200 years of combined experience!

Our Team

Career Calling International has a great team, individually specialised in different fields, working together to serve you better in an efficient way…

Anna Haranas

General Manager

Sukh Sandhu

Executive Director

Raj Kiran

Chief Operations and Financial Officer


Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Desmond

Chief Compliance and Quality Assurance Officer

Stuart Newman

National Business Development Manager

Vijay Patel

Sn. Manager Online Media Solutions

Aman Plaha

Sn. Manager Information Systems

Chanpreet Singh

CAQA and CAQA Resources Manager

Claudia Simeone

Recruitment Coordinator & Career Coach

Julie Mahady

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Amit Sharma

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Rishabh Arora

Administration and Compliance Officer

Jasmeet Chahal

RPL Coordinator

Mandeep Kaur

Independent contractor and Instructional Designer

Caitlin O’Connell

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Gourav Sharma

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Ashish Pathania

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Cathy Wong

Graphic Designer

Mark James

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Steve Sutherland-Tomey

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Ranu James

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Rukman Sangha

Coordinator, CAQA Systems

Nicole Talarico

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Gurshaan Sandhu

Administrative Officer, CAQA EDU

Dewan Gurung

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Siddhika Upreti

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Mani Bath

CAQA Cyber Security Expert

Harpreet Randhawa

Manager, CAQA International

Patrick Satapara

Business and data analyst, Career Calling International and Professional Business Analysts (Proba)

Sujita Mahajan

Graphics designer (Online Media Solutions and CAQA Digital)

Nia Kessler

Coordinator, Commonwealth School of Languages (CSOL)


Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Marilou Bagon

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Suzanne Martin

Instructional Designer and Resource Writer

Ashish Silwal

Website and Software Designer and Developer

Pooja Patel

Business Analyst

Sibtain Jan

Administrative officer (Data analysis and reporting)

Krystal Viola

Customer Service/Administration

Anna has over 35 years of management experience in Education and Training, Early Childhood Education and Care, Hospitality, Retail Management, and Allied Health Industries.  During this time, she has had extensive experience in the management of RTO’s and Apprenticeship Services, participating in several Federal and State regulatory audits.

Anna, in her roles, has been responsible for planning, directing, leading, and managing strategic and long-term goals.  Her strengths include managing effective networks and forging strong relationships with clients.  She also has strong skills in developing, directing, and controlling strategic and operational frameworks and planning outcomes for organizations.

Anna has been involved in understanding and responding appropriately to emerging trends, expansion opportunities, competitive opportunities and threats, viability options, and internal business process improvements.

Sukh has been working in the VET and Higher Education Industry for over 20 years.  In this time, he has held several roles with RTO’s including CEO roles for International Colleges and National Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager roles for several RTO’s, TAFE’s and Universities.  Sukh has also worked for ASQA as a Business Systems Project Official.

Sukh has had extensive project management experience in risk management, compliance, administration, and as a training consultant.  He has extensive knowledge in government compliance standards and has participated in nearly one hundred audits across Australia and provided consultancy advice regarding ASQA/VRQA, TEQSA, ACPET, DET-HESG, VQF/Higher Education, ELICOS, NEAS, ANMAC, AHPRA, CRICOS, ESOS, and ISO.

Sukh is a member of several independent professional organizations and government bodies including, ACPET, VELG, ACS, AITD, MARA, MIA, ISANA, APEX, IEEE, The Internet Society (Global Member), AISIP, IAMOT, ACM, OISV, APACALL, IWA, Eta Kappa Nu, EDSIG and several others.

Raj has over two decades of experience in both the Education and Training and Nursing Industries.  She has worked as a lecturer for over 5 years teaching students in the Bachelor of Nursing.

Raj has gained invaluable clinical and management experience as a Registered Nurse working in Critical Care, ICU, and in other clinical environments.

Raj’s experience has led her to writing comprehensive training and assessment resources for several specialized areas including, First Aid, Nursing, Health Support services, Hospital/Health services, Pharmacy Support, Health Administration, Ambulance Communications, Individual Support, Disability, Dementia, Mental Heal, Community Services and Occupational English Testing for RTO’s, TAFE’s and Universities.

