We are a team of highly experienced Vocational Education and Training, Community Services and Early Learning professionals committed to working with leading industry professionals to make a real difference to the quality of our graduates. We are a collaborative and effective partner with industry and leading thinkers in the early learning and community services sectors and this helps us build the skills and capabilities of our graduates. We work with and empower individuals, early learning services and community services organisations to play a strong role in your training.

We have extensive experience of working in partnerships with government, professional bodies, industry associations and other educators to ensure the best education and training outcomes are provided and that this is based on a meaningful understanding of your training needs. As an organisation we have a lot of experience in training, and individually we have a proven track record in Vocational Education and Training and in the Early Childhood Education and Care and Community Services industries.

Our Values

We are a values-based learning organisation that believes strongly in:

  • your training should be about you, in your time and in your space
  • your training must be high quality and built on a belief in ongoing learning as a professional
  • the value of building reflective practice into everything you do and we will ensure this is part of our organisation and embedded into your training.
  • understanding the challenges of working (fulltime or part time) and studying and we will ensure that our training delivery methodology takes this into consideration
  • working with professional bodies (State and Nationally) to ensure we are listening and understand the changing needs of the workforce
  • our own professional development and further education to ensure that we stay up to date and current with industry trends and research
  • having a strong social justice philosophy balanced with sound business skill.
  • being super organised, accessible and easy to deal with

Our Team

Ross Hepworth

CEO Horizon2

Ross is a very long term Vocational Education and Training Professional, and former Director of the TAFE Queensland Centre for Innovation and Development and Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast TAFE Institutes.

Lorraine Freese

Senior Training Consultant

Lorraine is a successful Early Childhood Centre owner, operator and teacher with over 25 years of experience in working, employing and teaching in the Early Childhood Education and Care Industry. She has an extensive understanding of the needs of Early Childhood centre operations and is able to build this into the training delivery. Lorraine has also worked extensively in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Michelle Reber

Senior Training Consultant

Michelle is passionate about early childhood education and care and has been working in the sector for over 30 years.  She has carried out various roles starting as an educator then progressing to leadership roles, trainer and assessor, state-wide quality assurance support and regulatory positions with the Department of Education. Michelle is committed to ensuring students succeed in their pursuits to create quality early childhood education experiences for all children.

Jenny Brooks

Senior Training Consultant 

Jenny is the director of an Early Childhood Centre and has been since 1993 and currently owns, operates and works in her own centre as well as having worked in a number of other early learning centres.

Horizon2 Key Documents

Its important to us that you are fully informed about your training and below is a list of key information that we recommend  you read. They will provide you with an understanding of the matters that you should consider when enrolling with a training provider.

Horizon2 Student Handbook