Shashi Hodge

Chief Executive Officer


started her career working as an administrator for an RTO while at university and has been working in the VET sector ever since. In her first role she helped build the RTO she was working for to a large, award-winning provider with presence across Australia.

During her career she has held positions including National Operations Manager, Training Manager and RTO Chief Executive Officer. She has been working as an RTO consultant since 2009 helping a range of clients achieve their goals. Shashi is the Managing Director of RTO Advice Group and oversees the effective running of the company.

Jacqui Hodge

Director, Auditor and Principal Consultant


began her VET career in 1998 when she set up her own RTO. It quickly became a respected, award-winning provider of early childhood courses. In 2009, Jacqui was appointed as a NARA Quality Consultant and auditor, assisting NARA-registered RTOs. In 2010, Jacqui was appointed to the audit panel for the Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority (VRQA), and is still a part of the audit panel today.
Jacqui has been an RTO consultant since 2009 and loves to assist RTOs in achieving quality outcomes. Jacqui is a co-Director of RTO Advice Group and contributes to the effective operation of the company.


Fiona Dunkerton

RTO Quality Consultant


has over nine years of experience in the VET industry. She has gained experience through working in a range of areas, including RTO operations management, RTO compliance management, government contract compliance, program design and development and delivery of training and assessment.

Fiona holds a Graduate Certificate in Vocational Educational and Training and also Diplomas of Training Design and Development, Vocational Education and Training and Business (Human Resources). Fiona works with our clients on a range of projects, supporting them to achieve best practice approaches and compliance.

Emily Hodge

RTO Quality Consultant


has been working in RTO compliance and administration for over 10 years. Holding a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Emily has worked in a variety of roles in the VET industry, from student services, project and management support, through to systems development, sales and marketing.

Emily now specialises in helping organisations achieve and maintain ASQA registration, and has an in-depth understanding of the compliance, business and operational needs of RTOs. She loves finding solutions to problems and building meaningful relationships with her clients.

Melissa Tan

Marketing Coordinator


began her career in learning and development after teaching English overseas. This experience inspired her to delve further into the field of adult learning, where she attained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and became a corporate trainer.

Combining her interest in creative design and technology, Melissa was contracted under major corporations in the field of e-learning.
With over 10 years of experience in learning and development, Melissa is now focused on writing quality resources across a range of industries within the VET sector.

Kellie Drewett

Instructional Designer


has been part of the Eduworks Resources team since 2011. She holds a Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing and Editing) and has over 18 years of experience in educational publishing.

Kellie has previously worked as the Managing Editor for an award-winning educational publisher, and also as a freelance writer, editor, proofreader and desktop publisher.

Kellie now oversees the quality and content of our materials and works with our development team to ensure their work is of the highest standard. She has also a major part in developing the ‘look and feel’ of our products.

Kate Laferlita

Instructional Designer


is a VET professional who holds the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Kate has over 8 years of experience working in the early childhood education and care industry. During this time, Kate worked as an educator before taking on the role of centre Director. She later moved into vocational education and training, working in roles such as trainer/assessor, vocational placement coordinator and career consultant.

Kate’s passion for developing practical learning and assessment resources over the past six years has led her to pursue a full-time career in instructional design.

Sharon Dunne

Instructional Designer


has been in the VET sector for 9 years with experience in private RTOs and TAFE. She has written and edited materials for subjects from pool chemistry to fashion and beauty, and has participated in course accreditation, RTO registration, audit and compliance. Sharon holds a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and Diploma of Training Development and Design and before entering the VET sector worked in writing and editing.

Sharon is passionate about education and quality training and assessment tools, and the power of vocational education and training to improve peoples’ lives. Sharon loves being an Instructional Designer as part of the Eduworks Resources team.

Brooke Lombard

Publishing Coordinator


has over eight years of experience in educational content editing and instructional design, which she gained while working in South Africa. Brooke contributes to the quality control of Eduworks Resources’ training and assessment materials.

Her role includes supporting our writers during the development process, as well as editing, proofreading and validating our materials before they are published.
Brooke’s qualifications include a Diploma in Accounting from overseas and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She has also recently completed the Diploma of Training Design and Development.

Natalie Hodge

Client Services Coordinator


began as a support administrator with us several years ago, and has recently been appointed as our Client Services Coordinator. Natalie’s extensive product knowledge enables her to assist clients with tailored solutions to ensure they receive exceptional service. Natalie is responsible for a wide range of duties, including reception, customer service, quoting, resource samples, and general office maintenance. She also assists with desktop publishing our resources as required. Natalie is halfway through a Bachelor of Education and has completed a number of professional development courses to continually expand her skill base.

Tiffany Lucas

Executive Assistant


discovered her interest for business administration over 12 years ago. Having worked in a variety of sectors with many directors and executives over the years, Tiffany is able to develop positive relationships with those she works for, and really enjoys sharing in the success of the business.

With a creative mind and project management experience, Tiffany prides herself on getting things done and enjoys developing new skills. Currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Business Management and working towards a Master’s degree, Tiffany is excited to bring new ideas to her role at RTO Advice.

Kylie Brew

Recruitment Director


has a wide range of knowledge and experience within the recruitment industry, including all levels of recruitment from support roles to executive levels.

Having previously owned her own successful recruitment company Kylie now works with small to large RTOs and enjoys the challenges of recruitment.
She focuses on providing long-term successful placements, and ongoing client–candidate care and follow up. Kylie recruits for all roles across the RTO board, from junior RTO administration to senior RTO management.