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Our Professional Team | Traineeships and Apprenticeships

The APSI professional team are essential staff members who are committed to provide top quality training services to our students. Student learning experience is essential to the overall satisfaction of our training. Our trainers and administrative staff members are highly qualified with years of professional experience in education and training. Many of them gained their professional experience and education overseas and bring in a diverse skills and knowledge to our students.
Andy Tan

Andy Tan

Traineeship BDM / Trainer & Assessor

Andy is a veteran to the Training industry sector and has been qualifying students since 2003.  His main forte is traineeships and workplace training for Regional and Metro WA. He specialises in the hospitality, business and management sector. He has been in the hospitality industry for over 27 years and manages his own consultancy company, specialising in customer service, business management; and the development of procedures such as training induction and operational manuals. He has been in the VET sector for over 18 years, representing both private RTOs and government organisations.  Andy is very unique to his students as he adapts his training delivery to suit both their job role and employer requirements.  Customisable training and delivery strategies to suit different learning styles and optimising their full potential. He has also been one of APSI’s longest running staff members and assisted to set up APSI’s first barista/cocktail training courses in Scarborough.

Andy Tan

Wouter Nel

Hospitality/School-Based Trainer

Wouter teaches Certificate III to Cert IV in Hospitality, and specialises in school-based training. He has over 17 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Coming from South Africa with their variety of cooking cultures, he has managed to implement his knowledge into his training. Also, running his own catering and fast food business for over 16 year has provided him with the skills and knowledge to past over his knowledge while teaching. Wouter also holds a Diploma of Hospitality.

Andy Tan

David Alexander

Hospitality Chef Trainer & Assessor

David commenced his culinary journey whilst studying the Building trade in Hobart, Tasmania.  A sea change to Perth’s boom in the hospitality culture in the late 90’s, enticed Dave’s return to the sector where he managed and operated several fast-paced kitchens. David decided to expand his culinary skills and knowledge by travelling around Australia, complementing his vast experience with an array of venues across the country.

A return to Perth with his now wife, began a fourteen-year stint as owner and Executive Chef of ‘Dux Café Restaurant’, South Perth. After the sale of Dux, David worked as GM for a hospitality company developing two new venues in Perth CBD. There have also been forays into aged care and large-scale catering.

As a veteran with over three decades of experience, ethics and values, APSI has provided the opportunity for David to share his extensive knowledge and ignite passion in the next generation of culinary professionals.