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Looking for quality a social media training course on the Sunshine Coast from trainers that actually use social media in their own businesses and know
 what’s working right now? Let us show you how to get the maximum
 results in the minimum amount of time at one of our upcoming publicaly offered 
social media training courses on the Sunshine Coast, or book us for a one on one consult online or in person, or private group training for your team.

We regularly run publicly offered hands-on interactive social media training courses on the Sunshine Coast and other locations around the country. We call these train
ing sessions BYO Laptops workshops, as you are required to bring your laptop so you work
 live on your accounts on the day, and leave having actually achieved

We also offer one on one sessions and group training sessions on the Sunshine Coast as one hour, two hour, half day,  full day and multi day sessions.

We have a range of set agendas for a wide range of topics including digital marketing strategy, social media strategy, brand strategy, SEO, pay per click and more; or can create a customised agenda to meet your specific training requirements.

You can be assured that when you register for a social 
media training course with us on the Sunshine Coast, you will be connecting with
 the top social media trainers available with up to date knowledge, who will take the time to get to know your needs, and ensure you are left satisfied and clear.


Participants at one of our hands on and interactive workshops at our Sunshine Coast offices

Upcoming Live Trainings

Our Sunshine Coast Location – The Training Collective HQ

Welcome to our Sunshine Coast office. We are centrally located on the fringes of the Smart City and close to several food & coffee options. We have WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities, toilets and a break out room & courtyard to enjoy some fresh air during your breaks. Please note, parking can be limited at this location. Whilst it is not metered, please allow extra time prior to your arrival to find a park. You can park in any ‘unmarked’ spaces in the street & this may sometimes require a short walk to our venue.

Our Sunshine Coast Trainers

Alastair Loxton
An industry pioneer and technical expert, Alastair has been at the forefront of online marketing since the late 90’s. He has an admirable track record launching, managing and consulting to hundreds of successful e-commerce businesses all over the world. Al is a formidable consultant & strategist who combines strong management and technical experience to map a creative business vision. He has particular deep knowledge in the travel sector including:
  • Ministry of Villas, Co-Founder & CEO, one of Asia’s leading luxury travel brands with customers from 50 countries and 1 million followers on Facebook
  •, Japan’s leading English-language magazine and ski holiday booking engine
  • Luxury Cruise Escapes, one of Australia’s leading luxury cruise brands
  • Mastercard Priceless Cities, strategic partner of $50 million brand activation program across 5 countries
  • Tourism Holdings, technology partner with Resonline channel manager and BookEasy data aggregator (Vibe)
Additionally Al at some point in time over the past 20 years, contributed to the ongoing success of these organisations in the travel industry:
AANT, Akaroa – Alluxia – Australian Visitor Centres – Bendigo Motels Association – Best Of Group – Bhaya Group – Bundaberg Region – Carnarvon – Discover Central Australia – Discover Melbourne – East Arnhem Land – Echuca Moama Tourism – Esperance Visitor Centre – Gladstone Region – Gold Coast Tourism – Great Western Tiers – Hobart Travel Centre – Holiday Guide – Hunter Valley – Kalbarri – Live East Gippsland – Mackay Region – Meander Valley Council – Norfolk Island – Pemberton Visitor Centre, Q1Resort & Spa – Rhapsody Resort – Rockingham – SeeDoStay – Seychelles Tourism Board 23 – Shark Bay Discovery Centre – Tourism Top End – Tourism Townsville – Tourism Whitsundays – Vanuatu Tourism – Visit Akaroa – Visit Alexandrina – Visit Bass Coast – Visit Blue Mountains – Visit East Gippsland – Visit Esperance – Visit Frankston – Visit Fraser Coast – Visit Freemantle – Visit Kununurra – Visit Lake Mac – Visit Newcastle – Visit Peel – Visit Woollongong – Western Australia Visitor Centre – Wine Country
On the weekends you will find him on a mountain bike or sailing.
Andrea Prasser
Andrea Prasser
Andrea has had a long career on the Sunshine Coast in a variety of client services/account manager roles at several well known agencies, and was doing some freelancing before joining The Creative Collective in January 2018. With a special interest and skillset in brand management, Andrea is also strong in photography + video production. She has worked with many high profile brands on major rebrand + marketing projects including Shine Lawyers, Stockland, SA Water, Buderim Ginger and Toyota just to mention a few. Andrea juggles her role with the raising of her young son Owen, and also supports her husband Craig in his business – The Marble Bar Bistro at Sunshine Beach. On the weekend you will find Andrea at the beach with the fam including their gorgeous French Bulldog Monty and at the occasional Music Festival having a ball on the dance floor.
Tess Schweiso
Tess Schweiso
Tess joined us in March 2021 as a social media specialist & photographer. Originating from the Sunshine Coast, Tess gained experience in the tourism industry working for entertainment venues, major events, hospitality sites and tour attractions. These roles have provided Tess with strong skills in digital and traditional marketing. She has experience in all aspects of marketing including social media management, public relations, copyright, photography/videography, content production and editing, campaign management, web design, graphic design, brand management and email marketing. Throughout her career she has assisted and coordinated marketing campaigns that have proven to drive increased awareness, engagement, and economic results. She will be working with clients as well as alongside our in-house team. Tess has achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Business majoring in Tourism, Leisure and Event Management from the University of the Sunshine Coast and is on her way to completing a Master’s Degree in Marketing. When she’s not in the office, you’ll find her fishing or surfing at the beach, sipping on cocktails, dancing on stage or escaping to the country.
Janine Soubachova
Janine Soubachova
Janine joined the team in May 2021 as an account manager. Now located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, she has gained extensive experience in the marketing industry. She brings with her over 20 years of marketing experience in a range of sectors including, fintech, FMCG, automotive, health and education. Her previous roles as a marketing consultant, marketing strategist, account manager, product manager, marketing and research director have all prepared her with the strong skill set she brings to The Creative Collective. Janine is highly talented in conceptualising, creating and implementing customer-centric marketing communications that deliver on organisational goals. She achieves this through her skills in brand positioning, value propositions, messaging, identity and consistency. Janine studied and gained much of her experience in South Africa, as well as working in many other countries around the world including the UK and Japan. She attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal where she graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science, before graduating with honours at the AAA School of Advertising.
Arvind Sardar
Arvind Sardar
Arvind started his career as a graphic designer and transitioned into web design when the internet was still young. Endlessly curious about how things work, he has well-rounded knowledge of modern web technologies needed to create sites that are beautiful, effective and achieves customer goals, making him an excellent trainer in all things web. As an expert WordPress and Drupal developer, Arvind always aspires to best practice, and is passionate about the performance and security of websites. If you get to train with Arvind, you’ll be accessing 30 years of design and marketing experience coupled with about 20 years of web building. After hours, Arvind relaxes with art, books, some physical activity (not too much) and experimenting with tech.
Bec Kennedy
Bec Kennedy
Bec joined our team in 2015 and today divides her time across both The Training Collective as a Training Coordinator and Trainer, & it’s sister company The Creative Collective tasked with company administration such as accounts queries, & debt collection. As the first point of contact for The Training Collective, Bec helps clients to identify their training requirements, and to arrange the perfect trainer, location & agenda. This high paced role sees her regularly liaising with trainers in locations across Australia and New Zealand, and coordinating all aspects of the scheduled training (venue, catering, travel, tech equipment etc). Her main goal is to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction at all times. In her down time Bec loves spending time at the beach with her 3 children, drinking tea and attending music events.
Yvette Adams
Yvette Adams
Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and a multi-award winning business woman including winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010. She has started six businesses, the first a newspaper when she was just 17, and two of which she has since sold. She currently runs three businesses – The Creative Collective – a crowdfunding & digital marketing agency; The Training Collective – a digital skills training organisation, and – an online portal which helps people find business awards to enter. In 2015 she was recognised for making a significant contribution to science and innovation in Queensland and included on the department’s Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame and in 2016 she was named as a Digital Champion by Queensland Government. Yvette is a twice published author, and is regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific. Her most recent book was published in 2014 and is titled ‘No Kidding – Why Our Kids Know More About Us Than Technology and What We Need To Do About It’. Most recently she has been presenting a new show called Young Entrepreneurs which can be viewed on BizVersity, the worlds first artificial intelligence app. Download it for free!

