Meet Our Team

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

Terry Hill

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

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

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

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!

Dani MacDonnell

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!

Doug Ivins

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)!

Nicole Aleckson

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.

Kaitlyn Chivers

Kaitlyn Chivers

Customer Engagement (TAE)

Having overcome the challenge of completing two bachelor degrees amidst the pandemic, Kaitlyn is taking her first strides out into the industry with SpecTraining. Working closely with Sharon, Kaitlyn is ready to take on any questions you have for her regarding our most popular course – TAE40116 – and help you get prepared to enrol with us! And if that’s not cool enough, Kaitlyn also ice skates!

Raj Paul

Raj Paul

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.

Marc Miles

Marc Miles

Trainer and Assessor

Marc is a passionate trainer who loves to see people become the best facilitators and trainers that they can be. He’s trained the TAE since 2013 and has a strong background in management, corporate training and learning and development. He has been a coach to many up and coming trainers and loves simplifying the complex to turn ‘Academic Skills’ into ‘Street-wise Knowledge’. He lives on the Gold Coast and spent 7 years in Japan. On weekends he loves riding his scooter and doing martial arts.