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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:
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.

“The topic was discussed right to the point and in the right level of detail. This training is an absolute necessity for businesses in this day and age”

BYO Laptop Participant

“Kat is super knowledgeable and approachable. Happy and able to answer any and all questions I had in details relevant to my business.”

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Participation in the program allowed me to raise my awareness of the many parts to the technological puzzle.
I recently completed this program and loved it! If you want to ‘get up to speed’ on everything digital for your business, book in now to take advantage of the early bird special.
Thanks it was a really valuable program … I now know what is out there, how it works, how vital it is and what to ask for when working with social media consultants (and can run checks on how well they are performing too! Since the program we have set up an online business using Shopify,and Facebook and are about to set up a Pinterest account too. Many thanks, it is a really valuable, down to earth and vital program.
The training was fantastic! Really helpful and we are excited that we’ve connected our conversion tracking already and tracked our first email! We’ve got lots of practical tips and tool to work with now. Loved Yvette! Great trainer and lovely person.
Johannes did a great job training us thank you. He was very clear and knows his material inside out!
Lisa Bergsma
I completed the GUTS intake 2 and recently launched my new website!! I learnt a great deal from this course and as it is my first attempt at designing a website, I realise that it is a work in progress and that I still have a long way to go. But great that I could even have a go at this!

“Yvette is an engaging speaker who has a talent of keeping things on track and to the point. No time wasted here, she knows what’s relevant and why we are spending our time together.”

Michael Barton

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