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VET Community Services was an opportunity for me to study
my personal passion at school.

Judy at her desk using a laptop
VCE VET Community Services,
and VCE VET Hospitality
Bachelor of Arts (Politics/International
Studies and Asian Studies) Student

Why I chose VET

Growing up in an immigrant family and a culturally and linguistically diverse community; I have always had an interest in working with people. VET Community Services was an opportunity for me to study my personal passion at school and receive a recognised qualification!

What I got out of VET

VET provided a practical learning experience where I was given the opportunity to apply my new skills in the workplace. I developed knowledge on social issues experienced by marginalised groups and learnt how to be more culturally aware. I developed skills in leadership, Auslan and first aid, all making me more employable.

Judy in a library

My VET success story

VET Community Services fostered the skills and confidence I needed to be an active member of the community. It motivated me to be more involved with my community by volunteering and participating in various organisations with shared visions in this sector. Receiving a Premier's VCE Award for VET Community Services enhanced my thoughts on personal development and education, teaching me that to succeed and feel a sense of accomplishment I must do what I enjoy.

My advice

I would definitely recommend VET to every student! Be open-minded to a more stimulating and practical way of learning.

Judy's VET success story (pdf - 1.39mb)

My pathway

1 Completed

Community service icon VCE VET Community Services

  • Structured Workplace Learning
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VCE VET Hospitality
Legal Studies
Further Mathematics
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Braybrook College Leaders of Leadership Program
hand icon Maribyrnong Youth Committee
Braybrook College Peer Support Leader

2 Current

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Bachelor of Arts (Politics/International Studies and Asian Studies)

Employed part-time
dollar sign icon English Tutor
Corporate Affairs Cadet

Dual Identity Leadership Program
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Skyline Education Foundation alumni mentor

3 Future

Postgraduate Law

4 Career Goals

Employed full-time
Public service/government sector DFAT
International volunteering

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My Awards

Skyline VCE Bursary Program, 2015–2017
Premier's VCE Award for VET VCE Community Services, 2016
Doxa Cadetship Recipient, 2017

VET in 3 words

Stimulating. Valuable. Challenging.

Secondary school: Braybrook College
Location: Braybrook
VET qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Community Services
  • Certificate II in Hospitality

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