Qualifications – A Case Study

With my experience, I don’t need them… 

For 15 years, June has worked as an events coördinator at the local council, where she organises six cultural events per annum, from 5,000 to 75,000 participants. She is highly organised and understands the logistics of managing an events calendar. But she had no formal qualifications.

June worried, that without qualifications, she might be “passed over” for promotion, by someone who didn’t have her experience, but had the “piece of paper”.

I had a couple of conversations with June on how her experience could be matched towards the national Diploma of Events. Her expertise was impressive. I was excited for June.

Through our conversations and June’s supporting documentation, June was qualified with a minimum of fuss and no classroom attendance. When the job for an Events Manager came up, June was qualified to apply. Not only did she have the depth of her experience, but she had her Diploma in Events.

This journey could be yours. The recognition process is really simple. Like June, you could ‘get qualified’ with a minimum of fuss and no classroom attendance

This case study was provided by Sharon Johnson, the Head Teacher in Travel &Tourism at South Western Sydney Institute, Bankstown. SWSi is working together with the PCO Association on a special project to have your experience recognised towards the Dual Diploma in Travel & Tourism and Events or the Dual Advanced Diploma in Travel & Tourism and Events. Within a very short time, you could be the proud owner of two nationally accredited qualifications, without going to a class.

Contact:  swsi.tourism@tafensw.edu.au  for more details