Meet Our Team

Our team has had extensive experience in law enforcement and business which means that we understand the needs of our students and can deliver our services at a high standard. Our group of trainers have been there when theory hits reality and they can teach you how to apply your new knowledge in the real world.

Robert Gillespie


Robert is a high skilled trainer assessor and oversees all training provided by Westbourne College.

Conscious that our students need their training to be applicable in the real world and having honed his own skills at the sharp end. Robert makes sure that our courses and trainers prepare students to apply their skills and knowledge they have obtained through study in the workforce.

Over his 21-year career with the NSW Police, Robert coordinated large security operations and investigated significant criminal matters. He was responsible for investigations requiring extensive planning and security arrangements. Robert also facilitated the formal training of police investigators for 10 years.

Robert is a licensed security consultant and was the lead auditor, and engaged by the NSW Government to provide audits and security and WHS risk assessments for operation COVID 19 Hotel Quarantine Program.

Outside of his role at Westbourne College Robert coordinated and managed the security operations for the NRL fixture at Dubbo, between South Sydney Rabbits and the Canberra Raiders. Robert advises Australian national businesses and major sporting organisations on security and risk.

Westbourne College RTO - Australia - Online Courses - Security and Risk Management - Business - Projects Cert 4 and Diploma
Westbourne College RTO - Australia - Online Courses - Security and Risk Management - Business - Projects Cert 4 and Diploma

Beaudie Cullen


Beaudie is a proud Wangarra man who is strong in his aboriginal culture. He was raised in Inala, located south-west of Brisbane, in Queensland.

Beaudie joined the NSW Police Force at 18 years old. Over his 17-year career with NSW Police, Beaudie has investigated significant criminal matters, coordinated large Police operations and received the Rotary Community Police officer of the year award for work in the community.

He is very passionate about providing this network of support for Indigenous people throughout NSW, and ultimately Australia. He currently runs a free fitness and program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and mentors every Monday, Saturday and Sunday mornings from a local high school and community. The program has been highly successful in assisting those with mental health issues and supporting educational outcomes.

Our Trainers

Peter McErlain

Trainer Assessor

Peter McErlain is a highly experienced trainer and assessor at Westbourne College with a background as a NSW Police Commander. With extensive qualifications in leadership & management, policing, investigation, project management, and Work Health & Safety, Peter brings a wealth of knowledge to his role.

During his tenure with the NSW Police Force, Peter served as an Inspector and Commander, overseeing and managing police operations to maintain law & order, prevent crime, and protect the community. Prior to his role as Commander, Peter served as a Sergeant in Criminal Investigation, where he managed and supervised criminal investigations. He ensured investigations were conducted in accordance with the law and police guidelines, demonstrating his high level of knowledge and experience in law enforcement.

As a trainer assessor for Westbourne College, Peter develops lesson plans, delivers training courses, and assesses students’ skills and knowledge. He provides guidance and feedback based on his industry experience, supporting students in overcoming challenges and achieving their goals.

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Ian Foscholo

Trainer Assessor

Ian Foscholo brings over four decades of experience in law enforcement and security to our team. Retiring as a Superintendent from the NSW Police Force in 2011, Ian seamlessly transitioned into education, serving as a lecturer and subject coordinator at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn and Parramatta.

His expertise spans general duty policing, specialist investigations, and command roles, providing a holistic understanding of policing and security operations. Ian excels in delivering competency-based instruction through face-to-face lectures, online learning online learning and curriculum and examination development. His recent focus involves shaping VET sector subjects, drawing on extensive law enforcement experience.

He holds multiple security licenses as a security operative, trainer, and consultant in NSW, demonstrating his commitment to excellence in law enforcement and security.

Westbourne College RTO - Australia - Online Courses - Security and Risk Management - Business - Projects Cert 4 and Diploma

Darryl Gardiner

Trainer Assessor

With 41 years of lived experience and 20 years of professional experience, Darryl brings a wealth of expertise to his role as a trainer and educator. Specialising in Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Addiction, and Wellbeing, Darryl’s career has been dedicated to Trauma Informed Practice, First Nations Holistic Wellbeing, Domestic and Family Violence, Healing following incarceration, and early interventions with Youth & Adolescents.

Darryl is a dedicated advocate for positive change, focusing on empowering individuals and communities through education and training. He brings a culturally sensitive approach to his work, particularly in trauma-informed practice and holistic wellbeing. With expertise in addressing complex social issues like domestic and family violence, as well as early interventions with youth and adolescents, Darryl is committed to supporting vulnerable populations.

Westbourne College RTO - Australia - Online Courses - Security and Risk Management - Business - Projects Cert 4 and Diploma
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