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The Travelling Trainer - working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service to deliver courses

29 March, 2019

Our Training Coordinator Max Rabbett has been busy, working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service to deliver training courses to their staff and clients.

One of the RFDS divisions has purchased a coffee cart, with plans to take it throughout regional and rural New South Wales, to bring great coffee to areas that may not have such facilities. 

It is Max’s job to make sure all the RFDS staff who will be working in the cart have the knowledge and training to deliver the highest standard of service. 

His very important task began in Dubbo earlier this year, when Max spent time with staff and students, helping them to complete Food Safety Supervisor and Barista training.

This month, he traveled to Broken Hill for the first time, to deliver the same courses to RFDS staff at their base there.

But the staff weren’t the only ones who learned a thing or two!

During the training, Max was given a private tour of the hangar and the old and new planes that the RFDS are using as part of their new museum they are creating. 

“It was an awesome experience!” said Max. 

“I received a great insight into the planes and the work the RFDS do out west. It’s incredible to see it first hand.’

During his time in Broken Hill, he also visited sites such as the Miner's Memorial on the top of the mine in the centre of the town, and .. wait for it…  the iconic Palace Hotel! (From Priscilla Queen of the Desert, for those who haven’t heard of it) 

Max was there at the right time, with drag bingo night coinciding with his trip. It showcases the local drag queens and their many talents. 

After the glitz and glamour, it was onto Wilcannia to visit some other businesses for potential training programs, for the people of Wilcannia and surrounding areas. 

It’s safe to say, Max is ready for a rest!

“All the students had a great experience and all were successful in their completing their training,” he said.

“It was so great to see a town like Broken Hill thriving and so full of life, which is great to see in rural Australia.”

Stay tuned for more of Max’s stories from the road!


This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.

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