About Us

Meet Education at Sea and the people and partners behind it

Our Company

Education at Sea is an Australian business founded by experienced nurses who wanted to offer a better alternative for CPD education for their fellow nurses.

Our programs are all designed to meet the education needs of professionals, specialising in face-to-face contact hours to build continual professional development. Our unique programs allow you to combine real education, relaxation, and all the fun of cruising. We like to say that it’s serious fun.

Our Team

Jason Dawson

Jason is a Registered Nurse from the Gold Coast Queensland. Whilst studying his bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University he developed an interest in mental health and has been working in this field of nursing since completing his studies. In this time Jason has undertaken varied roles including Acute Inpatient Nursing, Community Nursing, clinical facilitating and Nurse Unit Manager positions. In 2012 Jason combined his passion for nursing with his love of travel and co-founded CPD Cruises Pty Ltd known as Education at Sea with the view to providing Nurses the opportunity to update and improve their skills in diverse and unique locations.

Elita Pellew

Elita is a Registered Nurse from the Gold Coast Queensland. Since completing her studies she has focused her nursing interests in the area of Mental Health. Elita has worked in inpatient nursing roles within the areas of Extended Treatment Mental Health, Child & Youth Mental Health, Psychiatric Intensive Care Mental Health and Young Adult Mental Health. In 2012 Elita combined her previous business experience and her passion for nursing and co-founded CPD Cruises Pty Ltd known as Education at Sea to provide nurses an opportunity to update their continued professional development in a unique and fun environment.

Brad Bosward

Brad has been involved in business since joining AMP in the late 1980’s. After successfully completing Certificates of Attainment in Financial Services, Brad moved into his own varied businesses and the Wholesale Importing Industry where he has been able to utilise his experience to create competitive, disciplined, focused and commercially astute teams of people through motivation, leadership and performance management. These business have varied from the Fitness Industry, Entertainment Industry, Food & Beverage Industry, Wholesale Import Industry and Strata Property Management. Since joining CPD Cruises in 2013, Brad continues to work as a Director in both his Strata Property Maintenance Business and Education at Sea.

Our Partners

Travel Direct Australia

Travel Direct Australia is a sister company of Education at Sea. So while Education at Sea organises all conference and seminar events (in conjunction with Nurses for Nurses) Travel Direct Australia books all your travel needs for your cruise seminar and cruise conference events.

Travel Direct Australia is an established travel agency based in Kingscliff, New South Wales. They are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, professionalism, and value in travel to customers. Travel Direct Australia provides a wide range of travel services for those travelling for business or pleasure. They can arrange airfares, pre- and post-cruise accommodation, travel insurance, and more – and not just for CPD events, either. For more information, please see our Other Travel page.

Nurses for Nurses

Education at Sea now proudly operates in an exclusive partnership with Nurses for Nurses for course delivery.

The Nurses for Nurses Network provides nurses an affordable, accessible, stress-free and fabulous way to meet their Continuing Professional Development requirements – and so much more – in one small, tax-deductible annual membership.

Nurses for Nurses offers an impressive range of activities to assist nurses in meeting their Continuing Professional Development requirements with AHPRA at their own pace, giving them choice and control. Joining the Nurses for Nurses Network provides: webinar, video, and quiz CPD activities; 24/7 Access; Online Professional Portfolio to present to AHPRA or complete for a resume; up-to-date information to stay informed on all the latest nursing topics; a range of downloads such as eBooks and info sheets; task demos showcasing a range of nursing practices; fantastic opportunities to attend events in unique destinations in Australia and overseas (through Education at Sea and others). For information and membership details visit the Nurses for Nurses Network click here.