Certificate II & III in English (AMEP) & SLPET Alumni
I moved to Australia 2 years ago with my family. When I first got here, I couldn’t speak English at all. I was even afraid to go to the shop or a playground with my kids because all the Australian people were friendly and tried to speak with me but I didn’t understand.
After a few months, I went to AMEP to study Certificate II in English, and then Certificate III in English. When I finished my 510 AMEP hours I decided to go to do the SLPET course. It was harder than AMEP, but I did it. I got good work placement experience at Academies Australiasia Polytechnic. I didn’t want to go there because I didn’t have any experience in the education sector, my experience was in sales. It was really hard for me.
After a day into my placement, I came home and started to cry and told my husband that I wanted to leave that place. I spoke with my teachers who told me it was only for 2 weeks, so I continued. I started to understand processes at my work placement, and I really like it. I also met some really good people there.
By the end of the two weeks we exchanged gift to each other. I was really surprised that at the end of the placement, I was offered a job by them. And now I am more confident and not unemployed.