Become a CMTO Trainer

The following provides information on each of the casual roles at the CMTO. All roles are offered on a casual basis and demand is driven by the training needs of the community radio stations in your geographic area.

Here is a step by step guide to applying for a casual role:

1. Review the requirements of our Trainer and Support roles below. You will be required to provide evidence of meeting the requirements.

2. Prepare your CV with the details of two referees who can speak to your experience in the media, VET and or disability support sectors.

3. Complete the Casual Staff Expression of Interest Form attaching your CV.

4. We will be notified of your application and confirm receipt within 2-3 business days.

Trainer Register

CMTO Trainers are chosen through a rigorous selection process which ensures that only people with a high level of skills and experience are employed. CMTO trainers must participate in professional development programs to ensure they are up to date in their knowledge about the industry. They are supervised closely by the CMTO Training Manager and Pathways Manager and report regularly on course progress.

Amy Moon

Amy Moon has a long-standing commitment to adult education and lifelong learning. With a background in arts and music management, Amy has also worked in a number of community media roles including Member & Stakeholder Services Manager with the CBAA and Grants Administrator at the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

Andrew Sayers

Andrew Sayers is a Pathways trainer in NSW.

Andrew Segelov

Andrew Segelov is a Pathways Trainer based in Dubbo NSW.

Belinda Lopez

Belinda Lopez is a Pathways Trainer in NSW.

Carol North-Samardzic

Carol North-Samardzic has over 40 years’ experience as an educator, working with people of various ags across a diverse range of industries, organisations and professions. She became involved with radio as an undergraduate and continues to have a passion for the medium

Chelsea Deeley

Chelsey is a Pathways Trainer in NSW.

Carolyn Beaumont

Carolyn Beaumont is a volunteer secretary of the board of directors of Highland FM 107.1 Co-operative Limited and a fill-in presenter on Highland FM 107.1 community radio in the NSW Southern Highlands.

Emily Nicol

Emily Nicol is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander media professional based in Sydney. Working in a diverse range of positions within media, Emily produced and presented ‘Making Tracks’, the drive time show on Sydney’s Koori Radio, is a digital producer with NITV, and a freelance journalist with articles featured in such publications as The Guardian, SBS Life, Time Out.

Emma Couch

Emma Couch studied journalism before working at community stations Koori Radio and Radio Skid Row. She is currently the Members Services Officer with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia having also worked as an English language teacher and on a news program with Sydney’s Community Television station TVS.

Gavin Ivey

Gavin Ivey is a Pathways trainer in NSW.

Kween G

Kween G has many years’ experience as a producer and presenter for the SBS Radio Sydney program, Alchemy. Former voluteer and employee at Radio Skid Row in community engagement and management. She is an active contributor to the music community in her former hip-hop group, KillaQueenz and still continues her solo carreer. She is a CMTO trainer and is an independant producer currently working on the podcast series ''Postponed Not Silenced".

Giordana Caputo

Giordana Caputo is an experienced journalist and broadcaster with more than a decade of experience in all facets of the sector, from producing and presenting programs, to managing staff and facilitating training. Giordana is the CMTO CEO and volunteers at 2RRR in Sydney.

Heli Newton

Heli Newton is a Pathways Trainer in NSW.

Huna Amweero

Huna Amweero is a Pathways Trainer in NSW.

Ian Crouch

Ian Crouch has been involved in broadcasting for 20 years in both Community and Commercial Radio. He started reading news for 2CCR-FM at Baulkham Hills in Sydney in 1993 and served on the station’s Board of Management and as Station Manager until early 1996. Ian studied at AFTRS (The Australian Film Television and Radio School) and went on to hold a variety of roles at stations around New South Wales including i98FM, Wollongong, 2DU/ZOO-FM Dubbo, 2NM/Power-FM, 2NM and NEW-FM, Newcastle. Ian now manages around 25 Communications degree students from the University of Newcastle at 2NUR-FM

Jason Velleley

Jason Velleley is an accomplished community broadcaster, with over 20 years of experience in community radio. He produces the nationally syndicated CRN program Aussie Music Weekly, and continues to lend his skills as a Training Coordinator to 2HHH FM. Jason was also a presenter on FBI radio from 1998 to 2005 and he currently works as a Head Trainer for CMTO.

