About Us

We are very proud to be the NT’s only Specialised Early Childhood Education and Care Training Provider. We are dedicated to the Early Childhood and Children’s Services sector, our nationally recognised courses meet the qualification requirements for Educators working within the Early Childhood Education and Care Industry.

We develop close relationships with our students, and ensure that learning solutions meet and exceed their needs

Operating in the NT since 2006, we Network with Employers and have trainers out visiting students on site every week. Rowe Training & Consulting is managed by Debbie and Phil Rowe, and is the trading name for P & D Rowe Pty Ltd., ABN 22 144 900 327, RTO CODE 70054. For general enquires and to confirm Rowe Training’s RTO status and scope see training.gov.au



I have worked in Early Childhood Education for the past 30 years with experiences in many different areas. I started my career in Family Day care when my children were young and then moved into centres. I spent 15 years as a Director – this has been in urban, rural and remote services. For the past 6 years I have been working with remote students teaching Diploma and Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

My passion is help students to reach their full potential and see them put their skills into practice in their services.  At Rowe training the philosophy is to give each student the individual support that they need to complete the course successfully. This includes support with assignments but also mentoring in their services.  In this way what is being learnt in theory is backed up with practical advise on how to translate this to actually doing it in their workplace. 


My role as an early childhood education and care educator has allowed me to play and have fun with children for the past eight years. I now work for Rowe Training and I have been very inspired by the hard work and creativity of all our students. My pedagogical beliefs in working with adults are based on being supportive to build and develop good relationships. I believe being successful does not have to be filled with struggles, yet it can happen smoothly with support and help of others. That is why it is valuable to enrol with Rowe Training because as your trainer, and with my team I will support whatever needs you required. I have been so lucky to work in such a wonderful Career and I  love learning more from every visit I have with students.


Deb has 30 years of expertise in Early Childhood Education and Care starting as an Assistant in the 1980's then working her way up to be a Director. Deb moved into Training and Development after finding the key to supporting Educators was ensuring they received the best Training possible.  After developing her Training and Assessment skills she soon gained a position with The Gowrie as NT Manager. During Deb’s time at the Gowrie she managed to share her expertise throughout the NT traveling to Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy , Katherine and remote areas.

Starting  Rowe Training and Consulting in 2006 as  NT’s only Early Childhood Specialist RTO. During the years Deb has been successful in training a large number of students to gain their Certificates and Diploma in Early Childhood and always taking the time in developing relationships with each and every student. Deb is a keen advocate for families and children and aims to ensure a high level of quality Training and Assessment will provide them quality childcare.