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The Proprietor

The Proprietor is the Business Principal of Synergy Telecoms t/as  AquaTel Telephones and Cabling. He has over 40 years experience in the industry both in Australia and South East Asia. This includes both internal and external aspects of telecommunications, Telstra, Optus, Transact networks, technical and management, PBX and CPE, more recently NBN.

The Proprietor has held a variety of executive positions in Telstra, Australian Business Telephone Company (ABTC), Austar Pay TV, Skilled Communications, Integrated Group and Adtech Communications. On leaving Telstra, The Proprietor had achieved the executive position of Commercial General Manager Central West at Level 8.


The Proprietor’s experience covers both Telecommunications & Information Technologies including internal and external aspects of Telephony, Data, Cabling and Equipment such as PABX, LAN, VoIP, Optical Fibre, Convergence, Computer Telephony Integration (CTI), Exchange MDF etc.

Project Management

Over this period of time The Proprietor has gained hands on experience in Project Management and Recruitment.

Training and Development

The Proprietor originally qualified as a Technical Teacher for the Australia Telecommunications Commission under the Public Service Board Assessment. He updated this qualification to Cert 4 in Assessment and Workplace Training for which has evolved through the TAA and most recently the TAE level.

Quality and Training

Currently The Proprietor has designed training and Trained both NBN staff & contractors.

The Proprietor was the Quality and Training manager at Skilled Communications during 1997 to 2000, mainly covering Telstra C.A.N. and Exchange DSLAM.

As a Training and Quality Manager at Skilled Communications The Proprietor designed and implemented many training programs both in house and through outside Registered Training Organisations. Overseeing of quality management team was also a major part of his role.

The Proprietor carried out development and training for Electro Skills, Rhodes NSW and Mitchell ACT. However in his current career, he has carried out contract training for Telstra Learning Academy, Ramsden Training, Information Technologies Training (IIT) and Milcom Communications Training.

Another point of note is The Proprietor’s development of a special Voice course for Optus/ ITT in 2007.

Blue Sky Academy employed The Proprietor as a contract technical training manager during 2016-2017

Currently The Proprietor is kept extremely busy with Telecommunications Training for NECA training and apprenticeships, PBX installations and Optus business modems.


In recent years The Proprietor has been involved in various consultancy roles and staff recruitment for both technical and professional positions in organisations like Skilled Communications and Integrated Maintenance Services. This included successfully recruiting telecommunications personnel in New Zealand.


Diploma of Telecommunications
Teacher Training Certificate – PSB

Assessment and Workplace Training Cert 4 (TAA, TAE)


Senior First Aid Royal Life Saving (current)
Safety Training (Optus, Foxtel, Telstra)
White Card

Contractor CID for working in Telstra Network
AGS 36638161
Exchange access

NBN Access


Open Licence T03597 With all Endorsements

TITAB RPL Assessor No N01197R (ACMA CPR)

LG-Nortel (Aria) & Panasonic Certified Technical Installer Digital and IP systems
Globaltech and Commander Accreditations
Telstra Dealer Consultant.

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