Institution: Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
After years in the workforce, Madeleine decided that she wanted a change
of career. She enrolled in an Australian vocational institution, and is
now gaining new skills in aged care work, improving her English and
embracing the Australian lifestyle.
“I wanted to make a shift in my career and eventually consider having a
new one,” she said. “What I like about studying in Australia is the
multiculturalism, the opportunity to improve my English and the quality
of life, which is very good here.”
Madeleine is impressed with the education she is receiving and is
confident that it will help her to build a new career, either overseas
or in Australia.
“The quality of education is very good. The teachers are highly
qualified and take every unit seriously. Even if I am not planning a
full-time career in aged care, I am confident that I can get a part-time
or casual job easily, wherever I go. There is an increasing need in
this field. The fact I bring along a new language is very positive,” she
Madeleine lives in a flat close to the centre of Melbourne and is
enjoying the local lifestyle and social activities.
“It is good living in Australia and particularly Melbourne. Australia is
a very multicultural country, people are very warm and as a French
person with a Cameroon background, there are some similarities
concerning the way people behave, the weather and even plants,” she