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.


Brenton Hales

Training Co-ordinator

Brenton has worked within the disability sector for 19 years in varying roles where he has developed and facilitated training programs for Disability Employment Service Providers as well as Community Health Providers. Brenton believes in the effective delivery of training programs that will provide an insight to best practises that will enable participants to recognise and support the needs of individuals with a disability. Brenton brings both experience in disability and a passion for the improvement in the service delivery to meet the changing needs of this industry.


Jo Rugless

Mental Health Co-ordinator

Jo brings a variety of experiences to the SALC that range from working with families and individuals from the age of new born through to seniors, who experience living with various degrees of disabilities, mental health issues and palliative care needs.
Jo’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science (Disabilities), Diploma in Disabilities, Certificate IV Mental Health and Certificate IV TAE.

Jo believes that working with and supporting individuals through their life journey is a privilege and of great value to all. 


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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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.