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Meet our newest Team Member Kayla

Kayla Jupp

Admin Trainee

Years of experience and in what areas 

I have had 6 years of retail experience. This is my very first administration role.

What do like to do on your days off from work

 I love spending my days off going to the beach with my family and dogs.

One thing most people do not know about you

 I played guitar for 7 years while at school. 

Welcome to the team Kayla! We are so happy to have you join us.

Meet our newest Team Member Graeme


Graeme Baldwin

Trainer / Assessor

Years of experience and in what areas 

25 years industry experience:
Started a Plant Mechanic apprenticeship in 1995.
16 years – Caterpillar – Plant Mechanic and Product Support
4 Years – Sandvik – Product Support and Training looking after Rotary, DTH drills and CMS (Compressor Management System)
3 Years – Komatsu – Trainer

Highlight of your career to date 

Traveling to different places as part of the jobs

Most challenging work task to date

A machine which took 4 months to diagnose and repair.

What do like to do on your days off from work

Time with the family / mountain biking / kite flying

One thing most people do not know about you

I Build Lego and Build remote controlled cars

Drop us a line about how you know or where you have worked with Graeme.


Studying a course online can be a challenging task. Finding time to complete your course and how to organise yourself can be a struggle.

Check out our tips below on how to best manage yourself for your Online Study.

Write a “to-do” list

A “to-do” list serves as a reminder of the important assessment tasks that you need to prioritise. Finish off the most important tasks first.

Prioritise your work constantly

Decide what important task is to be done first. The use of a calendar can help remind you of your short-term goals and can also help organise your other daily tasks that you need to accomplish.

Lock in a dedicated space and time

Determine a set place to sit and complete your online study each time. Pick a certain spot with good lighting, comfortable seating and that makes you commit to your online studywithout distractions.

Budget your time to make the most of it

Create a set time and duration. Is it easier for you to pencil in a time block each day, or two longer sessions per week? Do what suits you and your time frame.

Don’t be afraid to say “No”

Saying no is sometimes difficult to do. Negotiate a time when you are free to comply with the request or to socialise with your friends. 

Log off from social media

Turning your phone onto silent is a great way to remain focused on your work. Those notifications will still be there once you have completed your online study!

At the end of the day you are the one who will benefit from up skilling and completing your qualification. Stay focused and committed!

Meet our newest Team Member Hayden


Hayden Buxton

Trainer / Assessor

Years of experience and in what areas 

5 years in the underground coal industry , and 2 years at Komatsu building underground mining equipment (continuous miners and shuttle cars etc)

Highlight of your career to date 

Commissioning my first continuous miner completely 

Most challenging work task to date

Fault finding newly rebuilt mining machinery  

What do like to do on your days off from work

I like to watch and participate in a wide range of sports, also enjoy movies and TV, and I am currently halfway through renovating my house 

One thing most people do not know about you

I really enjoy playing indoor mixed netball on a Thursday night with my partner and friends 

Drop us a line about how you know or where you have worked with Hayden.

Make 2020 your year

Have you thought about next year yet?
Why not up-skill with one of our Customised Hydraulic and Pneumatic Training Courses.
Check our our Upcoming Course list below.

Enquire here for more info:

Trainer /Assessor position available

We are unique …

At APT Specialist Hydraulics and Training we are passionate about helping businesses and individuals increase their knowledge and workplace safety. We don’t just provide training – we deliver customised packages tailored to the needs of each client that are relevant and engaging, combining industry-leading software simulation and practical hands-on exercises. 

To support APT’s ongoing growth, we are seeking two motivated individuals with either a mechanical or electrical trade background who would like to build on their experience in heavy industry by delivering Nationally Recognised Fluid Power training courses. We are one of only a few RTO’s in Australia delivering this type of training so the knowledge you gain will be a niche skill set that you won’t get anywhere else!

The opportunity…

As a Trainer and Assessor you will design, coordinate, refine and deliver quality training to clients; provide guidance and assistance to students to ensure training outcomes are met and individuals succeed.  The position requires someone who is a self-starter, engaging, has great communication skills and enjoys getting out of their comfort zone.

You need to have strong skills in hydraulics but not necessarily be a qualified trainer – you just need to be passionate about sharing knowledge, keen to learn (a lot!) and seeking responsibility. As this role requires regular travel you will need to be adaptable, flexible and able to work autonomously. In return, as part of the APT family, you will be well supported and have great flexibility and ongoing development opportunities.  

Some more about you…

  • Trade qualifications in Mechanical or Electrical 
  • A strong understanding of Hydraulics and Fluid Power
  • Understanding of electrical control systems
  • Keen to learn
  • Adaptable
  • Autonomous and seeks responsibility
  • Team player
  • Strong computer skills
  • Cert IV Trainer and Assessor will be highly regarded
  • Diploma or above Engineering Qualifications would be highly regarded

If this sounds like the role for you, watch the video (or this link before submitting your application. For more information, you can contact Kyle on 0411 475 760.

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