DaV'ange Training Services

DaV’ange Training Services have an impressive stable of industry experts, trainers and facilitators. Our lead trainer David Bradford is a former QUT Lecturer with 25 years experience in the Human Services Industry. He has been Director of 3 state government training colleges (Child Safety, Communities and Health) and has a keen understanding of workforce development. Our trainers have provided transformational learning to our clients through context alised, insightful and energetic presentations and expert staff development activities. This diverse and talented team bring insight and experience to the classroom with significant impact. David is experienced in leading training teams to deliver a wide range of training to large numbers of staff across diverse and wide geographical areas. Our Training Services cover every state and territory as well as New Zealand.

The Davange Group Pty Ltd (ABN 45 162 289 143) offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), face-to-face workplace workshops, as well as self-directed gap training for experienced workers and volunteers under a third party arrangement with TAFE Queensland (RTO No. 0275). The courses being delivered in partnership under this third party arrangement are listed on https://tafeqld.edu.au/davange/ together with course brochures for potential students to download. It’s important to note that students will be enrolled with and obtain their award/result of assessment from TAFE Queensland (www.tafeqld.edu.au).

Cert IV TAE, Cert IV Prop Serv, Dip Corr Adm, Dip Mgt, Dip Comm Serv Wk, B Soc Sci, Post Grad Cert Ed (Voc), Grad Cert PSM, Grad Dip Comm Sect Mgt, Grad Dip Ed (Tert), M Corr Mgt, M Soc Sci Crim, JP.


Former Director of Training for the Department of Child Safety Qld

Child Protection Area Manager

QUT Lecturer Bachelor Soc Sci

Former Principal Instructor at the Qld Corrective Services Academy

Justice Teacher North Point Institute of TAFE

Over 10 Years in Child Protection

Over 10 Years in Corrections

Cert III Fitness, Cert IV Business Management, Diploma of Management, Dip Teach.


20 years as Business leader for multiple enterprises

Over 8 Years with Qantas

Over 8 years with Education Qld

Cert IV TAE, Cert IV Youth Wk, Cert IV Adult Lit, Cert IV Cultural Awareness, Cert IV FLM, Cert IV ITESOL, Dip Mgt, Dip CSW, Dip Bus Mgt, Dip Counselling, Dip TAE, Grad Dip Strategic Leadership.

Principal Trainer WA/ Community Services and Management Specialist

Chris has 30 years experience working in the Child, Adolescent and Family Support and Community Services sector. Starting out as a competent Child and Family worker, Chris became the CEO of a Youth and Family service in 1998, until 2010.

Cert IV TAA40104, Cert IV TAE40110, Cert IV Community Services, Dip Community Services, Cert IV, Diploma Children, Youth and Family Intervention.
Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Sam has been a Foster carer since 2011 and has over 8 years experience as a Foster Care Advocacy and Support Team Representative. 

Sandra has been a foster carer for over a decade, in that time she has had over 30 children aged from 4 days to 11 years in her care. Sandra started working in a voluntary role in 2016 for FCQ as a Foster care advocacy and support Delegate, QFKC as a FAST rep and now holds a position on the QFKC management committee. 

Along with a history of training staff within the beauty industry, Sandra also holds qualifications within the community services sector to add to this lived experience. Sandra has the passion and wants to make a difference in the lives of traumatized and vulnerable young people. 

Embalmer | Funeral Consultant | Resident Officer § Began as a Funeral Directors Assistant in 1985, the main duties included transporting families to and from service locations, transfers of deceased people from hospitals, nursing homes and coroner’s mortuary’s. § Funeral Consultant, meeting with families and organizing services. This included liaising with all third parties to ensure that the client family received the service options that they selected. § Resident Officer duties included living on site at a funeral home and delivering services to families as required, this included supervising viewings, rosaries and other services as required. Taking phone calls from nursing homes and families who required transfers to occur after normal business hours. § Embalmer, I was offered the chance to formalize my embalming skills, Tobin Brothers allowed me to complete the embalming course and become a full-time embalmer and mentor to students.


Tammy delivers non accredited cultural awareness training. Over 20 years-experience in State Government departments including Child Safety Services, Department of Communities, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. I am a Jirrabul woman with strong cultural ties in far north Queensland. My dexterity includes the coordination of programs, culturally competent human service delivery and experience working in child safety, health, education and the non- Government sector. I have experience in the supervision of staff and implementing strategic planning processes within an organisational management framework. In addition, I am competent in the management of strategic projects and the impact within Indigenous communities.


