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ET Australia Magazine Issue #2 February 2018

ET Australia’s annual student & community magazine.

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Welcome to 2018 At ET Australia, in our adult training college and Independent Year 7 to Year 10 Secondary College, we are providing students with the skills to be successful in employment and/or further studies along with delivering customised training and free recruitment services to business. Tony Mylan, CEO, ET Australia In 2017, ET Australia completed a number of strategic milestones that underpin future growth. Here’s a snapshot: ■■In July 2017 we acquired the building located at 125 Donnison Street Gosford which is next to where we currently reside in the Parkside Building. Our adult training college has re-located to 125 Donnison Street and the premises have been renovated to include brand new training rooms and new work and amenity areas for students and staff. The space vacated in the Parkside building has been renovated to expand our Year 7 to Year 10 school, ET Australia Secondary College (ETASC), from 100 to 150 students. ETASC has 2 additional new fully equipped classrooms ready to accommodate this increase in student enrolments. ■■Our adult training college successfully underwent re-registration with ASQA certifying us to deliver nationally recognised vocational training programs until the end of 2025. ■■Our training college is rapidly becoming a preferred provider of employees for aged care facilities on the Central Coast. We have consolidated partnerships with BlueWave Living and Killarney Court Aged Care facilities to deliver multiple employment programs providing direct employment opportunities for our students in 2018 and beyond. ■■We have gained further Smart & Skilled funding from the NSW Government to run our first half 2018 timetabled vocational training programs. In 2017 37 Year 10 ETASC students graduated and our training college awarded 130 full qualification certificates in the disciplines of business, aged care and early childhood education and care. In 2018 ET Australia will continue to seek out further opportunities to partner with businesses on the Central Coast to deliver mutually beneficial employment outcomes for our students. ET Australia always welcomes your feedback. Please drop us a line at email@etaustralia.com Contents ET Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 90084) delivering Nationally Recognised Training qualifications. P4 From Way out West Meet the Teacher – Jasmyn Du Plessis P6 ETASC Year 10 Graduation 2017 P8 Teacher’s Guidance Pays Off For Brittney P9 Is Your Child’s Current School the Right Fit? P10 ET Australia Secondary College 2017 Cross Curriculum Learning P12 Around the World and Back Again P14 Why You Should Invest in Hiring a Trainee in 2018 P15 Keleah’s Enjoying Quality Traineeship Service Delivery From ET Australia P16 Amber’s Career Change to Aged Care P17 Joylajane Works Her Way Through Multiple Vocational Training Certificates in Business P18 BlueWave Living Employment Program Success P20 Green Army, That’s a Wrap P22 Gosford Cubbyhouse – Assisting ET Australia Students Achieve Results P23 Upcoming 2018 Training Programs 16 On the Cover – ET Australia Training College Graduate Amber Tuckfield ET Australia Board of Directors Paul Tonkin Deputy Chairman & Public Officer Partner & Lawyer – Tonkin Drysdale Partners Tim Cullen Treasurer Graham McGuinness Chairman Managing Director and Consultant – Delgarah Pty Ltd Michael North Director Tim Cornish Director Managing Director – North Constructions Alan Williams Director Director and Chief Technology Officer – Blink Mobile 2

Mikaylah Boyden Shares Her Experience Studying at ET Australia Secondary College I started life enjoying school, my primary school experience was cheerful, and I was a well behaved, happy primary school student. However when I started secondary study in a mainstream setting it did not take me long to disengage. I was miserable, and could not wait to leave. I decided to pursue a career in hairdressing, obtaining an apprenticeship with a local business. I was excited by the opportunity, committed, passionate and hardworking. It was after 3 months that I realised my taxes and superannuation had not been paid and I still hadn’t been formally signed up as an apprentice. It was a knock to my confidence and motivation. My boyfriend Joel recommended I try studying at ET Australia Secondary College (ETASC), he had attended the school, graduating from Year10 in 2015. I visited the campus, I enrolled, and before I knew it, I was sitting in an ETASC classroom. I was finally part of something that was right for me and I made some great friendships in my first year. The learning environment at ETASC is different. The teachers are professional, delivering the curriculum in a unique and engaging way. I loved the supportive, caring and nurturing learning atmosphere ETASC provided, the teachers really want you to succeed. I graduated and achieved my Year 10 RoSA in 2016 and since then have worked at Kellie’s Bakery at The Entrance part time and have just landed a fulltime Traineeship with Service NSW this year. I have such a supportive family and partner which has had a huge impact on my success. I strive to be a good role model for my siblings as my mum has been for me. My mum is passionate, driven and devoted to achieving her goals, her attitude towards life is refreshing and she is my biggest inspiration. Mikaylah receiving her RoSA at the Year 10 2016 graduation ceremony from ETASC teacher Jasmyn Du Plessis 3