Our Staff

We pride ourselves on our welcoming and inclusive approach to all members of the wider community.

The staff at h&h Accredited Training provide an encouraging and supportive role to our students, as we strive to deliver a quality, holistic education.

All staff invest their time, energy and skills into creating a learning environment that is safe and supportive of each person learning with h&h.

The College invests in extensive Professional Learning opportunities for staff to maintain their currency and develop their skills in delivering a contemporary and relevant curriculum to the students of h&h Accredited Training.

Management

Susan Ellis-Hill

Executive Director

“h&h is a family business which was commenced by my husband, Ray Hill, and I in 1994. Ray recognised the need for an innovative approach to vocational training in our community; and using our proficiency and experience in business, we focused on the development of competencies in people from NESB and long-term unemployed backgrounds, developing skills that would lead to employment. My career has always been in a people orientated arena, having gained my degree in Human Resources in the mid-1980s, and working in recruitment for many years. During this period I had my own recruitment consultancy, and was on the board of various recruitment initiatives. I have a thorough understanding of career development needs, and have served on government committees that helped establish the training services being delivered in our community.”

Kate Lovett

Managing Director

“I have been working with h&h for 20 years. My journey started as a part time administration assistant while raising my children. My roles over time have included the Team Leader, Training Manager and Business Development Manager. I am currently leading this amazing team as the Managing Director. I am the daughter of the CEO (Susan) and very proud to have my daughter (Olivia) working in the organisation as well. It truly is a family business. Throughout my years with h&h I have completed 8 Diploma qualifications, several Certificate III and IV courses and plenty of workshops. Within my role, I believe it is important to stay current in many aspects of education so I can have a true insight into how students are supported throughout their journey. I enjoy watching students grow, while developing their skills and more importantly confidence. I am fortunate to be part of graduations, enrolments and activities throughout a persons time with h&h. It is an absolute honour to be in this role.”

Chris Morris

Operations Manager

“I have 25 years of customer service experience running my own business. I have developed relationships with a variety of businesses and their staff. In previous roles I have delivered programs to groups of unemployed youth and teams of trainees in programs involving hands on projects across Sydney. I am very motivated to work within the education space and maintain the quality training h&h provides.”

Sandra Matimati

Accountant

“I joined h&h in 2016 as an Accounts Officer after completing the Masters in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Newcastle. I was given the opportunity to take up the Accountant position in 2017 and this has been my life since then. I’m always ready to answer any questions with regards to your fees, payment plans, account balances and I love my job.”

Werner Strauss

Compliance Manager

“I started with h&h in March 2021, currently teaching Business and Community Services. I am also involved in developing the online (canvas) content. I’ve been involved in the VET industry since 2008 in Sydney (and a short period in Brisbane) in various roles. My background is in Psychology & Sociology, Business, Leadership and Management and Marketing.”

Sarah Meredith

Executive Assistant

“I joined h&h in 2017 as a Course Coordinator, over the years I have moved around the business in roles focusing on Compliance, Traineeship, Business Training and Managing with my role now being the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director. I have worked within the Business industry for over 10 years, I enjoy the varied roles of working within an RTO and supporting students on their journey to a better education whilst providing a support system to the staff. My education journey has grown extensively since joining the h&h family completing my Certificate III and Diploma in Business, Certificate III in Community Services and acquiring my Certificate IV in Training and Assessing.”

Aaron Premia

Account Manager

“As an academic consultant I work very closely with students helping them choose the best course suits their interests. On choosing the course I assist the student through the enrolment process. A part of my job profile would be Business development as well. Where I am constantly researching business who have similar goals in interest to Job seekers and students for upskilling. Traineeship has been an addition recently, which required me to meet existing clients and possible trainees interested in enrolling into Traineeship to further their growth in the industry. My back ground is in Bachelors and Master’s in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.”

Mirna Al-Gharib

Work Force Support Officer

“Being at our beautiful h&h college for almost five years, I have had the opportunity not to be an ECEC trainer only, but I also to become hnh Work Force Support officer since March 2022. I am enjoying every moment of this role, as I get to help not only students, but also support trainers and other staff in their role. I have always believed that working hard is the great pathway to success and acknowledgement of efforts. I am very grateful to be part of hnh supportive management and amazing team.”

