Stay compliant and thrive with help from a team of Hawkeyes

Meet Our Team

The Hawkeye team brings together a bunch of people that some might call crazy. Why? Because we love compliance so much that we find it fun. At Hawkeye, we take your compliance problems or worries and turn them into solutions. Our passion is to inspire you to improve your compliance performance.

And while we recommend a proactive approach to compliance, we’re the team who will be there for you when you need it. We’re known for doing whatever it takes to help you: being there at the last minute, on the night before your audit, or to help you deal with complex challenges. Whether you’d like to proactively plan, or need help dealing with an issue, find out more about what we can do for your RTO:

Alicia Holker helping RTO owners gain compliance in Brisbane

Alicia Holker

With over 7 years of experience in the VET sector including senior roles, Alicia has participated in nine VET audits in the past six years. She’s recognised by our clients for her extraordinary commitment to their needs and is passionate about education and continual improvement.

Alicia Holker helping RTO owners gain compliance in Brisbane

Katya Holker

Katya is currently studying for her Master of Education to complement her over 8 years of experience in strategic and operational roles in the VET sector. With a strong belief in the power of education, she focuses on supporting and empowering our clients.

Alicia Holker helping RTO owners gain compliance in Brisbane

Milka Thorun

Milka started her career in hospitality over 20 years ago in Germany. She has extensive experience in the customer service field which led her into the sector of on-the-job training. Since residing in Australia, her skill set has developed from being the face of small boutique hotels to the front of the classroom. She has been teaching Hospitality to International Students for the last few years and has always found joy in sharing her knowledge of the industry. Milka is actively involved in the development of training resources, validation, compliance and supporting our clients with everything VET. Her passion is art and she loves finding creative ways to assist our clients.

Shanae Coolledge

Shanae holds her Certificate III in Business and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Leadership and Management to improve her 3 years of industry experience in the VET sector. Shanae possesses a sound understanding of RTO operations having worked as a Training Coordinator as well as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship facilitator. Shanae strives to support and improve her knowledge and provide administrative and account management support within Hawkeye. Passionate about the health and wellbeing of animals, Shanae is also studying within the Veterinary field. She enjoys spending time with her pets, keeping active and exploring new places.

Meet our founders

The story of Hawkeye begins with our founders: twin sisters Katya and Alicia Holker.

They grew up in Wexford, Ireland, and took separate paths for a couple of years after finishing school. Alicia decided to move across the world to Australia, with Katya joining her later.

That’s when they both worked for their first RTO and developed a shared passion for the VET sector and philosophy that “education is the stepping stone to success”.

Continuing with their VET careers in operational, strategic and compliance roles, they became known for their ‘hawk’s eye’ level of attention to detail. This brought them more work with requests for auditing and consulting services from other RTOs.

After seeing success with their own clients with the value that they offered, Alicia and Katya decided to set up something that was their own. That’s when Hawkeye Consultancy was born. The name was chosen as a nod to their superpowers and to salute past colleagues who supported them and gave them their moniker.

Since its inception in 2017, our growing team at Hawkeye Consultancy has gained a reputation for a fresh approach to compliance and results. We believe that everyone, everywhere, should have the right to an education to fulfil their potential.

Our Philosophy

Our mission

Empower and educate RTOs to succeed by feeling confident about their compliance

Our vision

Hawkeye Consultancy is the RTO compliance partner of choice in the VET sector

What we do

Go the extra mile to make RTO compliance easy with a fresh approach


Allowed for continuous improvement across all areas of our RTO…

“Whether it is the Standards, National Code or State legislative requirements, Hawkeye Consultancy can take care of your needs.

Planning for audits while providing comprehensive and comprehensible audit reports allowed continuous improvement across all areas of our RTO.”

Kate Baring
VET Investment File Auditing, Traxion Training

Provided step-by-step guidance on how to grow our RTO…

“Hawkeye Consultancy provided step-by-step guidance on how to grow our RTO from initial registration. Without their help, we would have been lost.

Their understanding of ASQA’s requirements and of the Standards 2015 made the process less daunting.”

Bryce Dodd
Total Training Group

Professionalism was second to none…

“Hawkeye Consultancy was absolutely what our business needed. They were always happy to help with whatever questions we had (big or small) and their professionalism was second to none.”

Belinda Goodhand
UC Internal Audit and ongoing compliance matters, Quality Training Group

Their knowledge, services and recommendations increased our compliance…

“Working with Hawkeye Consultancy was, and continues to be, an outstanding experience. Since assisting us on a full-time basis for our compliance and resource development needs, their extensive knowledge, services and recommendations have increased our compliance within the VET industry.”

Judi Pomfret
Resource Validation, PlaySafety Australia

They made it so simple…

“Hawkeye Consultancy made it so simple. We’re glad we decided to engage with them for our administration needs. Thanks again, ladies!”

Colin Conneely
Administration and Advertising needs, PMD

The outcome of both our audits was successful…

“Hawkeye provided a professional service in assisting us in readiness for a DET User Choice and Certificate 3 Guarantee Audit. They were able to navigate our student management and filing system quickly and efficiently to help us prepare. They also had some great ideas on the presentation and format of our files presented to the auditors.

Retaining Hawkeye gave us peace of mind as we commenced our audit. The outcome of both of our audits was successful.”

Wendy Owen
VET Investment and UC Audit preparation, Landscape Skills

Make compliance stress-free

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