Our History


Raven Design was started in 1993 as an independent instructional design and development business.  Our intention was to offer the sort of high quality training design and development services that were enjoyed by a few major corporates such as Price Waterhouse, Coopers & Lybrand Andersen Consulting etc.

Raven's first high profile project came from a colleague's recommendation to Bob Spence at the Commonwealth Bank.  Bob was proposing a joint venture with St John Ambulance to build a e-Learning version of the Senior First Aid Course.  Raven Design was contracted first to build a prototype and then go on to complete the full program.  This course set some new benchmarks for interactive e-Learning and came second in the AITD Awards to a piece by Professor Harry Mouton.  Pretty illustrious company!

Raven Design's second AITD Award came in 1999 with the Star City Casino's Dealer Training suite. The project was managed by Accenture and Raven was engaged to do the instructional design and build for table games including Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow, Sic Bo, Caribbean Stud and Big Wheel.

Over the years we have done a lot of work for NSW Health and in the course of that time Raven has received the prestigious NSW Director General of Health Award for the Blended Learning Program - Medical Terminology for Clerical Staff Working in a Health Environment. This is the top award for NSW Health and is hotly contested by projects from all disciplines.

In 2008 the module, "e-learning: Improving Multidisciplinary Paediatric CPR", which we designed and built for the Children's Hospital at Westmead, won a Baxter Award and was a finalist in the Director General's Award. The field that year was over 250 projects State wide.

Raven Design is not just another training chop-house.  If you want e-Learning but are happy with PowerPoint style page turners, or if you want didactic, lecture style, face-to-face training, there are plenty of other people out there who can do it for you.  We create engaging, interactive training materials which directly target the training or performance issues your organisation needs to resolve or change, and we do it for the same cost as many of the so-called rapid development contractors.