Vikram is the Business & Training Manager for Barkuma Training. With 23 years of experience in the sector, Vikram’s career commenced in Western Australia for Good Samaritan Industries before his relocation to South Australia in 1999 and the commencement of his employment with Barkuma.
Prior to his current role Vikram spent 7 years delivering high quality and professional training to staff within the Disability Employment Sector as well as running Personal Leadership, Wellbeing and Life Skills programs for youth living with Developmental Disabilities.
With a focus on customer service Vikram is dedicated to working with students and organisations and in identifying and working towards achieving training goals.
Steve has worked at Barkuma for 9 years in a variety of roles. His experience includes training State Transition classes (working with high school students with disability), mental health and disability awareness training and accredited mental health courses.
Steve has many years experience in developing and delivering a far reaching range of training programs, both accredited and non-accredited, to a diverse variety of audiences. Steve is a previous winner of the Adult Community Education "Tutor of the Year" award as well as a City of Salisbury "Living Legend" and is a member of the Mental Health Professionals.
Steve takes every opportunity to develop his skill base and takes delight in passing these skills on to other members of the community and his students.
Sarah joins Barkuma Training with extensive skill and experience in the disability sector. Sarah is a natural trainer who builds meaning through engagement for her students. Sarah provides an effective delivery of her training programs so as to create the best possible learning experience for her students. Sarah delivers across the CHC33015 Cert III Individual Support (Disability) and the CHC43315 Cert IV Disability qualifications.
Sarah joined Barkuma Training on the back of her experience in the disability sector which spans over 8+ years and still going. It was important to Sarah in commencing with the training team that she be able to continue her work as a carer in the sector.
Sarah is able to bring her experiences as a carer as well as a parent of “2 amazing sons”, one of whom has Autism Spectrum Disorder, into the class room. Sarah has worked both within a variety of facilities and community homes with many clients at a time. Also privately in a one to one specialist care position for over 5 years. Her breadth of experience including specific complex and high dependency care, using non-verbal communication techniques, running sundowner programs for people with dementia, lifestyle and activity programs for people living with disabilities within facilities and provided one on one support to clients to participate in many varied community events as well countless hours in regular care shifts.
Sarah is passionate about facilitating empowerment and providing individualised care and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. This is evident in both her work as a carer as well as with her students.