248px-Circle-Barry“If it’s worth presenting, it’s worth presenting in a way that will be remembered”

As a maintenance training officer at one of Australia’s biggest mines, Barry Coventon recognised the need for practical and engaging training for industry workers. So in 1981 Barry started Performance Training (now Pertrain) to meet the training needs of both the organisation and the learner.

Initially Pertrain created ‘on-the-job’ and classroom instruction for technical and specialised applications e.g. hydraulics, pneumatics, transmission systems and diesel engines. This training was designed and delivered in line with Barry’s philosophy of “If it’s worth presenting, it’s worth presenting in a way that will be remembered”.

Still keeping its roots in the technical and safety training areas, Pertrain has continued to evolve and our services now include fully accredited eLearning solutions with digital content and learning management software.

With a growing demand for nationally accredited training, Pertrain’s training department became a stand-alone business unit and in 2011 became a company in its own right.  Performance Training Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering a full range of training options including competency and licensing requirements.


Diversity makes our team unique

Pertrain’s outstanding reputation within industry is the direct result of cooperation and collaboration by our team of qualified and skilled professionals working together, creating the best possible outcome for all clients. With a team as diverse as the qualifications and skills listed here, Pertrain will be able to assist your company / industry to find a training solution to suit you.
  • Management
  • Training and Assessment
  • Technical Writing
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Web Design and eCommerce
  • Computer Programming
  • Information Technology
  • Quality Auditing
  • Education
  • e-Learning
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Indonesian Languages
  • Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • Aerospace Technologies
  • Telecommunications
  • Engineering
  • Civil Construction
  • Scaffolding and Formwork
  • Project Management
  • Health and Safety Investigations
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Risk Assessment
  • Emergency Response
  • Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Photography
  • Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Physiotherapy

Management Team


Glen Coventon
Executive Director

Since 1991 Glen has focused on the graphics, multimedia, eLearning and R&D side of the business.

Bryce Coventon

Bryce has been Pertrain's Managing Director since 2007 and a technical writer since 2003.

Sue Coventon

Barry and Sue Coventon registered Pertrain as a business in 1981 after identifying a need for 'quality and meaningful training'.


Ethical, accountable, innovative, supportive

At Pertrain, our first responsibility is to the end user of our products – learners, candidates, trainers and assessors. In striving to meet our customers needs, we endeavour to create innovative training resources at a reasonable cost, while providing ongoing support to continuously improve our products to meet industry’s present and future needs. We are responsible to our employees and partners to provide a safe and healthy work place, opportunities for professional and personal development and a good work-life balance.  In return, our employees and partners adhere to Pertrain’s Code of Conduct and perform their duties to the best of their ability, in an ethical and accountable manner.  We expect our employees and partners to create innovative solutions to issues that arise and to support each other and our customers to implement these solutions.


img_AwardtoonPertrain has won numerous business and industry awards recognising our contribution to training and safety.  We take great pride from the working relationships we enjoy with each of our clients and their positive feedback on our products and services. Some of the awards we have received include:
  • Queensland Government Export Excellence Award – Education and Services
  • Department of State Development – Business Management Award
  • AMP Excellence in Business Award
  • Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Award
  • Information and Communication Technology Award
  • Department of State Development – Information and Communication Technology Export Award.
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