Our Team

WAIFS’ CEO, Louise Edwards, and Managing Director, Sean Tuhakaraina, lead the team that’s ready to guide you through your study experience at WAIFS.

WAIFS’ team members have diverse qualifications, work backgrounds, connections with industry and personal talents, and hail from around the globe. What they all have in common is a dedication to standards and to help you get the most out of your experience at WAIFS.

Nazeer Iqbal, Mariana Martinez, Elinore Edwards, Horace Khor, Samuel Glacken and Ellen Hugo.

When you study at WAIFS, you’ll become very familiar with some of these staff members as they have regular and direct contact with you, assisting you with day-to-day issues and referring you to more specialized help if needed. Behind the scenes are other staff working away at tasks, including but not limited to, handling your admission and course selection, maintaining your records, accounts, work-placement, digital learning support and issuing your qualifications. This is all done to ensure that you have a smooth and enjoyable time here at WAIFS.

Jerly Peregrino & Caroline The.
WAIFS’ Managing Director, Sean Tuhakaraina, also takes a hands-on role in marketing.

This team promotes WAIFS’ profile and courses to agents, institutions and the public. They are very active in organising learning pathways, including articulation (connections) between courses WAIFS offers and courses at universities. They also spend significant time in guiding individual students to find pathways that are the most suitable to them. The team has a detailed understanding of laws and government policies that affect students at training organisations.

Wendy Xu

Wendy is a senior manager and takes care of any special projects which WAIFS offers. If you have a special project in mind, please don’t hesitate to contact Wendy at wendy.xu@waifs.wa.edu.au.

Head of Studies: Catherine Hodgson.
Training Team Leaders: Laura Butlin & Amandeep Kaur

The teaching team delivers quality practical training and regularly undertakes professional development and industry consultation. They are available for individual support sessions with students and work hard to ensure students are ready to jump into their chosen careers upon graduation.