John Hibberd

John Hibberd is a Pathways Trainer based in Bowral, Regional NSW.

John Maizels

John Maizels is a Pathways trainer in NSW.

Kevin Klehr

Kevin Klehr has worked across media, in radio, television and on-line, for both the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and voluntarily in community media. From research, production and editing roles with Radio National documentaries to independent TV productions, he brings much hands-on experience to his role as a trainer.

Lex Marinos

Lex Marinos is an actor, director, writer and teacher with a wealth of experience in the arts/entertainment industry. In more than three decades of involvement in the radio sector, he has worked as a producer and presenter on many stations, including triplejay and NewsRadio. Lex currently appears regularly on ABC Local Radio 702.

Luke Pearson

Luke Pearson is a Pathways trainer in NSW.

Lorena Allam

Lorena Allam is a Pathways trainer in NSW.

Martin Corben

Martin is a long term CMTO trainer, coach and mentor, working with stations across Australia and internationally.

Martin Peralta

Martin Peralta is a Pathways trainer in NSW.

Mikaela Ford

Mikaela Ford is a Pathways trainer in NSW.

Nicola Joseph

Nicola Joseph is a broadcaster and journalist with more than 25 years’ experience, including the ABC and SBS. She a trainer and curriculum-developer with national and international experience

Peter Diskon

Peter Diskon has worked in commercial radio and community radio for about 35 years in a number of capacities including program director. He also managed CHY-FM in Coffs Harbour for three years undertaking staff training in all aspects of on air presentation and sponsorship campaigns.

Phillip Bromley

Phillip Bromley is a Pathways Trainer based in Regional NSW.

Rose Nakad

Rose Nakad is a Pathways trainer in NSW.

Sandy Al-Aweik

Sandy Al-Aweik is a Pathways trainer in NSW

Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis is a Pathways trainer in NSW

Stephen Pead

Stephen Pead is a media industry veteran of 30 years with significant experience in direct sales, sales management and general management. He is based in Sydney and specialises in helping SME’s market their businesses more effectively and providing training for salespeople and sales managers.

Stephen Stockwell

Stephen Stockwell is a Pathways trainer in NSW

Seth Jordan

Seth Jordan is a Bellingen NSW-based music journalist, festival consultant and radio broadcaster. He is the Australasian/Pacific correspondent for the UK-based World music magazine 'Songlines'​ and regularly contributes features/reviews to Australia’s roots magazine 'Rhythms'​. As Content Services Manager for the CBAA, Seth oversaw the national programming of the Community Radio Network (CRN), which distributes over 100 of the very best Australian Community radio programs from across the country to 150 participating stations each week.

Anna Schinella

Anna's experience includes long-term involvement with Radio Skid Row as presenter, producer, multicultural broadcast coordinator, President, and Board member. Her Executive Board member experience extends to the wider non-profit community sector including Immigrant Women's Speakout of NSW and Metro Assist (formerly Canterbury Bankstown Migrant Resource Centre). She served as Chair of the CBF Development & Operations Grants Advisory Committee, and member of the Sector Investment Advisory Committee.

Alan Mitchell

Alan Mitchell has worked as a presenter, training coordinator, and technical director, with a number of stations, including 1WAY and Radio for the Print Handicapped.

Indi Woods

Indi Wood grew up in the Bega Valley on the far south coast of NSW. Living in a family without television drew him to radio at a very young age. He got involved in the local community station in Bega, Edge FM, at eight years old. After spending his high school years presenting a weekly drive program, he made the move to Melbourne to study at RMIT. In 2005 Indi got involved with Triple R and SYN where he was presenting graveyard shifts and working as reporter, producer and presenter for the Panorama current affairs program. In 2008 he worked as a co-Executive Producer of Panorama. Indi has produced features for RN, The Wire, local radio for the ABC, worked as the Program Director at stations in Fiji and Taree and is currently the station Manager of Radio NGM, a network of 14 Indigenous station spread across the Ngaanyatjarra indigenous lands of Remote desert WA.

