About Angela

The RTO owner’s super hero...

Angela Connell helps RTOs to get compliant, stay compliant and thrive.

Angela’s story

Hi, I’m Angela.

My goal when I was at school was always to start my own business; I just didn’t know what! 

Fast forward 30+ years and I did not just do that, I have owned and operated 5 different businesses.

Back in 1995, I was completing a Diploma in Graphic Design with a training organisation in Sydney CBD, who offered me a job as a trainer. Although I did not take the position, I did wonder whether working in the training industry would be a future prospect.

After moving around a bit, working for others and having my two beautiful children, Ryan and Ciara. I discovered that working for others is not for me, as I just found it too restricting.

My first venture into entrepreneurship was running a freelance Graphic Design business from home, back in 1995. I went on from there to owning and operating a second-hand children’s clothing and furniture shop, which I sold one and a half years later for 3 times the amount I bought it for.

Following the sale of the shop, I finally started my journey into the training industry, which started with completing a Train the Computer Trainer course. I then went on to formalise my business administration experience by completing a Certificate III and IV in Business Administration. 

I found this to be so easy, so I decided to challenge myself by undertaking my lifelong dream of completing a University qualification. It took 7 years to complete… I worked 2 days a week as a trainer and 3 days per week as a Training Coordinator and placed my degree on hold while I owned and operated an RTO.

In 2006 I took over a business in Newcastle, which is where she first ventured into my first Registered Training Organisation. When I bought this RTO, it had only 8 training products on the scope, 2 training rooms and 5 trainers. By the time I sold this RTO in 2009, there were 35 Training Products on the scope, 15 training rooms and over 40 Trainers and Assessors. 

Shortly after selling my RTO in 2009, I founded Vivacity RTO Coaching and Consulting, now known as Vivacity. When Vivacity started, the majority of our clients were in Newcastle and the Central Coast, but it wasn’t long before the business expanded around Australia.

Vivacity has been servicing the training industry with coaching and consulting services since 2009, including online training, a range of membership options and consulting services.”

RTO Compliance Coach Australia

About Vivacity

Vivacity is an RTO consulting business that includes Angela and a team of passionate professionals. 

The Vivacity team loves compliance. With over 20 years’ experience in the training industry and having attended over 200 ASQA Audits around Australia, the experts at Vivacity take nothing for granted and refuse to drink from the mainstream. 

You can look forward to working with visionaries who solve your problems, not just the problems you have today but the problems you’ll have tomorrow.

“It takes a forward-thinking approach and bold choices to get to the future. At Vivacity, we step into the unknown with an entrepreneurial mindset and demand of ourselves to be visionary. Is this a surprising choice for a group of compliance consultants? You bet!” – Angela Connell 

Vivacity Coaching & Consulting has been working with over 300 Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) and International Institute (CRICOS) providers all over Australia since 2009, providing coaching and consulting services to assist businesses with managing their ongoing compliance requirements against the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 and the National Code 2018. 

Work with RTO/CRICOS Compliance experts, who have over 20 years’ experience in the training industry and have attended over 200 ASQA Audits around Australia. The team at Vivacity has experience in both the private and public sector in training, assessment, and RTO compliance across a range of industries.

Mission Statement

Changing lives through education.

Angela’s Qualifications:

  • University of Newcastle
    Master of Business
    2003 – 2010
  • WEA Hunter
    TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
    2015 – 2016
  • WEA Illawarra
    BSB51107 Diploma of Management
  • WEA Illawarra
    BSB40407 Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Southern Cross International Learning Institute
    TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • TAFE
    Certificate IV in Business
  • TAFE
    Certificate III in Business (Office Administration)
RTO Compliance Coach Australia

Professional Associations

Abundance Global Entrepreneur Abundance Global 2019
Key Person of Influence Dent Global 2019

Networks, Alliances & Memberships

Vivacity Consulting understands the importance of being actively involved within the training industry by attending industry workshops, being members of associations and by participating in professional development. 

Vivacity is a member of the following:

  • The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA)
  • Vocational Education & Learning Group (VELG)
  • Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD)

Affiliations and Partnerships:

  • Abundance Global

Let’s Go

Your Next Steps with Angela

Make an enquiry

Get in touch to find out how Angela can help you improve your RTO.

Engage Angela’s services

Invite Angela to give a keynote presentation or work with you as a consultant.

Stay compliant and grow your business

Exciting times lie ahead!
Apply Angela’s strategies for incredible results.


Angela Connell will show your RTO how to reach its full potential