Ability Associates is a boutique services consultancy providing support to business and government. The company was founded by well known business innovator Dennis Trevarthen, and has been providing quality services since 1988. We focus on skill standards, capability frameworks, and project management support. As a digital agency, we provide services in digital marketing, web strategy and design. This is supported by custom training and facilitation services to assist clients in effective change management.
 
Dennis is a recognised national expert in the field of project management field, having taught with the Australian Institute of Management over many years. He holds formal qualifications and industry certifications in PRINCE2 and AGILE methodology, and is a Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) with the Australian Institute of Project Management. Over four years, Dennis developed a customised PRINCE2 method for the international Australian Council For Educational Research (ACER) and established significant change management processes for implementation.
 
Enterprise and national capability/skill frameworks have been recently developed in areas as diverse as wine industry operations, leadership and management, marketing communications, digital marketing, project and program management. Dennis is a consultant with the London based Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), and has completed a comprehensive national skills framework for the information technology industry within Australia.
 
Since the early 1990’s to this day, Dennis has championed the introduction of competency based skill development within Australia, leading national projects to develop and negotiate industry skill standard agreements in telecommunications, mining, business services, property and infrastructure. This work has supported national licensing bodies, a testament to the longevity and quality of the outcomes.
 
Recently Dennis developed the first national standards for digital marketing in consultation with the industry, and has written and published comprehensive training resources through Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA).
 
Today Ability Associates Australia provides a broad range of professional services through a network of quality consulting associates.