About Us

Business Philosophy

Our philosophy, is simple,

“Those who serve their nation in uniform should have their service recognised thru professionally recognised qualifications.”

Business Profile

Learning & Development Solutions is a specialist Sydney based consultancy, which was established in 2011.

We provide the following professional services:

  • Specialist recognition of prior learning assessments for current serving and veterans of the ADF, NZ Defence Force, Canadian Forces, British Armed Forces and US Military Forces.
  • Organisational Training Needs Analysis
  • Production of Training Management Plans

Learning & Development Solutions is a certified “Australian Veteran Owned Business”.

Professional Relationships

Learning & Development Solutions has developed ongoing professional relationships with:

College for Law, Education & Training is one of the largest private training organisations in Australia, offering over 72 nationally accredited education courses and over 150 non-accredited short courses. Utilising the most up-to-date technology, CLET is committed to the delivery of high quality education coupled with excellent service, offered 24/7.  CLET has a comprehensive recognition of prior learning (RPL) process that recognises the blood, sweat and tears of Australian and International military and police, as well as the wider employment sector, and converts that experience to nationally recognised qualifications. Specialising in a range of career-focused outcomes, CLET has something for everyone.

Career Shift is recognised as military transition specialists by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Our reputation is based on over 13 years of working with clients medically discharging from the ADF. Whilst our injury rehabilitation knowledge is highly credited this is not all that we do! Career Shift provides transition services to all exiting service members. Our knowledge of military transition is second to none, due to our experience and strategic tools developed to help you identify your pathway to success. Our consultants are able to identify and translate your transferable skills into civilian terms. Most importantly, we are the transition specialists that focus on achieving an outcome for each veteran, we work tirelessly to help each client move forward in civilian world.

Global Horizon Resources came out of the confusion and run around we faced as one of the partners separated from Defence after 21 years service, despite having a Senior transition officer (now out of the APS) as a partner. Surely if we found it hard with inside knowledge of the processes and systems others would too? We found that training providers, education providers and the Bureaucracy of the system all had a different perception of the correct way to get the right answers and a different interpretation of just what a Defence trade or qualification translated to on Civvie Street. We know first hand how difficult the process is to navigate and how hard getting the right advice is. Many people claim to understand what your transition is like, but our team has experienced it from both perspectives. We will provide a service that is targeted to your chosen industry, defines your unique strengths, skills and experience, regardless of your Rate, Corp, Trade, qualification or level of experience.

Emergency Australia is an Australian owned and operated First Aid training and Event Medical Support company. Established by operationally experienced military professionals, Emergency Australia brings experienced paramedics and instructors unmatched by any other. We pride ourselves on teaching life saving skills along with the capability to handle medical emergency’s in a variety of settings. With the ability to conduct training onsite for organisations and hold regular training in population centers, convenience is one of the many differences experienced at Emergency Australia. Our team of experienced paramedics specialise in tailoring medical support for our clients needs.

InFront Training is a specialist in the provision of recruitment and labour hire for the Warehousing, Logistics and Construction sectors, and a Registered Training Organisation. Our dedicated and experienced team will assist in filling full time positions, providing labour hire for short or long term casual roles, or trained teams for the express purpose of container packing / unpacking.

Oakley Davies primary aim is to deliver service excellence in the areas of coaching, training, consultancy & facilitation.  Oakley Davies is a boutique people and business development firm that provides bespoke solutions to ensure our clients achieve measurable and meaningful growth and development. Headquartered in Sydney, Oakley Davies supports clients throughout Asia Pacific, North America and the United Kingdom.

Training Solutions Asia – Our experienced team of consultants combine high levels of teaching knowledge with a vast amount of operational experience, gained in a wide variety of environments, cultures and countries to deliver the best possible training products for our clients in Asia.We do this through tailoring our services to the specific needs of the client, whether it is at an individual, corporate or national level. We Train, we structure, we advise.

OHS Sydney is a specialist consultancy covering Workplace Health & Safety and Risk Management. Their knowledge comes from over 12 years experience in law enforcement and counter terrorism with the Australian Federal Police, Australia Post (Corporate Security and Risk Division), United States of America State Department and Comcare. They have proven experience with Starwood Hotel Group, UGL United Group Limited and Deloittte.

Jayde Consulting is a brand synonymous with counter-espionage expertise. The provision of technical surveillance countermeasure services, counter-espionage consulting and eavesdropping detection is their core business. Their ethical stance is unquestionable. They do not represent any products or unrelated services. They do not install or sell listening devices and only consult to professional and ethical organisations. Furthermore, confidentiality is paramount.

Embark Migration is a professional agency that provides Australian migration and visa advice and services to persons wishing to migrate permanently or temporarily to Australia. We pride ourselves on offering a personal and informative service tailored to every individual situation.  From your very first meeting with us right through the application process and even after a decision has been made by the Australian Government about your visa application – we guide you through every step along the way.  We can also assist you with pre-departure and arrival assistance if you are coming from overseas.

Corporate Responsibility

In 2012 Learning & Development Solutions became the first corporate sponsor of RSLDefenceCare. RSL DefenceCare is a charity and not-for-profit organisation helping current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force and their families in times of injury, illness or crisis. RSL DefenceCare is proudly part of RSL NSW.

Learning & Development Solutions continues to provide free consultancy services to RSL NSW, RSL Life Care and other ex-service organistaions. Our services are also provided to the NSW Government  “Veteran Employment Program”, ClubsNSW “Securing Our Veterans’ Future” program, the “RSL NSW State Veterans Affairs, Defence and Conditions of Service Committee”, the DVA Rehabilitation Review Team and DVA Deputy Commissioner (NSW / ACT).

In 2014, we briefed the Minster for Veteran Affairs on the “Transition & Reintegration Issues Faced By Contemporary Veterans”.


  • 2016 Finalist Australian Small Business Champion Awards – Specialised Small Business category
  • 2015 Finalist Australian Small Business Champion Awards – Specialised Small Business category
  • 2015 Finalist Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards – Outstanding Specialised Business category
  • 2015 Finalist Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards – Business Person of the Year
  • 2014 Australia Day Medallion – for volunteer / charity work with RSLDefenceCare and RSL NSW
  • 2014 Finalist Australian Small Business Champion Awards – Specialised Small Business category
  • 2013 Finalist Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards – Outstanding Specialised Business category
  • 2013 Finalist Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards – Business Person of the Year