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Our story

For the past 15 years, Binnacle Training has been 100% devoted to providing secondary schools and colleges with the support and teaching resources required to make life easier for teachers. We have always been driven by one ethos, to make our programs easy to deliver ALLOWING TEACHERS TO TEACH.

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Mission

We are leaders in vocational education in schools, enabling teachers with quality programs and support, equipping students with skills to navigate a successful future.

Since 2006 when Binnacle Training became an RTO our company has been driven by one ethos – we’re in the business of making life easier for teachers delivering vocational education in schools.

ALLOWING TEACHERS TO TEACH.

Binnacle Training is 100% devoted to providing secondary schools and colleges with the support and teaching resources required to make life easier for teachers delivering Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Built by teachers, for teachers.

Our experience in the education field is what gives us the edge. We understand the challenges that teachers are faced with daily and we are constantly innovating our programs to make sure our teachers have all the resources and support they need.

As Binnacle Training has grown, so has our team. Our company core values are what we stand by as a team – they describe how we work, make decisions and address our stakeholders needs.

Our core values

ENABLE

We create programs that develop key skills for our students.

We collaborate with industry, teachers and each other.

We respect and encourage each other.

We make it easy for teachers to do what they do best – teach!

PROFESSIONAL

We strive for excellence.

We rise to a challenge and bring a can-do attitude.

We are reliable – we’ve got your back.

We advocate for vocational education in schools and have passion for our product.

INNOVATE

We are proactive, agile and solution-focused.

We think boldly and bravely.

We are lifelong learners and always seek to improve ourselves.

We embrace change.

GENUINE

We nurture and grow relationships.

We demonstrate integrity – we own what we say and do.

We are authentic and real.

We bring a personal touch and sense of fun.

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Our history

2006

RTO est. March 2006 as the Australian Sport and Fitness College (ASFC).

2007

Partnered with Fortis Fitness – a commercial fitness facility – to deliver practical training to our Certificate III in Fitness students (primarily school-leavers).

2007

Melissa Bulow joined Binnacle in June as Co-Director.

2008

School Partnership Program launched with 3 high schools to embed the Certificate II in Community Recreation as a timetabled senior subject, delivered by Teachers.

2008-2009

North Queensland Expansion – School Traineeship Program launched with 5 high schools in the Townsville region. Certificate III in Fitness delivered initially by Binnacle staff.

2010

Changed company name to Binnacle Training College Pty Ltd / Launched:
Certificate III in Fitness (Delivered by Teachers); First Aid in Schools

2011

Launched: Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care. Support provided to Connect ‘n’ Grow to establish own RTO in 2012.

2012

50 Partner Schools / Opened our second office / Partnered with Connect ‘n’ Grow / Digital Assessment introduced / 2012 Resource Induction – across 12 regions to 127 teachers (statewide expansion).

2013

The first Binnacle Business programs were delivered / 2013 Resource Induction refined to 5 regions with 208 teachers.

2013-2014

100 Partner Schools

2014

Launched: Binnacle Lounge – online platform for Teachers / The first VET in Schools Conference (ViSC) was held with 126 teachers attending our Brisbane event, hosted at Allan Border Oval (Queensland Cricket).

Computer screen showing Binnacle Lounge
2015

150+ Partner Schools
Launched: Online Assessment via Binnacle Lounge / Binnacle Financial Literacy / NRL Sport Specialty Program introduced – Certificate II/III in Sport and Recreation.

2016

200 Partner Schools
Pre-qualified Supplier (PQS) status with Queensland Government – Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) Funded Certificate II in Sport and Recreation.

2017

Launched: Binnacle Workshops / Health Program for Binnacle Schools (partnership with Connect ‘n’ Grow)

2018

Launched: Binnacle Community

2019

Launched: Binnacle Wellbeing

2020

Launched: Binnacle Tourism Program