About RuralBiz Training

Our Mission

Be a world class training organisation.

We provide:

  • Our participants with exceptional service, value for money and an outstanding training experience
  • Our people with fulfilling and rewarding jobs, safe work environment, and opportunities for personal growth

About RuralBiz

RuralBiz Training offers good quality, good value training for farmers and rural communities. We are part of the national training agenda with our own registered training organisation, Kreate Pty Ltd, offering nationally accredited training to Advanced Diploma level. Our current training scope includes all units of competency in Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diplomas of both Agriculture and Agribusiness Management.

Flexible delivery is our speciality with courses available in interactive online mode, distance education and traditional face-to-face workshops (groups of 10 or more). You can train with us without leaving home, or you can get a small group together and we will come to you. Our trainers are well qualified and experienced, and live in our rural communities.

Please phone or email us if there is some training you would like for yourself or your community. We will work with you to make sure your needs are met – either with us or another suitable training provider.

Our Staff


Sarah Mosley

Sarah Mosley

Sarah was born and raised in Dubbo and joined the RuralBiz team in 2015. With qualifications in both Business Administration and Management, she has undertaken the role of CEO for the last few years and oversees all business operations. Whilst supporting the values of RuralBiz and the strong passion for agriculture and education it represents, Sarah is excited for the future of the company and where it will lead her. 


Melanie Moeller

Melanie Moeller

Melanie joined RuralBiz in 2016. Her early years were spent on a dairy farm but she grew up to follow her interest in visual arts. With a Degree in Fine Arts and extensive experience in administration, customer service and an aptitude for technology, Melanie is our Business Development Manager. 


Sarah Barton

Sarah Barton

Sarah grew up on a family property in Central West NSW where she developed skills in livestock management and horticulture. Following her passion for agriculture into higher education saw her graduate with a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Sarah joined the RuralBiz Training team as an Administration Officer in 2020. Sarah recently completed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, with her role now having a focus on Training Content Management.  


Aiska Poudyal Bhattari

Aiska Poudyal Bhattari

Aiska, originally from Nepal, joined RuralBiz Training halfway through 2020 and has been extremely helpful in making sure we are all organized! She is currently looking after our Chemical Card Plus and Faecal Worm Egg Counting courses, and is one of the friendly ladies you will likely speak to if you call us at the office. 


Jennifer Humphries

Jennifer Humphries

Jennifer was born and raised in Wellington and moved to Dubbo in 1995 to seek better employment opportunities. She worked in the banking/credit union industry for almost 20 years, and reception/administration previously, and started at RuralBiz in February 2022 as an administration officer. Jen enjoys visiting her son, his family and lending a hand on their property in North Eastern NSW, and going for a ride on her Harley on the weekends.

Our Trainers


Alastair Rayner

Alastair Rayner

Alastair holds multiple qualifications including Master of Philosophy, Bachelor’s in Applied Science (Hons), as well as his Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. He operates RaynerAg, in which he established in 2013 following an almost 18-year career with NSW DPI as a District Livestock Officer. He has worked closely with ClassiMate to develop an objective scoring system for structural cattle assessment for 7 years and has operated as a Licenced Stock and Station Agent since 2020. From January 2022, he has been working with CiboLabs as the National Extension & Adoption Manager for the National Grazing Monitoring Project. Alastair is well known for his skills in training and delivery and works closely with several organisations to deliver practical and tailored on farm training courses and workshops.


Angela Stewart

Angela Stewart

Angela is a highly experienced Agronomist with a mixed farming enterprise at Warialda. She is also an experienced Agriculture teacher who holds a Bachelor of Science (Plant and Soil), a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and has partially completed a Bachelor of Farm Management. Angela has recently stepped down from our Training Manager role to focus on other priorities and start new adventures. 


Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright

Ant has a strong background in Agriculture, having managed various properties and operated his own rural contracting business on the Northern Tablelands. He has 12 years training experience in delivering rural skills units and courses in NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Based in Armidale NSW, Ant holds a Diploma of Agriculture and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


Carlotta Chiesa

Carlotta Chiesa

In 2016, Carlotta relocated from Barcelona to a cattle farm in Northern Tablelands, NSW. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, a Diploma of Agriculture, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE). With her experience as a Management Trainer and Executive Coach, Carlotta has been instrumental in designing and delivering training programs to sales teams across various sectors. Additionally, she has enjoyed collaborating as a guest speaker for BBA and MBA programs at the European University (Barcelona). 


David Worsley

David Worsley

David is a sheep and beef farmer from Inverell, NSW. He presents our Chemical Card Plus, Property Management Planning, Farm Safety, and other farm related workshops. David is well known across northern NSW as a gifted trainer who relates well to farming groups. David's qualifications include Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture), Diploma of Education and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Derek is the trainer for the RuralBiz Training campus in Armidale since the beginning of 2022. For almost 40 years, he has run a farm and been involved in beef, wool, lamb, and vegetable production as well as lots of job experience as an employee on farms in the New England region in New South Wales. Derek filled in as a casual teacher at TAFE NSW Armidale from 1994 to 2014, teaching all things agriculture. He holds an Associate Diploma in Farm Management, a Professional Wool classers certificate, a Bachelor of Farm Management, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110). 


Heidi McElnea

Heidi McElnea

Heidi is motivated by the challenge of co-designing sustainable solutions to existing problems in regional Australia through collaboration with the full range of stakeholders in the space. Communications, facilitation, engagement and education are the key tools she has developed in her 20-year career spanning regional development projects in the community, non-profit, government and corporate sectors.Heidi is based in the NSW Northern Tablelands. A deep respect for the land, biodiversity and cultural heritage underpins her approach and she is committed to lifelong learning. Heidi has achieved a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma of Sustainable Living, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and extensive other study in community engagement and sustainable land management.  She stays grounded by growing food, tending her animals, and spending time in wild places, and she is thankful for the opportunity to do all these things.


