Our mission

Our purpose is to inspire learners to improve the quality of their life and the lives of others

Inspired learning that improves quality of life

For us, the learner is always the hero. We recognise they make a significant and positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

We’re passionate about engaging, informing and inspiring learners. By using innovative, blended learning approaches we can better impart knowledge, insight and experience to empower our learners to raise industry standards and ultimately enhance and improve the quality of care they provide.

Altura Learning is committed to providing flexible, responsive and innovative learning solutions of the highest quality that meet the needs of both employers, employees and individual learners. Coupled with a dedicated team that strives for excellence, we focus on maximising learning outcomes, personal growth and achievement.

altura-mission-values
teal-shape-right
Altura Learning Aged Care Courses

Our Values: Shaping our culture, brand and success

  • altura-individuals-icon
    Customer Success

    We are driven by a will to achieve but it’s not just about us. Our success is always determined by that of our customers. We build genuine partnerships based on mutual respect and focus on the personal development of our team, care providers, individual learners or the care recipients.

  • altura-individuals-icon
    What if

    Best practice is essential but it’s never enough. We are passionate about making a meaningful difference to the lives of our learners and the people they support. That’s why we constantly challenge ourselves and each other to explore new ideas and create better approaches.

  • altura-individuals-icon
    Enjoy the journey

    We not only believe in what we do, we love it. Whether we are creating course content, fostering relationships or educating learners we are passionate about making the experience exciting and memorable. The more we enjoy the journey, the more everyone benefits.

  • altura-individuals-icon
    Own it

    Ownership is the foundation of the ‘can-do’ attitude that binds and drives us. We are all accountable and committed to finding solutions. We make things happen.

  • altura-individuals-icon
    Outstanding

    Integrity, honesty and a passion to deliver exceptional quality is at the core of everything we do. Natural team builders and collaborators, we actively seek opportunities to work together to improve the effectiveness of learning in our industry.

Our Story

“The root of happiness is altruism – the wish to be of service to others”

Inspiring learning that improves quality of life

Our founders built everything from scratch, responding to a gap they identified in the care market: making sure carers were receiving specific training and a unique learning experience. We’ve always been passionate about providing the best service to our members and innovating learning in the care sector. We can proudly say that giving to others has always been and will always be at the core of our DNA.

For more than 20 years, we’ve created high quality, media-rich learning solutions for those working in or aspiring to work in the residential or home care sector. Now, with the support of our clients and our parent company Bolton Clarke, we are expanding into new sectors, introducing new high-end software and technology and delivering accredited learning solutions.

Our new name and brand, Altura Learning, further emphasises our ambition. Inspired by altruism and altitude, ‘Altura’ is as unique as we are. It conveys a genuine passion to always aim higher and the selfless desire of our learners and industry to improve people’s quality of life.

altura learning for aged care training and courses
teal-shape-right
700+
Care providers & partners
5
Industry awards & counting
  • 1980's

    1980's

    First TV Training Network

    The founders developed the art of live interactive satellite television back in the 1980′s, setting up the first successful TV training networks for doctors and pharmacists throughout Australia.

  • 1990's

    1990's

    TV Programs that engage, inform, inspire. 

    When they turned their focus to the care sector they had a simple vision: quality of care for older people could be transformed by making TV programs that engage care staff in learning, inform them about quality practice and inspire them to strive for better outcomes.

  • 1990's

    2003

    Aged care channel (ACC TV) is launched 

    When ACC was launched in Sydney back in 2003, this winning formula was enthusiastically embraced by the Australian care sector, where soon, nearly two in every three care facilities became ACC members. We’ve always been passionate about providing the best service to our members and innovating learning in the care sector. We can proudly say that giving to others has always been and will always be at the core of our DNA.

  • 1990's

    2009

    ACC is launched in the UK

    The success of ACC in Australia impressed industry leaders in the United Kingdom who invited the Australian team to set up a UK version with a particular focus initially for residential care providers. Early recognition of Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy for Social Care was achieved and ACC soon built a solid founding membership.

