Major Projects is a department with a flexible and dynamic culture. It advocates for being collaborative, agile and creative in taking opportunities. This had provided me with a solid understanding that there are often many ways, not just A and B, to solve business problems. One of the critical approaches I learnt is the idea of ‘open collaboration in independent creative work’.
I was fortunate enough to talk, work and network with some excellent people. They are the role models who have inspired me and provided rich insights about the TAFE industry and have persistently helped develop my professionalism.
I believe that taking on a Professional Placement has really helped me become prepared for a full-time job. By applying for positions advertised on lnPlace, I was able to become familiar with the job application procedure. The conversation with employers in the interview really informed me about what employers are looking for in certain industries.
The hands-on practice outside the university environment has allowed me to identify my value, pick up challenges and upgrade skill-sets to adapt to the workplace.