Staff Profiles


Phil Golding

Administration Manager

Phil has extensive experience working within training in both Registered Training Organisations and in corporate industry. Having spent the past 8 years managing the training and compliance for St John in South Australia, Phil joined SALC in October 2014. He brings with him extensive knowledge of compliance requirements for training organisations and a passion for working in the not for profit sector. 


Daniel Cassar

Learning and Development Co-ordinator

Daniel began his training career in 2003 teaching managers and staff commercial point-of-sale systems in numerous franchises and businesses throughout South Australia. In 2011 Daniel moved into the disability field, exclusively training and habilitating clients with various disabilities to improve their job skills and employment outcomes.

Daniel believes in making training as meaningful and engaging for the learner as possible to ensure effective learning. Daniel joined the SALC team in 2016 and holds a Certificate IV in Disability and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


Michella Hyland


Michella has been working in Administration for over seven years. She previously completed a Dual Certificate III in Disability and Aged Care and then worked as a Support Worker at Minda for two years, working across community, residential and day options services. Michella saw working at the South Australian Learning Centre as a great opportunity to combine her experience in administration with her experience of working with people with disabilities. Michella most recently completed a Diploma of Business in 2016.


Susan Johnson

Lead Development Co-ordinator

With over 25 years’ experience in the vocational sector, Susan’s background is in community services, counselling, interpersonal communication, human relationships and group work. Her professional experiences include program development for government and community based organisations, program management and workforce development of both International and local community services programs. In 2008 Susan was the recipient of the TAFESA Gold Medal, an award presented bi-annually to an individual who has made an invaluable contribution to building an organisation’s capacity to deliver excellent training.
Susan’s qualifications include a Master’s degree in Social Science (Counselling), Graduate Diploma in Health Counselling, Diplomas in Teaching, Community Services Work and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


Marie Ellul


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Jill Reynolds


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Charlotte Dawe


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Steve Wadsworth

Learning & Development Co-ordinator

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Brian Mooney

Learning & Development Co-ordinator

Brian began his training career in 1992, teaching TAFE hospitality students MS Office at Regency TAFE. From 2000 Brian worked for SOCOG and completed a Masters in Education (online). He also supported students online training at the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and Le Cordon Bleu.
After working overseas, Brian began working as Support Worker in 2012. Completing a Cert III Aged Care and Cert IV Disability. Then a Diploma in Community Services. Brian was a Team Leader with SACARE for 3 years before completing his TAE and  returning to teaching Aged Care and Disability students at SCEI from 2016.

Brian joined the SALC team in 2018 and he is based at the Reynella Commercial Centre, where he teaches Individual Support (Disability) and he contributes to the VET in schools program. Brian appreciates the importance of student-focused training to enable them to remain compliant with current industry policies and procedures.


Karen Berry

Learning & Development Co-Ordinator

Passionate about Person Centred Thinking and Doing with a belief that  ‘everyone can learn’, Karen has worked in a variety of roles at Minda across MyPath Day Options and our Aged Care facility. Karen is also one of our MAPA (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression Foundation and Advanced) facilitators and also teaches on our ACE programs, roles that she delivers with enthusiasm and energy.

Karen’s qualifications include Vocational Graduate Diploma in Post Compulsory Education and Training, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and she holds Diplomas in Disability; Community Coordination and Performing Arts.

Her background in teaching Performing Arts in the UK has given Karen a creative outlook on engaging the learner in a fun vibrant environment sharing her philosophy with Alfred Mercier;

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget!”


Karen Buhagiar


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Sarah Hawker

Learning & Developent Co-ordinator

Sarah has worked within the disability sector for 10 years in varying roles with a strong focus on facilitating community participation and skills development before transitioning to also training disability qualifications for the last 2 years, whilst continuing to provide support services.

Sarah is passionate about the delivery of training programs that provide an insight to industry best practice that in turn enables participants to recognise and support the needs of individuals with a disability and provide excellent person centered responses.


Fran Tullis

Manager, Learning & Development

An experienced practitioner in the UK within the Community Services sector, Frances worked predominantly with people with disabilities before moving into the vocational training and education sector. Her experience across these industries gives her a broad insight into her current role. Frances’ qualifications include a Masters Degree in Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Mentoring, Diploma in Health & Social Welfare, NVQ Level 4 in Management and a range of Training & Assessment qualifications.