Lorraine Schaefer

Business & Management Trainer

Passionate and knowledgeable business trainer who makes the material relevant and enjoyable.

Lorraine joined TrainSmart Australia in 2014 as a trainer and co-head of faculty for our Business & Management faculty.

Lorraine has a BA (Hons) Business, Marketing and Management degree. When she graduated, she took up a position with Telstra. Her career in this large commercial organisation gave Lorraine extensive knowledge of business, management and leadership. However, when Lorraine had children, she decided to steer herself in a new direction as a mentor and trainer.

When talking about her position as a trainer, Lorraine said;

“Work doesn’t feel like ‘work’ for me, as I get a real buzz from mentoring others and watching them flourish.

Everyone has great potential and my role is to see them develop from ‘good to great’. I tell all my students that ‘they should find something which they love to do in life and then get someone to pay them to do it.’ I certainly did!”

Lorraine has completed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, which was an online course mixed with some face to face.

“This gave me a really good insight into online learning, and has added to my belief that you can successfully complete a course online.”

After completing her Certificate IV, Lorraine became a contract trainer and worked for various Registered Training Organisations.


  • Bachelors of Business
  • Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Diploma of Business
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

“I have a passion for helping people achieve their career aspirations and, as a result, enjoying a better quality of life. My catchphrase is ‘everyone can achieve anything if they put their mind to it’. People should never fear learning, but embrace it instead. I am here to help them through that learning process every step of the way.”

Lorraine Schaefer


Student Testimonials for Lorraine Schaefer

"Lorraine is always available to assist me complete my assessments within her role as assessor. She is very informative and knowledgeable."
"Lorraine is an excellent trainer who went above and beyond for me. TSA was very lenient with me and supportive of my life outside of learning helping me to do my assignments part time while travelling."
"Lorraine is an incredible trainer I would not be doing so well if it wasn't for her support."
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