Testimonials

Read what some of our clients have to say:

“Thank goodness for Barefoot Training!  Lesley Kelk’s experience and knowledge has supported our school RTO and staff through the degrees of change that Vocational Education and Training constantly throw at training environments. Her professionalism ensures that whenever units are updated or changes are made to training packages, Lesley is the first to notify and remind us to update our TAS, documentation and scope.  Her friendly and helpful attitude has created a network amongst the VET world and links us to others during validation times. This ongoing support is priceless.”

Sarah Price, RTO Manager – Benowa State High School, 2019

“Lesley Kelk from Barefoot Training has provided us with VET consulting services and resources for a range of qualifications for the last 3 years. Lesley’s extensive experience in the Vocational Education sector is evident through her ability to review our VET systems and provide constructive and timely feedback. Lesley takes the time to understand who we are, which enables her to develop and contextualise course resources to suit the needs of our learners. Lesley is approachable and professional at all times and I would highly recommend her services, whether it be for consulting and PD or for resource development.”

Wera Smith, RTO Manager – Christian Community Ministries Ltd, 2019

“I have been using Barefoot Training for the past 10 years and am always amazed by their ability to write training and assessment materials that students understand. They cluster similar units together which provides learners with the opportunity to fast track through foundation knowledge. Lesley Kelk is also very understanding and provides all the dedication, care and attention you require when rolling out a new qualification. Her PD sessions are also fabulous and she stays ahead of industry trends and incorporates these in her unit updates to ensure the training material is valid and current at all times. I would not work with anyone else and I don’t!”

Lena Southwood, Employment and Training Manager – John Paul College, 2018

“I have worked with Lesley at Barefoot Training over a number of years especially in the development of high quality assessment materials and accompanying resources. Recently, she has been able to work with the Business staff here at Mount Alvernia College in developing materials for the Certificate III in Business, clustering units of competency into real life tasks that reflect the world of work. Lesley has also been able to provide training and assessment material for the Hospitality course as well. Her professionalism coupled with a personable and friendly approach make her someone I will call on in the future to assist us.”

Terry Donaghue, RTO Manager – Mt Alvernia College, 2018

“I originally approached Barefoot Training to visit the college and provide our teachers with an hour of VET currency. I liked that the company was based in Brisbane and therefore able to meet our team face to face. Lesley was professional, knowledgeable and most importantly able to provide us with information that was relevant to our specific needs as a secondary school. I knew right away that Lesley really understood the school-based RTO. Since that time we have utilised Barefoot Training’s services for internal and external audit preparation in addition to purchasing training materials. As an RTO we have benefited immeasurably from Lesley’s support and guidance. She is extremely approachable and provides advice in a way that is easy to understand, and most importantly can give you the tools to implement any adjustments/improvements needed. The assessment tools we have purchased are all of an excellent standard and are easily applied in a school environment. We are very satisfied clients.”

Emily Sill, VET Coordinator – Trinity College Beenleigh, 2015

“St. Michael’s College enlisted the services of Lesley Kelk from Barefoot Training, on recommendation, to assist us with our Vocational Education programs and to prepare for our external compliance audit. Lesley visited our school regularly over the past 12 months and worked one on one with new VET staff, VET HOD’s and the VET Coordinator. Lesley assisted us in the development/improvement of programs and compliance documentation, as well as conducting our School Course Reviews and the Internal RTO Reviews. Lesley was absolutely amazing to work with. She is extremely approachable and professional and placed as much care and compassion into our school as our staff. It is due to Lesley’s incredible guidance and advice that we were successfully compliant at our external audit. As the VET Coordinator, I highly recommend Lesley to any school looking for some individual assistance with their VET program.”

Trudi Neely, Vocational Education and Careers Coordinator – St. Michael’s College, 2014
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