See what's happening across the ACE community. Courage can change the world – it really can.
We recently caught up with ACE graduates from across our College community to talk careers, motivation, pathways and ultimate goals. Check it out. What they have to say is refreshingly good stuff so we are sharing. If you are short on time we encourage you to select the location closest to you [from the filter option drop-down on top-left] and start exploring.
Britta has been in childcare for 5 years, working in all the rooms and gaining a range of skills from these experiences. She has always been interested in the idea of going rural to educate.
“I looked into lots of different things from childcare centres in Alice Springs, to nannying in Cape York, then I came across the title ‘Governess’. After exploring what this actually involves I discovered that I can see myself doing exactly that”. Britta completed her Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care recently and starts her new job soon in western Queensland.
Having experienced the highs and lows of Covid-19 last year, Da bravely decided that 2021 was the year to get back on track. “I was in administration before but have always wanted to work with children in early childhood. I did not think I could do it but after Covid, I wanted to try something new”.
After taking the first step by applying to the Certificate III course she quickly found her rhythm with mentoring from trainer Julene Muir. “The convenience of the Canvas e-learning platform, Julene’s advice and the valuable work placement experience was great”. “Now I feel excited to apply for any early childhood job – the Centre I completed work placement even asked me to apply there!”
I have always been interested in Business and studied it in high school. I was offered a Certificate III Business traineeship with CONNECT and jumped at the chance. The opportunity to continue my studies through ACE after my initial Traineeship was the perfect outcome for me to continue furthering my career. I would say that having a wealth of knowledge can only help your future prospects and may help you decide exactly where you want to go in life. Currently I have been promoted to a higher-level position in my job and plan to stay for a long time, as I love what I do.
I remember overhearing someone talk about courses available at ACE in passing and it instantly caught my attention. I was at a complete loss of what to do career wise and restless with my day to day living, I was searching for something more, and I absolutely found that something more.
Do it, do it for yourself, you will not regret it. With my course now complete I’m applying for a job that I truly care about at the workplace of my dreams.