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LMC Training is a multidisciplinary company that has a specific focus on enhancing the global seafood industry. Operating out of the beautiful Sunshine Coast region in Australia, this allows easy access for travel throughout the continent while also at the doorstep of the global powerhouse of seafood – Asia.
What is a Registered Training Organisation? LMC Training is a private Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO). All RTOs either public or private are registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). The vocational training system in Australia is highly regulated and only entities that have gone through the lengthy registration and ongoing quality assurance processes can deliver and assess under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). As registration allows them to deliver nationally accredited training and assessment in vocational areas that the RTO is registered to deliver. ASQA recognises RTOs as providers of quality-assured and nationally recognised training and qualifications. To view LMC training scope of registration please click here.
Only RTOs can:
- deliver nationally recognised courses and accredited Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) VET qualifications,
- apply for Australian, state and territory funding to deliver vocational education and training.
Private and Public RTOs, What is the difference? – All private RTOs are essentially private colleges or institutions. Some have a strong industry focus while others provide the bulk of their expertise for job seekers. Public RTOs such as TAFEs throughout Australia can have a mix of both commercial and job seeker training. The qualifications awarded by either public or private RTOs carry exactly the same weight in terms of recognition.
Can LMC Training deliver training internationally and award an Australian Qualification or statement of attainment? Yes, LMC Training can deliver training in any country in the world and are communicate with the national regulator about their international training schedules.
Can LMC courses Articulate into a further study such as a university? Yes – Courses such as the Diploma of Aquaculture may be used for recognition into tertiary studies and for credit. Each university has its own framework of recognising previous qualifications so please contact the institution to find out their policies.
Have our trainers had industry experience? Yes – All of our training has had a minimum of 5 years industry experience with most having over 10 years.
Does LMC do more than just training? Yes – The company has experience in many commercial areas of the seafood industry please scroll down the fir industry menu on the homepage for more information.
Meet some of the LMC Training team
Mark Oliver – CEO LMC Training
Mark Oliver is the owner/CEO of LMC Training and has been in the seafood industry for 24 years. He has over 10 years full-time experience in commercial aquaculture and over 14 years full-time experience in delivering targeted training for the seafood industry. Mark is passionate about the sustainable growth of the global aquaculture industry and firmly believes that this will be primarily driven by a quality human resource pool.
Mark has a Bachelor of Science (Honours), a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Diploma of Aquaculture and vocational training and assessing qualifications. He is also the vocational training and education theme leader for the Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre, board member of the World Aquaculture Societies Asia Pacific Chapter, an International Specialised Skills Institute Fellow, North Queensland Trainer of the Year (all categories) and Certification Panel Member for the Sustainably Farmed Australian Barramundi Program. You can access Marks CV here
Anni Conn – Seafood Processing, Sales and Distribution
Anni Conn graduated with a Masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries from the University of Plymouth, the UK in 1997 and has worked in the commercial seafood sector for the past 14 years. Anni has hands-on experience in finfish and crustacean production, processing, distribution, and business management. Anni has managed large-scale seafood processing facilities and has experience in facility design, operational systems, process efficiency and developing best-practice food safety and quality assurance arrangements. In 2009 Anni took part in the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program and was also awarded an overseas scholarship to the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Morocco, and Greenland to research the latest developments in seafood processing. Anni is passionate about the global seafood industry and believes that getting the right people skilled and into the industry is the key to its long-term viability.
John Moloney – Aquaculture and Environmental Management
John Moloney has 19 years’ experience in the aquaculture industry. John received a degree in Marine Science from the University of Sydney and a Masters degree in Aquaculture at the University of Tasmania. He has extensive hands-on experience in commercial prawn aquaculture and worked his way up from technician to farm general manager where he was responsible for all areas of a farm operation. John also has commercial marine finfish farming experience and is passionate about increasing workplace productivity through a skilled and organized staff base. He has been a member of the Australian Prawn Farmers Association executive and R&D committees for a number of years.
Rodney Missen – Aquaculture RAS Specialist
Rodney Missen has a Master of Science (Aquaculture) and a Graduate Diploma (Aquaculture) from Deakin University. A Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) Hons. (Integrated Aquaculture), from Melbourne University. With over 15 years aquaculture industry experience. Initially employed as an Aquaculture research Scientist for the Marine and Freshwater Resources Institute, located at Snobs Creek, Victoria. Specializing in the domestication of Native fish species and Intensive Recirculating culture systems.
In addition, Rodney has been involved with integrating waste management systems utilizing aquaculture practices for nutrient stripping, within synergistic industries, and has co-published several papers. From the Government he transitioned into the private aquaculture sector, developing RADAQUA consulting services and establishing a commercial pilot plant at Pakenham Victoria which was the first commercial Barramundi culture facility to be established in Victoria. After numerous successfully integrated commercial aquaculture projects, Rodney then relocated the business to Queensland at the Ecofish site and took on the role managing director of Ecofish International, growing the business up to 100 tonnes per annum of premium multispecies, with the scope of expanding further to 750 tonnes. During this period he has also consulted and has been contracted by a number of Government research Authorities, to further improve the research facilities by utilizing his acquired experience and technology. RADAQUA has also constructed several commercial production facilities in Australia & overseas.
Gerard Adam – Aquaculture and Environmental Management
Gerard is a self-confessed aquatic environment enthusiast. With a Bachelor degree in Environmental Science, double majoring in aquaculture and fisheries management, and coastal management from Southern Cross University. For the past 5 Years he has worked in aquaculture field as operations and assistant manager for EcoFish Australia, and research, development, and construction as an environmental technical consultant for R.A.D Aqua. He also has extensive experience in communicating the importance of aquatic ecosystem management and animal husbandry with members of the public as an interpretative educator at the Sunshine Coast’s prominent tourist attraction, Underwater World. Previous experience Gerard has in civil construction contributes to a broader knowledge base in large-scale project management strategies and implementation.
Some of our Contract Trainers
Dr. Matt Landos – Aquatic Veterinarian
Dr. Matt Landos of Future Fisheries Veterinary Services provides quality aquatic animal health advice and treatment to the commercial aquaculture industry. LMC Training engages Dr. Landos to deliver high-end health management and biosecurity training and targeted workshops throughout the region.
Mark Asman – Aquaculture
Mark Asman has been in commercial aquaculture for over 25 years. After graduating from Humboldt State University in California with a science degree in Fisheries Management, Mark has lived and worked abroad for most of his career in Chile, Canada, and Australia. Mark is now a freelance consultant. His last role was as Chief Operations Officer for Tassal in Tasmania, Australia’s largest aquaculture company. Prior to Tassal, Mark was the General Manager for Marine Harvest Canada. Mark’s range of experience covers all areas of farming including broodstock programs, hatcheries, marine farms, primary and value-added processing. Mark’s emphasis is overall business management and creating an organization and culture focused on the bottom line. Mark has been an excellent addition to the delivery of LMC Trainings management level courses.