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Captain Ash Goyal
 
Chief Executive Officer

With a clear passion for education, links to industry and a strong advocate of the vocational industry, Ash is the founder of Salford College and has ensured that the college always maintains the highest standards. The commitment to quality, student training and welfare, strong and motivated staff is key to success.

Ash believes that in the college the most important person is you. This belief is the very basic tenet of Salford College. With strong links in the industry he has helped a lot of students get placements, some of them leading to jobs or setting up own businesses. He believes strongly in International education and the fact that learning is not just about books. Education is a broad field. International education and exposure builds people and give them amazing life experiences. This gives you an added edge in this competitive world.

With formal qualification in Masters in Political Science and years of senior leadership roles in Army and in business,  he brings a calm sense of leadership, a focus on tomorrow, and a clear vision.

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Virginia Dohnt
Compliance Manager

Virginia launched into the VET sector 2004 utilising her skills as a trainer in Business, Retail, Hospitality, Pre-employment programs. As the expectations of industry increased and to ensure alignment with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, she transitioned into compliance in 2013 after completing a Diploma of Quality Auditing.

The VET sector is in a constant state of review and Virginia ensures that Salford College is always ready to meet the challenge, improve our services and ensure best practice in training and assessment is maintained.

In addition, Virginia holds qualifications Cert IV training and Assessment Diploma of V.E.T and Diploma of Training Design and Development.

Melissa Turner
Training Coordinator

Melissa is the Training Coordinator and organises our class timetables.  Mel can generally be identified from a mile away with her big laugh. No job is too big or too small for her. Her attention to details and meticulousness ensures that all student records are maintained at their best. You will find her with a camera in hand, solving your problems and ensuring that the facilities are always top notch.

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Manmeet Chhabra
Business Manager

Manmeet is an easy going and highly approachable person. He brings with himself an international work experience of more than 16 years in industries as diverse as Contact Centres, Consulting and Education in the roles of Operations and Business Development. He handles the marketing, business development and admissions for both onshore and offshore clients with equal élan. He can always be found in smart business attires, enjoying interacting with staff, students and business associates.

He has a Masters in Business Studies and a Bachelors in Commerce.

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Paula Jacques
Marketing Officer

Paula has a strong sales and marketing background as well as a great experience in the education and hospitality industry. Having worked for many years for big companies abroad and being an entrepreneur herself, she came to add even more knowledge to the marketing team and help develop and expand the business. She loves working with people and is always smiling and bringing good energies.

She has a Post Graduate qualification in Strategic Leadership and Management and a Bachelor in Public Relations.

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Ivy Yuan
Marketing Officer
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Ivy has a background as an Education Agent working closely to the Chinese market. She started to work with Salford in 2018 and we’re very happy to have her taking care of our Chinese Students by giving the all support required when needed.

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Ted Silbor
Admissions Officer

Ted  has been working in the education industry for over 12 years and we are pleased to have him working for Salford for 5 years now. He is a very outgoing person who has a great relationship with all students and staff in the college and is always ready to help.

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Kristina Giglio
Administration Officer

Kristina is the first person you see when you walk into Salford College.  At the reception desk, Kristina answers the telephone and greets students.  She can surprise you by speaking in multiple languages. And she has the answer to almost all of your questions.

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Shea Zhang
Accounts/Admin Officer

Shea has started at Salford as our Intern in Accounts and has done a wonderful job becoming an asset for the college. After her intership came to an end we were happy to offer her a permanent position to stay with Salford College and continue her great work.

Shea has a Bachelor of Accounting in China and a Master of Accounting and Finance in Australia.

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Adrian Brown
Head of Hospitality Campus
Commercial Cookery Trainer

Adrian has a joke for every occasion and has a great rapport with his students. He has a great skill to get his training across in a fun environment. He is a great Chef trainer and has decades of experience in the industry. Having worked as a chef, restaurant owner, trainer he has done everything you could do to having won your laurels. Immensely respected and loved by his students he is a fantastic trainer and it’s an honour to have him on board.

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Ronan Cunniffe
Commercial Cookery Trainer

Having worked in industry as a chef and head chef Ronan felt that training and education was a natural progression, as it was the most enjoyable part of his job. After working in Ireland and  the UK for 10 years as a Catering trainer, he decided to move to Australia. Ronan is proud to have worked with some of his previous chefs and managers and to pass on all the knowledge that they have taught him.

Ronan always maintains a positive outlook and an upbeat attitude with the catchphrase that he believes that has benefited him in his life and career : “living the dream”. Salford and his students are happy to have him as our Commercial Cookery Trainer.

