Jackie Sims works as she learns, giving her the best of both worlds as she immediately applies the classroom to the workplace in her plumbing apprenticeship.
Certificate III in Plumbing
I chose RMIT because it had the best training methods and the highest success rate for the program.
I am loyal. I am shy. I am hardworking.
I wasn’t just interested in plumbing, I really wanted to get into roofing plumbing because it’s hands-on work where I get to spend a lot of time outdoors. When I was looking for somewhere to study, I chose RMIT because it had the best training methods and the highest success rate for the program.
I’ve only just started studying but already I can see that the next three years are going to be very interesting. I like that the program is based in practical skills and covers issues like safety in the industry.
The program works with my employer so I am increasing my skills while still at work and can progress with the work I do day-to-day. I don’t just learn at school, I also learn at my job.
Plumbing is a so-called men’s job but every day I’m proving that women are just as good at it.
It’s another three years until I’ll be a qualified plumber but I’m working my way there every day and broadening my skills all the time. When I qualify, I’m hoping to run my own business in roofing plumbing or work for one of the big companies.
I love what I do because I am learning everyday on the job and never get bored with what I do.