Jeremy Conlon

Jeremy Conlon is a Pathways trainer in the Northern Territory.

Lynda McCaffery

Lynda McCaffery is a Pathways trainer in the Northern Territory.

Paul Tolley

Paul Tolley is an experienced trainer and broadcaster.  Paul has previously worked for the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) and as a Screen & Media lecturer for the Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. He has also trained at the New England Institute of TAFE. Paul has an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media and has also worked as a media advisor and TV producer throughout his career. Paul has now returned to CAAMA to take up the role of Manager - Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Service.

Elaine Rabbitt

Elaine is a training manager at Goolarri Media Enterprises, based in Broome Western Australia. She trains and mentors radio broadcasters, both paid workers and volunteers, write curriculum and lecture when required, responsible for ensuring the RTO is AQF compliant, quality assurance, ensuring trainers are upskilled, language, numeracy and literacy programs, negotiating training contracts and implementing them, leading validation meetings and adding industry areas to our scope.

Elaine is also involved in Oral history training and recording. She has recorded and continues to record the stories of people from all walks of life. She has worked on numerous oral history projects Australia wide.


Benjamin is Station Manager at 8CCC, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. He is an experienced trainer and producer, a graduate of AFTRS Radio Program and Content Directors Course, and the Institute of Community Directors Diploma of Business Governance.


Barbara is and experienced trainer and business consultant with experience working with First Nations Media Australia, CAAMA Radio, CAAMA productions, Warlpiri Media (now PAW), PY Media, Ngaanyatjarra media and as a Tutor for Batchelor Institute.

Charlotte Bedford

Charolotte Bedford is a Pathways Trainer in South Australia.

Lucy Kingston

Lucy Kingston is an experienced radio producer and presenter, completed a BA in Social Science with a major in radio journalism, a Graduate Certificate in communications, a Certificate III in Media and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. She has had a great deal of experience in the sector at radio stations like ABC Radio National, Triple M and Radio Adelaide. Working for SA Native Title Services, she co-produces the Aboriginal Message radio show and the Aboriginal Way newspaper.

Nikki Marcel

Nikki Marcel  has worked at Radio Adelaide since 2007 firstly as the Program Manager (Talks) for four years and now as the station’s Radio Trainer. She also brings experience from previous roles as a cultural educator, media consultant, editor/journalist, English language tutor and organisation and development adviser for a community radio station in South Africa.

Tony Collins

Tony Collins is a Pathways trainer in South Australia.

David Turrell

David is CEO of Life 107.9 in Adelaide, a fundraising and management consultant, a qualified trainer, and winner of the CBAA Michael Law Award for outstanding contribution to community broadcasting.

Annette Gaborit

Annette currently presents two programs on Cairns FM89.1, Global Beats (Mon 2 - 3pm) a program featuring the latest releases from around the world and Excuse My French!, presented in French, is  designed for the local Far North Queensland French community with new, current affairs, events and music from France and the French speaking world. Annette is also the station trainer. Annette also produces Global Village a multicultural program for Cairns FM and she has produced 12 hour specials for International Women’s Day.

Alex Smee

Alex has worked in the media industry for twenty years, creating stories for TV, radio and online. She has worked with commercial production companies, animation studios, documentary companies, training organisations, and for the ABC. She spent ten years in the Kimberley, producing stories and sharing media making skills with people across the region. She now runsMulti Story Media, producing digital and written content for advocacy, public awareness and education. She continues to shareher skills, so people can tell their own stories.

Blair Martin

Blair Martin, has had over 20 years experience in training, team building and in a variety of workplaces. He was the Training Coordinator for 4ZZZ in Brisbane and has delivered several in-house Announcer Training programs as well as CMTO Pathways courses on Basic Sound Editing, Presentation and Interviewing and has coordinated recent Pathways Outside Broadcasting courses.

