Trainer’s Cook Book is hit of the presses

The Trainer’s Cook Book, the hotly anticipated follow-up to the Trainer’s Tool Kit (2011), is now available for purchase. The new book from Marc Ratcliffe uses the theme of planning a dinner party as an analogy for structuring the training experience. If you are overcooking the content and undercooking the experience, this book may be the answer for you as it supports the reader in implementing learning engagement success. To purchase your copy, contact MRWED on free call 1800 287 246.

TAELLN411 announcement

I am sure many of you would be aware of the recent announcement and discussions relating to TAELLN411. MRWED has been in continual contact with IBSA and ASQA and is pleased to announce there has been an update to the TAE10 Training package. V3.3 of the TAE10 now has TAELLN411 named as an elective. For more details on this update please visit

It’s all OK for Oklahoma Association of Realtors

Marc is taking great steps in MRWED-inizing the USA, with new programs conducted stateside. He was in Oklahoma City today delivering two workshops for the Oklahoma Association of Realtors. The first was “The Trainer’s First Aid Kit: 15 strategies to manage difficult behaviours and situations” and the second was “Understanding the Language of the Learner”.

MRWED is pleased to announce its new relationship with Train West.

Train West is a Western Australian based RTO that has an impeccable reputation delivering qualifications such as: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110), Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41412) and the Certificate IV in Frontline Management (BSB40812). Train West will be facilitating the popular MRWED Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) and the Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211).

Welcome Micaela

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Micaela McNamara to the MRWED family. Micaela has joined us in the role of Client Engagement Representative and will be primarily responsible for creating exceptional customer experiences and increasing the growth of our popular Train-the-Trainer options. Micaela comes to us from a successful career in Employment services, specialising in helping people with disabilities find suitable work outcomes.

Head Office got a new popcorn machine

MRWED are gearing up for the National VET Conference in Brisbane with the purchase of a popcorn machine. MRWED Client Engagement Representative Micaela McNamara said that “we intend to appeal to the olfactory senses of the delegates at this year’s event”.  “We like to do interesting and quirky things and this year we thought we would go with a cooking theme to complement Marc’s session 12 recipes for learning engagement success”, she said.

Getting recognition with FAA in Malaysia

MRWED CEO, Marc Ratcliffe returned to Malaysia this week. In addition to signing a new contact with local partners CeDR corporate consulting, he found time to deliver a two-day workshop for the Financial Accreditation Agency (FAA) on RPL.

A night at the museum – MRWED’s End of Financial Year Function

MRWED celebrated 12 months of success at its annual End of Financial Year Function, held at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane. A great night was had by all.

MRWED CEO, Marc Ratcliffe even revealed his new theme for the year in song! We all look forward to another big year for the business. Congratulations to all the winners of our internal awards.

LLN Workshop kicks off in Brisbane

MRWED kicked off its first Language, Literacy and Numeracy Workshop in Brisbane today. This workshop provided participants with the underpinning knowledge and resources to develop and strengthen their skills in addressing the LLN needs in their own training environments.

We received really positive feedback from our initial participants and are excited about the future of this important program for both our industry and for VET practitioners.

MRWED to host welcome function for National VET Conference in Melbourne

MRWED are proud to announce that they are the official sponsors of the welcome function at this year’s National VET Conference to be held in Melbourne on the 19th/20th September. Event organisers, VELG Training have selected a Hawaiian theme for the function and Marc and Jason got into the spirit of this theme below.