Administration

Sarika Biswas

Senior Coordinator

“I joined h&h in 2019, after moving from India. I previously worked in the Education sector, after completing my Bachelor of Education. I have also completed my Certificate IV in Business Administration as a traineeship, now studying my Diploma. I love being a part of h&h. My hobbies include; hiking and travelling around this beautiful country and spending free time with friends and family.”

Gurmeet Kaur Bhullar

Accounts and Administration Assistant

“I started with h&h in 2019 in part time Administration and slowly moved in my current role as Accounts and Administration Assistant. My responsibilities and duties include providing administrative support for Student Enrolments, Student Financial Administration, and Auditing and Printing Academic Certificates.. I’ve recently completed my Certificate III in Business and am now enrolled in Diploma in Business.”

Lucy Keter

Accounts and Administration Assistant

"I have 6 years’ experience in all areas of Accounting and Finance Management. I have dealt with cash management, stock controls and client management. In my previous roles developed processes, streamlined procedures, increased productivity and found innovative cost-effective solutions in the manufacturing sector. I am very excited to join the education sector by working with h&h in providing exemplary vocational training."

Jennifer Jamora

Coordinator

"Mabuhay! I’m Jennifer and I started my journey with HnH in May 2022 as a Traineeship Coordinator. I previously worked in the Education sector and as I transition into this new role working behind the trainers, students and centers is FUN and EXCITING! From keeping the trainers on track, to ensuring that the students are getting the right support and for the centers to be up to date with their trainee’s progress. Everyday there is something new to learn from my job and seeing everyone’s progress to their course makes this job role amazing! "

Megan Cataldo

Coordinator

“I started with h&h in July 2020 as a full-time receptionist focusing on enrolments and customer service but have since worked my way up to becoming a distance and online learning coordinator. In this role, I am responsible for supporting students and their trainers across a range of different qualifications including Childcare, Aged Care, Disability, Business and Community Services. I am passionate about contributing to a positive experience for all current and new students of h&h. Prior to my employment with h&h, I successfully completed a Certificate III in Business Administration Traineeship in 2017 and continued to work in Finance until 2020. In 2022 I successfully completed my Diploma in Business with h&h Accredited training, and I am currently enrolled in Community Services to broaden my skills and knowledge.”

Teju Settigari

Administration

“I am currently studying Bachelor of Interior Architecture at UTS. I started at h&h in July 2019 as a casual in the Administration team, working 2 days a week during university semesters. I work as a Receptionist and do other Administration work. I really enjoying coming into work as the staff here are lovely and make it enjoyable. Before working at h&h I was working as a Dance teacher at an Indian dance place. At the age of 6 I have started learning ‘Kathak’ an Indian dance form.”

Grace Bunt

Brand Coordinator

“Hi I’m Grace! I started with h&h back in May 2021 as a Business trainee and have recently completed my Certificate III in Business, and now working towards my Diploma of Business. I completed my HSC in 2020 and was working in the hospitality industry. I since have been inspired to endeavour a new field of work, which has brought me here to h&h. Within my role, I undergo multiple tasks such as administration and reception duties. I also am the face behind our Social Media, and assisting with the Marketing here at h&h. I love all things creative therefore you will find me designing social media posts, labels, advertisements, video blogs and more!”

Belinda Cannataci

Receptionist

"I started with h&h in November 2021, for the last few years I have worked in Aged Care which was very fulfilling. Now I am expanding my skills in administration and the education sector. You will see me at the front reception each morning to greet you."

Jerome Testa

Business Admin Trainee

"I started working with h&h towards the end of 2021 and am currently completing my Certificate III business traineeship. I have recently graduated High School in 2021 and completed my HSC. My current role within the college is to assist all new students with their enrolments and make the process as smooth as possible. I look forward to completing my course and to expand my knowledge within the administrative field. I am on the front reception desk happily ready to assist you with all queries."