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What Our Students Say

We are humbled to regularly receive a wide range of testimonials from people based in Sydney who have participated in training with us. Don’t just believe us. Check out what our Sydney clients say below:
This program has been far above and beyond what I could ever have imagined to be beneficial. I am so pleased we get to the end of year to view the portal and go over it all numerous times. Struggling with time & am behind but everything I have learnt [ which is a lot] has been the greatest.
You have not only taught us the information we need to know now to keep our businesses up to date but you have also shown us the resources to enable us to look up and keep learning in the future
I couldn’t have asked for much more. The sessions were brilliant. My skill set has been greatly added to and I feel very confident of carrying over what I’ve learnt into my professional practice. Andrew’s willingness to help me with future inquiries on Skype is a godsend and will help me immensely. I’m very happy with your service and would happily recommend you guys to anyone.

“I was confident that Yvette was going to develop a program appropriate for our team’s need and that is exactly what we got.”

BYO Laptop Participant
Loving the information. Fantastic to be able to access the webinars anytime which has really worked for me. Lots of information for someone new to it all- but taking the key points and applying and great to have all the resources to go back to.
Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on a terrific course. Its flexibility became my saviour many times. Initially, my intention upon doing the course was to “fill in the gaps”. But I learnt more than that -so much more…. I have delved into social media, and found myself enlightened with the privacy settings! … I had used Google Analytics before, with no real understanding, until your e-lesson and webinar. Both were invaluable for great website resources and simple explanations of the complexities of the analysis. I have much greater knowledge and understanding of web marketing, both paid and unpaid, and am introducing myself to mail chimp and pay per click as time allows. It was great to bounce ideas off my mentor, who was actually fantastic at positive constructive feedback as the site progressed. Giving me time on the phone, as well as the Facebook lounge and private e-mails, kept me on track. This program has given me a great on line toolbox. You ought to see my bookmarks page!!! Thanks again for everything – well worth the price!
The best thing about the training was that it exceeded my expectations and I gained a valuable insight into how using Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest can further grow our online business.
BYO Participant
Thanks for the awesome program. I did miss a couple of sessions which I’ll go back into but tonight was a great overview. Yvette Adams, you and your team are awesome!! … I now have a broad understanding of online marketing and cannot wait to put all this to practice with my new site.

I just wanted to let you know that Yvette Adams is a superstar presenter. I know that you obviously already know this having appointed her as a trainer but I need to reiterate how good she is. Last night was EXACTLY what we wanted to offer our audience of small business owners. It was interactive, it was super engaging and super useful content. She spoke to a packed house, and was kind enough to stay around and answer everyone’s questions…and even help pack down the event space. What a champion. She definitely excited all the business owners in the room about the possibilities of reaching new audiences through Facebook advertising. A really big thanks from all of us at the City of Sydney for sending Yvette to us and partnering with for such a great learning session.

Grace Bowe, City of Sydney

“Goldmine. Yvette was excellent. Lots of real examples, great slides and very practical. Very approachable and friendly. Liked her warmth and introduction.”

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