Institution attended: The University of Sydney
Victor says received an education in Australia—not just a degree. He
explains how his course taught him to think about and understand what he was
learning, instead of simply memorising facts.
“The quality of education
was excellent and one of the outstanding features of an Australian education is
the focus on providing students with the necessary skills to think about things
instead of passively absorbing the details,” he said. “As an old Chinese saying
goes, ‘Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats
for life.’ I have been taught how to fish.”
It was the strong
international reputation of its tertiary education that originally attracted
Victor to Australia. The proximity to his home in Malaysia, the climate and the
lifestyle were other drawcards.
Since graduating six years ago, Victor’s
Australian qualifications have been recognised by employers and helped him to
secure a job. He uses the skills and knowledge he acquired through his course in
his daily work.
“A degree is a starting block on which to build a career.
Having the skills to acquire further knowledge while working, the ability to
build and maintain professional relationships are all essential to a successful
career. An Australian education provides all of this,” he said.