Madeline Smith-Kenna

Business Admin Trainee

“I started with h&h in December 2021 under a Certificate IV in Business Traineeship as a Business Admin Trainee. This is my first Full Time Job as I was studying Certificate II and Certificate III in Business Administration. I have learned and experienced so much about administration and the RTO background within my time here at h&h. I hope to further my knowledge and experience as well as further my studies. My role involves assisting the admin teams to provide support in their roles.“

Jonathan Piva

Business Admin Trainee

"Hey I'm Jonathan! I started with h&h on May 2022, and am currently completing my Certificate III Business Traineeship as a Business Admin. This is my first full-time job and I am learning so much in my the role. Prior to working at h&h, I worked in Hospitality that involved Waitering, Kitchen Hand & Back of House Cooking and Cleaning since 2018. I graduated High School in 2017 with Certificate II in Business Studies. I look forward to completing my Traineeship and will hopefully further my studies. My role involves assisting the admin teams to provide support in their roles."

Yash Mehta

IT Support Officer

"I became part of the h&h family in May 2022. I am a network specialist, with software development skills. I have been in the IT industry for around 4 + years. Whether you are a staff or a student, if technical issues bother you, just ask for my name and the solution will be minutes away."

Our Trainers

Early Childhood Education and Care

Rozina Amlani

"I started as a Trainer and Assessor in Early Childhood Education and Care with h&h Training in August 2015. I am passionate in facilitating students in the Vet sector in the ECEC industry as I like to see them pursue their career with confidence and enthusiasm. I have more than 10 years of experience with working in the long day care centre as an educator. The experience gained from the industry assists me in making my classroom teaching alive with practical examples and wealth of knowledge. I am proud of being part of the h&h team as I have always seen this college supporting the needs of the students and deliver quality training to prepare them for the real world with skills, knowledge and confidence."

Aparna Settigari

“In 2007 I started my career by completing Certificate III in Early childhood education and care through h&h. I started to work as a trainer and assessor in 2014 and later in 2018 I started to work at h&h. I take teaching as my passion as I really enjoy passing my 10 years of experience to my students. I try my very best everyday to provide all my knowledge and skills to my students for their better understanding. I enjoy working at h&h as everyone is very supportive and lovely.”

Natalie Lay

“I am an Early Childhood trainer and assessor, I have started my journey with h&h since March 2021. I have been in the ECEC industry for over 7 years now working in a variety of centres. I am a strong advocate for the early childhood industry and passionate early childhood educator. I believe we are all lifelong learners, and I enjoy mentoring and inspiring others about the importance of the early years!”

Hema Patkar

“My journey at h&h began back in 2015, as a student, to study Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I received my completion certificate in 2016. While studying diploma, I had hoped that sometime in future I would love to work as a trainer and inspire lives, as teaching has always been my passion. In this journey, I have now started working as a casual distance trainer and assessor”

Rana Charaf

"Meet your trainer Rana. Before starting work with h&h in 2021, Rana has always loved working with children and was since inspired by her trainer at the time to then begin her own career in training. Rana is passionate about training, and she believes trainers can open the door to education. You will find Rana here at h&h every Saturday.”

Kylie Buck

“I started my journey with h&h in October 2021 as a Trainer and Assessor in the Early Childhood Education and Care. I have been in the ECEC profession for 15 years and have worked in a variety of roles starting out as a trainee, to becoming a Room leader and in more recent years, I have worked as the Lead educator and assistant Director. I discovered my passion for teaching and mentoring students during my time as a professional Childcare educator where my role required me to mentor, assist and develop future Educators. I am a very enthusiastic and experienced Early childhood educator and believe my new role with h&h is a vital part in helping shape the future by supporting my students to become industry leaders.”

Shelveen Sharma

"I recently joined h&h, in February 2022 as an ECEC Trainer and Assessor. Currently, I am enrolled in Bachelor of Education program and have been in the Childcare industry for 7 years. I really enjoyed teaching the indigenous artwork and sustainability practices. Working with children is my passion, I love creating meaningful and challenging experiences for children. These brilliant minds are our future leaders. My aim is to use my experience, knowledge, to train wonderful educators. These educators, who will mold these beautiful children into something special. I look forward to my new journey with h&h."

Kate Schofield

"I recently joined h&h in March 2022 as an ECEC Trainer and Assessor. I have been working in the Early Childhood industry for the past 10 years as an educator, mostly recently in the past 2 years as a Centre Director, mentoring and training educators. I have gained so much knowledge and experience over the years that I am now proud to share with my students to help them to achieve their goals and become fantastic educators."