Post Graduate studies in Politics and Policy Analysis conferred by Griffith University in 2009

Bachelor Degree of Health Science -Occupational Therapy conferred by Newcastle University in July 1994

Advanced Project Management Certificate conferred by the Institute of Public Administration Australia

Project Management certificate conferred by the Institute of Public Administration Australia

Advanced Contract Management Certificate conferred by the Institute of Public Administration Australia

Advanced Policy Development Certificate conferred by the Institute of Public Administration

Public Sector Writing Certificate conferred by the Institute of Public Administration Australia


Examples of Major Projects and strategic level policies I have successfully lead and delivered and implemented on behalf of the Queensland Government.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnership Agreement between the Queensland Government and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils.

Review of the implementation of the Torres Strait Treaty a Bilateral Agreement between the Torres Strait Islander people, Commonwealth and Queensland Government and Papua New Guinea Government

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health National Partnership Agreement lead by Queensland Government and supported by Western Australian Government.

Blueprint for Implementation: Addressing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection system.

Indigenous Advisor on the Reconciliation Action Plan, Queensland Government

Indigenous Advisor on the Cultural Capability Framework, Department of Communities.

Indigenous Advisor on the Queensland Government Research Committee

Policy Advisor to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child death committee, Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Churches of Christ in Queensland, Inclusions and Diversity Group Manager 2015 – 2017.

Lead the development and implementation of cultural inclusions and capability across the organisation. Focus areas include: social housing, aged care, child youth and families and corporate office.

Develop and maintain project management and strategic projects including documentation.

Conduct research and environmental scans to inform project identification, needs assessment and planning.

Redkite, Project Manager, Indigenous Cultural Capability and Inclusions project, National Services, Strategic Projects

Duties/Activities (2013-2014) 12 month contract

Lead, develop and implement a national cultural capability framework to build the organisation’s capacity to provide services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.

Develop and maintain project management and strategic projects including documentation.

Conduct research and environmental scans to inform project identification, needs assessment and planning.

Cultural capability Inclusions framework was developed, delivered, and endorsed by the board and is currently being implemented nationally through an action planning process.

Child Safety, Youth and Families Policy and Performance Branch, Department of Communities, Director Indigenous Coordination

Duties/Activities (2009-2011)

Provide high level leadership on Indigenous child safety, youth and families policy and service implementation issues

Develop, implement, coordinate and manage complex strategic policy and projects to ensure the provision of effective and culturally appropriate Indigenous child safety, youth and families services.

Represent the department in high level negotiations and liaise on the department’s behalf at meetings, conferences, forums and with external agencies and community people.

Prepare high level, complex briefings, reports and other submissions for executive management.

Intergovernmental Relations, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, A/ Director substantive Principal Policy Officer A08

Duties/Activities (2007-2009)

Key responsibility for Council of Australian Government (COAG) agenda supporting the Premier on topics such as homelessness, Indigenous policy, Education, Early Childhood and Torres Strait Treaty.

Support the COAG Indigenous Health Sub Working Group including secretariat functions and writing the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Partnership Agreement.

Provide high level briefings and advice in relation to the COAG agenda specifically as it pertains to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples wellbeing and safety and in closing the gap on disadvantage to the Premier and Director-General. Coordinate and critique whole of government briefings through the COAG process as they pertain to the Indigenous agenda.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Department of Communities Manager (A08) (2006-2007), Strategic Policy and Partnerships Directorate OATSIP


Development of the overarching Indigenous Partnership Agreement between the Queensland Government and the 19 Mayors of the Aboriginal and mainland Torres Strait Islander communities.

Executive Coordinator (A08), Office of the Assistant Director-General

Duties/Achievements (2005-2006)

Supervise staff within the Office of the Assistant Director General. Support the Assistant Director-General through high-level policy advice and liaison within the organisation and across Government. Coordinate Ministerial and Executive Correspondence.

Senior Executive Officer (A08), Regional Operations Directorate

Duties/Achievements (2003-2005)

Supervise staff within the Regional Operations Directorate. Support the Executive Director Regional Operations. Provide high level liaison and policy advice in addition to processing and coordinating Ministerial and Executive Correspondence. Establish communication networks between the regional offices and central office.

Health various clinical positions (1994-1999) Queensland Health Coordinator Acute. and Community Sexual Assault Service Queensland Health


Designed and implemented operating policy and protocols in consultation with Queensland Police Service and other community based service providers

Established a memorandum of understanding with Queensland Police. Establishment, coordination and promotion of the service within the Caboolture and Redcliffe health district.

Established and coordinated a training program for staff who were going to be involved in the process

Brett Barber is an A/Inspector with the Queensland Police Service with more than 27 years of service in Queensland. 

Brett has provided leadership in areas such as child protection & juvenile justice and taskforce Argos. As well as the Royal Commission of Child Protection 2012. 

Brett received and Australia Day Award for his services to the Redcliffe Community as Detective Senior Sergeant and IOC of the Redcliffe Child Protection Investigation Unit. Brett holds a Diploma of Policing, Cert IV TAE, Graduate Certificate in Police Management, Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership.