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Shanae Pettit

Shanae has worked in the Early Childhood sector since 2007, completing the Diploma of Children’s Services in 2009. She has worked at all levels in Early Childhood including Educator Leader, Assistant Director & Centre Director. 

She is passionate about learning and undertakes Professional Development often to ensure her currency with industry changes and development. 

Shanae strongly believes that all children should be provided with high quality care from educated, passionate and loving Educators. 

Shanae enjoys a busy life with her family which is mostly devoted to running around after her two young boys and enjoying quiet moments to herself stuck in the pages of a good book.


Trudi Butts

Trudi Butts is another of our Individual Support Tutors.  Trudi is a YNH success story.  She completed our first ever Certificate III in Aged Care course in 2006. From there she went on to do her Division 2 Nursing Certificate and then returned to YNH in 2010 to complete Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  She was employed by YNH in 2011 and has been a dedicated Tutor ever since.

Trudi has worked at Woods Point Aged Care in Yarrawonga since 2006 so also brings important current industry knowledge to her training.

Trudi is the first to admit that school wasn’t her favourite place so she is able to develop great rapport with students who have also had less than great experiences at school.


Bernie Harbrow

Bernie is one of our amazing team of Individual Support Tutors. Bernie has a wealth of experience both in actual care of the aged and in teaching.

She is a Division 1, Registered Nurse and has been working in the field for over 20 years at a range of facilities including Corowa Hospital, Woods Point in Yarrawonga and is currently employed at Irvine House in Cobram.

She has been delivering training at YNH for 3 years.

She has a strong belief in the importance of continuing professional development and has undertaken a range of additional qualifications including Diplomas in Palliative Care and Dementia Care.


Michelle Church

Michelle first obtained her Training and Assessment qualifications in 1996. Since then  she has been able to use her training, mentoring and tutor skills in the most amazing places and with most diverse people and cultures.  Michelle enjoys training and assisting others to grow and develop and believe that you are never too ‘anything’ to learn something new. 

Michelle believes life gives us huge opportunities to stretch our capabilities and continually acquire new skills.  Michelle has also trained with those looking to enter the workforce, and those wanting career changes, right through to those wanting to up-skill before they leave the workplace.  

Michelle holds a Masters Qualifications in Applied Social Science,  and a Post Graduate in Management.  She has accredited qualifications in Human Resources,  Executive and Life Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Management, NLP, Training & Assessment.  Michelle has developed and delivered accredited training to a post graduate level in Management and many and various accredited and non accredited training and courses in Sales, Business, Communication and Administration.


Ricardo Hafon

After completing his Certificate IV in Training and assessment with YNH Ricardo Hafon commenced delivering First Aid courses for our organisation.

We have had fantastic feedback about the experience and enjoyment he brings to the course.

Ricardo is a local paramedic who is passionate about sharing his knowledge of life-saving techniques. In the words of one student: Fantastic Trainer! This was the most enjoyable and relevant course I’ve ever done.


Shauna Farey

When Shauna was at Secondary School she had “no idea what I want to be when I grow up”. Some of the teachers wanted her to go to Uni, but why? What for? To keep them quiet she told them she would like a career in hospitality. She knew how to organise a party (maybe too well) and wasn’t a bad cook. She also loved to dine out.

After finishing year 12 in 1990, she joined the team at Club Mulwala (RSL). What began as an Apprenticeship in Waiting eventually led her to becoming a Vocational Education and Training (VET) facilitator.

As an apprentice, we were sent to Geelong three times a year, for two weeks, on block release to the Gordon TAFE. The Gordon had a fully operational restaurant (still does). We were required to complete full service to the public and the teachers sat alone on a table close to the entrance noting their observations as we students served them a three (maybe more) course meal, accompanied by the relevant drinks. I thought then, ‘imagine being paid for that, that’s going to be me one day!’.
— Shauna Farey

18 years and a load of experience later she enrolled in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment at Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House, and the rest, as they say is history.

Shauna still loves dining out, keeping up with the trends in wines, beers and ciders and swears worse than Gordon Ramsey when those TV chefs don’t encourage safe work practices. She is passionate about the VET industry, embracing e-learning and technology as training tools. Her passion for training and genuine love of people makes her an invaluable member of the YNH team.