seventyWest is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering rural and industry based training to individual and corporate clients. The company's highly qualified and experienced team have the credentials and capacity to develop and deliver high quality short course and VET training at the highest possible levels. We specialise in professional development and cater directly to those who are looking to progress their knowledge within their chosen fields.
Meet our team
Dr Robert Lawrence is seventyWest Company Director and developer of the Certificate IV in Feedlot Production (Feeding Management) nationally accredited course. Rob is a senior trainer for the course and continues to be involved with course upgrades.
Holding several qualifications in agriculture, animal nutrition and meat science at the degree, masters and PhD level, along with his training and assessment qualification, Rob is a strong believer in the value of education. He developed the feedlot course out of a desire to provide education for others when he realised there was no specific qualification for the feedlot sector in Australia at the time.
Rob has a broad experience in the feedlot and agriculture sector, having worked for several years in feedlot and animal feed companies before moving into his current role as a consulting nutritionist to feedlots all over Australia, in 2001. His many years of working in and with feedlot operations at a practical level coupled with his prolific research allows Rob to bring significant value to his clients' operations and provide valuable insights to the seventyWest training material.
Rob is considered a leading figure in the Australian feedlot industry in the areas on nutrition, research, presenting and education and holds positions on several industry bodies.
Sarah Williams is seventyWest's Chief Executive Officer and has an extensive background in educational and office administration.
Since joining seventyWest in 2015, she has undertaken roles of Student Support Officer and Training and Compliance Manager before her appointment as CEO. Prior to this, Sarah has held senior roles across a number of businesses and continues to provide administrative consultancy support.
Holding her training and assessment qualification, along with several business qualifications, Sarah understands the complexities of the RTO world. She has a strong commitment to the provision of quality training, developing programs which meet industry needs and widening participation of adult education.
Stephen Bonner works as a consulting nutritionist providing objective, practical and tangible solutions to livestock producers in Australia, with a focus on feedlot production. Stephen completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Rural Technology) at UQ Gatton in 2004 and in 2010 completed his PhD (also at UQ Gatton). His thesis investigated the use of a feed additive (betaine) to assist feedlot cattle under heat stress conditions.
Stephen joined the seventyWest team in 2016, completed his Cert IV in TAE and is now the primary trainer and assessor for the Cert IV Feedlot Production course. Through his feedlot consulting role and continued involvement in research projects, Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge to his training to share with course participants.
Stephen grew up on his family's beef property and has continued involvement in the breeder and finisher operation. He maintains a keen interest in all aspects of beef production, particularly in applying innovation to improve production.
Camille Bath is director of BeTrained, a diverse business engaged in training, facilitation, coaching, consulting and contracting across many different organisations, large and small, Government and not-for-profit organisations. Since commencing her own business in 2007, Camille has been a professional trainer and facilitator delivering Nationally Accredited Courses and custom designed programs, working with people at all levels within these organisations. Camille focuses predominantly on the areas of leadership, management, communication, teamwork, personal development and sales. She also engages in professional business and leadership coaching, working with individuals to facilitate professional and personal development.
Prior to this, Camille was 14 years employed by a multi-national pharmaceutical company in their animal health division, at various times in positions of Mentor, Supervisor, Sales Manager and Leadership Committee member at a National level.
Due to her professional approach and ability to engage with people, Camille is credited with significant improvements in productivity, attitude and leadership abilities of her course participants.
Camille was on the Course Development Advisory Committee when seventyWest was in its infancy and returned to work with seventyWest in 2017 as trainer/assessor and short course developer for the Leadership and soft skills courses.