Brendan Murray

2015
Finalist
Tasmania

Brendan Murray grew up in the foster care system and ever since has wanted to help Aboriginal children get the best out of life and bring about positive change in his community.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Youth Work
Employer: Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
Training provider: TasTAFE

Brendan Murray grew up in the foster care system and ever since has wanted to help Aboriginal children get the best out of life and bring about positive change in his community.

As a mentor to Aboriginal youth in his community, Brendan is making a huge difference to those that need it most in his position as Youth Worker at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre in Burnie.

One of Brendan’s key responsibilities at the centre is the delivery of youth programs for children and teenagers experiencing family breakdown, addiction, violence, poverty, mental health issues or those in state care. His programs address communication skills, personal development, Aboriginal identity, language, literacy, numeracy and anti-bullying strategies, to name only a few.

With a desire to further his professional knowledge in the area of youth services, Brendan completed a Certificate IV in Youth Work with TasTAFE at age 46. The course provided him with a professional grounding in youth work and increased knowledge of the sector he worked in. Brendan hopes to continue his learning journey and complete a Bachelor of Social Work in the future.

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