Meet the team!

Meet the CLC team of tutors and support staff. We’re very proud of the quality of our team and great support they provide to our students.   Tutors are grouped according to their academic discipline.

Animal Sciences

Dr Karen Catchpole  

B.VSc. (Hons)

Karen has been a CLC tutor for 8 years and she brings great experience and expertise in animal Science. Karen is a practicing veterinarian, now in her own small animal hospital, after working in varied roles over 17 years since graduation from Sydney University with first class honours.

Karen continues to maintain active involvement in education in both professional development and in tutoring both vocational and university students.  Karen’s field of expertise is in internal animal medicine & surgery of cats & dogs.


Dr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek

B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)

Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.

During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.

Hospitality, Events & Business

Thea Roberts  

B.Comm., M.A. (Leisure Management), Grad. Dip. Ed. Fitness Leaders Cert., I.T.C.

Thea is a long term tutor with Careerline Courses and she comes with university academic tutoring experience, university mentoring and a teaching licence. Thea has had over two decades of valuable work history in the areas of education, government administration, hospitality and resort management. Having previously worked in both small and large companies,Thea knows first-hand the responsibilities of integrating multi-departments seamlessly to create an effective management system and successful business partnerships.


Dr Nicholas Harris

B. Psychology (Hons I), PhD

Nicholas is a social psychologist; he studies and teaches on topics involving group-level and individual-level behavior, as well as examining the effect of the situation.  Nicholas has been involved in writing textbooks and research papers in psychology. Nicholas’ teaching experience is vast; he has taught social psychology, indigenous and intercultural psychology, statistics, research methods, psychological measurement and assessment, personality, organizational psychology, counselling skills, and ethics. Nicholas has also completed a number of short courses on counselling and suicide prevention, and has volunteered for a number of years with Lifeline. Nicholas has supervised a number of honours and master’s research theses.


Orlando Luminere

Dip. Photography

Orlando brings experience, expertise and creativity to Careerline’s photography courses.  He is the owner of Luminere Imaging which focuses on commercial photography as well exhibiting his own landscape photography work.  As well as this Orlando is also an experienced tutor having helped many students gain the confidence to develop their creativity and technical ability in photography.


Robert N. Stephenson

Robert N. Stephenson is a published author of 5 books and the publisher of 25 books for other authors through his publishing imprint. Over his career thus far he has had over 100 short stories published in 10 countries and a number of languages. For fourteen years he also worked as a literary agent for his own agency where he represented such authors as Tony Shillitoe and Christy Jordan. As a tutor he has worked with over 1500 students in the last 10 years and a number of which have gone on to develop careeers in writing.  Besides wining awards for his own writing he is also the runner up in the 2008 Pride of Australia Medal for his contributions to the development of writing in others. Robert ran Altair Magazine for seven issues before it stopped production b ut during this time he discovered several new writers who have gone on to do great things both in Australia and in the USA. As he says, writing is a journey and a conversation with a reader, may we learn to create together.


Jodie Walpole 

Bachelor of Applied Science (Food & Nutrition), Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching

Jodie is a qualified Nutritionist and Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching.

Jodie brings to Careerline over 15 years corporate nutrition and health experience as a result of working for several large multinational food and beverage companies.  Jodie is passionate about all aspects of nutrition, health and wellness with particular interest in weight management and childhood obesity.

More recently Jodie completed her Advanced Practitioner of Life Coaching course and is a certified Life Coach with hours of practical experience.  As a Life Coach Jodie enjoys working with clients to close the gap between where they are currently in their lives and where they want to be.

Jodie is also an experienced tutor enjoying the challenge of working with students to reach their full potential. Jodie is a welcome addition to the Careerline team


Abraham Mijares

M.Sc. of Science in Ecology, Cert. IV TAE, Cert. IV Project Management, Cert. III Micro-Business Operation, Cert. II Conservation and Land Management

Abraham has worked for 15 years as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the “Arid Zones and Ecology Research Center” (CIEZA) of a university in Venezuela (South America). He specialized in wildlife survey and monitoring, employing several methods such as trapping/netting and marking/recapture (including radio-tracking) of frogs and mammals. His research was focused on the taxonomy and natural history of amphibians and reptiles. He also coordinated in teaching two subjects, the “Ecology and Wildlife” for second semester undergraduate students and “Pre-Professional Practice” which is an elective subject for students from the seventh semester onwards. He is involbed in a number of projects doing vegetation assessments and surveys. In Australia, he worked at Griffith University for 3 years as a Laboratory Demonstrator on the subjects “Zoology” and “Vertebrate Biology” (and tutored classes the latter). Since 2011, Abraham has been working in the Conservation and Land Management business, mainly as “Fauna Spotter/Catcher”. He’s also a Wildlife Ecologist within some private companies and Natural Restoration Contractor with the Gold Coast City Council (QLD). He manages his own consultancy company on ecological and wildlife management.


Karen Huntley

MSc Marketing Management (Food Related Industries), PDC, PG Dip Organic Farming, Cert Marketing, BA. Professional Development Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (Coventry University/Thrive, UK)

Karen has a strong background and passion for organic food production systems, nutrition and community agriculture.  Karen also has experience and training in Permaculture (PDC), horticultural therapy, community organic enterprises as well as being an experienced bee keeper.



Barbara Tremain 

BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)

Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design. Meanwhile the business has covered a variety of Garden Design projects, from wildflower gardens to seaside situations, and has included some work with Chelsea Gold multi-winner John Moreland.


Peter Palma 

B.Sc. Fisheries, MSc (candidate)

Aquaculture science and teaching are the two things Peter is most passionate about. He is currently a Master of Science candidate, studying the reproductive biology of groupers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries science with a specialization in aquaculture. His field work experiences include broodstock and hatchery management of marine fish species, and disease monitoring of cultured organisms. Over the years, Peter visited fish farms in Australia, Canada and the Philippines, and learned first-hand how aquaculture operations are done all over the world.


Sajal Rastogi

B. Information Technology, MA. Information Systems

Sajal holds a Master degree in Business Information Systems Professional from Monash University with specialisation in Project Management and Business Analysis.

Sajal possess extensive commercial experience in Project Management and Business Analysis. His professional background is in designing, developing, implementing business solutions which is complemented by his educational background in Software Engineering and ICT Information Systems. He also has excellent capabilities and in-depth knowledge of Business Intelligence. He has worked on various large projects, including Flight Simulation, ERP, and Intelligent Registry Systems, in course of his career across industries (Education, Finance, Investment and Aerospace).  Sajal is passionate about Teaching and has worked as a Teaching Associate at Monash University.



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