Meet the Trainer: Dr Sneh Bhardwaj

A picture of Dr Sneh

Last month, we launched our first classes for two national business qualifications:

The qualifications cover the same skills used by successful leaders and managers. The units range from communicating with influence to implementing business operational plans.

Employers may be more likely to consider workers for manager roles if they have earned a nationally recognised management qualification. One of the most valuable ways to earn one of these qualifications is with an experienced trainer.

We are proud to introduce our accomplished National Business trainer: Dr Sneh Bhardwaj.

To get to know her better, we set aside an afternoon for an interview. We heard her story, experience, and passion for leadership and management. Here are a few highlights from the interview.

Q: How did your teaching career begin?

A: I started my teaching career at the Jabin Hopkins Institute of Technology (JHIT), Adelaide, in 2014. I was a trainer and assessor for the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management at the JHIT.

In 2015, I accepted a full-time academic role at the Australian Institute of Business (AIB). This role involved teaching and marking the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) subjects. I also taught MBA and BAA students ‘International Business’ and ‘Designing Effective Organisations’ subjects during 2019-20 at Federation University Australia.

Apart from teaching, I have also provided training in several HR topics, including:

  • Leadership,
  • Conflict management,
  • Negation skills, and
  • Emotional intelligence.

My trainees included management personnel at multinational corporations such as Danone, Nestle, and Unilever.

Logos for Nestle Danone and Unilever
Logos for Nestle Danone and Unilever

Q: What has surprised you most about teaching business?

A: I come from a family of teachers; both of my parents are teachers. So, I was exposed to teaching quite early in my life. My parents used to discuss their teaching jobs, students and parents, and other related issues.

Still, teaching and training continue to surprise me. For example, I meet many mature-age students ready to learn new skills at every stage of their career. Additionally, students busy with work always inspire me with their commitment, eagerness, and time management skills.

I do not consider teaching a business. It is a profession that is noble, fulfilling and rewarding.

Q: How do your experience and education tie to the Certificate IV Leadership and Management (BSB40520) and the Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420)?

A: As already said, I provided leadership training to mature-age working professionals across various industry sectors, as well as diverse culture mature students at the JHIT, AIB, and Federation University.

My PhD thesis, submitted to the Faculty of Federation University Australia, is relevant to top leadership teams in organisations. Also, as mentioned before, I taught the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management and Diploma of Leadership and Management qualifications.

A lecture hall
A lecture hall

Q: What do you like about the Certificate IV Leadership and Management (BSB40520) and the Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420)?

I like both courses since they provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed in a management and leadership role.

Through these courses, students can earn formal qualifications recognised across Australia. They are thus able to improve their employability as leaders. I also like that the skills, attributes, and knowledge gained can help learners, already working in supervisory and non-supervisory roles, to succeed in the work environment.

Q: To whom would you recommend these qualifications?

A: I would recommend these courses to working personnel in any industry and at any level. Also, those who do not have relevant management qualifications, such as a Bachelor of Business Administration or a Master of Business Administration would benefit from these qualifications.

A manager reviewing a plan
A manager reviewing a plan

Q: What advice would you give someone thinking about becoming a leader or manager?

A: My advice would be to pick up Leadership and Management skills, through either self-study or formal qualifications. Also, I would recommend that they reflect on their learning and relate it to their workplace environment. Through this, they can ensure that the skills are transferrable to workplace situations.

Anyone who aspires to become a leader or manager should start by learning leadership and management skills, such as how to:

  • become emotionally intelligent,
  • encourage creativity,
  • serve as a role model,
  • be passionate,
  • listen and communicate effectively,
  • display a positive attitude,
  • encourage others to contribute, and
  • motivate your followers.

Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t teaching?

A: I generally like to walk long distances. It helps to keep my mind afresh and gives some workout to my body.


Thank you, Dr Sneh, for sharing your story and advice. We are lucky to have an experienced and capable trainer for the latest qualifications:

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