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About Us

Our Story

Leather Training Australia is a family run Registered Training Organisation with over 30 years of expertise in Leather Production, Footwear Repair, and Footwear Production. We endeavour to support the Leather Production industry with Accredited Training solutions for their staff. Our passion is to support local Australian production and support businesses in skilling, up-skilling, and building future workforce in their specialised sectors.

We currently provide apprenticeship pathways for new and existing staff working with Industry Partners from Saddlery, Leather goods production, footwear production, and footwear repair.

Leather Training Australia currently maintains the following registrations to provide funded training the in the respective states:

  •  Skills Assure Supplier with the Department of Education, Small Business, and Training, Queensland Government

  • Contracted Provider with the Department of Innovation and Skills, South Australia Government

  • Endorsed RTO with Skills Tasmania, Tasmanian Government


Meet The Team

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David has specialised footwear design and production skills and has used those skills to teach footwear repair and production for over ten years. Working with a diverse range of clientele, David designs bespoke, high-end, and everyday footwear. Designing, trialling, and producing custom made leather products has also been services that David has offered. When designing, David applies innovative and strategic techniques to design simplistic and cutting-edge products. David enjoys travel, literature, and daydreams of sailing a classic wooden yacht around the world.

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In 1981 Gordon first learned the skills of shoe repairing, and that sparked his passion and dedication to his career in the Leather Production Industry. Over the years Gordon has applied himself to become a sought after specialist in the areas of footwear repair, orthopaedic footwear, custom footwear design and production, custom leather goods design and production, and saddlery. Although, the underlying passion in all of this for Gordon is his passion for teaching. For this reason, Gordon has been dedicating himself to teaching youth, apprentices, mature aged, and hobbyists for the past 13 years.

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Growing up as the son of a shoemaker, Isaac has been exposed to shoemaking/repair and leather craft his whole life and started working as a bespoke bootmaker at the age of 15. His busy life has taken him on a journey from the hospitality industry as a talented barista to working for a landscape construction company all the way to teaching. Isaac is driven by his passion to impart creativity within the leather industry to the next generation and keep a small niche industry alive in Australia. On the weekend you will find Isaac in the outdoors rock climbing, camping, or spending time with his favourite, adorable dog Milo.

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