Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, QIBA has temporarily closed all face-to-face classes in all campus locations. However, all courses and programs (PY, VET, ELICOS) are continuing in on-line delivery mode as per normal schedules and with regular allocated trainers. We are also inviting new enrolments in all courses on offer. New and existing cohorts all commence in on-line delivery mode and will revert to face-to-face delivery when it is safe to do so. Please contact 0292673040 for further information




Our Team

AllManagementFinanceMarketingVET & ELICOSProfessional YearTeachers, Trainers and Facilitators
Chief Executive Officer and PEO

Helmer Lich

Chief Financial Officer

Jodie Heylen

Professional Year Program Manager

Louise Hodder

Compliance and Risk Manager

Sally Mooney

Assistant Accountant

Trisha Dahal

Sarthak Joshi
Internship and Career Support Manager

Sarthak Joshi

Marketing Coordinator

Evelyn Huang

Student Welfare Officer & ELICOS Teacher

Helen Anderson

VET Trainer

Fredro Harjanto

Professional Year Facilitator

David Tulloh

Professional Year Facilitator

Darryl Fung

Professional Year Facilitator

Garry Macdonald

Chief Executive Officer and PEO

Helmer Lich

Migrating from the Netherlands as a young teacher, Helmer pioneered Migrant Education in the Queensland Department of Education and also became the 2nd in charge of the Child Migrant Education Program in Queensland. Helmer also pioneered English in the Workplace and ESL Teacher Training Programs. After joining QIBA in 1995, Helmer built a strong reputation through international projects (in Japan, Malaysia, New Caledonia and China) and by developing innovating courses such as English for Aviation and MBA-Foundation. He also lectured at Griffith University in Applied Linguistics as a sessional lecturer for 17 years. Helmer also made significant contribution in developing the original curriculum for Accounting PY (formerly SMIPA) and set up a successful off-shore QIBA University preparation program at Tianjin University of Science and Technology, now in its 15th Year. Outside of work, Helmer likes reading Dutch, French and German literature and watching foreign movies. He practices Tai Chi and meditation and has a passion for sailing, cooking exotic food and travelling.

 

Favorite Quote: “Success is doing what you love and loving what you do”

Chief Financial Officer

Jodie Heylen

Jodie joined QIBA in 2013. Jodie grew up wanting to be a teacher but became an accountant and now figures she has the best of both worlds. When she is not working, you will likely find her reading, playing board games or pretending to be on par with Ko Jun-Young (World No. 1 ladies golfer).

 

Favourite Quote: “Life isn’t a dress rehearsal!”

Professional Year Program Manager

Louise Hodder

Louise grew up in Sydney and has also resided in Darwin NT and on Magnetic Island North Queensland. Louise has two children and 5 grandchildren. She relishes every minute with them. Louise has been with QIBA since 2014. Her role as PY Manager brings so many stimulating, challenging and rewarding moments – it’s so wonderful seeing young International graduates, through the guidance of QIBA’s fantastic PY Facilitators, transform into young professionals ready and raring to tackle the Australian ICT Industry. When Louise is not working she loves walking her dog along the beach, collecting shells, rocks and interesting objects.

 

Favourite Quote: “If nothing changes, nothing changes.”

Compliance and Risk Manager

Sally Mooney

Sally has always lived in South East Queensland. She has a background in Administration, Student Welfare, Compliance along with Floristry and Merchandising. Sally joined QIBA in 2015 and really enjoys working with a culturally diverse team in a challenging and varying role at QIBA. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music, photography, spending time with family and friends, road trips and camping in the Australian Outback or on the beach.

 

Favourite Quote: “It’s not what we have in life, it’s who we have that matters.”

Assistant Accountant

Trisha Dahal

Trisha grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal. Before joining QIBA, she completed a Master Degree in Accounting. Trisha enjoys her role at QIBA because she believes that it is great to be a part of a team that is always willing to help and seek advise from each other. Whenever she is not working, Trisha likes watching movies and TV series.

 

Favourite Quote: “Every moment in life can be a fresh beginning.”

Sarthak Joshi

Internship and Career Support Manager

Sarthak Joshi

Born and brought up in Nepal, Sarthak came to Australia in 2016 and joined the QIBA team in 2018. Before joining QIBA, Sarthak worked as a chef in an Italian restaurant while completing a Bachelor of IT from CSU. He finds it fascinating to be a part of the QIBA team that is constantly turning ideas into reality. While he is not working, he enjoys cooking, playing chess, reading books and watching movies.

 

Favourite Quote: “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”

Marketing Coordinator

Evelyn Huang

With an experience of working in Sales and Marketing department for a few years, Evelyn came to Australia 2 years ago. At QIBA, she loves working with a team that is friendly and professional. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. When not at work, Evelyn loves jogging, hiking, and catching up with friends over drinks and dinner.

 

Favourite Quote: “Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.”

Student Welfare Officer & ELICOS Teacher

Helen Anderson

Helen grew up in Ingham, North Queensland living on a cane farm surrounded by scenic views of majestic mountains, beautiful beaches and lush greenery. Helen’s background is in Business, Education and Health but she’s spent most of her time in Education. When she is not working, she enjoys meditating, reading. meeting up with family and friends, baking and helping others.

 

Favourite Quote: “To thine own self be true.”

VET Trainer

Fredro Harjanto

Fredro grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia and received higher education degrees in California and Illinois, United States of America. Fredro has taught for at least twenty-five different institutions (in Higher Education sector and in VET sector) in three different countries (Australia, USA, Indonesia). His professional experience spans from information technology to business management. As an IT professional, Fredro has been involved in various projects, such as software, mobile application and website projects based in Australia, USA and Indonesia. His research interests are in machine learning, pattern recognition and computer vision. Fredro joined QIBA in July 2019, and has always been very passionate about learning environments since he started teaching in 1995. By joining QIBA, Fredro continues his passion interacting with learners, sharing his knowledge and experience and making changes in students’ life. When he is not working, he enjoys reading, generating new ideas and making them a reality, spending time with family and friends, sporting activities and travelling.

 

Favourite Quote: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

Professional Year Facilitator

David Tulloh

David grew up in Melbourne before settling in Sydney in the mid-‘80s. He has senior management experience in ICT and for the last 20 years has worked in training and executive coaching. He has been involved with Professional Year since 2008 and with QIBA for the last 5 years. David and his wife get great enjoyment from travelling.

 

Favourite Quote: “Those people, who communicate the best, get the best results.”

Professional Year Facilitator

Darryl Fung

Darryl grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. As a PY Facilitator, he loves helping students build their career, meeting people from different backgrounds and learning about new cultures. He enjoys spending time with his family and raising funds to support cancer patients and research. Darryl also likes playing sports such as rugby, soccer, touch football and tennis.

 

Favourite Quote: “Be proud of who you are.”

Professional Year Facilitator

Garry Macdonald

Garry was born and raised in country NSW. He moved to Sydney in 1974 and finally relocated to Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast in 2001. Garry spent more than 20 years in the ‘corporate world’ working with large multi-nationals and for the past 25 plus years, has consulted to numerous small, medium and large organisations. Garry has a Degree in Business, Post-Graduate qualifications in Education, Management & Financial Planning, and an MBA. Garry has been facilitating the Professional Year Program with QIBA for the past 11 years AND loves helping his students grow and achieve their career goals. In his spare time, Garry loves watching team sports, particularly Rugby League and Football, and spending time with family.

 

Favourite Quote: “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”