INSPIRATION FOR THE DOERS, THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE OUR WORLD TURN
ISSUE 4 | MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN
Local CEO makes his own global
DJ TO DR
TAFE Queensland Brisbane sets one woman on the path to a PhD
OFF THE HOOK
We welcome an esteemed chef to the teaching ranks
Careers and Employment Expo M AY 2 9 - 3 0
THE BACHELOR We take tertiary to the next level
TEND YOUR CAREER Put your career in the fast lane
TOP GONG Award-winning graduations
LET'S CELEBRATE THE CHANGE MAKERS With our strong industry connections, TAFE Queensland Brisbane really knows what makes employers tick. The key to building a sustainable career lies in being responsive to an ever-changing world. We have a broad range of courses specifically designed to meet the needs of evolving workplaces. Whether you want to upskill for a promotion or jump in the deep end and try something completely new, we have a flexible study option that will help you achieve your goals. This issue of MAKE celebrates the people who have seized their opportunity to enrich their own careers. Studying with TAFE Queensland Brisbane gave them the skills, knowledge and experience to make great happen. We can help you do it too.
Acting, screen & media
Adult literacy & numeracy
Beauty & hairdressing
Digital design & IT
Education & training
Engineering & built environment
Horticulture & floristry
Music & sound production
Science & allied health
Sports & recreation
Tourism & events
Visual arts & photography
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CONTRIBUTORS Chief Editor
Senior Designer Nella Picon Contributors
All information was accurate at time of publication; however, TAFE Queensland policies, tuition fees and course content are subject to change without notice.
It’s time we celebrate the doers. The builders, the bakers, the fancy clothes-makers. The picture takers and flower bunchers, city makers and number crunchers. The protectors, the nurturers, the entertainers, and the people who make us all look beautiful. The upskillers, the room chillers, and the all-important pollution killers. The mariners and miners, mechanics and medics, the graziers and glaziers, and people who just amaze you. You’re the people who make the world turn. You’re the people who make great happen.
CONTENTS 04. HIGHER EDUCATION Our new bachelor degrees are in high demand
04. FROM DECKS TO DOCTOR The inspiring story of an epic career change
COVER PHOTOGRAPHER Rosemary van de Linde, Diploma of Photo Imaging
Rosie has been studying photography for almost two years, she has a wealth of knowledge and passion in abundance! She has photographed runway shows, been published in Queensland magazines including West End and Indulge. She specialises in covering events and fashion-related shoots and her artistic passion lies in fine art portraiture.
05. TECH IT IN HIS STRIDE Local CEO and TAFE graduate five times over shares the secrets to his meteoric success
06. FISHING FOR SUCCESS Esteemed local chef and seafood conservationist Richard Webb joins the teaching team + a hearty winter recipe to keep you toasty
07. TOP GONG TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s graduation takes out top award
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FROM DJ TO DOCTOR
Performing as DJ Jen-E throughout the 90s and early 00s, Dr. Jenny Juckel is well-known as a pioneer for women in the Brisbane electronic music scene. But after years in nightclubs, it was a chance meeting with a fellow Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) student at TAFE Queensland Brisbane that spurred a switch from the decks to analysing minds. Proving that it is never too late to change careers, Dr. Juckel enrolled in university to study psychology once she completed her TAFE studies.
“I never imagined I’d get into university because I hadn’t even finished school.”
“I never imagined I’d get into university because I hadn’t even finished school. But I felt I was ready for a change so the idea really excited me.” It was while writing an essay on mental illness at TAFE that she decided to pursue a career in psychology. “As a teenager I had a massive psychology book, it’s an area that has always interested me because it’s a career with so many applications,” Dr. Juckel said. “So I just put my head down and studied as hard as I could.”
Channelling the same determination that saw her break into the male-dominated music scene, Dr. Juckel powered through a decade of study that started at TAFE and ended with a PhD in Media Psychology, and a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences. “I’ve always been interested in comedy, so when I saw a scholarship to be part of a PhD program looking at people’s psychological responses to sitcoms, I went for it,” she said. While chipping away at her PhD, the enthusiastic student also became a certified yoga teacher. “I’ve enjoyed having a little bit of time off this year after studying for so long but now I think I’m ready to get back into it,” she said.
NOW OFFERING BACHELOR DEGREES TAFE Queensland Brisbane is renowned for its applied style of learning. This handson delivery really hits the mark with those wishing to earn a bachelor degree that is rooted in practical skills. Our students find the blend of hands-on learning and theory gives them knowledge they can take straight back to the workplace, providing them with tangible skills from day one in the classroom. The Bachelor of Applied Management has proven to be quite popular, thanks to our recognition of prior learning program which allows students to gain a full qualification after only one year of study. 04 | tafebrisbane.edu.au
“The Bachelor of Applied Management is a degree designed for individuals who have extensive work experience and who are looking to gain a formal qualification recognising the skills they have gained on the job.” “This degree is a great option for those needing to balance their experience with theory. It is designed with professionals in mind,” said Maria O’Dea, Faculty Director of the School of Business. TAFE currently offers five degrees in creative arts and business, with another 20 expected to roll out over the next year. For more information about how you can upskill or enhance your career with a tertiary qualification from TAFE, visit tafebrisbane.edu.au.
