South Australia

Darren is a passionate automotive trainer, currently working as the Training and Development Manager at CMI Toyota, a division of the Commercial Motor Vehicles Group.

He spent the previous seven years as a technical trainer and training curriculum developer for GM Holden.

Drawing on his previous experiences to support the development of 45 trainee and apprentices currently employed in the CMV Group’s light vehicle dealerships, Darren’s aim is to improve the quality of training available for all learners to access.

His view is that for training to be successful, it is vital learners are motivated and engaged by their trainers and mentors. To achieve this, Darren uses a variety of different approaches, including classroom based facilitation, practical demonstrations, E-learning and group activities.

He sees himself as a facilitator who gets the course started and provides the basic structure, while allowing students to take charge of their learning.