Our PrincipalThe firm is led by its principal, Zmarak Zhouand.
Zmarak is a lawyer qualified in Australia and New York with almost 20 years experience.
He focuses exclusively on the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
Zmarak has worked in-house and in private practice in Australia and abroad – with leading law firms and major businesses.
He has owned and been the CEO of CRICOS and domestic RTOs.
Zmarak understands RTOs and the complex legal and compliance environment in which they operate.
He is technically strong, commercial and provides high-quality, practical and cost-effective services.
Zmarak’s services are based on a deep understanding of his clients’ requirements in the context of their business objectives.
He works with his clients to build strong relationships and is generally available 24/7.
Legal Practitioner, New South Wales, Australia, 2001
Member New York Bar Association, 2014
Member, Queensland Law Society, 2019
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2017
(Post-Grad) Bachelor of Laws, University of New England, 2000
Bachelor of Laws, Southern Cross University, 1998
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, 2001
Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2016
Diploma of Training Design & Development
Diploma of Quality Audit
Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership
Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management
Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management
Diploma of Leadership & Management
rto.legal is the registered business name of Zhouand Pty Ltd ACN 630 717 976, an incorporated legal practice registered with the Queensland Law Society in Queensland, Australia.