Rebecca HughesLead Trainer & Assessor
“I am a passionate trainer who is very supportive to my students. My goal is for my students to become inspirational, knowledgeable and unique educators that will place imprints on each child’s future.”
Rebecca comes with intensive knowledge in the Early Education industry, having worked as an educator in childcare centres for the past 10 years. She plays a critical part in the Enhance Training team since she started in 2017 and is constantly looking to grow in the organisation and implementing best practices for the students. She is currently completing her Bachelor in Education specialising in Early Childhood, having already completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care as well as her Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
Melinda AverisIndividual Support Trainer & Assessor
"What I love about my role is working with students from diverse backgrounds, seeing my class bond, work together and adopt high quality care practices for clients."
Melinda has worked in the Health Care Industry for over 25 years, including roles in Leisure and Health, Community Coordination and management of Respite Services. Her background in Nursing and roles as an enrolled Nurse provides her with the experience, and this can be seen in her delivery of the units. She joined the team in 2018 after a successful stint at a local Group Training Organisation. Her other qualifications include a Diploma in Community Services, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Cert IV Mental Health, Cert IV Leisure and Health, and a Cert III in Individual Support.
Andrea CharterisCompliance Officer
“While my role sounds dry, controlling risks, managing compliance and solving problems is the sort of challenge I thrive on. My work is all about supporting the people working with our learners and clients to provide quality training and services.”
Andrea has been with the Hessel Group since mid-2017, starting with RTO Compliance for Enhance Training and then expanding her compliance role to include the Care and Support Team. Having held various management and consulting roles within the Vocational Education and Training and Business sectors for longer than she would like to admit to, Andrea has the Bachelor of Teaching (Education and Training of Adults) and qualifications in management, human resources management and organisational psychology.
Azadeh WilsonLearner Support Services Case Manager
“I have a background in Psychology and Information Technology and have recently moved back to Adelaide from Sydney. I’ve worked in various fields, but my passion lies in supporting people from a range of ages, diverse backgrounds, and cultures by harnessing their strengths and providing the resources they need to succeed in life.
In my spare time, if I get any, I love to craft and paint. Currently, I’m in the office on Tuesdays through Thursday and my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to contact me.”
Christian LucasLearner Support Services Case Manager
“Pursuing my passion of working with people, I thought Hessel group would be the perfect opportunity. I have experience in government and employment services and am now branching out into other areas.”
“My background qualification includes Criminology & Mental Health. I hold a strong passion for helping people and influencing their lives. I look forward to working alongside the team at Enhance Training!”
Alison LeeEarly Childhood Trainer & Assessor
~ we are not what we know but what we are willing to learn ~ M.Bateson
“I love this quote and find it incredibly rewarding to support a person’s pursuit when they have this willingness”
Alison has worked in Education for 20+ years, spanning Secondary, Primary, and Preschool contexts. This background provides her with varied experience that contributes to engaging delivery as well as skills embrace & nurture all types of learners. She joined the team in 2020 to develop herself further in the realm of adult education. Her qualifications include a Cert IV in Training & Assessment, Diploma in Early Childhood, Bachelor of Education & Masters in Human Resources.
Keturah RavesteynIndividual Support and Early Childhood Trainer & Assessor
“I am very passionate about helping my students gain the knowledge and skills to be well equipped to work with children and clients. I continuously strive to provide current, professional, and realistic insight into the industry to help students to have the skills and deep understanding to give back to the community.”
Whilst Keturah has only been working in the Early Childhood and Disability industries for the past 3 years, she has gained considerable knowledge, appreciation, and a keen understanding of everything these industries entail. Keturah currently works with children in the disability sector to remain current in the industry, gain experience and bring those relevant skills into her training. Keturah is very passionate about serving her community with an exceeding standard of care and support and she loves to support students in their journey to do the same.
Keturah has obtained her Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Nikki DenholmTraining and Placement Coordinator
“I am passionate about building strong relationships with local employers to ensure skills training remains purposeful and relevant.”
Nikki has developed and maintained a strong and impressive reputation with clients with her natural ability to link knowledge taught, to skill applied in industry employment settings.
She has a proven track record of networking with local employers to generate the “right fit” placement opportunities for students during and post-training. Having her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and working within the training industry for the last 4 years has given her a sound understanding of the complete training and placement process.
Harriet BrownRecruitment Development Officer
I enjoy working as a Recruitment Officer for the Hessel Group as I get to speak to new people every single day. My role in the Hessel Group Training involves finding candidates, seeking out their goals, and helping them to achieve them by matching them to the right host organisations.
It’s a great feeling to meet someone at the very beginning of their career and watching them build their confidence and skills in an industry they love.
I have been working in the recruitment industry for 3 years and, like our trainees, I am continuously learning. Currently, I am undertaking a Diploma of Human Resources Management.
Sarah FogartyTraining Administrator
Sarah comes to Enhance Training with an extensive administrative background including the last three years as an RTO State Manager. Working as the Training Administrator and using her highly tuned customer service and office management skills, Sarah is exceedingly motivated to bring you the highest quality of customer service, where the student and our stakeholders always come first.
Hemamalini ThamodararFirst Aid Trainer & Assessor
“I enjoy applying a wide variety of strategies based on essential educational principles encompassing cognitive functioning, learning theory, diversity issues, curriculum-based planning and assessment. My goal is to promote positive learning, spark enthusiasm for learning and to provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning for my students.”
Hema has years of industry experience working with children in child care, family day care, play group and OSHC both as an educator and coordinator. Her journey as a trainer and assessor started in 2015 after being a director of a preschool. She joined the Enhance Training team in 2017 and her qualifications include a Masters in Business Administration, Diploma in Early Childhood, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, as well as a Cert III in individual Support (Disability).
Today Hema manages our First Aid Training HLTAID012 - you can book in here.
Hayden McKessnerAdministration Trainee
New to our Enhance Training team is Hayden, our Business Administration Trainee.
New to office work (not that we could tell) Hayden applied for this traineeship through Hessel GTO where we discovered that his values aligned with ours.
Hayden works with us 4 days per week and study for a Certificate III in Business BSB30115 with Qualify 1 day a week.
Hayden is responsible for answering all of our enquiries and helping prospective students make positive decisions.
Vicki SizeTrainee Trainer/Assessor
I started with Enhance Training in June 2021 as a trainee trainer/assessor. I feel passionate about the power of education in people’s lives and the opportunities that affords them. I plan to support and assist students to help them learn and develop their skills and be the best they can be to work successfully in community health.
I plan to give students rich learning experiences building on their current knowledge base. I aim to be a trainer and assessor who delivers high-quality training to students of all backgrounds.
My career started in 1985 and have had many years of experience working in community health in various diverse roles including nursing and counselling.
I have qualifications in nursing, social science, teaching, and counselling/therapy. I am currently completing my Cert IV in Training and Assessment at TIME training.