Linfox Operational Training

Every year, more than 5,000 Linfox team members and external learners gain leading industry training in transport and logistics.

Training provided internally

Linfox Operational Training provides accredited and non-accredited training to Linfox employees across Australia.

Non-accredited training has been tailored to meet Linfox’s operational needs and align with all company standards. Courses range from company inductions, safe work procedures on various types of equipment, defensive driving, manual handling, fatigue awareness, train the trainer and many more.

Being an approved Registered Training Organisation as well as an approved licence provider allows us to provide nationally recognised accredited training to our people. This training empowers our people to make improvements within their workplace, opens up opportunities for further education and career development and provides national recognition to under skilled workers.

The following courses are available to all Linfox employees:

  • TLI32416 Certificate III in Logistics
  • TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations
  • TLI31616 Certificate III in Warehouse Operations.
  • Heavy Rigid Licence Course (Available in Victoria and New South Wales only)
  • Heavy Combination Licence Course (Available in Victoria and New South Wales only)
  • Multi-Combination Licence Course (Available in Victoria and New South Wales only)
  • TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck (Forklift Licence) Course (Available in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland only).

Training provided externally

Linfox Operational Training provides the public with the following licensing courses:

  • Heavy Rigid Licence Course (Available in Victoria and New South Wales only)
  • Heavy Combination Licence Course (Available in Victoria and New South Wales only)
  • Multi-Combination Licence Course (Available in Victoria and New South Wales only)
  • TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck (Forklift Licence) Course (Available in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland only).

ISO9001 Certified

To ensure high standards are met, Linfox Operational Training operates a certified quality management system which complies with International Standards Organisation (ISO9001) standards. These standards cover the design, development and provision of approved training courses for heavy vehicle and high-risk work licensing in the designated states.

Testimonials

“The Certificate III helped me learn new skills and develop existing ones. I can now apply these in my daily tasks which has formed a foundation for further study and career progression.”

Jaymilee Wilson, SA
Certificate III in Logistics

Meet the Team

Sondra Kremerskothen, Group Manager

Sondra has more than 28 years’ experience in education, training and development, as a trainer, course manager, curriculum designer and developer amongst other roles within a RTO and Training Organisation. Sondra holds a Masters of Science in Instructional Design from Florida State University, a Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Change from Southern Cross University, a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education from University of Technology Sydney, a Diploma of Training and Development and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Greg Lipscombe, National Training Manager

Greg has worked in the transport and logistics industry for more than 16 years in various roles, including as a heavy vehicle operator, shift manager and operations manager. Greg holds a vast array of qualifications, including a Certificate III in Transport and Distribution, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Diploma of Management.

James Florance, Training Manager

James’ 18 years of industry experience ranges from driving to operations management, and almost everything in between. With four years of training experience, James draws upon his vast work history to impart practical skills and knowledge to learners. James has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Diploma in Training Design and Development.

Glen Furler, Training Manager

Glen has more than 47 years’ experience in the Transport and Logistics industry and has been with Linfox Operational Training for more than 12 years. Glen holds a swag of qualifications, including a Certificate III in Driving Operations, a Certificate III in Warehousing Operations, a Certificate III in Logistics, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a Certificate IV in Transport and Storage, and a Diploma of Training and Assessment. Glen’s passion for training extends to his volunteer work with the CFS, where for more than two decades, he has support the organisation’s training focus around dangerous goods, firefighting and incident management.

Cristy Lennon, Instructional Designer

Cristy has more than 17 years’ experience within the transport and logistics industry and has been responsible for the design and development of a large range of accredited and non-accredited operational training and assessment packages. Cristy holds a Certificate III in Driving Operations and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Carol O’Brien, Quality and Compliance Manager

Carol is a qualified quality auditor and has more than 25 years’ experience in quality management and RTO Compliance. Carol is responsible for ensuring the team’s compliance with the regulatory requirements of ASQA and State Regulators and maintains the team’s accreditation for Quality Management System to ISO9001:2015.

Simon Barrow, Senior Trainer

Simon has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction, transport and logistics industry. Simon is qualified and has extensive experience in operating forklifts, bob cats, tankers, heavy haulage floats, trucks with dog combinations, B-double tippers and containers on skels. Simon holds Workplace Health and Safety Queensland accreditation to deliver forklift training and assessment.

Matthew Carpenter, Senior Trainer

Matthew has more than 15 years’ experience working in transport and logistics training and holds a Diploma in Training and Assessment. Matthew gained experience in the PUD sector with StarTrack Express before moving to Border Express as a trainer, where he enhanced his experience with dangerous goods and working with bulk and palletised loads. Matthew’s passion is passing on knowledge to his learners, enabling them to provide more value to their current positions, and pursue new opportunities in their careers.

