About Us

We are Jim’s Training.

Jim’s Training is a subsidiary of the Jim’s Group. The Jim’s Group was established by  entrepreneur Dr Jim Penman in 1982. While studying for his PhD in History at Latrobe  University, Jim launched a full-time mowing business. He grew this business from employing subcontractors to franchising it in 1989; today Jim’s Mowing is Australia’s largest franchise chain and the most renowned lawn mowing business in the world with the Jim’s Group now having more than 50 different Divisions operating in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom.


We provide Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Certificate courses to support and develop the skills of not Jim’s Group franchisees and external domestic learners.  Through our training division, we aim to help fill the skills gap across several trades industries and to also provide essential safety training for every trades industry.


Here at Jim’s Training we are passionate about promoting flexible learning and development in a professional environment within the vocational training sector. We support and meet the needs of students within the trades and skills-based sectors. We welcome internal franchisees of Jim’s Group as well as external domestic students seeking to develop new skills or supplement existing skills. As such, Jim’s Training brings real-life industry expertise and experience into the classroom and beyond for the very best learning outcomes.


Jim’s Training is conducted in appealing facilities that were formerly part of Swinburn University and which are fit-for-purpose. Jim’s Training maintains RTO best practice compliance in all areas. Our educators offering face-to-face contact also support flexible online training. We also have 96 luxury hotel rooms located on site for any students interstate or from regional Victoria who wish to stay the night.


We offer both virtual and face to face courses.