About Us

About US

Queensland’s best hub for Maritime Education

Paradigm Training Group is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and since 2014, the company has been climbing the ladder to become industry leaders in the marine education sector.

Paradigm’s top goal is to “provide real training solutions that work”. We understand the needs of an individual in an ever-changing business and work environment so whether you are looking to study online, complete face-to-face learning, practical on-the-job learning or a combination of all three, our courses provide individually tailored study options so that you can get the most out of your Paradigm learning experience.

We specialise in delivering a range of accredited and non-accredited courses in the areas of Maritime, Business and First Aid which are designed to help you get your dream job or further your career. We invite you to browse our site to learn more about what Paradigm can do for you.

Dream it. We’ll help you achieve it.


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Our Trainers and Assessors

Our Professional Trainers and Assessors have a over 85 years of combined experience in the industry and will provide you with the guidance and support needed to assist in gaining your nationally recognised qualification.

Julianne Zalite

CEO of Paradigm Training Group

Julianne is the CEO of the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Paradigm Training Group Pty Ltd and has an extensive background of some 20 years in training and assessing both nationally recognized certificates and diplomas and internationally accredited training programs.

She is a skilled corporate trainer, Executive Coach and a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Semantics and NLP and has been at the forefront of training and team development for many years and to a wide range of organisations and individuals.

Julianne works throughout Australia and also more recently in Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific where her talent for executive development and an innovative training style have made for a lively and entertaining learning development experience for clients.

Rikky Burkett

Director of Paradigm Training Group

Rikky is a Director for Paradigm Training Group and has considerable expertise in client support, business programs and systems development, as well as problem resolution and client liaison.

He has achieved notable results in both training and the assessment of students undertaking nationally accredited training programs.

Rikky has a number of qualifications in Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting, Training and Assessment.

Doug Kent

PTG Maritime Trainer

Doug is one of our Maritime Trainers and has a wealth of experience enhancing performance to give executives the edge in their pursuit of excellence.

He provides a level of training where participants walk away not only with major insights, but the motivation and desire to translate key learning into action.

Doug’s expertise covers Leadership, Coaching, Business related studies, Maritime certifications, First Aid and CPR. His depth of knowledge stems from an extensive career at the executive level experienced in leadership, outcomes-orientated decision-making, policy determination, corporate governance, strategic business planning, change management, financial and personnel management in Commercial, Government and Not for Profit organisations. Doug also has extensive Maritime training experience gained as an executive member of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard.

Don Power

PTG TAE, Leadership & Management Trainer

Don has been closely associated with Paradigm Training Group since our establishment. He brings an abundance of vital experience to the vocational training field and marine engines in particular. He is also recognised internationally as one of the leading trainer/ coaches in the field of executive development and leadership.

Having started his career as a motor mechanic in Papua New Guinea, Don was one of the few factory trained (OMC) mechanics and he directed the marine division for one of the largest trading companies in the Pacific. His experience covers the installation and repairs of outboard motors, marinized inboards (petrol and diesel) including diesel injector pump repairs and calibration.

Don plays a vital role at Paradigm Training Group in support of our trainers and assessors by ensuring our learner resources and assessment instruments meet the highest standards of both AMSA and ASQA as well as being an expert on the very latest developments in the regulation of the marine industry and the vocational training landscape.

In the field of executive development, there are few who could rival his world-wide experience. Having worked and trained extensively throughout Asia, the Middle East, North and South Africa, his client list reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of the world’s largest companies.

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Digital Work-based Learning

aXcelerate has enabled PTG to deliver the latest innovations in education solutions by automating the enrolment, training and assessment processes.” – Rikky Burkett Director of PTG. This management system can be accessed via a portable electronic device (e.g. tablet, laptop, mobile phone) allowing our Trainers/ Assessors to easily assess students in real time. Our staff can record comments, video, photographs and practical observation results even when offline which is a huge advantage during our practical student workshops.

our NEW-ish

Have you heard the news? Paradigm Training Group is now conveniently located at Australia’s Greatest Boatyard, The Boat Works in Coomera, QLD.

At this location we have been blessed with have a large training room to which we host first aid, navigation workshops and general learning presentations. For mariners in training, you’ll have direct and clear access to the Broadwater and Seaway via our PTG vessels during practical workshops. In your lunch breaks, indulge in onsite delicious delights with super friendly service from Espresso Twenty5 and The Galley.

The Boat Works, that’s where we are at!