About Meerilinga Training College

About Us

Meerilinga Training College promotes professional excellence in the early childhood education sector by empowering educators who inspire children’s curiosity, learning and development.

We are a privately owned, WA based Registered Training Organisation (6000) with over 30 years’ experience as a provider of Nationally Recognised Qualifications for the Education and Care Sector through classroom-based learning and workplace-based training (traineeships).

At Meerilinga Training College, our team of passionate, committed and highly experienced early childhood professionals are committed to raising the standard of early childhood education and care by sharing knowledge, skills and experience with learners through high quality and best practice training.

Renowned for our exceptional customer service, we have an excellent reputation for quality training and above average student satisfaction, making Meerilinga Training College the chosen provider for early childhood education and care training.

Meerilinga Training College is a registered Priority Industry Training Provider on the Traineeship Preferred Provider Panel through the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

What Sets Us Apart

Meerilinga is a specialist Training College, excelling in Early Childhood Education and Care. It’s about how we do what we do and our practices define who we are. We foster genuine relationships with our learners who become part of our Meerilinga community.

Our qualified, dedicated trainers care about providing the necessary ongoing support and industry knowledge to ensure each learner is offered the opportunity to reach their full learning potential.

We offer a responsive and flexible approach to high quality training, designed to support learners individual training needs.

We have multiple partnerships with Perth’s leading industry providers and our friendly administration team will source learners a suitable service in which to complete the practical placement component of the course.

With regular visits from a dedicated Meerilinga trainer/assessor, learners enjoy a positive and supported practical experience in the workplace, completing their qualification with the confidence they are ‘Industry ready!’

Contact us today and we’ll help you get the most out of your training!

Meet The Team


Caroline Heeris


I’m Caroline Heeris and I lead Meerilinga Training College.

Originally I worked as an Early Childhood teacher before joining the college as a Trainer and Assessor in 2015 and attained my diploma of Training Design and Development. I am passionate about promoting early childhood education and care as a career and in supporting Meerilinga graduates to complete their course with a best practice mindset, enabling new graduates to be fully ‘Industry ready’ to contribute to better outcomes for children.

I welcome you to join our Training College Community, whether you choose a classroom based pathway or a traineeship, our caring and supportive trainers will guide you through your learning journey and help you discover the educator within!

Marilene Hummel

Administrator Officer

I’m Marilene and I hold a Cert IV in Training Assessment, Bachelor of Arts and also Cert IV in Frontline Management.  I have worked with Meerilinga Training College for over 7 years.  I oversee the learning journey from enrolment to completion. 

I love seeing learners achieve their goals and complete their qualification.  We are a boutique RTO that excels in supporting our learners through their qualification.  We go the extra mile to support our learners achieve the best outcome.

I am happy to talk to your about your learning needs.  Call 9489 4022 or email mtc@meerilinga.org.au

Briana Goddard

Trainer and Assessor

Hi, my name is Briana Goddard and I have worked in the Early Years for 13 years and have been in the Training and Assessing role for 3 years. I hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and care, I am currently studying my bachelor’s in early childhood and Primary School Teaching, with passions in the Sustainability and STEAM fields.

In my role within Meerilinga Training College, I work with the traineeship educators. Working closely with the services creating strong and quality relationships. I support the learners through sharing and role modelling my knowledge and understanding of the early years.

I believe working in partnership with those within the early years community allows for continuous growth and learning, which is a vital key to establishing and training industry ready Early Childhood Educators.

Celia Riordan

Trainer and Assessor

My name is Celia Riordan and my journey with Meerilinga began as a lead educator at Meerilinga High Wycombe, where I fostered a nurturing learning environment. Driven by my passion and years of experience in the field, I decided to channel my enthusiasm into training others. After obtaining my Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, I transitioned to Meerilinga Training College, where I continue to dedicate myself to excellence in training and assessment practices.

There’s immense joy for me in guiding and mentoring new individuals, helping them discover an appreciation for the significance of providing children with the best possible outcomes during their formative years.

Together, we can continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the next generation.

Homaira Naim

Trainer and Assessor

My name is Homaira and I hold Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma of School Age Education and Care and Diploma of Training Design and Development. I have over 22 years’ experience working as diploma qualified educator, centre coordinator, educational leader as well as 8 years’ experience working as a trainer and assessor. I speak two other languages other than English.

I have enjoyed caring and educating children for years. And built extensive skills and knowledge. Being a trainer gives me the opportunity to apply my skills and knowledge in a training environment and share it with the educators who want to pursue a career in early childhood education and care sector. I believe in facilitating a learning environment that is learner focused, hands on and fun.

Christina Santini ​

Trainer and Assessor

Hello, I’m Christina, a dedicated professional with over twenty years experience in the Early Childhood Sector. In 2021 I obtained qualifications as a Trainer and Assessor and feel privileged to be able to share my knowledge and expertise with Learners.

I take pride in fostering their growth in a nurturing environment, where they can develop and hone their skills effectively. My passion for sustainability and environmental awareness show in my work, as I prioritise physical and mental safety while encouraging mindfulness practices, in their journey towards holistic growth and learning.

Advocating for children’s voices is at the core of my ethos and I am dedicated to championing children’s rights and creating spaces where they feel heard, valued and supported.