About Us

The Right Direction Australia (TRDA) is an Australian registered, Not For Profit (NFP) organisation. We provide communication and social skills training to disengaged and vulnerable adolescents preparing to transition into the adult workforce.


Mission: To empower adolescents with positive life skills.


TRDA is fortunate to have a Board of Directors that consists of respected business leaders from both private and public sectors; including education, defence, health and corporate advisory. The Board dedicates their time and expertise to ensure the maintenance of accountable and transparent management practices. All members of our Board kindly serve TRDA on a voluntary basis.


We approach the delivery of our program with a sense of duty, service and commitment. Trained TRDA volunteer facilitators are male and female Australian Defence Force (ADF) veterans and civilians. Our facilitators act as positive role models; we leverage off their training and real life experiences to develop a strong rapport with our program participants.

2023-24 Board of Directors

Josh Vaughan


Martin Brooker


Michael Aichholzer


Mark Korsten


Our Programs


Communication and Social Skills Development


TRDA offers a unique service in Australia. We directly support an individual’s employment pathway by helping to improve their communication and social skills so that they can function effectively and confidently in a typical work environment. 


Communication skills can directly affect interpersonal relationships and studies have shown the link between social incompetence and juvenile delinquent behaviour. Our training presents an opportunity to provide adolescents with some of the fundamental building blocks for better self-esteem and improved social adjustment, which in turn could have wide-ranging positive effects on society as a whole.




Our mission for Mengineering® is simple; create opportunities for fathers and sons to interact and mix, spend quality time together, try new things, learn new skills, utilise/employ positive communication and social skills and strengthen relationships. That's it!

Our intention is to partner with wonderful people, local associations, hobby groups & enthusiasts, sporting clubs, agencies etc. and coordinate events that fathers and their sons can participate in together.

If this sounds like you, or someone you know and can recommend, we need to connect and discuss potential opportunities together.

Find us on Facebook @mengineeringact and our dedicated website www.mengineering.org.au