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Waterline Training specialises in instructional design and elearning project management for businesses and not-for-profits.



Instructional designer
managing elearning projects

Instructional Design

With many years of experience in agile learning design, I can help you create new course material, update existing courses or convert classroom content to e-learning format

Content authoring tools include:

  • Articulate 360 (including Rise and Storyline)

  • Camtasia or Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing

  • Vyond for video animation

  • Audacity for voice-over recording and audio edits

  • All major Microsoft Office products

  • Adobe creative cloud design suite

Elearning projects

A diverse range of operational and management skills are needed to run an e-learning capability, whether serving the needs of one organisation or selling a suite of courses.

Examples of project work where I can provide assistance:

  • Researching and selecting a new LMS

  • Migrating from one LMS to another

  • Developing or modifying skills assessments

  • Operational issues, e.g. improving learner satisfaction

  • Research to identify new and changing training needs

  • Marketing resource if selling to a specific market


    My Work    

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Life Without Barriers

Understanding Open Adoption

Helping LWB staff to understand adoption and implement this new service for its clients.

Training in computer networks

Dicker Data

Introduction to Networks

Helping resellers of computer products to understand and sell Networking services.

Charity videos

Charity Videos

Lifeline and Pygmy Child Care

Helping the fundraising efforts of these charities with fundraising videos.

Privacy training


Data Pass

Privacy compliance course developed for ADMA members.

Case manager induction training

Life Without Barriers

Introduction to Case Management

Induction course for new case managers in the child, youth and family division.

Learning Managemnt System Implementation

LG Professionals

LMS upgrade

Assessing system and business requirements and selecting a new LMS

NRMA Data Privacy Training

NRMA Motoring Services

Privacy Compliance

In-class training for 300+ staff supported with an online course.

Charity training

Fundraising Institute of Australia

Range of courses to teach charity staff how to fundraise for their cause.

Crisis management training

Life Without Barriers

Crisis Intervention Tactics

Helping residential care home workers how to manage the behaviour of children with trauma.



Richard Pester

Based in Sydney, Waterline Training is mostly me - Richard Pester - with a few reliable and expert specialists providing their support when needed.


I transitioned from a marketing career to training from 2003 onwards, running courses in marketing for leading marketing association ADMA. This early phase also included 18 months lecturing in marketing at Macquarie University.


From 2009-2015 I was director of education and training for ADMA, building a successful training and e-learning business. In 2015 I left to set up Waterline to focus on e-learning and instructional design.


Through a range of assignments with such clients as ADMA, Life Without Barriers, Fundraising Institute of Australia and NRMA Motoring Services, I have built up an impressive range of instructional design course authoring skills, as well as managing projects such as implementing Learning Management Systems and other operational tasks. 



Richard Pester


tel: +61 438 355 019

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