About Us


ABS Institute of Management’s is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 51804) that help people to achieve their personal and professional goals by offering a range of programs that assist in building knowledge and skills to make it happen.

To do this we:

  • Provide specialist programs for people seeking to start their own business and be their own boss
  • Help business owners and managers improve productivity and build better businesses through training, development, and mentoring
  • Offer training programs that improve career prospects
  • Assist you with your personal and professional development to gain worthwhile employment In short, we help build confidence and secure futures.

Our Values are underpinned by the principles that embrace: Attitude, Belief, Success


ABS Institute of Management operates under the Standards for RTO’s 2015 as a Registered Training Organisation. The following principles underpin our Quality Management Policy:

  • Alignment and compliance with the requirements of ISO9001 & ISO 27001:2013
  • Annual attestation of compliance to ISO9001 & ISO 27001:2013
  • Compliance to Standards for RTO’s 2015 confirmed by annual declaration and supported by internal audit and performance appraisals.
  • Member of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (Membership ID:218589)


Our Vision

To empower people to pursue their career goals

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide programs that help people develop their abilities to grow and achieve successful, rewarding, and prosperous employment.

To provide a dedicated business centre that focuses on the personal goals and aspirations of our clients which is achieved through worthwhile training including
personal and career development as well as business success for those who prefer to be their own boss.


Learn, Teach Grow

Show integrity

Own it

Consider others

Be involved

Pursue excellence

Inspire Smiles

Meet The Team - Management & Key Personnel Expertise and Experience

Mark Van Lith

Managing Director – Business Services

Cert MBA (spec. in Small Business Mgmt & Operations Mgmt), Graduate Cert in Business Mgmt, Cert in Marketing Mgmt, Sales Mgmt & Executive Mgmt Development, Cert IV in Training & Assessment, Diploma of Accounting.

Background: For over 15 years Mark Van Lith has been in the role as State Manager with various corporations involved in manufacturing, wholesaling importing/exporting & business services. During this time he maintained responsibility for Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Operations Management. These are core functions of business that determine the financial success and ongoing viability for any business.

His career started in the retail FMCG industry and continued with the start up and development of a family small business enterprise in manufacturing as a wholesaler. This provided relevant experience and understanding of the processes and issues involved in building your own business. Added to this Mark completed 6 years with AC Nielsen in market research and with it’s parent company Dun & Bradstreet covering financial and credit management.

Debbie Van Lith


Background: Debbie has worked in employment services for the past 10 years with additional experience gained prior to this in various management roles within the retail and hospitality industries. She has worked as a Marketing Consultant & Job Coach with PAGES (Providers of Australian Government Employment Services) specifically helping people with disabilities and those who are Highly Disadvantaged to find worthwhile employment.

Luke Van Lith

Operations Manager

Diploma of Business, Certificate IV in Small Business Management (Central Tafe), Certificate IV in Business Sales, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Background: Luke started out in logistics where he worked for a prominent West Australian mining company. He was in charge of coordinating Sea Freight shipments between Australia, Africa and Asia. For the past 13 years Luke has managed the operations of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) and has overseen the commencement of thousands of businesses. During this time he has built extensive knowledge of the program and a keen understanding of what makes a successful business.

Megan Kemp

Program Development and Relationship Manager

Diploma in Management, Certificate IV in Employment Services

Background: Megan has a background in employment services where she started as an employment consultant for Jobs Australia and worked her way up to the Operations Manager for atWork Australia and then Jobactive Coordinator for Chandler Macloud. Megan has extensive industry experience which she brings to the role of program development at ABS Institute.

Robert Brown

Curriculum developer & facilitator

Doctorate (PhD) Chinese Business Leadership Style, Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Education, Post Graduate Diploma Business Administration & Marketing, Diploma of Auditing, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Background: Rob has worn many hats in his past including Company Director, Executive Chairman, CEO, CFO, Business Partner, General Manager, Company Secretary, International/National Manager, Sessional Lecturer, Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Trainer & Assessor and Field Researcher.

Rob has a passion for helping people to achieve their goals and working with budding entrepreneurs to create successful and sustainable businesses. 

Sandra Hilleard

Curriculum developer & facilitator

Cert IV in Training & Assessment, Diploma of Counselling, Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Diploma of Graphic Design, Can speak Dutch, French and German

Background: Sandra has a wealth of experience working for herself where she was the owner of a full-service Marketing & Design Bureau. Her services included design and maintenance of websites and publications, including copy writing, marketing strategy, photography and artwork creation.

Sandra had worked with a range of training providers as a vocational trainer including creating all training material for nationally recognised training and corporate training, researching topics, consulting industry experts and industry bodies.

Nirmala Elizabeth Autheymalam

Curriculum developer & facilitator

Post Graduate Diploma, Marketing and Sales Management, Masters in Marketing, Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Marketing

Background: Nirmala is an experienced entrepreneur, qualified teacher, trainer, assessor and business coach. She has taught mailchimp, communication and social media for a diverse audience from around the globe.  

Nirmala has extensive experience in the Business and Marketing space where she has worked as a Trainer and Assessor. Nirmala has also been self-employed where she has trained and educated students from around the world in Social Media Marketing and Marketing Communication. 

She is passionate in sharing success, growth and positive mind set. Love a healthy and wealthy mindset and a positive personality in building individual, family, community and society.

Eric Lim

Curriculum developer & facilitator

Bachelor of Business, Marketing and Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment,  Diploma in Financial Planning

Background: With over 21 years of experience in financial wealth management, specialized recruitment, change management and learning and development in a balanced adult-centric environment, Eric has demonstrated the knowledge in understanding the needs of his clients. Eric has the ability to simplify and communicate complex problems and build rapport with stakeholders across various levels with ease.

Eric has designed and facilitated adult-centric balanced training for various business subjects from management, sales and marketing, leadership and business courses. He is also in firm believer in effective change management to promote changes within organisations successfully (getting his users to understand the basics well and applying the ADKAR model). He has experience in rolling out change programs to users who are preparing for change by creating plans that will integrate with existing channels and developing mechanisms and measures in place in reinforcing the changes for sustainability.

Eric believes in a balanced work life approach. Eric is passionate on family, sports as in football and music. Eric enjoys reading story books with his son during his free time.

Lauren Benedetti

Business Mentor

 Bachelor of Business, Double Major Marketing & Tourist Management

Background: Lauren is a passionate digital marketer, she helps businesses achieve financial success through effective online marketing strategies. She has over 15 years online marketing experience, commencing her love affair with search engine optimisation in 2005.

Lauren worked for various digital marketing companies around Australia before starting her own digital marketing business in 2019. 

Louise Claes

Business Mentor

Diploma of Graphic Design & Communication, Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Design Production, Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Background: Louise has over 30 years experience as owner / partner in print and web development businesses as graphic designer, project manager and marketing manager. Over this time Louise has worked with many varied clients from small to large businesses and has helped them take a brief from concept to delivery.

With many years experience in the print and web industry she has seen continuing changes not only in popular design but also advances in digital and commercial technology including software and online platforms.

Drew Cordell

Business Mentor

Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting & Marketing

Background: Drew is an experienced business development professional who specialises in the marketing of professional services. His technical background combined with extensive business development experience make him adept to the marketing of complex products and services across a wide variety of sector.

In 2019 Drew founded Enhanced BD which is a consultancy that helps professional services firms develop their BD and marketing capability. 

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