Advanced Training
About Advanced Training

Jeremy Daniels

Managing Director of Advanced Training

Jeremy ensures sound governance and financial management of Advanced Training's operations. Jeremy began his career in Systems Administration, working for Frontier Software and then Drake International, as IT infrastructure manager for the Asia Pacific region.

From 2003 to 2007 he was Senior Program and Project Manager at Hewlett Packard, managing large outsourced technical business projects. He also held similar roles with Siemens Pty Ltd and Amcor Ltd. Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and a Master of Business Administration (Technology Management) from Deakin University.

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Martin Govett

Systems and Network Administrator 

Martin has worked with Advanced Training as Systems Administrator for over 10 years. His role forms an essential part of the delivery team which aims to ensure course attendees have the technical resources required to participate seamlessly in Advanced Training's courses. He assists attendees to set up learning environments in Advanced Training's head office in Melbourne and throughout Australia. He is also a Test Centre Administrator. Martin holds over 12 Microsoft certifications, including in Windows Server, SQL Server and Microsoft Dynamics, and specialises in supporting users with Microsoft operating systems and applications including email, CRM and Sharepoint, and setting up online classrooms and lab environments.

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Ken Vanittiyaubon

Training Coordinator

Ken holds a Bachelor of Business Information Systems from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). From 2011 to 2017 Ken held the role of Accounts Manager with Advanced Training, during which time he managed relationships with education, government and non-profit organisations. In 2017 Ken moved into the role of Training Coordinator and Test Centre Administrator (TCA). In this role he manages operations, stakeholder management and supplier management for the team. Ken’s role is to provide a cohesive process between sales and operations and manage relationships with suppliers, trainers and internal stakeholders so that when the time comes to confirm a course, the required resources are ready to be deployed.

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Dan Vanittiyaubon

Business Developmement Manager

Dan joined Advanced Training as an Account Manager - a role he held for over four years, before advancing to Business Development Manager in 2014. In his current role he works with Local and Federal government departments and a range of other organisations, helping them analyse their training needs, expectations and desired outcomes. Dan holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and a Master of Business Information Technology and Commerce, both from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

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Robert Turner

Key Accounts Manager

Robert coordinates training and consulting to businesses in Microsoft, Red Hat, Hortonworks, VMware and many other IT technologies. Robert has worked in various roles in the IT industry, always with a focus on technology and organisational development. As a consultant with organisations such as Ipex, Volante Group, Biztech IT he worked with a team providing managed services solutions to clients. He then joined Argent Software where he managed accounts providing software as a service (SAAS). He holds a Certificate IV in Telecommunications and a Certificate IV in Customer Contact. He is currently working towards a Bachelor of Psychology from Swinburne University. Robert joined Advanced Training in 2013 and now works with a range of organisations to help them design courses to meet their needs.

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Trent Sherrod

Account Manager

Trent is responsible for the region of Tasmania. Trent is an enthusiastic and well-motivated business professional who likes talking to people and setting up partnership relationships. With over 15+ years sales experience, Trent has worked in various sales roles helping to deliver end to end solutions for businesses including tele-communications, engineering and software development. Trent holds a Certificate IV in business Sales and Customer Contact. Trent joined Advanced Training in 2019 and works with a range of organisations to help them design courses to meet their training needs and certification requirements.

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Kushantha Gunawardana

ICT Trainer / Consultant

- Microsoft Certified Trainer

- EC-Council Certified Instructor

- MSc-IT, MCT, C|EI, E|CSAv9, C|EH, C|HFI, E|NSA, CCNSP, IRNSS, CISE, MIEEE, MBCS, MCSL, MCP, MCSE, MCSA +M, HNDIT

- Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator Expert

- Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

- MCSE: SharePoint

- MCSE: Productivity

- MCSE: Private Cloud

- MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

20+ Years of total IT experience with vast exposure to IT Infrastructure, Security, Compliance and Management space conducted training and consultations over 20 countries including Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia.

Kushantha holds a Masters degree in Information Technology specializing Networking from University of Colombo, school of computing and reading for PhD in Digital forensics..

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