About Us

We deliver rail training in all facets of the rail environment across the eastern seaboard of Australia.

Student Focus

Training that deliver compliance coupled with meeting the needs of the student and the work they do.

Different students learn differently and focusing on the needs and role of the student drives understanding of the concepts and the why.

It drives outstanding learning outcomes.

Client Focused

Understanding the needs of each is crucial to delivering to promise.

Rail operators need people to be safe on their network.

Business need their staff trained to standards to get them on track and the projects completed.

Students want to build their knowledge and be compliant on the network.

Effective Communication

Dealing effectively with project change is only possible with consistent, open, honest and timely communication.

We are committed to proactive communication with our clients.

We have a seamless digital process but we will pick up the phone to call you and answer the phone when you call. Every day.

Efficient Process

From your course enrolment to teaching in the classroom we deliver a seamless and customer focussed student experience.

Supported by a state of the art enrolment and learning management system, and staff who understand your needs, we want you to enjoy the ease of dealing with us.

Experience Counts

Our trainers have a combined 200 years of experience in rail.

Our trainers are proficient in their field, patient in their teaching and seek to ensure each student has a learning journey to meet their individual need.

With qualifications above and below rail on all rail networks on the eastern seaboard, our trainers know rail.

Who are we?

GoTrain Industry forms part of the Condron Family Group (CFG) of companies, comprising of GoTrain Industry, Sterling Infrastructure and ActivateRail. Together the CFG Group have been successfully delivering excellence in rail projects across Australia for nearly 25 years.

We are an integrated group of companies working in rail infrastructure and renewal. Together we offer an integrated solution; we inspect, solve, design, build, advise and skill rail workers to be safe. Our services are delivered primarily within rail across Australia, with offices located in Victoria, South Australia, NSW and Queensland.

At GoTrain we strive to be a leading rail training provider to anyone wanting to work in the rail industry. We do this by developing and maintaining strong partnerships and relationships with Industry Stakeholders and Regulatory bodies and offering a range of courses across different rail industry sectors. Our highly experienced and passionate staff members will ensure you’re on track to succeed throughout all stages of your career.

We offer a range of services across various rail industry sectors including:

  • Rail Inductions
  • Rail Operations
  • Rail Infrastructure
  • Rail Welding
  • RIW/RSW Services

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive training from highly experienced and passionate trainers to anyone wanting to work in the rail industry.

Our Vision

Is to be the preferred choice of Registered Training Organisations (RTO) to new and existing employees of the rail industry, across Australia.

Our Values

  • Safety – We are committed to a workplace safe for our employees, contractors, and members of the public. We put safety first in everything we do
  • Agility – We make things happen.
  • Intelligence – We thrive on complex challenges but can get on with what needs to be done and we know the difference between them.
  • Pragmatism – We’re practical and realistic when solving our client’s problems.
  • Relationships – We understand our customer’s, their business and assets as well as our staff capabilities so we know how best to add value.

Our Team

Our leadership team is supported by trainers, content developers and administrative staff to ensure your teams are trained right, every time.

Susie Pascoe

Managing Director

Susie leads the broader organisation in her role as Group Managing Director and Executive Chair since 2018. Within the CFG business she has held the roles as Director of Engineering and Asset Management, Director Consulting, and continues to act as the Managing Director of GoTrain. She leads the governance and strategic planning of the organisation and has a passion for building a values led culture and leading people to understand the why of what they do.

Susie had 20 years’ experience in large manufacturing companies and consulting firms before joining Sterling Group in 2009. She has led and managed large numbers of people in all facets of an organisation, across all business disciplines. She has proven experience as a thought leader, project and program manager working in a number of disciplines where she has demonstrated outstanding ability to deliver and successfully manage complex stakeholder environments.

Bronwyn Hodgekiss

National Operations Manager

Bronwyn leads the GoTrain Operations Team across Australia. She comes from a strong background in compliance and regulatory operations in the VET sector with over 30 years’ experience in management, administration and finance and 10 years in VET compliance. Bronwyn brings a strong sense of leadership with a focus on quality outcomes for both students and staff.

Prior to her commencement at CFG Bronwyn held the position of Head of Compliance and Training Operations at NAISDA Dance College where she supported the development of an innovative arts-based curriculum. She has also worked as a Compliance Consultant and Business Development across several different sectors.

Stacey Brown

Curriculum Manager

Stacey has been working in the Vocational Education and Training Industry for nine years in a variety of roles. She has extensive experience across project management, compliance and development of training materials for accredited & non-accredited courses utilising both in-person and online delivery methods.

Stacey entered the training industry after 12 years of managing and training teams in diverse retail environments. Her ability to manage contract team members and deliver high quality projects for both our corporate clients and in-house training, makes her a natural fit in her role as GoTrain’s Curriculum Manager.

