Matthew Smith

Executive Director, Skills

Matthew is an education executive with extensive senior leadership experience in the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector.

His experience includes managing organisations across Australia that have provided training solutions for a wide variety of sectors including; business, health, education and community services.

His primary focus is on creating high-quality training programs that are innovative, engaging and that must have measurable outcomes and benefits for students.

He is also passionate about the emerging role technology is having in education and training and its ability to continually improve the training and support students get when undertaking a program.

Nina Tran

Career Paths National Manager

Nina’s background in both finance and employment services is a significant asset to AETS.

She has been responsible for the successful rollout of Employability Skills Training for the Youth Jobs PaTH program, which has so far made an impact on the lives of thousands of young people, in 27 employment regions around Australia.

Nina also has ten years’ experience with jobactive, and has been responsible for delivering high-quality employability skills sessions to trainers, and providing exceptional customer service to the jobactive market.

She is paramount to driving commercial success at AETS, through data analysis and targeted sales campaigns.  

Rinks Kandra

National Compliance and Claims Coordinator

Rinks is an RTO compliance and vocational training expert, with more than ten years’ experience in the industry.

She has a keen eye for detail and proven experience in maintaining quality-assured training and qualifications.

She employs practical management systems, and regular audit and risk management methodologies. Rinks has successfully managed the end-to-end process of a job seeker and customer’s journey, ensuring streamlined outcomes for all involved.

Her enthusiasm for honing her knowledge of government compliance standards is unwavering.

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