Testimonials

Lehanne Bleumink’s expertise and knowledge in the complex area of Human Resources is provided with the client in mind. Lehanne’s counsel has been delivered to us in a skilful and timely manner for a diverse range of HR issues, her advice is always based on current workplace legislation and directed to ensure Gold Seal’s clients meet their HR and Compliance obligations.   Lehanne’s ability to make the multifaceted area of HR easy for clients is a testament to her experience as a professional HR advisor.  I highly recommend Gold Seal and Lehanne Bleumink to any employer requiring HR consultancy services.

Liz Stanton, Watkins Taylor Stone Insurance Brokers

 

We found Gold Seal definitely easier to deal with than the other providers in the past. We will definitely be using you for all courses in the future.

Johanna Louwen, Vaughan & Monaghan Insurance & Financial Services

 

Gold Seal were very helpful and consultative in the development and refinement of training materials. They have also been very supportive and available during the role out process, including assisting with the linking of training and user databases.

Alex Davidson, CHU Underwriting Agencies

 

A massive thank you to Gold Seal for being so reliable and professional in the rollout of our training to date. You are the only external supplier that I deal with that promises and delivers on time and it’s a big credit to you all.  

Vanessa Muir, PSC Connect Insurance Broking Services

 

Thank you so much for the good news on passing my Diploma of Insurance Broking - it surely is a great relief.  

The journey was tough but well worth it. Despite the changes to the Diploma program this year as announced, I found the one that I have just completed was a great one where I have learned so much from it. The case studies in the three modules were real enough and I liked the component where one should take a real-life situation to work on was great. In addition, the support that I received along the way from you and Gold Seal was excellent. 

A very valuable Diploma course that is being offered from Gold Seal and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends or colleagues.

Thank you for all the help that I received from the start to the end of this course.

Hiep Nguyen - Ruby Insurance Services

 

We highly value the work that Gold Seal performs and the manner in which they conduct their Business.

Over the years we have forged a very productive and positive relationship with the Gold Seal Team.

We fully utilise all elements of the Gold Seal service offering including templates, HR advice and their newsletters.

They have very successfully been able to deliver best practice advice and materials, whilst still ensuring a highly personalised delivery style.

Their high level of responsiveness is also excellent.

Amanda Bush, Action Insurance Brokers

 

EBM’s RentCover Division have utilised the training services of GoldSeal for the past 10 years. Throughout this time we have experienced a high level of service and professionalism. 

The GoldSeal education programs are key to the personal development of our staff and are an integral part of our overall training programs. The quality of the training and diverse range of speciality courses complement the industry, and we have found the training provided by GoldSeal to be of the highest quality.  GoldSeal have also customised a range of training to suit the specific needs for our staff.

We continue to receive positive comments from members of staff who have attended courses and participated in group training sessions, praising the knowledge of the tutors and outcome of the training. We will certainly continue to utilise GoldSeal as our training provider in the future.

Sharon Fox - Slater, EBM

 

I recently completed my Diploma of Insurance Broking with Gold Seal and found the course to be well written. There were no ambiguous questions or tasks to complete. The staff there are always available if you have any questions and are very understanding if you require an extension. Liz and the team are fantastic; so easy to deal with. Thank you for making the study process a pleasure! I highly recommend Gold Seal if you are considering furthering your studies in the Insurance Industry.

Bianca Nitchov, Edgewise Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd

 

This is the first Gold Seal Audit that we have participated in. Although the prospect seemed somewhat daunting at first, once we went through the requirements and actually undertook the audit I found it a very informative and a positive experience. Val and Michele were both extremely friendly, helpful and had a positive effect on me during the audit.

Kevin Skilton, K. E. Skilton & Associates Pty Ltd

 

I was fortunate to call Lehanne Bleumink at Gold Seal about a serious HR issue that needed to be sorted immediately.

The service I was provided with was second to none. Being an Insurance Broker gives you excellent negotiating skills but when it comes to sensitive HR matters I strongly recommend the services of Gold Seal and their team of professionals.

This was a very stressful and unproductive time for me. Lehanne guided me through the whole  process and gave me the tools and knowledge to handle a difficult situation smoothly and effectively with a positive outcome for our business. Lehanne was at the other end of the phone whenever I needed her advice and reassurance which was greatly appreciated.

Thankyou Gold Seal for your assistance.

Cliff Atkinson, Phoenix Insurance Brokers

 

We would like to pass on our thanks to Gold Seal and provide you with some feedback.

Both Todd and I felt that the training modules and assessment tasks provided by Gold Seal for the Tier 1 Accreditation Distance Learning ,were very thorough and extremely practical. I know that Todd has gained considerable experience in completing the practical assessments and has already been able to relate this experience to actual clients.

We would happily recommend and use Gold Seal again in the future for such training.

