Our Team

Jane Renata College PrincipalJane Renata
Principal
Diploma Business Management
Cert IV Training and Assessment

How long have you worked at Ignite? 15 years
What is your favourite subject to teach (if you teach)?  Customer Service
What is your favourite drink?  Zarraffa’s @ Tugun Carmel Fusion, double shot, extra caramel no cream
What do you love about working for Ignite? I love the people I work with, we have fun and know how to have a good laugh!

Lorraine Williams
Administration Officer

How long have you worked for Ignite Education? 10 Years
What is your role? I look after business administration and course bookings
What is your favourite drink?  I love water and with fresh lime.
What do you love about working for Ignite? I believe we can offer great training and good outcomes. The staff are all great team players and we have a great leader.

Andrew Crabtree
Trainer & Assessor
Cert IV Training & Assessment

How long have you worked at Ignite? 2 years
What is your favourite subject to teach? I love to teach sustainability as it is such an important issue and we have so much more to do the help our planet, but I do love the bar course, when a student makes an espresso martini for the first time and they deliver a beautiful drink.
What is your favourite drink? Oh so many, at the moment I love a great Cumquat Margarita with home grown cumquats steeped in a great Tequila, a sneaky glass of Billecarte Champagne,  or anything with lime, mint and ginger
What do you love about working for Ignite?  The great team I work with plus sharing my knowledge and experience with students, and obviously that light bulb moment, when the penny drops with a student, it is rewarding.

Tara - Team IgniteTara White
Trainer and Assessor
RSA / Cert IV Hospitality / Cert IV Training & Assessing / Advanced Diploma Business Management

How long have you worked at Ignite? 7 months but been with the Currumbin RSL group for 11 years
What is your favourite drink? Caprioska – anything sour or anything with limes
What do you love about working for Ignite? The people most definitely, it’s a fun yet professional workplace.

Nicholas James
Industry Trainer
Creative Director of Bespoke Hospitality Solutions
Diploma of Leadership & Management
Responsible Management of Licenced Venues

How long have you worked at Ignite?  I am the new Kid on the Block, started in July 2020
What is your favourite subject to teach?  I enjoy teaching the Bar Programs, providing learners with the skills to prepare cocktails to a 5 star standard, either in the workplace or at home 😊
What is your favourite drink? A large glass of wine, doesn’t matter what colour.
What do you love about working for Ignite?  I feel fortunate to be able to utilise my 10+ years of Operational Management Experience to Mentor, Train and elevate the skills of each student. I love going out to a venue and seeing someone gain successful employment after graduating through our programs.

Judy Donohoe
Diploma Hospitality and Events Program Co-ordinator, Trainer Manager
Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training
Cert IV Training & Assessment

How long have you worked at Ignite? 4 glorious years
What is your favourite subject to teach? I am passionate about modern leadership skills for the organisations of today, and Australian and International wines
What is your favourite drink? I like refreshing drinks?  Capahrina, Mojito, Whisky Sour, Margarita
What do you love about working for Ignite? Ignite is a fun yet professional workplace, with a great team.

Mandy Luck
Business Development / Trainer and Assessor / Course Coordinator
Cert IV Training & Assessment

How long have you worked at Ignite? 3 years
What is your favourite subject to teach? I enjoy the more hands on units like RSA, coffee, serve Food and Beverage
What is your favourite drink? A nice cold glass of white wine.
What do you love about working for Ignite? The people and our culture

Terry Renata
Trainer & Assessor
Cert IV Training & Assessment

How long have you worked at Ignite? Casually for 4 years
What is your favourite subject to teach? Coach others in job skills
What is your favourite drink? Lychee tea
What do you love about working for Ignite? Friendly colleagues

Charro Moore
Trainer & Assessor
Cert IV Training & Assessment

How long have you worked at Ignite? I’ve been at ignite for 7 1/2 years
What is your favourite subject to teach? mmmm so many I love coffee and sustainability I’m really big on minimising waste and upcycling, I also believe customer service is under rated as it’s so important in our business as is having an amazing leader and coach but my heart is alway being called back to the bar.
What is your favourite drink? Tequila is my soul! But I love a classic margarita! a nice single malt like Balvenie 12y double wood on the rocks, Take it To the grave Shiraz has been my winter wine and a full body beer with no fruit!! 🤣... coffee did some say coffee!
What do you love about working for Ignite? I find the team I work with supportive and so passionate about hospitality in the community. These guys really care about each individual student!

We look forward to assisting and supporting you to ignite your passion for hospitality, business or management. See you soon at Ignite Education!

GET JOB READY! CERTIFICATE III IN HOSPITALITY SIT30616 STARTS NOV 23 2020 

Ignite Education is committed to ensure everyone is safe whilst attending classes as we navigate through COVID-19.

 

If attending classes we encourage everyone to practice frequent hand washing and have hand sanitisters in all classrooms. We have and will ask anyone that has a cough or flu like symptoms to stay at home and present a doctors certificate for clearance to return to work or classes.

 

To all our students we do have the option of completing your units online so if you are unable to attend or feel more comfortable not attending classes and works from home, Please feel free to contact our office on 5559 5077 and we will be more than happy to assist.

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