Simon Hitchick your professional in RTO compliance.


As the Director of Variis, Simon provides specialised consultation services to Registered Training Organisations, drawing on his extensive VET sector experience and years of RTO compliance practice. Simon has worked in the Vocational Education and Training sector for over 20 years developing his skills and experience from the ground up as a workplace Trainer and Assessor, progressing into leadership and management roles within some of Australia’s largest providers of vocational education services.

Simon has held a range of senior positions, providing leadership in academic, quality and regulatory functions including General Manager of TVET Australia’s National Audit and Registration Agency and Chief Learning Officer for Open Colleges Australia.




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Operational Strategy

Variis can help develop and implement business processes focusing on RTO compliance while maintaining the balance between commercial and regulatory pressures.


Quality Systems

Variis can assist your business develop and articulate measurable quality assurance benchmarks and frameworks supporting RTO compliance and operations.


Audit Support

Whether preparing for an upcoming audit, or responding to findings, Variis supports orgnaisations to develop and implement strategies to articulate their RTO compliance position.


Professional Development

Variis provides a range of support services aimed at helping businesses understand RTO compliance obligations and navigate the vocational education sector more effectively.