Mark Hardy

Mark Hardy
2014
Runner-up
New South Wales

After working as an electronics technician for more than 10 years, Mark Hardy decided to take his career into a slightly different direction. Mark’s employer, Mackies Electric & Refrigeration, offered him an Australian Apprenticeship as an electrician, working on refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Qualification: Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Employer: Mackies Electric & Refrigeration Pty Ltd

Training Provider: TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute

After working as an electronics technician for more than 10 years, Mark Hardy decided to take his career into a slightly different direction. Mark’s employer, Mackies Electric & Refrigeration, offered him an Australian Apprenticeship as an electrician, working on refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Enrolling in a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician at TAFE NSW’s North Coast Institute as a mature aged student, Mark found it very satisfying to utilise his previous studies and practical experience in electronics in his studies, giving him a greater understanding of his industry. Mark is looking forward to his industry becoming more digital in the future and to the changes this will bring to his work.

Mark is a retained firefighter with Fire and Rescue New South Wales, a role which has strengthened his leadership, risk assessment and prioritising skills.