Tamara Simon

Tamara Simon introduces her new book designed to assist RTOs to leverage their business.

Posted by Vivacity Consulting on Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The Five Little RTO Pigs Launched at Vivacity Conference 19th May 2016

The Five Little RTO Pigs

Helping Registered Training Organisations build
simple, profitable and compliant businesses.

Remember the fairytale of The Three Little Pigs who built their houses on straw, stick and brick?

I realised the similarities between the fairytale and how businesses are built.  In the process, I also discovered two more houses:  The Reno and The Rundown.

So I wrote my first business book:  The Five Little Business Pigs which explored the signs of each of these houses, who your Wolf is, and the concept of The Reluctant Business Owner.  It then outlines my 5 step process which helps business owners get CLEAR on your Business, People and Systems; and then provides simple practical solutions to get small businesses back on track.

But there’s no business book to help RTO CEOs/RTO Managers actually run the RTO which, surprise surprise is a business.

So I turned my first business book into The Five Little RTO Pigs:  Helping Registered Training Organisations build simple, profitable and compliant businesses.  This is the first and only business book for RTOs and was launched at the Vivacity Conference on 19th May 2016.

I’ve taken the business ideas and contextualised each chapter for the four main positions within an RTO:

  • RTO CEO/RTO Manager
  • Compliance Manager
  • Trainer/Assessor
  • Administration

So if you are a RTO CEO/RTO Manager who wants....

  • More time and money
  • Practical simple solutions
  • Clarity on how to manage your Business, People and Systems

Then this is the book which will take you and your RTO from straw to brick and beyond.

But please don’t take my word for it!

When we began our RTO specialising in dance education twenty years ago, I wish I’d owned a copy of Tamara’s book.

It’s full of practical advice on what to do and what not to do!

I continue to aspire to meet its recommendations.

Penny Lancaster

Australian Dance Institute

There are many challenges to staff working in RTOs.

Tamara has cut through the complexity by providing practical, profitable solutions
whilst changing attitudes towards compliance for the better.

Rod Camm


Thank you for creating such a relevant piece piece for our industry.

For me, it helped me to recognise that we are not alone and that many, many others have been and are in the same place we are now, and the place we were 18 months ago.  It has made me appreciate our progress over the last 18 months of working towards becoming a brick.  It made me appreciate the effort we put into systems and the money we spend on tools (Asana, Knowledge Owl).

If you are in any way connected to the RTO world, make sure you pick up this book. 
A great resource full of insights and tools. I could not put it down until every last word was read.

James Vial


1 – 2 Books $8.05  |  3 – 5 Books $10
6 -10 Books $20 |  Over 10 books, please email Tamara


All books are personally signed unless stated otherwise in the checkout notes.

$2 from each book helps find a cure for Dementia.

Thank you to my wonderful Book Sponsors who supported my writing journey.

Not sure if this book is for you?

Please provide your details below to get the first 3 chapters for FREE!

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0438 262 727
PO Box 191
Wavell Heights North QLD 4012


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PO Box 191
Wavell Heights North QLD 4012

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