Monica Groth

Qld Admin/ Office Co-Ordinator

Monica joined Go Train in early 2022, delivering a smile and much needed administrative and reception support to our busy Qld Office. Her years of experience in the transport and logistics field brings a wealth of customer service and administration skills to the team, enabling her to efficiently manage and co-ordinate multiple tasks.

Since starting with Go Train, Monica has assisted with providing a “one-stop-shop” of entry level requirement for the Queensland rail industry and is now co-ordinating appointments for our Category 3 Rail Medical team.

Monica enjoys a challenge and a bit of a chat, happily assisting each student and client in reaching the end goal of becoming qualified to access the rail network within Queensland Rail.

Branwen Nellis

Vic. Admin/ Office Co-Ordinator

Branwen comes to Go Train’s Vic team with 7.5 years of experience in RTO Admin Management for High Risk, Rail and Construction Industries. Her breadth of know-how from within the training landscape and background in sourcing equipment for rail and civil projects, gives her added insights in the training requirements that enable students to achieve their chosen role.

Branwen’s love of variety in her work is easily fulfilled through her participation in making sure the Vic CFG office runs like well-oiled machine. The complexity of the rail industry and the multiple Rail Operators in Vic give her endless opportunities to demonstrate her expertise in meeting the needs of both our clients and our students.

Marcheyell Moka

NSW Admin/ Office Co-Ordinator

Marchie’s big smile and cheerful voice has been welcoming clients at our NSW office since February 2023, when she joined Go Train. Her ten-years of experience in sales and customer service makes her a perfect fit to strengthen systems and processes to support our students.

Since a recent move from Melbourne, Marchie has fallen in love with the beach lifestyle in Newcastle and is relishing the challenges of the rail and training industries. She has quickly become an integral part of our Admin team, proving herself in all facets of her role.

Mark Miitel

Victorian Training Manager

Mark leads the GoTrain Training Division in Victoria. With over 30 years of experience in the training sector, he provides a depth of knowledge that keeps students engaged throughout the entirety of a course.

Prior to joining GoTrain, Mark held the role of State Operations Manager for an Australian RTO. His experience in training consists of 20 years directly related to the Rail Industry and several years in the Mining & Civil/Road Construction Industry, providing him with a unique knowledge of safety. As a focused leader, Mark has covered all aspects of safeworking, technical skill development and specialist programs in non-technical skills.

Mark is a dedicated and knowledgeable trainer who holds a Master of Business Management and a Diploma in Project Management.

Jason Loft

Qld Lead Trainer

Jason joined Go Train in August 2021 and has since been delivering our Queensland Rail (QR) courses, providing students with the knowledge to work safely within the QR rail corridor.

Jason is thorough in his delivery bringing relevant industry experience from 20+ years of employment with QR. During those years he progressed as a track worker to take on the roles of local track gang supervisor, track machine operator and Protection Officer. In Jason’s last few years with QR he worked as a High-Performance Safety Coach. Throughout his career with QR, Jason became equipped with extensive rail knowledge. This enables him to provide an fun and supportive training environment that facilitates student engagement and knowledge retention.

Jason is qualified to deliver a range of course’s including: Queensland PO and RCPO courses, QR SARC, QR WET and several other industry related courses.

Wally Elford

NSW Lead Trainer

Wally joined the NSW team in July 2022, tasked with the delivery of our Track Certifier and Rail Welding courses. However, you won’t find him resting between welding workshops, his 24 years of rail industry experience means he’ll also be training students in rail infrastructure and ARTC Safeworking certifications.

We’ve been keeping Wally busy since he joined GoTrain, and he’s demonstrated his ability to supervise the build of platforms, turnouts, stabling yards and turn-back projects, by helping build our enclosed rail environment at Beresfield. This new training facility will be where you can often find Wally when onsite, as he transforms the practical aspects of the learning experience for our students, giving them the opportunity to learn on track in a non-live ‘Danger Zone’.

Phil Barker

Qld Rail Trainer

Phil joined GoTrain in 2020 as a casual trainer conducting various courses in rail operations and safety. His breadth of experience in both the rail and training industries makes him a valuable contributor to the Go Train team as a trainer and courseware developer.

A rail operations safety professional, Phil has many years of senior and executive level management experience in Government and private sector organisations. Phil is well known and respected within the rail industry for his expertise in the areas of rail operations, specialising in rail safety management, safeworking systems and procedures, risk, and regulation.

Phil has established himself as a professional and dedicated trainer, focusing on improving student outcomes within the QR inductions and GoTrain rail operations courses, including Certificate IV in Train Driving.