Michelle is a high achieving leader with over 20 years of experience working on audits, learning, and assessment resources and compliance. She has worked as a facilitator, coach, lead assessor, as well as a learning and compliance manager. Michelle has developed and implemented systems and strategies, policies, quality assurance framework, and worked with various stakeholders to ensure organizational compliance against all the relevant legal requirements (including the VET Quality Framework, ESOS Act, and State Regulatory Authority Requirements).

Michelle’s specialties included developing and implementing training strategies, policy development and writing, quality assurance systems and protocols, managing Learning and Development teams, formalizing processes and metrics for the training function, Learning Needs Analysis, managing Instructional Design Teams, managing Instructional Design Projects, Curriculum Design, and Instructional Design.

Daniel is a highly experienced VET consultant. He specialises in providing a wide range of services and consultancy for higher education and vocational education and training. He has completed MBA, MA, GradDip, AdDip, Dip, TAE.

Daniel worked in higher education as Dean of Global Faculty and tutor, and in the Vet sector as Executive Director for Compliance and Quality Assurance and Trainer and Assessor. That gives Daniel the advantage to see the Transactional Compliance Audit and Business Process Quality Assurance from three critical VET perspectives.

Stuart has over 30 years of front line Customer Service experience, including 20 as a Senior Manager for many well known Entertainment Venues in Melbourne along with Big Box Retail.

Stuart is experienced in leading large teams of people and building teams to lead businesses to success. He is currently working as the Business Development Manager for Career Calling International.

Vijay is a highly experienced IT Projects Manager specialising in website designing and development and digital designing consultancy. He has a broad sector experience and brings a strong strategic and commercial focus to the leadership of IT functions, ensuring that IT is transformed into a value enabling function.

Vijay has delivered a high range of business solutions architecture approaches and operation to end product deliverables within complex national and multi-national organisations. Vijay has completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science and a Master of Computer Application.

Aman has over 15 years of experience in the Training and Education, Information Technology, Networking and Client Support industries. He has also worked as an FM Engineer and managed several projects.

Aman has a strong understanding of the needs of the VET sector and his strengths lie in balancing specialisation and cross-functional expertise, arbitration of risk, embracing analytics and enterprise architecture.

Aman has completed a Graduate Diploma in Computer Hardware and Networking and a Diploma in Software Development and Maintenance.

Chanpreet has a wealth of knowledge and experience, specialising in instructional design, policy development and report writing, training packages and the development of learning materials.

Chanpreet has completed a Bachelor of Computer Applications, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accounting.

Chanpreet possesses design skills for developing online/e-learning and instructor-led learning programs and creating SCORM compliant learning packages using rapid authoring tools.

Claudia is a dedicated Recruitment Coordinator and Career Coach, whose goal is to assist job seekers in finding the right career path for them. Claudia has spent 13 years within the Training, Recruitment and Employment Services industry and has completed the Diploma of Counselling and Communication.

Her extensive knowledge and experience in the area of employment and training have enabled her to gain the skills required to assist job seekers in overcoming barriers to employment and guiding them to achieve their goals.

Specialising in the VET sector has enabled her to be successful in helping job seekers find the most suitable course of study to then increase their chances of finding employment in their chosen field. She has built relationships with local training providers, employers, employment service providers and community organisations and continues to work with them in keeping up to date with her industry knowledge and as referral services that can help with the career development of the job seeker.

Claudia has a strong passion for Education and Recruitment and continues to provide exceptional customer service to her clients without compromising quality.

Claudia offers the following services

    – Career Advising
    – Job Search Coaching
    – Resume Writing
    – Resume Review
    – LinkedIn Profile Writing
    – Recruitment

Julie has been in the Education Industry for over 15 years. In this time, she has held several roles with RTO’s and has a strong background in RTO administration, the use of Student Management Systems and Student Services.

