Chemène Sinson

Chemène is a learning and performance freelancer who is passionate about quality learning and education. She has 30+ years’ experience working in diverse educational settings around the world and established her Australian consultancy—Blackwater Projects—in 2000.

Her professional philosophy… listen first

Specialisations and achievements

  • Trainer’s trainer
    Chemène has worked with organisations, groups and individuals from diverse industry sectors, developing their skills and confidence as facilitators, assessors, presenters, and mentors
  • Speaker
    Chemène is a regular speaker and Master of Ceremonies at conferences and special events
  • Instructional design and delivery
    ID needs > Concept > Design > Pilot > Finalise > Deliver > Performance Support > Review
    Chemène delivers an end-to-end service, working with clients to design, develop and facilitate tailored accredited and non-accredited learning experiences that are relevant, engaging and lead to improved performance on-the-job.
  • Learning and assessment materials
    Chemène has produced a suite of learning and assessment materials covering the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. More than 100 organisations have used these to date.
  • An Olympian, Chemène coaches elite sportspeople in media, presentation and personal effectiveness skills, and has announced at major sport events, including the World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Clients include

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Institute of Training and Development
  • Community Colleges (various)
  • VET Development Centre
  • Adult Learning Australia
  • Numerous organisations, including Westpac Banking Corporation, Australian Human Rights Commission, NSW Health and more


  • Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts degree—English and French
  • Level 3 (national level) sport coach
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
  • TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development
  • BSB51107 Diploma of Management
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Chemène Sinson