  • 1990's

    2017

    ACC is launched in Ireland & New Zealand

    2017 saw Aged Care Channel launch in both New Zealand and Ireland.

  • 1990's

    2018

    ACC becomes Altura Learning

    ACC becomes Altura Learning. Altura Learning expands its activities into social care and new high-end software and technology.

Our Team

Meet our outstanding leadership team

Paul Goudie
Chief Executive Officer

With over 20 years of experience in education and technology, Paul Goudie’s strong background in educational product development, executive leadership, and quality improvement programs makes him a key driver of innovation and excellence for Altura Learning.

Previously holding senior leadership roles at Swinburne University and Goodstart Early Learning, Paul excels in driving workforce development in the care, IT, and digital media
sectors. He also received the prestigious ISS International Practitioner VET Fellowship in 2023 and collaboratively established the Cyber Academy with Deloitte, demonstrating his
commitment to developing job-ready talent.

Connect on LinkedIn
Richard Helms Altura Learning aged care training education
RICHARD HELMS
Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of experience, Richard has led finance and operational teams in Australia & New Zealand, Germany and the USA.

With a focus on financial and operational efficiency, effectiveness and compliance, Richard has successfully initiated and led organisational transformation, productivity and change management projects across a variety of industries and organisations ranging from large multi-nationals to ASX listed companies to smaller start-ups.

Connect on LinkedIn
Angela Williams Altura Learning Aged Care online video training
Angela Williams
General Manager Customer, Sales & Marketing

Angela has more than 20 years of international leadership experience in Europe, the US, and Australia. She excels in driving business results through strategic leadership, team building, and operational efficiency.

Her career highlights include restructuring sales, marketing, and customer service departments to stablise and increase growth, implementing data-driven decision-making tools, and being consistently recognised as a strong leader. Angela’s expertise includes critical thinking, communication, strategy development, financial acumen, and customer satisfaction, with technical proficiency in industry-standard tools.

Connect on LinkedIn
Robin Smith
General Manager - Information Technology

Robin Smith has a strong technical background with certifications in Architecture, Cyber Security and IT Leadership (CISA, CISM, CRISC and TOGAF). Robin has over 20 years of IT experience and has led local and global technology teams. He has helped organisations by delivering IT solutions and strategies for Finance, eCommerce, Travel, eLearning and Government sectors in high traffic and high volume environments.
Robin helps Altura Learning to implement the IT strategy and technology investments to align with business goals.

Connect on LinkedIn
Heather Priest
APAC Head of Sales

Heather is the Head of Sales APAC and manages the friendly, caring APAC sales team. She has worked within the Social Care sector for over 16 years. Heather and her team have a passion for providing the best possible tailor made solutions for their members.

Connect on LinkedIn
Colleen Fitz-Gerald Altura Learning Aged Care education
Colleen Fitz-Gerald
Senior Nurse Educator and Researcher

Colleen has over 36 years as a Registered Nurse, working across multiple specialties including aged care, mental health, general practice and community health. During Collen’s years of working in Aged Care, she has worked with national providers including Salvation Army Aged Care, Uniting Care, and BUPA.
Colleen utilised her years of experience and passion for learning, and completed a Masters Degree in Education, specialising in Nursing. Colleen appreciates supporting clinical staff in their journey of learning and seeing their “lightbulb moments” when they understand concepts in care.

Connect on LinkedIn
Dwayne Hollis-Cowley
Member Experience Manager

Dwayne is our Manager of Customer Service for APAC and EU, and has over 20 years experience in overseeing teams in Customer Service and CX, both locally and across all corners of the globe.

With his extensive experience in putting the customer first, Dwayne believes customers are central to any business and creating the best experience for the customer is key to everyone’s success.

Dwayne is a member of the internationally recognised CXPA and Australia’s ACXPA and is constantly keeping up with what’s happening in the industry.

Connect on LinkedIn
Tim Lambert
Technical Customer Success Manager

Tim helps new Customers to implement Altura’s rich content while keeping the technical issues at bay. He has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and he is a Certified ITIL V3 Expert. Away from work Tim spends his time exploring Sydney’s many ethnic restaurants.

Connect on LinkedIn