Jason Hagen

Jason Hagen, is the Training Coordinator at Brisbane’s 4EB, having previously fulfilled the same role at ABC Radio where he was also a Project Manager and breakfast presenter.

Kim Stewart

Kim Stewart is a social worker and board member of 4ZZZ,with almost 20 years of community radio production experience. She coordinates the Ability Radio Project (winner of the 2015 Tony Staley Award), which facilitates radio training for people with intellectual disabilities. She is a Doctoral candidate in Creative Industries at QUT, and with QUT students produces a mental health and wellbeing program on Zed Digital, Only Human.

Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown has worked in the Australian music and media industry for over 19 years, including six years as Station Manager at 4ZZZ. Michelle has a passion for community media, is a musician and has a background in multimedia and marketing.

Peter Gill

Peter Gill has been actively involved in radio for over 40 years, from DJing and producing through to working as both a Programming and Production Manager at various stations. His extensive experience also covers training and mentoring, in-house at stations as well as for the JMC Academy. Peter currently works at CoastFM in Cairns.

Anthony Frangi

Anthony has worked with both 4EB and 101.1 in South East Queensland as well as delivering training workshops for radio stations across the Asia/Pacific region on programming, presenting and producing skills, and how to manage a station in times of disaster. He is also repsonsible for developing an online radio station for The University of Queensland and has written a book on 'Getting started in broadcasting'.

Grace Pashley

Grace is a longstanding trainer and broadcaster at 4ZZZ Brisbane where she has been Station Manager since 2017.

Melvin Lee

Melvin Lee’s interest in the education sector began with his high school teaching career which spanned more than 25 years in Science, Mathematics and Technology. In 2004, he became involved in community broadcasting as a volunteer presenter and technical operator. He has conducted various training courses in community broadcasting in his time in the sector.

Sam Ikin

Sam Ikin is a Pathways Trainer in Tasmania.

Andy Wells

Andy Wells has worked in commercial and community radio for over 25 years, and is currently the production manager at 89.9 Light FM in Melbourne.
Previously a lecturer in Audio Production at the Radio Training Institute, Andy has a passion for teaching the core skills needed to make great radio, which extends from basic sound editing to interviewing, voice over techniques and creating original program ideas.

Anita Michalski

Anita Michalski has worked behind the scenes at SYN Media as the trainer and producer for Schools on Air. Anita has also volunteered at PBS, a Melbourne music station, and have presented music based programs there.

Bryce Ives

Bryce Ives is a Pathways Trainer in Victoria.

Cameron Durnsford

Cameron Durnsford is a Pathways Trainer in Victoria.

Erin Dick

Erin Dick is a Pathways Trainer based in Point Cool, Victoria.

Georgia Moodie

Georgia Moodie is a Pathways Trainer in Victoria.

Jeff Cullen

Jeff Cullen has delivered in-house training at 3PVR since 2013 and has been a broadcaster at the station since 2011. Jeff also producers live and pre-recorded broadcasts across a number of music genres.

Kate Elliot

Kate Elliot is a Pathways Trainer based in Castlemaine Victoria.

Louise (Zeb) Olsen

Louise (Zeb) Olsen is a Pathways Trainer based in Regional Victoria.

Maddy Macfarlane

Maddy Macfarlane is a Pathways Trainer based in Victoria.

Madeleine Macquine

Madeleine Macquine is a Pathways Trainer in Victoria.

Kate Elliott

Kate Elliott is an experienced broadcaster and producer, currently volunteering at MAINFM in Castlemaine on the program, Vocal Animal. Kate has been a trainer for 3CR. She also held positions on the 3CR & MAINfm Committee of Management and 3CR Special Projects Committee. Kate currently works as a teacher for Bendigo Kangan Institute.

Nancy Falcone

Nancy Falcone (Coach) has 30 years experience in the community broadcasting sector including the Aboriginal and Ethnic/Multicultural sectors. Nancy's skills are in preparation and presentation of programs, which includes program planning, voice production, interviewing skills, and confidence building. Nancy has worked and visited many radio stations over the years and has a keen interest in helping train people to improve broadcast quality, as well as help create fundraising ideas.

