James Sing – Managing Director/Trainer Assessor

James is a local born Territorian, who for the first 21 years of his life was raised in an Aboriginal community and has extensive personal knowledge of the barriers, limitations and issues associated with Indigenous community living and lifestyles. James is acutely aware and familiar what employment opportunities that are and/or may be available for Indigenous people in urban, rural and remote communities and how to support them with the appropriate support and training.

James has over 15 years of experience in the civil, mining and general construction industry primarily as a heavy plant and equipment operator. James has also had roles such as Site OH&S and Environment Advisor for a major national construction company as well as other management and policy type roles within the industry and other employment.

In addition to his employment, James has also achieved other notable achievements and responsibilities. In 2009 he completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Indigenous Community Management and Development at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. He has also completed his Cert TAE 40116 and is now seeking to include other qualifications such as Heavy Vehicle Transport Assessor and Forklift Assessor.

Stacey Sing – RTO Operations Manager

Stacey is a local born Territorian from the Larrakia people. Stacey and her husband James have three children and have lived in Darwin all their lives. Stacey brings management experience from working for Australia Post for over 20 years in various customer service and management positions.

She has completed Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management) and OH&S for Australia Post Managers course with Australia Post, that has assisted her with the day to day operations of both Retail and Delivery management. This has included managing employee rosters, leave requests and payrolls, coordination of stock and weekly office reports for Executive Management and arranging travel and accommodation requirements.

Stacey handles the day to day operations of the centre in addition to other such things as organising travel requirements and accommodation bookings for participants, documenting attendance and training records of participants, financial record keeping and general reporting of training progress to key stakeholders and clients.

Robert Pelkey – Trainer Assessor

Robert is an Aboriginal man from the small town of Fifield, Parkes in NSW, who attended Tullamore until the of age 15, when he moved to Camden to care for his elderly Grandmother. Robert is married with two children and also a Registered Justice of the Peace in NSW.

Robert has a Double Diploma in Training and Assessing, Mining Technology and Technician as well as holds various other qualifications, which include Cert IV Surface Extraction, Cert IV OH&S and NT Work Safe Assessor. Robert’s thirty-five (35) years of training and supervising of civil and mining projects has been largely focussed on providing quality training for Indigenous people.

Robert has over twenty-five (25) year’s experience as a heavy plant and equipment operator in both the civil construction and mining industries. In addition, Robert has also over ten (10) years Supervision and Management experience in the private sector and is a current qualified Cert IV Trainer and Assessor as well as Cert IV Frontline Management.