TEC H IT I N HIS STRIDE FEATURING
CHRIS BYRNES C E O , K LY P
They say starting work is the beginning of your education, not the end of it. That was certainly the case for Chris Byrnes, a TAFE graduate five times over and a driving force behind Brisbane’s emerging tech scene. Chris began his journey in 2002 at TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s South Bank campus, taking on both a Diploma of Multimedia and a Certificate II in Information Technology in his first year of study. It was during this time that he and a fellow student first noticed a gap in the agency market – one that they were only too happy to fill. Late nights spent studying became early mornings planning for the arrival of their brainchild: a full-service digital agency now known as Klyp. The business was built on the rudimentary coding skills both co-founders had picked up at TAFE, but it soon became clear that more study would be needed to turn their startup into an unequivocal success. So Chris found himself back in the classroom two nights a week, this time getting to grips with a Diploma of Business.
"Starting out so young, and having run a business for some time, I’d picked up a bit of knowledge but I’d also made a lot of mistakes. I needed to get serious, fill in the gaps and get the right skills to re-affirm what I thought I knew about busines s". Now counting offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and working with clients like Gloria Jean’s and Eagle Boys Pizza, it’s fair to say Chris has gotten serious. Returning to TAFE most recently to study and even teach digital marketing, he said he feels most confident selling Klyp’s services when he understands them completely. Asked whether he has advice for other entrepreneurs with big dreams, Chris says it all starts with education: “Skill yourself with the right tools for success. Accounting, budgeting, HR and sales can all be learned on the job, but believe me you make a lot of mistakes along the way. Getting the right education and advice early in your business just helps you identify some mistakes before they happen.”
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FISHING FOR SUCCESS WELCOMING
TAFE Queensland Brisbane is thrilled to welcome esteemed chef and seafood conservationist Richard Webb to the teaching team. His career includes angling and working as a chef in Brisbane. He owned popular Auchenflower restaurant Sprout for ten years and then opened the award-winning fish and chippery Swampdog in South Brisbane. He is renowned for practicing his philosophy of celebrating local fisherman and serving locally and sustainably sourced fish. Richard wrote and produced The Chef’s Charter for the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Good Fish Project, an initiative that assists chefs to select and use more sustainable fish in their menus. The project also aims to educate diners about sustainable fishing practices. Richard now shares his passion by delivering lectures to the College of Tourism and Hospitality’s (COTAH) cookery students on sustainability.
He also visits apprentices in their workplace to provide them with on-the-job training, and facilitates masterclasses, linking industry with the TAFE Queensland Brisbane Alumni association.
With a strong network of industry contacts, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion to share with his students.
“I really look forward to nurturing the chefs of tomorrow, and hope to inspire them with the goal of featuring sustainable and locally caught fish on their menus. I want them to see this as a way of life and not just as a passing trend.”
If you’re inspired to try a fish local to south east Queensland, Richard recommends Tailor – he says it’s an underappreciated fish, a bit of an unsung hero. Throughout the year, few are caught but their numbers really increase over winter before tapering off again in spring. Tailor has its own natural flavour and really holds its own with bold accompanying flavours.
4x 150g tailor portions with skin on MARINADE
3 Tbsp brown sugar 3 Tbsp light soy 2 Tbsp Shaoxing wine (Chinese cooking wine)
½ tsp grated ginger
1 bunch of coriander 2 Tbsp palm sugar 1 Tbsp fish sauce ¼ tsp sesame oil 1 cup unsalted cashews
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Richard likes to substitute tailor in with any recipe that uses rainbow trout. He particularly loves to use smoked tailor to make delicious tailor rillettes with yoghurt and spices. Why not try Richard’s recipe for soy cured tailor with Asian vegetables over the winter months. The curing firms up and flavours the flesh. Yum!
METHOD STEP 1
Combine sugar, soy, Shaoxing wine and ginger and marinate the fish portions for 1 – 2 hours.
Combine the coriander, palm sugar, fish sauce, sesame oil and cashews in a food processor. Pulse the ingredients until you have a paste-type consistency.
Pan fry the fish until tender to the touch, serve with stir-fried Asian vegetables and a dollop of pesto.
TAFE Queensland Brisbane wins ‘Corporate Event of the Year’ at MEA Awards TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s Marketing team had the honour of winning ‘Corporate Event of the Year’ at the Meeting Events Australia (MEA) Awards, Queensland division. The team, led by Events and Engagement Manager Rebecca Leo, was nominated for their hard work on, and execution of, TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s graduation ceremonies in December 2014. A TAFE Queensland representative will travel to Hamilton Island for the national MEA award ceremony in May. Rebecca Leo is a TAFE Queensland Brisbane graduate who made the change from chef to events in 2006. “Graduation is TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s flagship event and attracts more than 5,000 guests every year. The event provides a unique and special opportunity to celebrate the graduating students, their accomplishments and our mantra to Make Great Happen,” said Rebecca. “The next graduation ceremony will be in late July.”
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CAREERS AND E M P L OY M E N T EXPO
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Royal ICC RNA Showgrounds
THE MOMENT YOU GRADUATE FROM TAFE QUEENSLAND BRISBANE YOU WILL INSTANTLY JOIN A GLOBAL NETWORK OF PROFESSIONALS. Having delivered education for more than 130 years TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a deep pool of interesting and talented alumni. If you have graduated in the past from Brisbane North or Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE or Southbank Institute of Technology, please check and update your details to receive alumni benefits, event invitations and the Alumni Insights e-newsletter. For more information, check out: tafebrisbane.edu.au/alumni
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