James Ovens came to RMIT after struggling to get into the job market. Now, he’s not only about to complete a qualification, he’s picked up work in his field.
Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking
Although the assessments have been really challenging, they’ve also been really fun and that’s made a huge difference.
I love what I do because there’s never a day when I’m not learning something new.
I’d been out of school for a while before I came to RMIT, and had been trying to get into the employment market without much success. Because of my strong interest for computers and technology, I decided to study a vocational education program in that area. RMIT seemed to be one of the leading universities in Melbourne and offered heaps of student services.
It turned out to be a good decision. As well as gaining considerable skills in IT and Networking whilst studying, I also got practical knowledge about working in the industry and the confidence to helping others.
It’s also been great to focus my studies on an area I genuinely have a passion for. One of my favourite subjects has been Networking where, although the assessments have been really challenging, they’ve also been really fun and that’s made a huge difference to how much I’ve been able to engage.
As a result of my study, I’ve now found work at an organisation called Integrating Technology, working with Western Health to replace all old desktops within the hospital with newer computers. It’s been an awesome experience that has developed my on-the-job skills even further and given me a chance to work directly with clients.
After my current program, I’m hoping to go into an Associate Degree of Information Technology and push my career up another level again.