About Tamara

Tamara Simon is the Simple Solutions Specialist. As a Speaker, Author and Coach driven by curiosity, change and simplicity,  she is all about solving problems with simple solutions.

Tamara specialises in helping Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) get CLEAR on their Business, People and Systems (BPS) Roadmap to build, manage and grow simple, profitable and compliant businesses.

With over 20 years in vocational education and training (VET), Tamara has seen RTOs from both sides of the fence: RTO CEO, RTO Manager, Trainer, Compliance Manager; as well as an auditor when she was CEO of the Queensland Forest Industries ITAB (FITAB).

In addition to the VET Sector, Tamara has over two decades of experience in change management, business development and improvement across private, public and not-for-profit organisations. She has also managed her own teams, and is quite comfortable having ‘hard conversations’ with staff on behalf of management.

Tamara has spoken at international and Australian VET conferences including being a regular Presenter at Velg Training’s Annual National VET Conference where she was voted as one of the Top 5 Presenters by delegates.

Tamara’s qualifications include:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Management
  • Bachelor of Business – Management with an extended major in Management and a minor in Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
  • Diploma of Professional Writing (Professional Editing and Proofreading)

Tamara’s leadership and management experience has been recognised:

  • Queensland finalist in Telstra’s Young Business Women’s Awards
  • Brisbane finalist in AIM’s Young Manager Awards
  • ‘Leadership in VET’ Award for dedication to the VET sector

Tamara has published her first two business books which includes
the first business book written specifically for RTOs.

The Five Little Business Pigs

Helping Reluctant Business Owners build simple profitable businesses

This is Tamara’s first business book.

The Five Little RTO Pigs

Helping Registered Training Organisations
build simple profitable and compliant businesses.

This is the first business book for RTOs

Not sure if The Five Little RTO Pigs is the book for you?

Tamara is a M.A.D. Business Owner

Tamara’s core values is around ‘M.A.D’ (Making a Difference), not only to the businesses and people it works with; but in the local, national and global community.

Take Another actively supports many charitable organisations including:

  • St Gerard’s Majella Catholic Church and Our Lady of the Angels Parish – Jumble Sale, Christmas Lights Festival, Reader
  • Bravehearts – Member
  • Brisbane North Fever Netball Club – previously Coach, Player and Committee Member
  • St Vincent De Paul
  • Red Nose Day
  • Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea
  • Jeans for Genes Day

My wonderful grandmother, a beautifully intelligent and fascinating lady, was taken from us far too early because of this horrific disease. With your help, $2 from every book sold will be donated to Dementia Australia.

Thank you very much and I hope we find a cure very soon.                              

In her spare time

Tamara is a dual Premiership junior netball coach, member of the Melbourne Vixens and Queensland Firebirds, and an avid and passionate member of the Hawthorn Football Club.

She likes going to see her beloved Hawks play, watching movies and stand up comedians, listening to 80’s music, and reading crime and autobiographical books.

Take Another Look Community

I’ve started a new community for RTO CEOs and RTO Managers to help the build, manage and grow their RTO Business.

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0438 262 727
PO Box 191
Wavell Heights North QLD 4012


0438 262 727
PO Box 191
Wavell Heights North QLD 4012

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