Trainer / Consultant Profiles

Trainer and consultant profiles

Our mission is to be the preferred learning partner for the Australian gas industry; delivering timely, expert and effective technical workforce development solutions, resources and quality documentation.
Jason Van Koll

Managing Director

Jason has had experience in the utilities industry for more than 20 years, and has held several positions at varying levels, in both Gas Distribution and Transmission streams in VIC, TAS & NSW. 

Jason is the current Deputy Chair of the Gas Industry Reference Committee, and holds a Training Expertise position.

Known for taking a risk based approach for problem solving or L&D development projects, Jason provides innovative solutions through consultation, process analysis/improvement and workforce development strategies.

Jason’s training and assessment skills and knowledge have developed from his experience in:

  • Design and maintenance of ASQA compliant training & assessment resources
  • Management of training teams and programs
  • Active involvement in Technical Advisory Committees
  • Management of workforce development strategy
  • ASQA compliant training delivery & assessment services

Jason delivers training and assessment in:

  • Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • Certificate II in Gas Supply Industry Operations

Jason holds the following qualifications:

  • BSB60612 Advanced Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • UEG40114 Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • UEG40106 Certificate IV in Gas Industry Operations
  • UEG30206 Certificate III in Gas Industry Operations
  • UTG20198 Certificate II in Gas Operations
  • Lead Auditor (OHS, Quality & Environment)
Joe Calabrese

Director, Technical Advisor 

Joe has over 40 years’ experience across all areas of the gas industry including:

  • Managing utility training within small and large businesses;
  • Managing apprentices and traineeships; and
  • Delivering accredited and non-accredited training for major clients in the gas distribution and transmission industry.

Joe has worked with clients in each state of Australia and in New Zealand, and all of the gas utilities. He has delivered accredited training and assessment on behalf of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) such as ZNX(2) for the Zinfra Group and Swinburne TAFE.

Joe established and managed AGL’s RTO after which he established and continues to operate UtiliTrain Pty Ltd which is recognised as NSW’s largest and most respected gas industry training company.

Joe has been a member of E-oz Energy Skills Australia various Gas System Operations Technical Advisory Committees (Gas TACs) developing industry training competencies and qualifications since 1996. Joseph has influenced the gas industry’s training agenda for nearly 20 years as a board member and past Chair of the NSW Utilities & Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body (NSW U&E ITAB) and various E-oz Skills Council committees.

Joe holds the following qualifications:

  • UEG30106 Certificate III in Gas Industry Operations
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Joe has been a member of the following organisations:

John Granat

Technical Training Manager

John is highly respected as a System Operations specialist, and has been providing specialist training services in this industry stream since 2016.  John has also consulted extensively to the industry and has made significant contributions to the improvement of work practices.  John has over 13yrs of field experience in Pressure Control on Transmission and Distribution systems.

John has made valuable contributions to the ongoing improvement of the Gas Training Package, via TAC project teams.

John delivers training and assessment in:

  • Certificate II in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • Customised energy industry courses

 

John holds the following qualifications:

  • UEG30114 Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Paul Ingram

Gas Distribution Technical Trainer

Paul is a fully licensed plumber and gasfitter with 35 years experience in Natural and LPG, all aspects of industrial and commercial metering installation and in the application and interpretation of AS5601 legislation and policy. He has been delivering training and assessment for the gas industry since 1998 previously delivering training and assessment for AGL, TAFE and UtiliTrain. Paul maintains current skills and knowledge through his ownership of Acacia Gas Pty Ltd.

Paul holds units from the:

  • UEG30106 Certificate III in Gas Industry Operations
  • UEG20114 Certificate II in Gas Supply Industry Operations

 

Paul holds the following qualifications:

  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

 

Paul is a member of:

  • The Institution of Gas Engineers of Australia.
Mitchell Eddy

Gas Distribution Technical Trainer

Mitchell is a qualified plumber and builder and has 25 years’ construction and utilities industry experience. He is actively involved in WHS safety committees and has supervised and managed field personnel in both the construction and utilities industries. Mitchell is also highly skilled in the development of training resources and programs for the utilities industry.

Mitchell delivers training and assessment in:

  • Certificate II in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • Customised energy industry courses

 

Mitchell holds the following qualifications:

  • Diploma of Plumbing Services
  • Advanced Certificate in Plumbing Technology
  • Plumbing Trade Licence (Certificate 3 & 4)
  • UEG40106 Certificate IV in Gas Industry Operations
  • UEG30114 Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • BCG40106 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • UEG30106 Certificate III in Gas Industry Operations
  • Registered Builder
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Brian Townsend

Gas Distribution Trainer

Brian specialises in the delivery of the Jemena Gas Distribution Refresher course.

Brian holds the following qualifications:

  • BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Craig Fuller

Gas Distribution Trainer

Craig specialises in the delivery of the Jemena Secondary Standby, Site Controller and First Response courses.

Craig holds the following qualifications:

  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment