immersion language teaching. The simple resources available through the Happy Teacher website provide opportunities for tactile and kinaesthetic activities, encouraging touch and movement while learning. This emphasis comes from Sarah’s experience in teaching and is based on research indicating that the more actively (and physically) students participate in the learning process, the more effectively they acquire, and retain, new language.

Andrew Ferguson

Senior Consultant, VET Applied Language

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Andrew Ferguson is an experienced teacher of German, English and Drama, having taught in a wide range of Victorian schools for over 25 years. He has been Head of Languages at three schools and his most recent position of responsibility in a school was that of Coordinator of Professional Development at Trinity Grammar School, Kew. Currently he is engaged as a sessional lecturer at Australian Catholic University, lecturing in the methodology of teaching Languages (other than English) to pre-service teachers. Andrew has a strong academic background. The research for his Master of Education (1995-8) was into the acquisition of German word-order rules. He is also currently working as a Project Director (Languages Proficiency Testing) for the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Andrew’s professional interests and particular areas of expertise include:

- Professional Learning for Languages Teachers (pre-service, Graduate and experienced)

- School Drama/Musical Productions (Direction, Set Design and Producing)

- the use of Drama and ICT in the learning of Languages

- the German language (tutoring, specialising in the VCE and adults)

- Boys’ Education

- Student Exchange

- Vocational Education and Training - Applied Language.

Following his distinguished school teaching career, Andrew worked at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne as the Educational Consultant 2005-6, managing various student and teacher activities and developing learning and advocacy materials. Andrew continues his work for the Goethe-Institut as a Professional Learning Facilitator.


From 2008-2011 Andrew worked in the Professional Learning Unit at the Catholic Education Office Melbourne, as a Project Leader with special responsibilities for the Australian Government Quality Teachers Program (AGQTP) and leading projects around support of Graduate teachers and the development of a system-wide Professional Learning Framework. In 2007 Andrew was Project Manager for two projects associated with the then MCEETYA National Statement and Plan for Languages Education in Australian Schools 2005-8. The first project involved developing a nationally coordinated promotion of the benefits of Languages learning in schools 'Languages Open the Door'. The Asia Education Foundation worked in partnership with the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher Associations to carry out this project. Andrew also managed the second National Seminar on Languages Education associated with the National Plan, held in Melbourne at the end of November 2007.

Andrew has been very active for over 20 years with the Association of German Teachers of Victoria, including seven years as president, and also with the Network of Australian Teachers of German since its inception in 2002.


Andrew is in his first year as Treasurer of the Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria, having been President for the last 11 years. Amongst many other projects supporting Languages teachers, the association has been involved in several major Languages advocacy campaigns in Victoria, including a dedicated section of their website. In his role as president of the MLTAV, Andrew was involved in many Languages advisory committees at a State level and has promoted close cooperation with the more than 20 Single Language Professional Teaching Associations which exist in Victoria.


Dr Lindsay Opie

Senior Consultant, VET Applied Language


B.A. (Monash)
Dip.Ed. (Monash)
B.Ed (Monash)
PhD (Melbourne)
TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Vocational Pathways)

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Lindsay is a teacher with over 35 years experience in the classroom. He has served as Head of Languages (LOTE) in both Government and Non-government schools. In 2011 he was responsible for implementing the VET Applied Languages program at Assumption College, Kilmore, in an effort to improve student skills and increase their confidence in actively using the target languages (French and Italian).

Lindsay specializes in teaching French and has taught all levels from P-12. Always interested in curriculum development, he is skilled in developing courses and adapting texts to suit student capacities and needs.

His doctoral thesis is a study of LOTE education in rural communities. Having spent over twenty years teaching in a remote rural area, Lindsay is more than aware of the problems which face language teachers who are isolated from peers and native-speakers of the target language. And yet, he knows that in such areas teachers are able to provide exciting, viable, though not always enduring, courses for their students.

Kevin Antony

Senior Consultant, VET Public Safety


Diploma of Business
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
Certificate IV in Public Safety (Supervision)
Certificate III in Public Safety (Community Safety)
Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)

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Kevin specializes in industry Fire and Emergency Management and Response, Community Safety and Management training, just to name a few.