Julie’s experience has led her to becoming a resource writer and using her extensive RTO background to develop learning materials in ELICOS and EAL. Her passion for helping students become their best has led her to create materials that encourage students to develop their skills and be able to further continue their studies.

Amit has completed a Bachelor and Post Graduate Diploma of Computer Applications, as well a Master of Technology (Enterprise Systems). He has industry experience involving SAP/HANA and is proficient in programming languages such as C, C++ and Java.

Amit’s experience has led him to work in imparting his extensive knowledge and experience by writing training and assessment resources to extend the learning of other students. His experience has given him the skills to write resources that are relevant and engaging to develop the skills of other students.

Rishabh has recently joined Career Calling International as an Administration and Compliance officer. He possesses sound knowledge of resource writing and RTO administration.

Rishabh provides support to CAQA and CAQA Resources Senior Manager and the CAQA and CAQA Resources Manager.

Rishabh has a breadth of expertise developed through extensive relevant experience and application and performs work assignments guided by policy, precedents, professional standards and expertise.

Jasmeet has several years of experience in developing and designing RPL kits. She has developed RPL kits for over 100 qualifications.

Jasmeet has been in the Education and Training Industry for the last 15 years. She is a creative and highly skilled Learning and Development professional, specialising in Instructional Design. Her passion and expertise is in the design and development of visually engaging and interactive learning programs and ensuring memorable learning experiences that achieve maximum retention of knowledge.

Jasmeet has designed a number of training programs and has an innate ability to successfully translate technical material into a format which is easily relatable to learners. Her specialties included curriculum development, academic development, academic literacy, lifelong learning, recognition of prior learning, academic staff development and work-integrated learning.

Mandeep Kaur is experienced and a motivated professional with high level of understanding and demonstrated experience within education, banking and securities exchange sectors.

More than 10 years of experience in training, financial market and customer service development has meant that I am an accomplished accounts administrator and totally cognisant of the myriad of compliance issues that now faces the finance industry. Possessing exceptional organisational and attention to detail skills means that I take ownership of the tasks that I am set which allows me to work independently with little to no supervision.  Being one to enjoy a challenge I can meet, and exceed, most targets that have been set for me. Having the ability to accept responsibility my leadership qualities have often been cause for positive comment from my peers and immediate management. I see myself as honest, reliable and professional, also ambitious and eager to learn.

Caitlin has worked for more than 20 years in the community services, children’s services and education sector and has extensive experience in these areas. She has managed Outside School Hours Services, delivered training and assessment for Early Childhood Education and Care and Outside School Hours Care and written programs and training materials in these areas.

Caitlin also has experience in quality and compliance assessment and support for Early Childhood Education and Care services and Outside School Hours Care services. She has been involved in the management of government grants and delivery of services for children and young people in the Out of Home Care, the development and delivery of National Quality Framework training and support for Early Childhood Education and Care services and Outside School Hours Care services.

Caitlin has her DIploma of Community Services and Children’s Services and is curretnly studying a Bachelor of Psychology.

With over 10 years of industry experience, Gourav has worked in a variety of successful commercial establishments holding positions such as head chef, sous chef and chef de partie. On multiple occasions Gourav has been a part of projects to set up new restaurants.

Gourav has been a Hospitality Trainer for over 5 years across different Hospitality training providers.

Gourav also gained experience within Retail operations working as a Department Manager in an ASX listed supermarket chain. He is an accredited trainer for Hospitality, Food Safety, Food Safety Supervisor and holds Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, Advanced Diploma in Hospitality, Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Operations), Certificate III in Retail Operations and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

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Cathy has more than 5 years of experience in the design industry and has recently joined Career Calling International as a graphic designer for CAQA. She has a fine eye for detail and is highly skilled in software programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator.

Cathy specialises in designing learner guides and web graphics. She has a passion in creating visually engaging content, as well as the focus in delivering designs that are well suited to context.

Mark has over 20 years of experience working within the VET sector as an Instructional Designer, RTO Manager, lead quality Auditor (ISO9001, 14001 and with the various Education standards). Mark has established a number of RTO’s and assisted with setting up quality and compliance management systems in national and international organisations. Mark is an accredited facilitator of team and leadership programs and profiles.  Mark has been training and developing the next generation of Education Managers, Trainers and Assessors, having facilitated the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment since 1998 and the Diploma of Training and assessment since 2006.

