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.
Clinical Nurse Educator
A Registered Nurse – with a passion for education, Sonya commenced at the learning centre in April, 2016. Prior to this she worked for nearly 10 years within the Gastrostomy community to provide independence and education to clients and healthcare workers – both within the private and public sectors.
Providing essential clinical training – inclusive of Medication Management, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Infection control and Gastrostomy Management all from a large part of her training portfolio.
Creating new pathways and developing online education packages form part of this exciting new role within the SALC.
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.
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.
Learning and Development Coordinator
Paul has worked at Minda in a variety of roles for over 30 years. In his role as a Development Educator Paul trained staff in supporting people with intellectual disability and it was through conducting this training that Paul discovered his passion for education.
Joining the SALC team in 2008, Paul began training First Aid and Manual Handling. Since then, he has used his qualifications and experience to train in many topics, including Personal Power (Recognising and Preventing Abuse), Behaviour Support, Mental Health First Aid, and Apply First Aid. Paul also delivers subjects across Certificate III, IV and Diploma in Disability.
Paul has a strong belief that people living with intellectual disability deserve the best possible support, and quality training for these support workers is a critical aspect of ensuring quality support.
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.