Kevin prides himself on effective consultation and networking within workplaces to develop a team of people that is sufficiently skilled to be able to work and perform effectively both locally and internationally and ensure a safe workplace is maintained.

Kevin’s background in industry, education and emergency services allows him to develop or adapt training courses to meet customer needs and has successfully managed projects within government institutions and private enterprise.

Companies or bodies Kevin has consulted for include National Safety Council of Australia, Monash University, Linfox Australia, Huhtamaki Foodservice Australia, CEVA Logistics Australia, Transfield Services, Ballarat Regional Industries, Victorian Country Fire Authority and various other private, industry skills councils and government organizations.

Kevin has been involved within the Country Fire Authority (CFA) for twenty-two (22) years. During this time he has received the National Fire Service Medal for diligent service to the community of Victoria.


Angela Rando

Senior Consultant, VET Applied Fashion


B.Ed.(Home Economics, majoring in Textiles)

TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and assessment

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Angela Rando is a Secondary School Teacher with over 19 years of experience working with students in Years 7 to 12. She is an experienced VET fashion trainer, delivering the Certificates II and III VET Applied Fashion and Design technology. Angela is currently the Creative Arts Co-Ordinator at her school and is always looking to improve and enhance textiles teaching.

Angela is highly motivated, self-driven and inspired by the art of teaching, learning and giving people the opportunity to excel in their development. Over the past three years some of her students have been selected for top designs where their work is exhibited at the Melbourne Museum.

Angela has also participated in various Industry placements such as assisting at Pure Baby and attending TFIA workshops. As a consultant, Angela is especially interested in classroom teaching and keeping the teachers and students engaged and motivated at all times. She aims to share her ideas, knowledge and experiences with teachers and students.


Lani Brayer

Senior Consultant, VET Applied Language


B.A (Hebrew and History), Dip. Ed (LOTE and History),
M.Ed . L.O.T.E , TAE40110 Certificate IV Assessment and Training

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Lani has been involved in language and History education for 30 years. She taught Hebrew and History for many years at various levels. For the last ten years, Lani coordinated and was head of a very successful Bilingual/Immersion program that guided students through two years of Bilingual/Immersion education with the focus on Hebrew as a spoken language. Students emerged from the program with high proficiency levels in all areas of language use. Lani developed many of the materials for the Bilingual/ Immersion program.

Lani completed her Master of Education in the field of LOTE in 2014 and has greatly enhanced her knowledge and passion of second language education, particularly in the value and advantages of learning a second language in an English speaking country.

Lani has a passion for language teaching and strongly believes that one cannot separate the language from its culture. Therefore, when one is learning a language, one must also learn about the culture that is intrinsically tied to the language in order to achieve a holistic language learning experience.

Lani’s other area of interest is Holocaust studies. In 2010 she completed the educators course at the international school of Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and became involved in an organisation by the name of March of the Living taking secondary school students to Poland and Israel to study the importance of remembrance, memorialisation, and to break down cultural and religious barriers. She has written educational material for the program and has accompanied groups as an educator and guide in 2011 and 2014.


Sadriani Kerta

Senior Consultant, VET Applied Language


Bachelor of Education (LOTE), Northern Territory University,
Diploma of Teaching in Primary Education, Northern Territory University,
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, Monash University,
Post-Graduate Diploma in Technology, University of Melbourne,
Certificate of Bilingual Education, Monash University,
22149VIC Certificate II Applied Language (Indonesian),
22150VIC Certificate III in Applied Language (Indonesian),
TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Sadriani joined Vocational Pathways in 2013 as a Senior Consultant, specializing in VET Applied Language. Sadriani was recentlry appointed Manager of Professional Learning and Special Projects for Vocational Pathways / Ripponlea Institute. Sadriani is a registered secondary school teacher who has had significant experience in implementing and delivering the Certificates in Applied Language. Sadriani has supported our client schools in facilitating the introduction of VET Applied Language programs, assisting them with curriculum development, designing effective teaching and learning strategies, and developing competency based assessments.

Sadriani is a Member of Australian Retailer’s Association, Member of Hurstbridge Trader’s Association, and a Member of Nillumbik Business Network.

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