Malcolm Neely, Operations Trainer

Malcolm has more than 20 years’ experience in transport, warehouse and logistics operations, with more than six years as a trainer and assessor and accreditation through Roads and Maritime Services. Malcolm has a range of qualifications include a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a Certificate IV in Heavy Vehicle Driving Instruction and a Certificate III in Driving Operations. Malcolm specialises in warehouse and transport operations related courses in Linfox Operational Training.

Bradley Crockett, Operations Trainer

Bradley has worked in the Air Force for more than 20 years and has a sturdy background in transport management, driver training, logistics and both road and air movements. Endorsed as a driving instructor for cars, motorcycles and heavy vehicles (MC) for over 17 years, Bradly brings a wealth of knowledge and skills for assisting and encouraging any applicant with new skills or coaching and enhancing current skills.

Adam Cordukes, Operations Trainer

Adam has 20 years’ extensive experience in the warehouse, transport and logistics industry. Utilising his warehousing and forklift operations qualification and experience, Adam has successfully been accredited by SafeWork NSW as a forklift licence trainer and assessor.

Frank Burke, Operations Trainer

Frank has worked in the heavy vehicle industry for more than 35 years, including 17 years as a trainer. Frank has accreditation with Roads and Maritime Services NSW as a Heavy Vehicle Licence assessor and his extensive experience provides a rich education environment for learners.

Mark Funnell, Operations Trainer

Mark has more than 35 years’ experience in the Heavy Vehicle Industry and has driven every vehicle combination from heavy rigids, off road to over-dimensional, to B-double over-axle tippers. Mark is an accredited Roads and Maritime Services Heavy Vehicle Licence assessor and has a passion for delivering defensive driver training courses to the public and responsive driving training to Emergency Services personnel.

Nick Tortorella, Operations Trainer

Nick has worked in the logistics industry for more than 14 years, specifically within the areas of warehousing, manufacturing, receiving and despatching. Within this time Nick has undertaken extensive training and received formal qualifications, including a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and qualifications within warehousing, driving, logistics and safety. Nick has been a trainer for 10 years.

Michael Cramp, Operations Trainer

Michael has worked in the transport and logistics industry for more than 30 years, starting way back when he was a boy going to work with his truck driver father. Since joining the Linfox Operational Training team four years ago, Michael has consistently evolved and enhanced his training skills to become an accredited VicRoads licence assessor and an accredited High Risk Work trainer and assessor through WorkSafe Vic.

Stephen Kilmartin, Operations Trainer

Stephen has more than 15 years’ experience in the transport industry and has worked as a trainer for 14 of those years. Stephen delivers heavy vehicle licence training and assessing and high risk work training to learners from all walks of life. With industry qualifications ranging from a Certificate II, III and IV in warehousing, driver operations and logistics, it is no surprise that operators and managers alike across the business, turn to Stephen for advice and guidance.

Terry Nunn, Operations Trainer

Terry joined Linfox as a driver in 1989 and in 1992, became one of the company’s first buddy trainers. Terry joined the Linfox Operational Training team eight years ago. His people skills, communication skills and reliability are noticed in the business as he is often called upon specifically by sites to come out and fulfil their training needs. Terry enjoys classroom presentations, driver recruitment and maintaining site requirements for training compliance.

Wayne Clissold, Operations Trainer

Wayne has over 20 years’ experience in the transport and logistics industry and began his career as a medium rigid driver at the age of 18. After two decades of driving and after undertaking the role of Operations and Compliance Manager for a small transport company, Wayne joined the Linfox Operational Training team and became an accredited VicRoads licence assessor. Wayne is people oriented and process driven and takes great satisfaction in building a candidate’s confidence, particularly when they haven’t driven a heavy vehicle before.

Malcolm Carroll, Operations Trainer

Malcolm joined the Linfox Operational Training team in late 2015 with more than 20 years’ experience in warehousing and storage. Malcolm has held many roles in his career, from forklift operator to store person, leading hand, team leader and team manager. Malcolm holds a Heavy Combination licence, a Certificate III in Transport and Distribution, is a Comcare qualified Work Health and Safety representative and has completed a Diploma level unit in Work Health and Safety investigation.

Justin Kraft, Operations Trainer

Justin has worked in the Transport and Logistics industry for more than 36 years. With more than nine of these years in training, Justin transitioned from a Buddy Trainer role with Linfox into a full-time training position within Linfox Operational Training in 2014. Leveraging his Certificate III in Transport and Logistics, Justin draws upon the skills and knowledge he developed through his Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to provide value to the business.

Kieran Sutton, Operations Trainer

Kieran joined Linfox with a strong management background in training, working in computer systems training, induction training, and driver training. Kieran has attained an impressive list of qualifications including a Certificate IV in Driving Instruction, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a Certificate III in Driving Operations, and is working towards his Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations.