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Ashling Cannell
2021
Finalist
Tasmania

Certificate III in Education Support 

RTO:  TasTAFE 

Employer: Work and Training 

Host Employer: John Paul II Primary School

After years of volunteer youth work and youth residential work, Ashling knew that working with children and disadvantaged youth was something she wanted to pursue as a career. She was successful in gaining a place in Certificate III in Education Support at host employer John Paul II Catholic Primary School in Rokeby, a suburb of Hobart. The traineeship has changed Ashling’s life and her outlook; John Paul II Catholic Primary School is in a low socio-economic area with children who come from different walks of life. She finds every day rewarding as she works in a diverse environment - from day to day she could be supporting a student with disability, working with a group during a literacy lesson or helping a student who has become disengaged.