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Griffith Volunteer

The Progressing Business Institute (PBI) and the Australian Organisation for Quality (QLD) ( AOQ-QLD) attended the annual Griffith University Volunteer Fair for 2016 on Tuesday 9th August at the Nathan Campus.

The aim of the Fair is to introduce students (and some staff) to volunteering possibilities. Volunteering provides students with the discipline of working in a business and is very useful when applying for a position at the end of their university studies. About 20 organisations filled booths to showcase their wares.

A large number of students from Engineering, Medicine and Business faculties came to our booth to ask about volunteering for a not-for-profit organisation for business professionals.

PBI discussed its Colleges (Quality Management Society, Lean Six Sigma Institute and Systems Auditor Institute), the Practicing Professional Registers (for Management Systems Auditors and Lean and Six Sigma Professionals), World Quality Month Conference and Gold Award for Business Excellence.

Students showed interest in assisting with marketing, business analysis and approaching industry personnel on behalf of the organisation.

CEO Mario Pennisi and Treasurer Pat Killoran (pictured left) discussed issues with the students and made appointments to further discussions.


Aarti Kishore receives her Fellow Certification from Matio Pennisi, CEO, AOQ-QLD

Aarti Kishore


Master's Degree of Biotechnology, The University of Queensland (2002-2003)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of the South Pacific (1998-1999)
Bachelor of Science in Biology & Chemistry The University of the South Pacific   (1994-1998) 

Other Professionaly Training:
Agile Methodologies (Software Education) 
Workplace Health & Safety Officer (ASLS) 
Lead Quality Auditor (Lloyds) 
Internal Quality Auditor (Lloyds)
Aged Care Accreditation (LASA Q)
People Management (Australian Institute of Management)
Project Management (Australian Institute of Management)
Problem solving & Decision Making (Kepnor Troeger)
Kaizen Practitioner, Lean Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping, 5S (Kaizen Institute) 

Core Expertise and Strengths:
Regulatory and compliance: ​ ISO, FDA, TGA and TUV.
Process Analysis, Modelling and Re‐Engineering
Supply Chain and Logistics
Supply Chain Quality Management
Customer Management
Contractor Management
People Management
Financial Management
Issues Management
Problem Solving and Innovation
Team Work 

Our Hard Working Griffith University IAP Masters Student (Semester 1, 2015)

Liveti Liveti is AOQ-QLD,s Griffith University Industry Affiliates Program Masters Studnet for Semester 1, 2016.

Leveti wants to utilise the skills acquired through university to obtain and secure an industry placement
 within  the fields of web design and development, user interface design and database design. With his 
experiences in the hospitality industry to be able to communicate with clients and create the best possible
 end product, tailored to their needs. 

Leveti has been researching emerging social media and how that will impact on AOQ-Q;D,s future communications with our members, sponsors and other stakeholders.

The work has been published in a working amnual for the use of AOQ-Q;D staff and Council members.


Liveti at work


Liveti submits his project for assessment, while making a salient point.

New Fellow Inducted


Mario Pennisi (left) presents AOQ-QLD's new Fellow, Mark Marshall with his Certificate. Mark can now use the post nominal FAOQ,

Mark is a top tier, enthusiastic professional, with a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills that have made him a successful and versatile practitioner of business excellence and improvement, with over 15 years of hands-on skills supported by an MBA.

He has been able to transfer these skills and experience into a new role where he can repeat his past performance.

Intelligent with gravitas and strong commercial acumen,he has the ability to identify ways forward that navigate through growth situations and maintain performance during growth and maturity.

He is a collaborative team builder; able to lead, inspire, motivate and develop teams to high levels of performance.

Mark is able to think laterally, turn problems on their head and create inspiring solutions, with a natural talent for reducing and managing costs, thinking strategically and communicating effectively across all levels.

These days he works as a business analyst/business improvement practitioner..


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AOQ.ORG.AU seeks short articles on the following topics for publishing on the Member Page

ISO 9001:2015
Management Systems
Buisness Improvement
Continuous Improvement
Tools for Quality Professionals
Tools for Business Improvement
Lean Six Sigma
Neurosciencce for Management
Legislation eg IR, Privacy, Consumer Act, etc
Standards for Auditing
Ethics in Buisness
Organisational Excellence eg What is IT? How does onme achive IT, etc
Management Systems

Each article must be between 1,000 and 1,500 words long; be of a professional standard; without marketing information aside from name of author, position in company, company name and email address; and be approved for publication by the Technical Committee

Authors must be members of AOQ-QLD.

Nothing is for FREE so we offering $100.00 for each article published towards any AOQ-QLD organised event or Membership Subscription.

Griffith University Industry Affiliates Program (IAP)

In the IAP industry affiliates accept final year students for a pre-determined and approved industry project supervised by industry and assessed for University purposes by University academics.

In 2015 we hosted Dario Giannini whose projects were to develop and implement social media for Progressing Business Institute and re-devlop the website www.pbinstitute,net.

In 2014 AOQ-QLD completed a successful IAP in the second semester. Three projects were sponsored.

Develop online training module from existing material-Maurice Keithley

Major achievement: Development of three online units for the Certificate in Quality Technology.

Develop and implement a Human Services Portal-Roshan Saru Magar.

Major achievement: The re-organisation of the AOQ-QLD website to one that is accessible on all major devices and opens in a variety of browsers.

Develop and implement a Gold Award Business Plan for 2015-Nita Balsari.

Major achievement: Business Plan for the Gold Award project 2015

The three projects were completed to AOQ's satisfaction and provided benefits to the organisation

IAP 2014

Griffith University

IAP Students Semester 2, 2014 Left to Right

Roshan Saru Magar

Nita Balsari

Maurice Keightley

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