Ian Porch

Ian Porch

Ian has a lifelong involvement in mixed production agribusiness (Central West, New South Wales), and currently manages an enterprise which includes livestock breeding, backgrounding and feed lotting, as well as dryland fodder and grain production. During the past 30+ years Ian has been employed in various positions within the Australian agribusiness sector. These positions have included the operational management of large pastoral enterprises in Northern Australia, the delivery of agronomic and consulting products and services to dryland and irrigated farming enterprises in Queensland and New South Wales, as well as the provision of leadership and general management at both middle and senior levels within the agricultural supply and retail industry. Ian also holds significant experience providing leadership and general management within the financial services sector. Ian holds a Master of Business Administration (Agribusiness), Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


John Beer

John Beer

John grew up in a rural area in the South-West of the UK where he worked in retail and agribusiness banking for 12 years. He then spent another 12 years working in UK and international financial planning including 2 years working in South-East Asia. John emigrated to Australia with his family in 2007 and has worked as a Rural Financial Counsellor since. John has numerous UK banking and financial planning qualifications and various Australian agribusiness qualifications, including a Diploma of Agriculture, Advanced Diploma in Rural Business Management, Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management. John enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others, whether that is assisting farmers improve viability, and mentoring work colleagues and Agribusiness students.


Judi Unger

Judi Unger

Judi has a strong interest, and is well known, in the organic/biodynamic/permaculture areas of agriculture and gardening. Judi is an experienced Teacher, with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education. Judi also has Diploma of Organic Farming and trained in Intensive Permaculture Design, as well as being a partner in an ACO certified organic/biodynamic dryland mixed farming enterprise. She is a Life Member of The Rural Woman and has served as a Board Director of Biodynamic Agriculture of Australia.


Justin Fox

Justin Fox

Justin is an experienced Agriculture educator, having taught in both schooling and adult learning environments. He specialised in Agricultural education at the Western Australian College of Agriculture for a number of years and also taught at the Muresk Institute delivering the Diploma of Agriculture for RuralBiz Training. He holds a Bachelor of Agribusiness majoring in Farm Management, a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education majoring in Agricultural Education (minor in Humanities and Social Sciences), and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessing. Justin also owns and manages his family farm on the outskirts of Northam in Western Australia, where he primarily focuses on Merino and Prime Lamb production.


Karen Harper

Karen Harper

Karen is experienced in the on farm “people issues” related to communication, management and succession, and operates her own consultancy, high resolutions. Karen’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business in the Field of Real Property Valuation and Administration and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


Lucy Powell

Lucy Powell

Lucy is currently practising as an Agronomist based in the Tamworth region. She has a diverse background with experience in a large array of industries throughout Australia. She is highly passionate about growing farming enterprises as well as the education and attraction of young people to the Agricultural industry. She holds multiple qualifications including an Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management, Diploma of Agronomy, as well as her Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. Lucy has recently taken over our Training Manager role, looking over all processes during the maintenance and continuous improvement of our courses. 


Reg Kidd

Reg Kidd

Reg is well known across NSW in many capacities and is a farmer in Orange, NSW. As a trainer, he presents our Chemical Card Plus, Farm Safety, Farm Planning, and other farm related workshops. He is the presenter of ABC local radio's Saturday morning gardening show, a member of the National Agriculture, Horticulture, and Conservation Skills Advisory Board, a board member of the Central West Catchment Authority, Executive Councillor with the NSW Farmers Association, and a member of numerous government committees related to pesticide use and weed control. Reg's qualifications include Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Our Support Team


Amy Baguley

Amy Baguley

Amy was born and raised in Mudgee NSW where she enjoyed working in the hospitality and wine industry. She made the move to Narrabri in 2020 and now lives on a grain property in Bellata NSW. Since moving to Bellata, Amy has worked in Moree at a Community College where her passion focused on adult education and creating employment opportunities. She is currently on maternity leave and enjoying raising her daughter in the countryside. 


Judi Unger

Judi Unger

Judi has a strong interest, and is well known, in the organic/biodynamic/permaculture areas of agriculture and gardening. Judi is an experienced Teacher, with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education. Judi also has Diploma of Organic Farming and trained in Intensive Permaculture Design, as well as being a partner in an ACO certified organic/biodynamic dryland mixed farming enterprise. She is a Life Member of The Rural Woman and has served as a Board Director of Biodynamic Agriculture of Australia.


Lachlan McCabe

Lachlan McCabe

Lachlan currently runs a small merino wool and lamb operation, as well as growing out cattle on a family farm near Brookton, Western Australia. He is also an Export Hay Buyer for Balco Australia (an agricultural supply chain company). Lachlan recently completed his Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness Management with RuralBiz, and decided he wanted to give people the same support he was provided during his studies. 


Maureen Devine

Maureen Devine

Maureen is a well known, innovative educator with more than 30 years experience in teaching and administration. She has worked in a range of schools in the Northern Territory, and has a wealth of practical knowledge of strategies to support students and teachers for good educational outcomes. Central to this is the value of effective education support workers who work with teachers in a classroom situation or remotely in home tutoring. Her understanding of the education assistant role has been gained both as a classroom teacher, and as a principal of schools where students had very significant support needs. Maureen is not only a trainer but also provides individual support and encouragement for our students as our Student Progression Manager. Maureen has a Bachelor of Education and TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


Sarah Coleman

Sarah Coleman

Sarah completed a Bachelor of Applied Science, Agriculture in 1992 and went on to work in various roles in agriculture including in Feedlot Management. She later completed a Diploma in Education and now teaches part time at primary level. Sarah and her husband also run a cropping and cattle property in Northern NSW.