attended: North Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT)
Working in a childcare centre
gives Becky daily opportunities to apply the skills and values she learned at
Victorian TAFE. Her employer and colleagues have also welcomed the chance to try
out new Australian ideas.
“It is good to be different from others. Every field
and industry requires new ideas, new concepts. Employers, of course, want to
hire someone who has different ideas and is able to share them with co-workers
and put them into practice,” she said.
The childcare worker, who is always
searching out fun and new experiences, came to Australia for her studies after
hearing good stories from friends.
“It was even better than I expected! I
learned so much from the course, I spent less money than those who study in the
United Kingdom or United States, I met many good friends and I enjoyed the
wildlife,” she said. “The education I received was well-organised. It was very
helpful and diverse. It was pretty demanding, however, school lecturers were
very friendly and patient. They always took the time to listen to our issues and
discussed with us how we could solve the problem.”
Becky understands that moving
to a foreign country can be a bit scary but she reassures people that Australia
is a friendly, sunny place which welcomes overseas visitors.
is such a culturally diverse country, it welcomes people bringing different
skills and coming from different backgrounds.”
For prospective students, Becky
has one piece of advice: “Just remember to keep yourself open to everything; you
will be impressed with the beauty of Australia.”