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Scott Heher
Commercial Cookery Trainer

Scott has over 17 years experience in the restaurant and hotel industry. With time spent in 5 start resorts, casinos and hotels Scott has gained skills in staff management, delegation and  coaching.

His latest experience before starting as a trainer was at one of the most renowned fine dining restaurants of South Australia, the iconic Cube at D´Arenberg  Winery in McLaren Vale which he helped launching.

Now with Certificate IV and training and assessment Scott has embarked on a new chapter in his career to continue the training of the next leaders of our service and hospitality industry. We are very honored to have him as our trainer and have him pass on this experience to all of our students and train them with so much care and professionalism.

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  1. Sarah Adams
    Commercial Cookery Trainer

Sarah has over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry. She has spent the last 10 years in charge of pastry at the Playford Hotel and before that has been spent predominantly in 5 star hotels and award winning restaurant/function center.

She has a passion for patisserie and likes to keep herself always up to date. Currently, besides being our trainer, she still works at a patisserie in Adelaide.

Sarah has chosen to pass on her knowledge and skills to the “next generation” of amazing chefs and we are very happy to her on our team.

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Kim Growden
Hospitality Trainer

Kim comes with very strong hospitality skills and experience. She currently works as a Hospitality Manager as well as a Hospitality Trainer.  Kim has helped many students gain employment in hospitality.  Her students are known for making the best cappuccinos and providing quality service with a smile.  With formal qualifications in hospitality and having successfully trained as well as helped find scores of students job placements, Kim is a hot favorite of her students.

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Daniel Owers
Hospitality Trainer

Daniel comes with around twenty years of hospitality experience in a range of different organisations both in Australia and overseas.He also has a Bachelor in Business, Diplomas in Training design and development and Vocational Education as well as a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment. All this has set him up well to pass on his skills to our international Diploma of Hospitality students.

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Saurabh Garg
Hospitality and Leadership and
Management Trainer

Saurabh comes with extensive experience and successful track record within both the
Hospitality and Training sectors. Performing a role of Trainer and Assessor, he demonstrates outstanding communication skills and the ability to form a strong rapport with students and colleagues. He is a highly motivated trainer with a proven past performance of getting the job done efficiently and to the highest of standards.

He has been a business person in the past, and is also a Hospitality Manager at a Hotel in Adelaide where he leads a successful team. Highest qualification achieved is Masters in International Hotel Management, with various diplomas; demonstrating dedication to his profession.

Currently he delivers hospitality, and business/management related qualifications.

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Ryan Leaver
Business /Management/English (TESOL) Trainer
Academic Manager-English/Business Relationships Manager

Ryan Leaver has considerable experience working in management, education and business development roles across a number of private and public organisations. Keen and energetic, Ryan prides himself on his ability to foster productive working relationships and has an aptitude to deliver dynamic education programs. Drawing on his vast industry experience coupled with tertiary studies in Education, MBA, Social Sciences, Information Management and TESOL, Ryan has played a key role in the development of Salford College’s English program and continues to train in Business and Management (Diploma / Advanced Diploma levels).

Kellie Brazier

Kellie Brazier
ELICOS Trainer

Kellie is a highly motivated English teacher with longstanding interest in language development and literacy. She’s passionate about other cultures and languages and has continuously studied it throughout University when majoring in linguistics and film. She has then further on her qualification by undertaking a post graduate specialization in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), in order to continue developing her passion and passing on her knowledge to others.

Kellie finds that supporting students to realize their potential is one of  most rewarding parts of teaching. She believes that by doing that, she is provided with the opportunity to better understand the needs for diverse learners and establish authentic learning experiences that are relatable,  creative and up to date.

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Karen Hewton
Business Trainer

Karen began as a VET trainer for Salford College in 2017, and she teaches students in Diploma of  Business and Advanced Diploma of Business. She brings 30 years business experience with her. She has owned a variety of businesses – general store, outback transport company, retail outlets, and a wholesaling and importing company.

Her qualifications include Graduate certificate in Business, Diploma of Retail and Diploma of Counselling.

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Vicky Smith
Leadership and Management Trainer

Vicky started as a VET trainer for Salford College in 2018, and she teaches students in Diploma of  Leadership and Management. She brings 20 years business experience with her and is a great asset to the college and brings loads of knowledge to the students.

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Yunyun (Erin) Lu
Sydney Campus Admin Officer

Yunyun (Erin) Lu has worked in the International Education Sector in both Australia and China for many years. As a NESA accredited Provisional Teacher, Erin is able to provide students with the support and care they need to achieve personal and academic success. Erin came from an international student background, she is also a NSW International Student Ambassador. From there, Erin has developed her communication and interpersonal skills to be able to relate to students from different social and cultural background.

Erin has a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) from The University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Arts – Media degree from Macquarie University