“I love that Kristine built in the “what if” moments, which is one of the main worries for any parent when independent travel is undertaken.” – Parent of a young man with Down syndrome, and a Support Teacher Transition

About

Kristine Pedler 

Director / Training Manager    

 

Social Worker, Educator, Certified Trainer and Assessor

Living Skills Training was founded to meet the need for an affordable and specialist public transport travel training service for people with disability in Sydney. 

Kristine is a professional Social Worker, Educator, Trainer and Assessor, Health Promotion Officer and Researcher, who has worked across the disability, community and health sectors for decades. She holds a Certificate IV Training and Assessment, a Post Graduate Bachelor of Social Administration, and Master of Public Health.

Kristine has been developing, managing and delivering travel training programs since 2011. She managed the original Travel Training Program with Easy Transport, an innovative pilot funded by Transport for NSW. She was an advisor in the creation of the online travel training resource, First Stop transport. Since 2016, she has been coordinating the expanded Travel Training Program with Easylink, also funded by Transport for NSW. This service focused on providing free and NDIS-funded public transport training to people with disability, as well as older people and people from migrant backgrounds, with a high success rate. Kristine ran ‘Train-the-Trainers’ programs to train staff as travel trainers. She also delivered community education programs on public transport to high schools with special needs classes. Funding for this program ceased in December 2020, and Living Skills Training was established to meet the ongoing need for this service.

 

Kristine has a strong track record in creating innovative programs from the ground up, across the disability, community and health sectors, whether it be travel training education with the disability community, provision of volunteer services, capacity building in health promotion with hospital staff, or peer health education with older people.