Using her love of animals to help choose her training pathway has created success for Madeline

In 2015, Madeline Wallace completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies through an Australian School-based Apprenticeship while working at the Weston Creek Veterinary Hospital.

Initially, both her love of animals and her previous Year 10 work experience at the veterinary hospital led her to choose this certificate.

In 2016, Madeline had the opportunity to transition into a second Australian School-based Apprenticeshipwith the same employer, commencing a Certificate III in Business while working as a receptionist. 

Madeline’s training has broadened her range of skills to include balancing work, study and sport and navigating new online learning methods.

Undertaking an Australian School-based Apprenticeship has given her the opportunity to work while still completing her Year 12 studies and she has valued the mix of study and workplace experience.

In the future, Madeline would like to continue her learning and undertake a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with the hope of one day travelling overseas and working with animals.

Madeline was recognised for her outstanding contribution to vocational education and training at the 2016 Australian Training Awards where she was a finalist of the Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Award after being named winner of this category in the Australian Capital Territory.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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