May Mansour

“I recently joined h&h, in May 2022 as an ECEC Trainer and Assessor. I have been in the Childcare industry for 5 years and have worked in a variety of roles starting out as an assistant educator, room leader to becoming an assistant manager in recent year. I love teaching and sharing my knowledge and skills with others. During my work in childcare, I worked in different rooms with different age groups which supported me to gain so much knowledge and experience over the years. Now, I am proud to share all these experiences with my students to help them to achieve their goals and become amazing educators."

Sherin Nurani

"Meet your trainer Sherin. Since starting work with h&h in 2019, Sherin has always loved working with children. Teaching is her passion, and she believes trainers can open the door to education, but students need to be motivated to walk through it on their own. Sherin has decades of experience working with children in Australia and overseas, where she’s also volunteered her time to work to educate children. She describes her teaching style as supportive and uses practical examples to illustrate the concepts she teaches in class. She enjoys training students and having the opportunity to do what she enjoys when she comes to work. Sherin looks forward to meeting all her students face to face, when your class starts."

Archana Kulthe

"Hi my name is Archana. I have been working in the ECEC industry more than 7 years. I started my journey as a certificate III educator in ECEC settings to get the glance of this industry and then later fell in love thus deciding to do my Diploma in ECEC. After completion of my Diploma, I felt more willingness to broaden my knowledge in ECEC and I joined Southern Cross University to do my "Early Childhood Teaching" degree. I am experienced in various roles, such as; in center from 2IC, room leader and Educational leader. I am passionate about this industry and believe that Early child Education play a very important role in children's life to make them the individual they become later in their life. I am excited to take the role of ECEC trainer in the h&h team and share my knowledge and experience that I have gained over the years in this industry”

Hannah Jang

“I recently joined h&h, and have been working in ECEC industry for last 20 years as an ED leader, Director, and A & R contract trainer. When working with children and families, I loved to see them grow. As well as with educators learning and progressing in their profession. While working with educators for many years, it gave me motivation to drive myself to be a trainer and assessor so I could pass current information and insight to students who are engaging with the Childcare industry. This is a new beginning for me and I hope all the students achieve their goals with me. A bright future is waiting for you.”

Sujata Kumar

I am Sujata Kumar recently joined h&h, in June 2022 as an ECEC Trainer and Assessor. I have been in the Childcare industry for more than 5 years and have worked in a variety of roles starting out as an educator, room leader to becoming an Educational Leader in recent year. I have more than 20 years of teaching experience of all aged students and I will be sharing these experiences to enhance the learning journey of my students and make them capable and affectionate teachers. “The best teachers are those who shows where you to look but don’t tell you what to see”

Gulnaz Kanji

"I recently started working for h&h in 2022 as an ECEC Trainer and Accessor. I wanted to be always like my preschool teacher' since my first day of kindergarten, but I only pursued this dream and passion of working in the ECEC field in 2018, from being an educator to a lead educator in the Prep room. After ten years in various business management positions in the telecommunications industry, I decided to advance my career by completing the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course and becoming a Trainer and Accessor. I show enthusiasm when it comes to helping students succeed. I've always wanted to assist and facilitate educators by providing them with excellent training, so I'm grateful for the opportunity to assist, mentor, and direct students who are passionate about the early childhood sector. Regardless of your circumstance, I know life has recently been quite busy! It might be challenging to juggle education with a busy life. I encourage my students to "break down" their assessments into smaller, more manageable tasks rather than a single, cumbersome assessment. To aid students in understanding the modules/units during their workplace evaluation, h&h has effectively organised the modules into quick quizzes. By earning a certification in childcare, students can expand their knowledge and job prospects in the early childhood education sector and build fulfilling careers."

Sandra Iglesias

"Hi everyone, I am Sandra! I started my journey with h&h in May 2022 as aTrainer and Assessor in Early Childhood Education and Care. I have been in the Early Childhood field for more than 6 years and have worked in a variety of roles starting out as a trainee, to becoming a Room leader and Music Teacher across different Early Childhood Centres. I also am a Primary and High School teacher back in Spain, my home country. Education and teaching are my passion. I love mentoring students and passing my knowledge onto them, assisting and helping them develop into future Educators. I am a very enthusiastic and passionate Early Childhood Educator and I cannot wait to help students shape into brilliant professionals in the EC industry!"

