Diploma of Community Services

Employer: St Benedict's Catholic School

Studying for a Diploma of Community Development through TAFE Queensland North has been a game-changer for Ngaire Trigg.

Having previously worked in an office environment, Ngaire was certain that after time out of the workforce to raise her two girls, she wanted a change.

She switched her focus to tap into her passions for networking and supporting the natural environment.

When Ngaire signed up to do a diploma she never imagined that just 18 months later she would be close to finishing her qualification. Ngaire is now working in her dream job as an Environmental Support Officer with St Benedict’s Catholic School in Townsville.

Ngaire collaborates with teachers, other school staff and community leaders to develop activities that support students’ understanding of the outdoors, such as creating a native plant and bush tucker trail with support from local Aboriginal elders.