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20 April 2020

Magnificent Mel!


Did you know Mel (Binnacle Training Director) is one of Australia’s greatest cricketers?

Mel developed a passion for cricket when she was growing up, her family are cricket mad and both of her brothers Brad and Aaron (Binnacle Trainings’ CEO) played while her dad was the team coach. One day their team (U12 Norths) were short a player and Mel stepped up to fill the gap. After that there was no stopping her and she was soon the best cricketer in the family.

Check out some of Mel’s more impressive Cricket achievements.

  • Inaugural inductee into the Queensland Women’s Hall of Fame
  • 122 one day games for Queensland (most by a women’s cricketer)
  • all-time leading run scorer for Qld
  • 23 matches for Australia (two Tests and 21 ODI’s)
  • first female to score a T20 hundred (v Tasmania in 2011)
  • Was a member of the Queensland Fire team that won the Women’s T20 competition in 2014.

Recently, Mel and her Cricket achievements were featured in the Queensland Times (local Ipswich Newspaper).

Click here to see the full article

Lounge Updates!


The Binnacle Lounge is our custom built online learning portal for teachers and students to use when delivering the Binnacle Programs. At Binnacle Training, we are constantly listening to feedback from our teachers and working on ways to improve the lounge.

The Lounge Update 2019

Our online learning and marking system already saves our teachers hours when it comes to marking students work. However, we improved teacher marking again.

You will now see:

  • New buttons allowing movement between terms
  • Easy navigation to jump to the next student

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Luke Gauci – Binnacle Alumni


Binnacle Program Completed – Certificate III in Fitness

Luke Gauci is the Director of Mindset Performance in Townsville, after completing his Certificate III in Fitness through Binnacle Training at Ryan Catholic College in Townsville he continued his studies to James Cook University and completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

His career has taken him down many paths, from an intern at the North Queensland Cowboys to now owning his own Business. Mindset Performance has taken his experience from over the years to create a company that allows him to service clients through two streams the general public and aspiring athletes.

Luke believes that the Certificate III is the first step to take, it’ll give a good idea if it’s a field you want to work in. As well as giving you a leg up moving into your next stage whether it be further study or taking on a more practical role.

Recently Luke Gauci from Mindset Performance caught up with Aaron Bulow, Director of Binnacle Training for a quick interview, you can watch it here.

See interview with Luke Gauci

18 March 2020

Binnacle Wellbeing


Binnacle Training has a constant need to provide more to our teachers. At ViSC 2019, we took our support to another level and launched the ‘Binnacle Wellbeing Program’.

Aaron Williams from our Binnacle Wellbeing partner business Mindstar helped launch the project to close our ViSC2019 with a bang.

Binnacle Wellbeing is a massive project of Binnacle Trainings, we believe our mission “making life easier for teachers” spans far beyond our Lounge and program development.

Every teacher that delivers Binnacle has access to our E-Wellbeing Hub, this includes access to 3 x free coaching sessions and is 100% confidential.

In conjunction with the Hub a private Binnacle Wellbeing Community group has also been developed for teachers where the get access to all our 90 Day Teacher Wellbeing Program materials.

To find out more talk to one of our team members today.

3 March 2020

Binnacle Boss


Binnacle Boss competition to provide a pathway for budding entrepreneurs.

Budding entrepreneurs at Queensland high schools have an opportunity to turn their enterprising ideas into a bonafide business with a new competition being launched by Brisbane-based RTO, Binnacle Training (RTO Code 31319).

Binnacle wants to empower students with a knack for business with their new Binnacle Boss initiative which requires students to present a 2-3 minute video pitch of their start-up business idea.

Binnacle is tipping that isolation may have inspired some original business ideas and even new video skills courtesy of TikTok which was a surprise lockdown hit for bored teenagers.

The young entrepreneur competition is open to all Queensland secondary school students from Grade 7-12. Students can enter individually or in teams of up to four and have multiple submissions over the course of the competition.

Video pitches will be judged on their creativity, impact, and innovation by an expert panel of successful business owners. These include Leanne Kemp, Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur, and Taj Pabari who’s renowned for his transition from suspended schoolboy to teenage entrepreneur and was awarded Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year in 2017. To view the entire list of judges click here.

Boss prizes are up for grabs for the top three videos, as well as an Audience Prize winner. The haul includes Business Start-up Packages worth over $5,000, with mentoring and financing sessions, marketing collateral, podcast exposure, work experience, and access to potential investors to get businesses off the ground.

“One common theme we know from working with teachers is that students have incredible ideas but lack the resources and confidence to turn their vision into a reality,” said Aaron Bulow, Binnacle Training CEO.

“Our goal is to provide a springboard for students who have ideas but don’t know how to action them,” he added.

Students, start brainstorming now to become the inaugural Binnacle Boss! The competition is open from now until August 31, with winners to be announced on September 18.

Click here for the Binnacle Boss Resource Hub 
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