Nicolaas P. P. Bagijn
I obtained a doctorate in Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). During the last 30 years of my professional career I was managing director of subsidiaries of large multinationals in the fashion and cosmetic industry in France, Canada, the United States and Australia. After my retirement I decided to give lectures in Macro and Micro Economics and International Business at several Australian universities. In 2010 I decided to create the Australian Business School with the objective to deliver quality education to domestic and overseas students.
Director of Studies
Bob has been directly involved in the VET sector in both Australia and overseas (China) for approximately 20 years and is the holder of all appropriate industry qualifications. He is actively involved in training facilitation and assessment (using both face-to-face and on-line delivery methodologies), in the qualifications including the Leadership, Management & Business Diplomas and various Certificate IV business qualifications, particularly those relating to small business.
Martin came to Australia in 2011 with the purpose of improving his English and to take the next step in his Marketing career. Quickly he has fallen in love with Australia and decided to stay. Martin has worked at ABS for more than 3 years building education and agent relationships. He has since worked on growing the geographical footprint of the Australian Business School to attract students from all around the world.
General Manager - Domestic Students
Krystal has a secondary teaching background and offers extensive experience in community service, training and education. Krystal aspires to share her knowledge and experience in the education industry and is passionate about offering an authentic service and learning experience to her students, young people and community. In her own time, Krystal is passionate about photography, painting, dance, culture, reading a good book.
Director of Studies (ELICOS)
Claudia has been an ESL and music teacher for over a decade with teaching experience in Australia and overseas. She has always had a passion for education and holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Arts (majoring in Music and Linguistics) and a postgraduate degree in TESOL. In her spare time, she enjoys doing anything related to food, as well as hiking and chilling out in nature.
Business & IT / Digital Media Trainer
Kayleen has been a vocational trainer for over a decade. She has taught within the correctional system, disability services, private & government sectors. Her background is in Information Technology and business with a focus on creative and introductory computer use. When not teaching, she enjoys water skiing, swimming and playing pool.
I am originally from Brazil with a background in Graphic Design. I came to Australia in 2008 to improve my English and my knowledge in Multimedia and Design. Definitely art is my passion! In 2012 I received an opportunity to be part of ABS team, firstly helping with all the marketing material and then slowly learning about student welfare. Spending my day around international students is really pleasant to me, I get to meet amazing people and learn about their cultures. Please feel free to approach me for any assistance!
I have over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, project & product management, coaching, training and facilitation as well as an MBA and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. In my spare time I run and Essential Oils business, mountain bike, teach and practice martial arts. I love teaching my Cert IV students about all things business and look forward to having you in my class.
Digital Media Trainer / Course Co-coordinator
Originally from England, Alex is a digital production specialist with over a decade of experience working in broadcast TV, photography, web design and interactive media. He has an undergraduate degree in his specialist area and has studied education & training to post-graduate level. He is a keen musician and all-round geek!
I have experience teaching both abroad and in Australia. I have worked in Seoul, South Korea for 2 years and in Brisbane for the last 3 years in schools such as Shafston, ILSC and the University of Queensland. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s degree in TESOL. I like to make my IELTS classes both fun and relevant to the test whether it be general or academic. Our class tries to focus on topics that test advanced vocabulary use such as world affairs. Lessons often include writing and individual instruction for how to improve this seeing that this is often the most difficult aspect of English. Even though IELTS is a difficult test, we love to keep a relaxed atmosphere and have fun in class.
Helen is a key member of the ABS team who strives to provide quality customer service to both our students and business partners. She is of Samoan descent and in her spare time likes to travel, play the piano and spend time with family & friends.