WHO WE ARE?
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)
To empower people to pursue their career goals
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
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
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.
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.
Trainer / Mentor
Masters in Business Administration (International Business), Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management / Finance, Diploma of Banking and Finance, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
Background: Gish has over 13 years experience as a Human resources manager, trainer and mentor. He has worked as a tutor at the University of Western Australia in Australian Employment Relations and International Management. He has a wealth of knowledge and has worked in many different industries including telecommunications, IT, outsourcing, accounting and Oil & Gas.
Diploma of Junior Primary Education, Post Grad Diploma of Special Education, Post Grad Diploma of Counselling, Certificate of Attainment from ACA as Approved Clinical Supervisor, Certified Art Therapist, Cert IV in Small Business Management, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate of Attainment from Public Speakers institute.
Background: Pippa Spibey immigrated to Australia in 1995 having previously lived in South Africa and Botswana. Since arriving in Australia she has gone from part time teacher, stay at home mum and housewife to a multiple award winning business owner, including winning the Karl Farrell Inspiration award for the most promising business of 2013 and also being named one of the NIFNEX top 100 most influential small business owners in Western Australia 2014. Pippa is primarily a Counselor and a Coach registered with the Australian Counseling Association (ACA). She is also a registered Professional Counseling Supervisor registered with the ACA.
Pippa has been employed in diverse settings, working intensively in Counseling, Career and Life Coaching and as a Disability Employment Consultant. She has extensive experience working and supporting children and adults with disabilities and people struggling with long-term unemployment. She is an expert in the field of resilience and loves helping her clients to develop inner strength, an understanding of how to cope with life issues and how to survive and recover from mental illness and abuse. Her interest in resilience developed during her years as a Junior Primary Special Education teacher and as a Support Teacher and Art Specialist working in a Language Development centre.
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.
Curriculum developer & facilitator
Cert IV in Training & Assessment, Diploma of Life Coaching
Background: Tracy is a professional trainer with a strong work history in lecturing, coaching and delivery development. She has a genuine passion to be in service to the community, helping people move towards a positive future. Tracy believes in adding value, upholding integrity and leading by example.
In the past Tracy has worked as an educator at the Central Institute of Technology before moving into employability skills training with Stirling skills. She worked supporting unemployed youth to develop critical work readiness and employability skills.
Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, Xero Certified Advisor, MYOB Certified Consultant, Registered BAS Agent
Background: Tara has worked in her own bookkeeping business since 2007. She has also worked in Small to Medium sized businesses in the Accounts and Administration field for over 25 years, including a wide variety of industries and business structures. Her extensive experience ranges from Accounts Payable, Finance Management to Office Management and Financial Controlling.
Tara has a passion for what she does and loves to share that passion!
Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology & Physiology) , Master of Business Administration – Global , Cert. Holistic Nutrition Coach.
Background: Cherie is a holistic health coach and has been coaching over the past 3 years to local and national women and men regarding their hormonal imbalances, weight-gain, gut issues and stress. She takes a holistic approach when improving the well-being of her clients and that includes supporting them in their relationships, career, creative projects, business and home environment. One of her highlights is conducting an array of well-being and mindset workshops throughout her previous sales role at Vodafone Australia linking the importance of self-care to sales and work productivity. She has also run local workshops in nutrition and women’s hormonal health.
Background: Kevin’s passion is helping business owners succeed through collaboration and learning. He has over 15 years experience in owning / growing and managing a successful business from inception. Experienced in leading and inspiring people, he has a high sales focus and growth mindset. Kevin achieves this by providing business owners with the energy and encouragement to achieve their goals.
Kevin also hosts the Business Growth Podcast and The Small Business Show on 89.7FM which provide a platform for business owners to share their experiences, raise awareness and more importantly learn and have some fun along the way.
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 10 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.
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.