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. Click open the latest Raise the Bar view-book and get ready to be inspired!
I had just come back from living in Paris as a Nanny for a few years and had previously worked in the Child Care industry as an Assistant with a Certificate 3.
The beautiful Deb (my ACE trainer) visited my Centre and I was ready to up-skill to the Diploma. Studying with ACE was the best decision I ever made. It gave me the flexibility to still work full time (I’m currently a Room Leader for a large Centre) but also have the support and help from a trainer when I needed it. You have nothing to loose! Just do it.
Certificate III in HACC
Diploma of Community Services
I was ready for a change and from my research I knew that disability and aged care were two industries that were growing rapidly. I was ready to re-skill to meet the job market and find a career, not just a job.
With my Diploma now complete I am a senior disability support worker, responsible for much of the training of new staff and have recently been asked to fill in for management. I am excited by the opportunities that lay ahead and proud to work in this industry.
My background is in finance, but I decided on a complete career turnaround. The College in Lismore gave me the perfect opportunity to upgrade, improve my skills and gain my Certificate III. I knew from the first day that I was going to get the training I needed. The trainer was fantastic, she made perfect sense.
This new career path means I can contribute something valuable to the community I live in. The care sector is definitely a growth field. Within four weeks I secured as much work as I needed. I’m part way through my Certificate IV in Aged Care and will be looking to combine my Degree in Music into my work in the Care sector as I go forward.
Diploma Children’s Services
A change in career was on my mind. I signed-up for a full time traineeship whilst doing my Certificate lll and Diploma; this meant I was able to gain hands on experience. I realised quite quickly how much I enjoyed working alongside children of all ages and their families and the local community.
Now I’m completing my Bachelor of Education (birth to five years) at university. With my Diploma through ACE already included within my bachelor (recognition of prior learning), I am aiming to finish university within two years.
Go out and start your study!
You only live once. In the last five years I have completed my Certificate and Diploma in Children’s Services with ACE and I am halfway through a university degree. This decision has led me to travel the world.