A natural curiosity, a passion for learning and positive experiences during her own childhood education led Siu to study at RMIT to pursue a career in teaching.
I was very lucky to have great teachers when I was younger. They helped me understand the importance of an inspirational and knowledgeable presence in the education of young people – they planted a seed in my heart and motivated me to pursue teaching as a career myself.
I chose to study at RMIT because their postgraduate diploma is a year-long course which is both intensive and practical, including 12 weeks of placement during the year. It’s been great so far, the lecturers are all so caring, understanding and helpful, and I’ve learnt so much from my placement experiences.
Since the graduate diploma is the equivalent of a four-year bachelors degree, my goal is to get a job as a kindergarten teacher in Australia after I graduate. But since RMIT is such a diverse school and I’ve learnt a lot about so many different cultures, I’m prepared and able to work in many other places too.
To have a career in education you need to be perseverant, bold and a good researcher, but above all you need to be patient. This is the key to education no matter the age of the students.
RMIT is an international university with a very good reputation all over the world, and it will help prepare me for a career no matter where I decide to go.