Superannuation Training

AIST Education & Training Consultants

AIST staff are committed to your learning success. Our trainers are highly qualified and knowledgeable professionals with over 60 years of combined industry knowledge. Each trainer is TAE40110 Certificate IV Training & Assessment qualified.

If you have any queries about AIST’s suite of courses please contact us on 03 8677 3800 or at


Tim Ironside

Education & Training Consultant

Tim commenced working in the financial services industry in 1999. Throughout his career he has held a variety of roles including member services, employer and planner account management, member education and single issue financial advice. 

His qualifications include a Bachelor of Business, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Superannuation) and a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning).

Tim’s previous employers include Mercer, AMP, MLC and AvSuper.


Dianne Abbley

Education & Training Consultant

Dianne commenced as a Training Consultant with AIST in September 2016. Dianne has been employed in the superannuation industry since 1997 and has gained valuable experience in a variety of roles including member services, member education and employer account management.

Previous employers have included Super Partners, Vision Super and Mercer HR consulting. Dianne holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Superannuation) and a Diploma of Financial Planning.


Mark Sanders

Education & Training Consultant

Mark has worked for both NAB and Bank of Melbourne as a financial planner after completing his Masters of Financial Planning.

Prior to planning he had a global role as an economic evaluation expert for BP International, facilitating courses and evaluating major investment proposals.

Previous positions have been in engineering (FIChemE) and strategy in the oil and gas industry as well as being a research biochemist for the Baker IDI in Melbourne.


Discover the full suite of AIST Education Courses and Workshops that are currently offered.

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