About Us

Quality Marine Training Sydney delivers quality marine training in Sydney in conjunction with Queensland Marine Training Services. Delivering MAR Training Package Certificate I to IV courses including Master less than 35m and Marine Engine Driver Grade II from our Sydney Training Classrooms in Rose Bay QMTS offers a centrally located training alternative to TAFE and other private training facilities.

QMTS commenced training in 2006 in response to industry demand for an alternative training services to the TAFE system. The current owner/operators Colleen and Nev Willis have owned the business since 2012. Since taking ownership Colleen and Nev have developed the business which now offers a unique and flexible training model to the industry. The new delivery model allows students to study their way supported by quality on-line training resources and assessments, short training blocks (13 per year) in 4 different locations including our Sydney Training Centre located within the Woollahra Sailing Club at Rose Bay and access to their own personal trainer.

Our Administration Team

Administration – Colleen

Colleen-Willis-150x150Colleen has held numerous management positions in the private and public health sectors.

Colleen is the QMTS – CEO and financial controller



Administration – Brooke


Brooke is our Student Liaison and Enrolment Manager

She holds a Bachelor of Business Degree and currently studying her Coxswain Gr 1 .

Brooke has worked as a Deckhand for Brisbane Ferries for more than 18 years.





Administration – Sarah


Looking after all our IT needs including the websites, social medial and print media is Sarah.

Like Brooke, Sarah has worked for Brisbane Ferries as a Deckhand for the last 5 years.

Our Trainers

Trainer/Assessor– Nev

IMG_7394Nev is the QMTS Head Trainer and currently the acting Personal Trainer

Nev has been teaching marine for over 30 years and been involved with boats for over 60 years both recreationally and commercially

Nev has  also worked for Brisbane Ferries on both City Cats and City Ferries. for over 7 years.

Nev is a Master less than 35m NC and a MED 2 NC and is the co-owner of Queensland Marine Training Services.