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

Helmer Lich
Chief Executive Officer and PEO

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"

Jodie Heylen
Principal Administrator

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!"


Sally Mooney
Administration and Risk Manager

Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Sally has a background in Administration, Customer Service and Merchandising. She enjoys working with a culturally diverse team in a challenging and varying role at QIBA. Her loves are family, friends, entertaining, music, photography, flowers and succulents, 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.”

Sarthak Joshi
IT and Student Support Coordinator

Born and brought up in Nepal, Sarthak came to Australia 3 years ago and joined the QIBA team in April 2018. Before joining QIBA, Sarthak worked as a chef in an Italian restaurant while completing 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 and has a passion for training dogs.


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

Trisha Dahal
Professional Year Internship Coordinator

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."

Luciana McDonaugh
Marketing Coordinator & Social Media Manager

Brazilian born, Luciana grew up in Rio and moved to the sunny city of Brisbane ten years ago and studied Journalism and Advertising at university. At QIBA, she loves her daily interactions with our multicultural staff and students. She loves travelling and has visited over 21 countries around the world. Her other passions include her cats, meditation and cooking.


Favourite Quote: "If you can dream it, you can do it."


David Tulloh
PY Facilitator

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."

Darryl Fung
PY Facilitator

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."


Dikshya Ghimire
Marketing Coordinator

Born and brought up in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, Dikshya came to Australia and joined QIBA in September 2018. She is pursuing Master of Civil Engineering from Western Sydney University while working part time as a Marketing Coordinator for QIBA. In her free time, she enjoys working out and cooking. 


Favourite Quote: "It's your life, make it great."


Evelyn Huang
Marketing Coordinator

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."

Tanvir Haque
PY Internship Host Recruiter

Tanvir moved from Bangladesh to Australia to pursue his Masters of International Business from CQUniversity. With an extensive background in international student recruitment, he has a genuine interest in helping students excel in their studies and career. He is a people person and loves to build professional relationships. When he is not working, he enjoys playing video games and loves to go for a run.


Favourite quote: "If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results."