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Barry Johnston - Director

Acknowledged as a leader and authority in sports and martial arts education and is recognised by professionals world-wide. Mr Johnston authored the key components of Australia's first recognised qualifications for the martial arts industry and as a curriculum developer, lecturer and practicing martial artist he is truly recognised as the trainer's trainer. Read More.
Ben Irwin - CEO

As a leading sporting identity in local cricket, Mr Irwin has been involved in sport for most of his life. His passion and love of sport now extends to the overseeing of the delivery quality fitness and sport training programs Australia wide. Mr Irwin holds an Advanced Diploma of Business management, Diploma in Fitness and is ACSD's senior trainer and assessor.
Melissa Irwin - Administration team manager

Fitness enthusiast, personal trainer and trainer and assessor, Mrs Irwin also holds a Bachelor in Human movement. Her passion for the industry is evident in the care she takes in ensuring the welfare of ACSD students.
Adrianna Grubelnik - Business development manager

Having worked in Business development for the past 15 years, Ms Grubelnik is responsible for marketing and promotions including overseeing the development of the ACSD e learning portal and website.
Charlotte Johnston - Trainer and Assessor manager

As senior trainer and assessor and lead physical trainer, Ms Johnston is well equipped to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the delivery of ACSD training programs. Ms Johnston also holds a Bachelor of Education, Certificate IV in training and Assessment, Diploma of Fitness, Diploma of Sport Development and holds a 3rd Dan Black belt in traditional karate.
Matthew Rice - Physical training manager

Champion footballer (team coach and captain), strength coach, crossfit certified. Mr Rice is a popular trainer that has made physical education his life. Mr rice also holds Bachelor of Education, Certificate IV in training and Assessment, Diploma of Fitness, Diploma of Sport Development.
Bella Johnston - Program manager

As a leading educator in children's programs, swimming champion and fitness instructor, Ms Johnston is responsible for the day to day management of physical education programs in ACSD's main facility in Bendigo Victoria. Current certified personal trainer, sports coach, holds a 2nd Dan in traditional Karate and currently completing bachelor of education.
Peter Tyack - VET in Schools Co-ordinator

Peter Tyack is a well-respected leader in sport in the country Victoria football league with over 25 years experience as a player and coach. Peter also holds a 4th Dan Black Belt in Karate and is a popular instructor. As a holder of Diploma of Sport Development and Certificate IV in training and Assessment, Peter is a valued member of the ACSD team, especially in his caretaker role in the monitoring of Vocational Education and Training for school students.


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