Diploma of Government
RTO: CIT Solutions (Canberra Institute of Technology)
Employer: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Studies
Philip completed the Diploma of Government in late 2020 with CIT Solutions as part of the Indigenous Apprenticeship Program. He is now a full-time employee at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
Philip helps people from the stolen generations to find information about their family, and feels this position is a chance to provide invaluable support and assistance to the community. Philip also performs as the Deputy Leader of the Indigenous caucus at AIATSIS. He views this experience as valuable learning and an opportunity to teach people about culturally appropriate practices.
Philip has supported his community in Queensland by sponsoring a local primary school to provide computers to students in need. Philip was also an active member of his local church group as a youth leader. He enjoyed hosting events with food and games, and ensuring young people felt connected and valued.
Phillip’s passion and drive is to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Through his training, Philip has gained a better understanding of how government operates to support communities. This learning has whetted his appetite for further study.