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Our team includes Career Advisors, teachers, Heads of Future Student programs & VET practitioners

At Beyond, we're committed to transforming the career exploration experience for future students

Information, events and resources for future students can be disconnected and complicated. At Beyond, we seek to leverage technology and thoughtful design to transform this experience and facilitate meaningful connections between future students, career advisers and higher education providers.

What is Beyond?

Beyond is a free, comprehensive digital ecosystem where future students of all ages, career advisors, teachers, and parents can access educational materials, attend events and interact with tertiary and VET providers across Australia.

The platform is a highly secure space that enables students to build their own professional profiles – and where they can keep all of their records, achievements, milestones and career advice in the one place. The platform shapes around their profile, clicks and interactions so that their career exploration experience is efficient, and unique to them.

In collaboration with the highest quality education providers and experts, we help future students understand what they need to do today and tomorrow to actively pursue their dream career.

Meet the team

We are an experienced team of education and career professionals, committed to transforming the career exploration experience to help future students make informed decisions about their career pathways.

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Shane Hardcastle

FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

M.Ed, B.Ed, COGE
Shane has worked for over 25 years across multiple school systems (in a variety of roles) and spent 12 years as a Senior HSC marker.

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Kathryn​ Hardcastle

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

B.Ed, Dip Counselling/Coaching
With 28 years of teaching, counselling and life coaching, Kathryn understands the needs of students and the value of supporting their needs.

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Sebastion​ Marx

NATIONAL MANAGER, PARTNERSHIPS AND ENGAGEMENT

Sebastion has 12 years experience in the higher education future student space - supporting prospective students, parents and Career Advisers with expert advice.

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Levina​ Abbo

CAREERS ADVISOR

B.ED, Grad Cert. Career Ed Mini COGE
Over 20 years in education, 10 years as a Senior Careers and Tertiary Pathways Advisor.

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Adam​ Witanowski

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

M.Div
 Adam has been developing complex applications for over 25 years. He has worked in a number of large corporations and is recognised as an expert in his field.

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Christine​ Turner

PROJECT MANAGER

B.Business 
Christine was previously at QANTAS where she held the role as Senior IT Project Manager for 15 years.

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Alex​ McPhee

EVENT CO-ORDINATOR

Alex has spent the last 16 years as a projects and events manager. She has worked with clients such as Toyota and the AFL.