Meet Our Team

At Watto Training, we recognise the quality of our staff to be our most valued asset.

Our trainers are selected for their industry experience, practical skills and knowledge, as well as a passion for life, people, and learning. Watto Training professionals hold certification that meets the requirements of the national Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

The professionalism of our trainers provides clients with the reassurance that their service and delivery expectations will be met.

Watto trainers utilise innovative training techniques and ensure a safe environment in which participants are able to transfer the theoretical and practical knowledge they have gained in the classroom to their workplaces.

To ensure the consistency and quality of our accredited training, Watto Training does not utilise third parties.

Trainer Profiles

Brendan Watson

Brendan Watson is the owner and head trainer of Watto Training RTO # 40791. Brendan was first qualified as a driver trainer in 1996. He is a member of the Australia Driver Trainers Association (ADTA), as well as qualified high school teacher. Brendan has been a driver trainer and an operations manager in a driving school. He has delivered instructor training throughout Australia and travels regularly to regional Queensland.

Brendan is passionate about safe driving, and quality driving instruction. His aim is to assist you to become the best instructor you can become and get off on the right foot in the industry.

Expertise:

  • Developing accredited and non-accredited course design and learning resources
  • Car Instructor Training
  • Heavy Vehicle Instructor Training
  • Motorcycle Instructor Training
  • Q-Ride Delivery
  • Defensive Driver Training
  • 4WD Vehicle Training
  • Heavy Vehicle Licencing
  • Leadership Development
  • Management
  • Small Business Management

Brendan holds:

  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Diploma of Training Design & Development
  • Diploma of Vocational Education & Training | Diploma of Training & Assessment
  • Diploma of Frontline Management
  • TLI41318 – Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Heavy Vehicle Driving Instruction)
  • TLI41218 – Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction)
  • TAE40110 – Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Certificate III in Driving Operations

Bradly Mitchell

Brad delivers our Multi-Combination Heavy Vehicle Instructor assessments. He tries to find and involve himself in and around things that he is passionate about and does the best he can to exceed his own expectations. Brad goes through life seeking opportunities and does his best to learn from them all.

Brad holds:

  • TAE40116 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • TLI41218 – Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction)
  • TLI41318 – Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Heavy Vehicle Driving Instruction)

Graham Widdon

Graham Widdon

Graham is the owner of Drive2theMax Driving School based on the northern suburbs of Brisbane. Graham is qualified to teach manual and automatic vehicles, but specialises in manual for Drive2theMax. Graham is also a defensive driving instructor and corporate driving assessor.

As a former Paramedic Graham saw all too often young lives wasted on the road. During his many years as a Driver Trainer for the Ambulance service he developed a passion for teaching driving with excellent attitude, focussed awareness and precision ability. Those two sets of experiences from his Paramedic service motivated Graham to create a driving school with a focus on driving for life, not just to get a licence. Drive2TheMax is dedicated to protecting life, “crash proofing” learner drivers so that they see all their tomorrows. Graham doesn’t just teach driving skills to help young learners get their licence, he aims to develop in every learner driver who comes through his hands maximum attitude, maximum ability and maximum attention. http://www.drive2themax.com.au/

Graham holds:

  • TAE40116 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • TLI41218 – Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction)
  • TLI41318 – Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Heavy Vehicle Driving Instruction)
  • TLI31216 – Certificate III in Driving Operations
  • RIIVEH201D – Operate light vehicle
  • RIIVEH305E – Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle
  • SISODRV302A – Drive and recover a 4WD vehicle
  • SISODRV404A – Drive a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain
  • SISODRV405A – Coordinate recovery of 4WD vehicles
  • PMASUP236 – Operate Vehicles in the field