Our trainers

Dr Tulika Saxena, PhD, Training Consultant 

Tulika has more than 20 years of research and field experience in gender equality, gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence, sexual harassment in the workplace and primary prevention of violence against women.  

Tulika manages our domestic violence support service and delivers training on:

  • bystander intervention
  • domestic and family violence awareness for ACT Public Service, community services practitioners and employers
  • workplace equality and respect
  • Teaching Respect Ed, a primary prevention program for young people and school teachers.

Prior to joining YWCA Canberra in 2019, Tulika worked at Brisbane Domestic Violence Services, Micah Projects Inc as a domestic violence specialist and has international experience in training, facilitation, program design, service delivery and academic roles. 


  • 2016: Doctor of Philosophy (Arts), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 
  • 2005: Master of Arts (Gender & Development), Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom 
  • 2001: Master of Arts Sociology, Kanpur University, India 
  • 1994: Bachelor of Science, University of Lucknow, India. 


Tulika is fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu and has a fair knowledge of Bangla and Punjabi. 

Daisy Ulain, Trainer and Assessor 

Daisy comes from a family of teachers and professors, so when she chose education as a career path at a young age it was no surprise. 

Daisy has worked as a Primary School Principal and Teacher in Pakistan and continued her career in Australia as an early childhood Director and Trainer and Assessor. 

One of Daisy’s key strengths is her ability to empower students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and create an inclusive, vibrant and supportive learning experience. 


  • 2018: Bachelor of Teaching, Charles Sturt University, Australia 
  • 2014: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, YWCA Canberra, Australia 
  • 2014: Diploma of Management, YWCA Canberra, Australia 
  • 2001: Bachelor of Education (Primary), Gomal University, Pakistan. 


Daisy is fluent in English, Hindi Urdu, Pushto, Hindko, Saraiki and has a fair knowledge of Bangla and Punjabi. 


Mariah Terry, Trainer and Assessor 

Mariah started out studying her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as part of her Higher School Certificate, she realised at an early age she had a passion for working with and being an advocate for children, this prompted Mariah to complete my Diploma once finishing school.

Throughout her six years in the sector, Mariah has worked in all types of services including running play groups aimed at supporting young Aboriginal mothers, long day care services and school age care services.  She has worked in various roles within a service, most recently as an assistant director where she shared her knowledge and passion with others.

Mariah enjoyed collaborating with other educators so decided to complete Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in order to become a trainer and assessor of Early Childhood Education and Care.


  • 2014: Certificate III in Children’s Services TAFE NSW
  • 2017: Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, CIT
  • 2020: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, CIT Solutions.


  • English

Our coordination team

Vicki Green, Education and Training Coordinator 

Vicki leads our education and training unit and has over nine years’ experience in vocational education and training in the not-for-profit sector.  

Vicki commenced her career as a hair dresser and since joining YWCA Canberra has mastered a range of diverse roles including finance administration, program coordination, and now leads our team of trainers and assessors. 

When she isn’t managing the team, responding to student enquiries, or supporting our reporting and compliance processes, Vicki can be found in her garden or running half marathons. 


  • 1983: Secretarial Studies, NSW TAFE. 




Dr Daniel Nguyen, PhD, Quality and Compliance Officer 

Daniel has more than 15 years experience working in registered training organisations (RTOs) in Australia and New Zealand in a range of compliance, management, administration and training and assessment roles. 

As Quality and Compliance Officer, Daniel ensures we maintain a high quality of delivery and compliance according to the VET Quality Framework, Australian Skills Quality Authority, ACT VET Standards and relevant legislative requirements. 


  • 2012: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, YWCA Canberra 
  • 2009: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Australian Institute of Education Academy 
  • 2001: Masters in Financial Management, Australian National University 
  • 1999: PhD in Economics, Australian National University 
  • 1994: Master’s in Economics of Development, Australian National University 
  • 1982: Bachelor of Informatics, Engineering-Economics, Leningrad National Engineering-Economic University, Russia. 


Daniel is fluent in English and Vietnamese.