Elise Parker

Business, Finance and Government Administration and Public Safety

Project Officer

Elise completed a Certificate III in Business, managed by Work & Training.

Her host business was the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) supervised by the Business Administration Coordinator.

Elise firmly believes that completing a traineeship has fully equipped her to undertake a broader range of roles and she credits the support given by Work & Training and the DHHS throughout her traineeship as a key component of her success.

“I felt so supported during my training. Everyone wants you to succeed, so they go out of their way to help,” she said.

“VET is so valuable, in that real skills are more valuable in the workfoce than just theoretical knowledge.”

Elise found the opportunities and support offered throughout her training was vital to securing her current employment with the Tasmanian Government in the Department of Education, a job she is proud of and loves.

“Taking on a traineeship has been the best professional decision I have ever made. I not only identified my passion, but had the qualification to get a job I love.”

Elise recently started a Diploma in Leadership Management.

Elise was the 2018 Tasmanian Training Awards Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year, a 2018 Australian Training Awards Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year finalist, and is a member of the Australian VET Alumni