R2S education helps you protect what counts.

We assist you in achieving this by providing various options to refresh existing skills, learn and add new skills or reinvent yourself. We offer a large variety of study categories, qualifications and courses to choose from.

R2S Academy


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


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R2S Education provides various options including online learning, face-face-training, recognition of prior learning or a blended approach that may make up a hybrid of these options. This makes it easy and convenient for participants to learn and become qualified.

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in Risk, Change Management, and Resilience.
We have experts available in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Far North Queensland

Dr Gavriel Schneider
Dr Gavriel SchneiderChief Executive Officer
Dr Schneider is an acknowledged subject matter expert on Integrated Risk Management, Safety and Security with extensive, senior level management and leadership experience. He has conducted numerous high-level consulting and advisory projects, as well as two decades of Specialised Security, Safety, and Risk Management experience in over 17 countries. He was the first Recipient of a Doctor of Criminology Degree with a Specialisation in Security Management.
Brett Ferguson
Brett FergusonDirector
With over 30 years served as a state government Paramedic and in tactical medicine, Brett brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the R2S group. Brett has been recognised and awarded for National and International, actual and simulation incidents and scenarios, rescue deployments and disaster relief. Brett is a clinical specialist who is passionate about providing quality medical support into remote and challenging locations and has performed significant numbers of medical interventions over 30 + years.
Nicole Sofianos
Nicole SofianosChief Operating Officer
Nicole is a highly experienced strategy and behaviour consultant, specialising in communications. She holds two masters degrees (MBA and Masters of Marketing) both with high distinction, and applies the same level of expertise and professionalism to all her work. Nicole has worked across a range of industries, including government, law, finance, and security and risk management, and has led numerous projects from inception to completion.
Dr. Paul Johnston
Dr. Paul JohnstonSenior Risk Expert
Paul has over 20 years of operational and management consulting experience in both the public and private sectors, during which time he has provided risk management advisory and capacity development services to a wide range of industry groups throughout Australia and internationally – with this encompassing a number of major infrastructure, transport, and oil & gas projects. Paul holds a PhD (Public Safety Risk Management) and Bachelor of Behavioural Science (OH&S).
Jason Alcorn
Jason AlcornGeneral Manager Security
Jason is an Emergency Management and Incident Response Expert who is
experienced at interpreting and applying relevant standards and best practice guidelines to assist Clients develop and implement sound operational plans and strategies to support high-profile operations, mitigate complex security and safety challenges, prevent and respond to incidents.
Joe Saunders
Joe SaundersOccupational Violence and Aggression Prevention Specialist
Joe is a passionate risk leader with work history across the security, safety, investigations and training industries in both the private and public sectors. Along with this experience as a risk practitioner, Joe is a recognised expert in aggression and violence management. He holds a Graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Risk and is the national vice chair of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.


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