Richard Carling, Intas Insurance Services

 

Thank you Gold Seal. I loved the  Essential Human Resources Practices Workshop. Lehanne was brilliant and the small group setting was fantastic. Well worth the interstate trip.

Leanne Hasting, Richard Ray Insurance Brokers

 

Music Victoria is the not-for-profit peak body for the local contemporary music industry.

We have great staff, but our HR system was stitched together with pieces from various sources, and was Frankensteinian mongrel-like creation. Our Board asked Sheila and the crew from GoldSeal if they could help.

GoldSeal said that rather than a tune up, they'd offer a complete overhaul, and deliver it as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program.  

While GoldSeal's systems and processes are important, it was its people and their ability to focus on our needs and deliver the best solution, that turned one of our blind spots into a corporate strength.

A great band needs a great rhythm section to anchor it, and with our HR system in place, we can now better focus on delivering services to our industry members, and strengthening Melbourne into one of the worlds great music cities.

Ashley Admiraal, Chair, Music Victoria

 

I have just completed my Tier 2 Accreditation with Gold Seal.  I really want to say thanks to everyone who has helped me out along the way.  Everyone has been so lovely and accommodating.

Sue Camero, Eastern Equity Insurance Brokers

 

I have found the Gold seal Tier 1 Accredition that my staff are doing to be a much better programme than I completed with another education provider.  Due to the high standard and relevancy of your programme we will do all our training through you in the future. Thankyou.

Jillian Walsh, Greg Walsh & Associates

 

I always tell our colleagues how wonderful I have found your services. Knowing I can contact Gold Seal and have any HR question answered promptly and with care and consideration to the needs of our Business has given us GREAT peace of mind & saved on sleepless nights.

The feeling of support and understanding demonstrated by the Consultants and supported by relevant documentation has allowed us to attend to HR matters with confidence knowing we are compliant and doing the right thing by all involved. Having such peace of mind allows us to concentrate on servicing our clients and growing our business.

Tammy Warmeant, Intrinsic Financial Planning

 

Thankyou so much for all your help Liz.   You have been fabulous throughout the process.   I have enjoyed working with you and Val and whilst it might not be so often if I can ever help out please let me know.

Claire Robinson, NAS Insurance Brokers

 

In recent years I have studied with a few education providers in the insurance industry, and been disappointed with substandard study materials and online systems. 

I therefore considered Gold Seal for my Diploma and have been extremely impressed with the quality of their course content, their online student portal and their personalised service.  We’ll continue to use Gold Seal in our business and I have no hesitation to recommend them to others. 

Peter Conquest, PNO Insurance Brokers

 

Eileen, thank you somuch for your time, advice, training and words of encouragement yesterday. It was a very full day but extremely rewarding and everyone enjoyed seeing you again. We look forward to seeing you in late November / early December.

Julian Sparkes, Savannah Insurance

 

I just wanted to let you know that the audit that was carried out by Kim Pennington was carried out in a quiet and effective manner and I have to give great credit to the way Kim conducted herself, she was so easy to get on with.  You have a good representative there.

Robert Meech, Robert Meech Insurance Brokers

 

Once again, I would just like to thank Gold Seal and all involved in my training, not just my Tier 1 but also my Tier 2 Training.  I look forward to completing the last section to obtain my Diploma in Financial Services.

Alex Clark, Alan Wilson Insurance Brokers

 

“I found Mark to be very industry savvy, whilst at the same time having an understanding that there is only a degree of practicality to legislation adherence, and his recommendations were very accurate had I had the time and opportunity to step back and review a business without my own emotional and professional involvement.” 

 Ben Goodall, Griffiths Goodall Insurance Brokers

 

"...the course I attended on Wednesday which was run by Lorraine was great.  She is an excellent facilitator and her style and approach made learning enjoyable."

Natalie Marchello, Accident & Health International Underwriting

 

"Working with Gold Seal makes me feel like I have a whole team supporting me. They are reliable, dependable and always willing to help with advice, training packages...whatever I need."

Lee Kirschner, Whitbread Insurance Brokers

 

"Gold Seal provided me with a tailored induction package for employees new to the industry...it's cost effective, specific to my needs and did a great job of getting them up to speed quickly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend working with them."

Greg Evans, Countrywide Insurance Brokers

 

"I really appreciate your concern and follow up - you provide an amazing level of customer service and care. "

Bradley Miller, BizCover

 

"I found the training and help from Gold Seal excellent however the only problem I had was I felt some of the requests were very hard for someone who has not greatly been subjected to quoting large business.  However in saying that I have learnt during this process so that is probably exactly what Gold Seal was aiming for. Thank you for all your help via the phone calls and emails greatly appreciated."

Rebecca Doolan - Joe Vella Insurance Brokers

 

"On all occasions we have found Gold Seal's work to be of the highest quality. It is specific to the needs of our shareholders, completed on time, to our brief and with an appropriate level of detail for our needs"

Catherine Pettitt, Steadfast Group