I am Teodor. I am from North Macedonia, a small country in Southeast Europe. My entire life, I have been devoted to sport, particularly soccer (football), and thanks to the TAFE program, Sport Development at Box Hill Institute, I am able to accomplish my dream of a professional career in the future.
When I think about Box Hill Institute, the first thing that comes to my mind is my 2019 trip to Australia when I got the chance to visit what was going to be my future school. When I met the professors and saw the premises, my final decision was made. I was blown away by the educational system overall in Australia. Box Hill Institute offers many courses that are based on hands-on activities that help develop practical skills using the latest innovative techniques and equipment. Teamwork and sharing knowledge are the institute’s strongest assets, too.
The enrolment procedure and the Visa procedure were very simple and after six months, I became a part of the institute, learning practical methods in sport coaching. I felt really welcomed by the teachers and the classmates. Overall, the staff from Box Hill Institute created a really friendly and pleasant study atmosphere. Thanks to teachers’ engagement, I became more focused on accomplishing my goals and got over every obstacle to my learning.
At first, I was sceptical about making such a big step in my life. I wasn’t sure about how the people were going to accept me, but in the end, I was surprised by how openminded and generous the people were there. I quickly managed to find a job and a sports club. I met some really awesome people in a short period of time and developed some new social skills that I am sure will help me throughout my entire life.
We all know that going through 2020 with the whole COVID-19 situation was not easy. However, I would like to mention how Box Hill Institute adapted overnight to online study, remaining with the same quality of classes and the study experience overall (including awesome online event management works and psychological support during the lockdown).
I could have never been happier with another choice because this institute really opened my eyes regarding my future. The skills and knowledge that I have gained there were life-changing for me. That’s why I recommend it to every single person out there that has set their mind to sport development. The whole experience in Australia has given me great memories and valuable knowledge, that I will use in the near future definitely. Box Hill Institute provides limitless opportunities, equipping its students with the practical and theoretical knowledge equally, and helps obtain real life skills, which is a great advantage for students` future professional careers.