Marks specialties include developing training and assessment resources (Including eLearning and video editing) and facilitating Team and Leadership development programs. Mark has also managed the implementation of a number of Learning Management Systems and been a power user for many leading LMS’s.

Mark is currently working on developing the assessments for the Automotive Training Package.

Steve has been working in the Automotive Industry for over 40 years. In this time he has worked with both British Leyland (UK) and Nissan Motor Company (Aus), has been contracted with Ford Motor Company (Aus). During his time in the Industry, he has worked extensively with over 200 Automotive Dealers across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

He has been operating a Training and Consulting service for Automotive Dealers for the past 15 years and is highly conversant in all aspects of the Automotive Retail Industry specialising in the Customer Experience and the operational processes.

Ranu has lived and worked in the Northern Territory, Victoria and Queensland and has over 28 years experience as an Early Childhood Professional working directly with Educators, children and families in many roles from music and preschool teaching to managing,regulating, TAFE teaching, inclusion support, early childhood consultancy and resource development in particular in the space of sharing cultural knowledge and cultural awareness.

Ranu has extensive experience working with Early Childhood Educators throughout the remote Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory and more recently in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast. Ranu has strengths in professional and creative writing skills in particularly in the development of accessible and culturally relevant Early Childhood Resources including the Remote Indigenous Professional Development Package for the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. Ranu is deeply passionate about culture and the right of all people to practice, develop and maintain connections to culture.

Rukman has been working in the Information Technology Industry for more than 3 years. In this time, he has developed specific industry skills and has completed a Diploma in Information Technology.

Rukman has been training in the IT and Automotive Industries for several years and has also been developing resources in these areas. He has a strong work ethic and takes pride in the resources he develops using his experience in industry and training.

Nicole specialises in all areas of relevance to the field of early childhood, from her active involvement in the sector for over 20 years.

She has worked in many roles in the early childhood sector, inclusive of local government children’s services teams, & managed a childcare field officer team before becoming an early childhood consultant and trainer at Gowrie Victoria.

Nicole is personable, knowledgeable & specialises in exceeding service delivery; helping teams to create & maintain a positive workplace culture & community engagement. She is a valued & respected member of many sector network groups & has a prominent presence on social media & virtual communication platforms.

Her coaching strategies have been outlined in a range of early childhood sector publications with particular reference to educational leadership, managing teams to value ethical decision making in curriculums, child safe environments and child protection responsibilities, environmental education & sustainability.

Nicole delivers presentations at conferences nationwide & is often a key presenter in professional learning calendars & local government professional development programs.

Gurshaan has completed a number of courses in Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Web development and design, as well as Digital Arts and Graphics, among other disciplines. For the past four years, he has worked as a martial arts trainer and assessor. He is an enthusiastic and inquisitive learner who has a voracious appetite for knowledge, ideas, and creativity.

He has developed a number of computer games and is responsible for developing and designing games with a focus on graphics and user experience. This includes all aspects of game development, including programming, modelling, texturing, and sound design.

Dewan has completed Bachelor of Science in Computing and recently completed a Masters of Information Technology specialising in Computer Networking and Network Security.

Dewan’s broad understanding in IT through the years has enabled him to impart his knowledge to write resources for CAQA.

Siddhika has a Masters in Information Technology and a Bachelor in Computer application. She is a qualified professional with a sound knowledge of different programming languages and business intelligence tools including Power BI, Tableau, and SQL.

She also has experience working with a various data, preparing dashboards which help businesses make decisions and business re-engineering. Siddhika is moving into her PHD studies which will enable her to continue developing valuable resources to Career Calling.

A cybersecurity professional and educator who is deeply committed to the protection of personal information and privacy. Mani is in charge of auditing, assessing, and resolving vulnerabilities in systems and networks, among other things. She collaborates closely with the engineering team in order to discover potential vulnerabilities and establish strategies for patching those flaws. She is also responsible for the development and implementation of security policies, processes, and best practices.

