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Introducing CAL’s Learning Coaches

When you study with CAL you have access to dedicated coaching from experts in your industry. Our coaches can work closely with you to develop a personalised learning plan based on your individual goals and needs.

Michael Meere

MichaelMeereMichael brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to CAL’s students, gained over the past 30 years, across positions from Board Member, to CEO; General Manager to consultant; working in both private and not for profit sectors. Alongside this extensive managerial and corporate experience, Michael also holds a Masters degree in HRM; a second Masters degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and has run his own HRM & Management consultancy for many years.


Helen Sabell

Helen_Sabell_PhotoPassionate about adult and lifelong learning, Helen established The College for Adult Learning for mature, work-experienced learners and mid career professionals seeking professional development options and work ready qualifications, which are relevant, adaptable and flexible. Helen holds a Masters of Education and is working towards her PhD. She has worked with some of the leading names of the Australian University and TAFE sector across her extensive career in the industry. An experienced Executive, educator and writer, Helen developed many of the programs currently offered by the college and is currently working on new, exciting delivery modes and innovations for online and blended learning. With a detailed understanding of the educational needs of industry, and a current knowledge of the changing business landscape (and the resultant challenges for the workplace), Helen is constantly updating CAL’s course content (across Certificate IV, Diploma and short courses online) to ensure they stay relevant and workplace ready. In addition, she also spends a lot of her time coaching and mentoring the wide range of experienced learners currently studying with the college, as well as the many past students who return to CAL for ongoing support and career mentoring.

Sarah Sabell

SarahSabellAs CAL’s first (and main) point of contact for students, Sarah is a familiar face (and voice) for many. Her background in workplace training and work-ready education sees her well placed to not only understand many of the challenges faced by CAL’s students, but to provide solutions, options and answers to many of these day-to-day obstacles. Sarah also works closely with CAL’s trainers and assessors to ensure that all training CAL provides is precisely customised to each individual student’s needs, and then delivered to the highest possible quality. Working closely with Rob Golding, she looks for every opportunity to improve the training outcomes for both our individual students and corporate clients, delivering a measurable ROI. Sarah spent many years with Swinburne University, working in Industry Solutions (as part of the Commercial Education Unit). She held a number of roles in this area, most recently as Project Manager, Short Courses. Sarah has worked with some of Australia’s largest companies, and both State and Local Governments.


Vikki Fitzgerald


With over 24 years of professional experience in Human Resources Management, Vikki is more than passionate about HR, and dedicated to passing on her knowledge and expertise to all CAL students. Having run her own HR Consultancy business, as well as working in Senior HR Management roles for well known Australian and global manufacturing enterprises, she has extensive experience as a true HR generalist. She has covered everything from WHS, negotiating agreements with unions to representing the company at Fair Work Commission hearings to mediation and training & development of the leadership team. Vikki’s track record in performance management, boasts many terminations under the Fair Work Act, with zero recourse back on the business, leaving her well equipped to help and coach students with any HR issue.

Vikki has also run large multi-million dollar HR and HRIS projects on an international scale coming in on time and on budget!


Meagan Rawlings

MeaganMeagan has in excess of 25 years of senior management experience working in both the health care sector and for large Multi-National Companies. Having managed and headed divisions from distribution chains to successful sales teams, Meagan is passionate about passing on her real world experience to her CAL students. With an in depth understanding and knowledge of customer relationship management, rapport building, time management skills, leading and managing successful teams and customer service, Meagan is able to cultivate her students into job ready leaders.