Quality education and meaningful employment.
- Working with communities
TAG Australia – formerly known as Training Alliance Group:
- Works with individuals, employers and communities to deliver quality training and education services, exceeding customers’ and stakeholders’ expectations;
- Works with individuals to support them to achieve their employment goals through skill development;
- Is building a strong, sustainable organisation to become a national leader in training and employment services.
Formed in 2013, TAG Australia (Training Alliance Group) specialises in qualifications within the business, manufacturing, mining, transport and logistics industries. TAG Australia tailors its training to suit individual client needs, which includes both experiential and classroom based learning. TAG Australia provides considerable support for organisations to provide their employees with the opportunity to have their skills recognised and enhanced through these formal training programs. The aim is to provide individuals with skills to enhance their career or create opportunities to secure employment.
TAG Australia (Training Alliance Group) is a leading provider of education in Western Australia whose purposes to pass on knowledge, skills and/or capabilities to other West Australians. The company provides vocational and education training to a range of participants including, long term unemployed; youth aged 15-21; indigenous and persons from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The company provides education and training to a number of levels, including:
- Certificate II/III
- Certificate IV
The organisation works across a variety of sectors including:
- Employment services;
- Not for profit and Community organisations;
The organisation also provides employment services and delivers:
- Transition to Work (through Stirling Skills Training)
- Disability Employment Services
- Parents Next
- Employability Skills Training
Since its inception, the organisation has continued to grow across offices in 13 different locations ranging from Joondalup to Mandurah to Kalgoorlie.
TAG Australia (Training Alliance Group) ’s approach is one of strength through collaboration. Our highly qualified Trainers and Assessors will work closely with clients to determine the best roll out and delivery method for the chosen courses in relation to the client’s needs and purpose for training.
The organisation operates in the following locations:
- Osborne Park
- West Perth
WHO WE ARE
Bala Suppiah, Director
Bala has been in the employment, education and training services for the last 12 years. After completing a Bachelors of Business and the Master of Science in Telecommunications, Bala joined The Salvation Army Employment Plus as the Employment Consultant in 2003. In 2010, Bala joined Community First as the Chief Operating Officer, managing employment services, DES and community services contracts working closely with both Commonwealth and State governments. In 2012, after, 2.5 years in the COO position, Bala joined Stirling Skills Training as the Executive Officer.
Alex Pereira, Director
Alex has extensive experience in managing government-funded training and employment programs, including JSA and DES. Alex has worked for organisations such Employment Plus; PVS Workfind and Community First; Alex started as an Employment Consultant in the Job Network contract with Employment Plus went on to manage JSA and DES contracts with PVS Workfind and Community First. He has significant experience assisting equity groups in both metro and regional areas in WA, and recently managed a National Training Organisation delivering both funded and unfunded training throughout WA. Alex is the Chairperson of the Stirling Skills Board.
Fulvio Penna, General Manager – People, Quality and Strategy
Fulvio has extensive experience in human resources, quality and strategy in employment services and other profit and not for profit organisations. Fulvio has provided organisational consulting services to major national and international organisations. Most recently Fulvio has been the HR/IR Manager for the ESH Group, exposing him to the current job active contract. Fulvio has a Doctor of Psychology (Organisational Psychology) degree from Murdoch University and is a Certified Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI).
Luke Dean, General Manager – Employment Services
Luke has been working in employment services for 18 years and has developed a strong understanding of the challenges faced by jobseekers in securing meaningful ongoing employment, whilst also understanding the needs of employers. Luke has experience in delivering Job Network, Disability Employment Network, Indigenous Youth Employment Contact, Job Services Australia, JobActive as well as contract specialisation in Disability Employment Services. More recently Luke has successfully implemented and delivered the Transition to Work program, Employability Skills Training program, ParentsNext program as well as co-ordinating the Green Army program for SST.
Luke has developed a solid work ethic that is focused on developing compliant performance focused processes.
Kannu Suppiah, Compliance and Projects Manager
Kannu has over 35 years ‘hands on’ experience in Crisis and Emergency Management work at various levels and capacities. A former Lieutenant Colonel in the Singapore Armed Forces, Kannu held various command, staff and instructional appointments throughout his career and led numerous project teams to develop crisis and emergency contingency plans, as well as training and exercises to validate these plans. Kannu has also worked closely with Incident Command Teams of several offshore and onshore facilities both in Australia and SE Asia. Kannu has worked with Woodside, Chevron, Hess Amerada, Vermillion, Origin Energy, Maersk, Conoco Phillips, Shell, BHP, Apache, PTTEPAA, Atlas Iron, Betchel etc. More recently Kannu has planned and conducted several EMT and CMT training and exercises for various companies as well as reviewing Crisis and Emergency Management plans for clients.
Basil joined Training Alliance Group in 2018 as New Business Manager with responsibility for tender bids and identifying and developing new business opportunities, including partnerships and collaborations.
Basil has a social work background and a 37-year history off working in the community services sector, encompassing management, social policy work, and as a tender writing / service development consultant. Prior to joining Training Alliance, Basil worked at Communicare as a Tender Writer where he contributed to a substantial growth in their new business.
Nina Thethy, Finance and Corporate Services Manager
Nina has extensive experience working in finance across a broad range of industries. After completing her Bachelor of Business – Major in Accounting, Nina first joined Stirling Skills 12 years ago as an Assistant Accountant. Following this, Nina worked for a number of different industries, including the services, government and oil and gas industries. In her various roles, she has prepared management reports, statutory reports and budgets and completed variance analysis. Whilst working at Shell, she was involved in the migration of the systems and processes of two Shell entities, bringing them in line with the broader Shell organisation. Most recently, Nina gained three years experience in trust accounting working as a Finance and General Manager for a legal firm. Nina is a member of the Certified Practising Accountants (CPA), completed in 2015.