Aged Care / Disability

Mehul Dudhela

“I am aged care trainer and assessor, started working in h&h in late 2020. I have strong medical and nursing background with specialisation in aged care. I have completed my graduate diploma in nursing with specialisation in aged care and worked in hospitals and nursing home since 2012. During my career in nursing and mental health in Australia, I always wanted to get into teaching, as it is my passion to teach and share my updated knowledge. I always cater my teaching style to support all learner with different learning capabilities.”

Olivia Brettle

“I started as a support worker at the age of 18 with a Certificate III in Ageing Support and Disability. I worked in nursing homes and looked after high dependent clients in their homes for 6 years. I started with h&h Training in early 2020, I wanted to be a youthful trainer and pursue my passion of people through teaching and learning. My motivation is the smile and gratefulness of students who feel accomplished in their learning.”

Rupali Hinge

“Last year I joined h&h as a Trainer and Assessor. Teaching is my passion. I am a registered nurse at Westmead Hospital in North West Sydney and have been working in the nursing industries for over 8 years. One of the main roles of the Registered Nurse is to prevent spread of infection in the hospital settings. I am a hand hygiene auditor in the hospital. I have completed different courses of infection control such as Infection Prevention and Control Practices, Waste Management, Principles of infection prevention and Control and many more. I have been teaching Infection Control Training for the last 6 months and I feel Infection control is a crucial aspect of the health system.”

Fenny Smith

"I started with h&h in 2022 as a trainer and assessor in Ageing and Disability support. I have worked as a registered nurse for 29 years in the aged care sector. During that time, I have also worked as a care manager in several aged care facilities. Throughout my working experience, I have always enjoyed training staff. I pursued further and completed my study as a trainer and assessor. My passion is to share my knowledge, skills and experience to learners and help to empower them to build their knowledge and skills."

First Aid

Eddie Idik

“Eddie has taught first aid at h&h Accredited Training since 2012. He has a background in emergency management including paramedical, emergency response and security operations. Eddie describes his teaching style as energetic, interactive and engaging. He considers himself an easy going trainer, but will put you under pressure to be the best you can be! Eddie loves to see his students have the confidence to help an injured person or child, and it keeps him motivated when he gets feedback from his students on what they’ve learned. If he could give his students one piece of advice, it would be that first aid is a life skill, not just a qualification.”

Mark Byron

"I commenced at h&h many years ago and have come back after acknowledging the high quality training management encourages her staff to maintain is of great benefit to the students at the college. I have several years’ experience teaching first Aid, Aged Care and Disability students with different RTO’s in and around Sydney. I have been a Registered Nurse for many years and now focus my energies into training the new generation of care staff. I enjoy imparting my knowledge on the students, but we never stop learning about the Clients we care for. This constant learning keeps the training fresh and rejuvenates my enthusiasm."

Business / Community Services

Justin Wei

“I started with h&h in December 2021 to support the Business Team in supporting students, my education background is extensive focusing in Leadership and Management and Business. I look forward to supporting students in growing their knowledge during all stages of their learning journey."

Olivia Brettle

“I started as a support worker at the age of 18 with a Certificate III in Ageing Support and Disability. I worked in nursing homes and looked after high dependent clients in their homes for 6 years. I started with h&h Training in early 2020, I wanted to be a youthful trainer and pursue my passion of people through teaching and learning. My motivation is the smile and gratefulness of students who feel accomplished in their learning.”

Mollie Werch

"I started with h&h in 2020 as the Traineeship Coordinator. In 2016, I completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as a trainee. The last few years I have moved into administration roles where I discovered my talent for organisation, and rules and regulations. I moved to the Distance and Online Team where I supported students and trainers throughout the lifecycle of the student’s studies – from induction to receiving their certificate. During my time with h&h, I have completed a Certificate IV in Business and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and a Certificate III in Community Services. I am very excited to have moved into the role of Trainer and Assessor and to work alongside the Community Services and Business team. My aim is to impart knowledge and help student’s achieve their personal and professional goals."