Brad Fenby
Traineeship Advisory Services of Australia

"There is no such thing as not having enough time; it is just a matter of priorities."

Brad Fenby is a successful businessman who established Traineeship Advisory Services of Australia in 1997 which became Victoria's largest government-registered training provider of apprentices and trainees.

Based in Mornington, TASA provided training and administrative services throughout Victoria and New South Wales. At its peak, it had in excess of 1800 apprentices and trainees enrolled completing certificate training in various industries including horticulture, aged care, hospitality, business, retail, food processing, call centre and warehousing.

In 2003 TASA won the Victorian and Australian Training Company of the Year Award and was a Victorian finalist for five consecutive years.

Brad and his wife Trish have been involved in community volunteering for many years with Brad working previously for eight years as a volunteer with the Society of St Vincent De Paul providing food to people in need of assistance and support.

A pioneer of employee volunteering on the Mornington Peninsula, Brad introduced a staff volunteering program to TASA where employees were rostered on each week to visit the Andrew Kerr Aged Care Centre in Mornington for two hours where they spoke and read to patients, accompanied them into the courtyard on fine days, or took them on wheelchair 'walks' to the local shops.

Most of the office staff at TASA participated in this program, including Brad.

He has been a supporter of many local community projects and services over the years and believes that he has a strong responsibility to support people who are less fortunate.