Rod Boyd

Rod Boyd is a Pathways Trainer in Victoria.

Zain Nabi

Zain Nabi is a Pathways Trainer in Victoria.

Ren Cuttriss-Garry

Ren is a qualified school teacher with over 15 years experience working in the non-profit community sector in both direct service delivery and management roles. She has been part of the team at 3MDR in outer eastern Melbourne for over 5 years.

Molly George

Molly is Pathways Training Manager at SYN Media, passionate about amplifying the voices of young people in the sector. She was recently awarded a scholarship to complet the Grauate Certificate of Social Impact at Swinburne University through the Centre for Social Impact.

Johan Lee

Johan is Operations Manager at SYN Media. As an Associate Member of the Institute of Public Accountants with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Diploma of IT, he specialises in finance and compliance skills development.

David Melzer

David has over 20 years experience working with regional, ethnic, Indigenous, and specialist music stations. He also held posts as CBAA President for 4 years and SBS Indigenous Policy Advisor for 6 years.

Meg Butler

Meg is the Marketing and Events Manager at PBS in Melbourne and the current Chair of the CBF Development and Operations Grant Advisory Committee. Her experience includes 3CR Program Manager, PAW Media Radio Network Coordinator, ABC Radio & SBS Radio Technical Producer, and Live to Air & OB Tech.

Maureen O'Keeffe

Maureen's community broadcasting experience includes Radio Manager 8KIN fm Alice Springs, Manager of 3ZZZ, radiotraining manager at SBS melbourne, Chair of the CBF General Grants Committee and former CBAA Board Member. Her most recent role was as General Manager of Community and Settlement Programs with Diversitat in Geelong.

Denise Kuchmar

Denise Kuchmar has many years’ experience in the media and education sectors. She has coordinated training programs and delivered training across a variety of disciplines.  Her areas of expertise are in broadcasting, creative industries and business management.

Anthony Ward

Anthony Ward is a Pathways Trainer in Western Australia.

Bukola Esin

Bukola Esin has over 19 years of Broadcast Media Industry Experience and has taken on various broadcasting and Management roles in Commercial, National, and Community media in Nigeria and in Western Australia.

Starting her career as a TV Journalist with the Nigerian Television Authority, she continued on to become an On-Air Presenter, News Manager, Bureau Chief for Galaxy Television in Nigeria, Programs Manager at Waringarri Media and Radio MAMA in Geraldton and manager of PRK Radio in Halls Creek, WA for three and half years.

At present, Bukola is a Director on the Board of the Australian National Indigenous Radio Broadcasting Service, (NIRS), A Grant Assessor for the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF), She is a Kununurra Local Management Committee member, Binarri-binyja yarrawoo Aboriginal Corporation, A Backbone for Empowered Communities in the East Kimberley and a Parish Councillor at St James Anglican church in Kununurra.

Danae Gibson

Danae Gibson is a Pathways Trainer in Western Australia.

Dane Waters

Dane Waters has been working on community radio in an international projects for several years and specialises in using community radio for Health Promotion.

Dominique Pratt

Dominique Pratt has worked in film, tv and radio for ten years. She studied broadcast journalism at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and spent eight years as a TV presenter on the lifestyle program "Home in WA" for Channel 7. She's also a sought after MC in Perth, having hosted for companies and clients such as State of the Art Festival, Murdoch University, West Australian Music and United Nations Association of Western Australia.

Ian Hill

Ian Hill is a Pathways Trainer in Western Australia

Zoe Warwick

Zoe Warwick is an experienced broadcaster and producer who has produced and presented weekly programming for vision impaired and blind at Vision Australia Radio. Zoe also produced and presented specialty programs for RTRFM. Zoe is also a strategic planning professional and has provided strategic planning for several creative enterprises in WA. Zoe is the Founder and Managing Director of Arts based learning and Critical thinking support service, Concepts for Change.

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