Gold Coast Marine Training (GCMT) – Meet the team



Heidi van Woerden is GCMT’s director. Heidi has over 16 years’ experience in the maritime industry skippering and crewing on a range of commercial vessels around Australia. She has a Master Class 5 and Marine Engine Driver 3 and has substantial sailing experience. Heidi is also a marine scientist and environmental consultant and has a genuine passion for the ocean, the protection of marine environments and boating which provoked her to share her knowledge and experience with others in a professional learning environment.

Trainers and Assessors

Anthony is our jet-ski guru here at Gold Coast Marine Training. He also works in surf rescue and trains life savers in rescue operations by jetski. Anthony is fun, patient with so much knowledge to share.

Paul is a Master class 5 skipper and has accumulated his time on the water working on various dive vessels. Paul also works in the constuction training industy. Paul is patient and kind with a fantastic way of explaining things. 

Zac is a Master class 5 commercial skipper. He has over fifteen years’ experience driving commercial vessels including charter boats, fishing vessels, barges and tugboats. He also has operated jet ski tour companies in the past and has plenty of experience driving jet skis. You will be in for a super informative and relaxing day with Zac.

Phil  is a commercial skipper and shipright by trade with over forty years’ experience in the marine industry. He has raced and built some of Australia's most famous super maxis over the years. Phil has worked as a trainer and assessor teaching boat and jet ski licences for over six years. You will be sure to hear some extra information regarding safety and maintenance to vessels from Phil when you come in for your boat and jet-ski licence. 

Office staff

Renae is our amazing office manager. She fell in love with boats while sailing and living in Fiji. She is now completing her coxwains course and accumulating sea time while currently mananageing a few luxury vessels in the yacht mangement industry.