Certificate IV in Building and Construction (2012) 
Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) (2013)

Prior to working in the building industry, Paul had a career in medical research. After years of working, he decided to follow his dream of becoming an architect and property developer. He started as a builder’s labourer in domestic and commercial construction. Shortly after, he enrolled in building and construction at Box Hill Institute.

Paul said studying was both challenging and exciting. He said, “I signed up for the Certificate IV in Building and Construction without any expectations just the intention to learn. I wanted to push myself to continue to expand my knowledge and develop my skills”.

“My experience at Box Hill Institute was so positive, that I continued into Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) which I completed in 2013.”

After graduating from Box Hill Institute, Paul went on to study a Bachelor’s degree at Deakin University and he is currently completing the Master of Architecture.

In 2016, Paul and his business partner founded Building Design Hub Australia, a company focused on building design, property development, subdivision, planning, construction and architectural drafting.

Paul appreciates the education and opportunities that Box Hill Institute presented him. He said, “It has been an honour to be part of Box Hill Institute, in the journey to be where I am today. I don’t take for granted the opportunity and experiences as it was a privilege.”

He advises prospective students to stay humble and never give up. He said, “Always do your best, dare to take risks, ask the right questions, find the solutions, make lots of mistakes and learn from your mistakes. If you set your bar high enough, you will not be disappointed with the outcome.”