Our Trainers

Meet our Trainers

Our Trainers


Principal Trainer

Ian has been the owner and manager of the BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort since 1981 and founded the Australian Caravan Park Training School in 1993. Ian’s qualifications include:

  • Diploma of Holiday Parks & Resorts
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessing in the Workplace
  • Chair of BIG4 Holiday Parks 1996 to 2001
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) National Provide #5303
  • Member of the National Caravan Industry Steering Committee (CRVA) since 1997 charged with the responsibility of firstly introducing and then reviewing every 5 years the Caravan Industry Traineeships
  • Awarded the Centenary Medal by Federal Government in 2003 for “Service as a leader in award winning budget tourist accommodation”

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Jimmy Christiansen

Work Place Health and Safety

Jimmy Christiansen- Live Training Professionals – Managing Director

Experience: Australian Army / Stunt Coordinator / Stuntman / Safety Supervisor

Emergency Response Coordinator/Trainer and Assessor for Multi-national Companies

Jimmy has spent over 25 years working in, and managing high-risk environments for a living.

Starting his career In the Army, he then progressed into the film industry as a stuntman and Safety Supervisor performing in feature films and live stunt shows around the world.

He now works a Stunt Coordinator and also owns and operates a safety company specialising in high risk management; consulting, training and coordinating safety systems and emergency preparedness for multi-national companies.

With “Training for trainings sake” and a generic approach to emergency response training occurring across the workforce’s high risk sectors, there is currently no other viable form of specific training that gives the men and women responsible for managing emergencies the tools they need to be effective in times of crisis, in the evolving Caravan Park environment.

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Strategic Planning & Marketing

David has had 30 years experience in the transport industry with Brambles, TNT and Queensland Rail, where he held senior accounting, administration and line management roles to the General Manager Level.

He has been teaching accounting and business subjects at the Kingscliff TAFE since 2002 and at the Australian Caravan Park Training School since 2005.

David holds an Advanced Diploma in Accountancy and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.Industry.