As a manager, International Business Relations, Harpreet is responsible for overseeing and executing all international business development and execution activities. She supports the sales teams with market intelligence on new regions or segments.

Pratik is Business Enthusiast and has completed a Master of Information Technology specializing in Business Analysis. He has learned and developed digital content creation skills as a hobby and has vast knowledge and deep understanding of the Retail industry. He has a keen interest in research and robotics. He has recently joined Career Calling as a Business Analyst. He performs his work assignment by professional standards and expertise.

Sujita creates fascinating content that is both informative and entertaining. She has extensive experience in the fields of design, art, and marketing. She designed and constructed print and internet graphics with a strong emphasis on quality, uniqueness, and innovation, among other things. She also creates cutting-edge content for businesses to promote their products.

Nia’s work includes English language training, the development of educational resources for children and adults, and the development of curriculum. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the IELTS and ENGLISH language sectors. Nia helps in the Commonwealth School of Languages (CSOL) area.

Sahiba is passionate about the development and application of assessment and training materials for organisations that provide training. She began writing for CAQA Resources three years ago. She is passionate for making accessible learning tools for students of all ages.

Marilou had completed a Bachelor of Secondary Education, majoring in Computer Technology, and have been an educator for 15 years. Teaching for several years gave her the advantage of creating individualised learning resources and providing appropriate questions that will lead her students to think analytically. She always believed that exploring her skills and abilities aside from teaching helped her grow professionally.

Suzanne has a passion for teaching with over 15 years’ experience working with EAL and ELICOS students, both in Australia & the Middle East. She has enjoyed working at diverse workplaces, including community colleges, TAFEs and RTOs. She currently works in an LLN (language, literacy & numeracy) role, supporting vocational students with specific language and literacy needs to complete their studies in a range of courses, including Community Services, Early Childhood, Education Support, Floristry & Design. Suzanne enjoys writing EAL material and is presently involved with validation of EAL resources at Career Calling.

Experienced website and software designer and developer with a master’s degree from Central Queensland University, with a specialization in software design and development as a major (CQU). Possess the knowledge, abilities, attitude, and professionalism necessary to excel in any information technology workplace. Design, development, and implementation of all websites are the responsibility of this position, as is providing support for user-friendly online applications that are available across numerous platforms.

The Software Designer and Developer is in charge of the design, development, testing, and deployment of software solutions on a project basis. This includes conducting research on new technologies, collaborating with other departments to understand business requirements, collaborating with stakeholders to determine the scope of the project, writing functional specifications, designing user interfaces, building prototypes to test functionality with users, and deploying completed solutions.

Pooja is a motivated Business Analyst, holds a Master’s degree in IT with a specialization in Business Analysis. She possesses strong technical skills in data analysis, data visualization and modeling, database querying, and many programming languages.

She has extensive and professional expertise in the Digital Marketing industry with 3 years of experience in SEO. This includes handling all aspects of SEO projects from keyword analysis, on-page and off-page SEO activities, managing social media campaigns to handling Google Adwords, Analytics, and webmaster to improve the client’s website for better search engine ranking. She is enthusiastic about providing efficient solutions to business problems to help businesses accomplish their objectives.

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Sibtain brings with him six years of valuable experience in the field of computer engineering.
In his previous roles, Sibtain has worked as a computer operator, quality assurance engineer, data tagging analyst, and business development executive for leading multinational companies. Through these diverse experiences, he has developed a broad vision for creative and strategic thinking.

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Krystal has extensive experience in the administration field and has joined Career Calling International as a customer service and administrative specialist. She will be supporting a team of consultants and customers to help them achieve their goals.

Her professional experience and key skills provide Krystal with the expertise to provide a high level of service in all areas of her work and she approaches all aspects of her role with a positive attitude and hard-working mindset.

Krystal’s studies have also provided her with the skills to assist CAQA in instructional design and resource writing, where her attention to detail will be invaluable.