No sooner than Miranda had completed her new qualification, she got an exciting new job as the Regional Clinical Practice Improvement Co-ordinator for the WA Country Health Service Midwest Region - a proud achievement at age 29.
In her job, Miranda is responsible for leading and co-ordinating clinical practice improvement in hospitals and health care facilities across WA’s most diverse health region - which goes from Carnarvon in the north down to Dongara in the south and Meekatharra in the desert.
“Having a project management qualification gave me the edge in my job interview,” Miranda said. She was able to discuss with the interview panel a holistic approach to projects she would be involved in.
When she chose TAFEnow, Miranda was looking for experienced teachers, industry standard learning materials, 24/7 access and the ability to work at her own pace.
As Miranda was working part-time when she decided to study, she had the time, energy and motivation to commit to a regular study timetable. This gave her plenty of flexibility to fast-track her studies and, as a result, she got her major assessment tasks done at the rate of one per week. Keeping up this diligent pace, in close contact with her teachers, she completed a 12 month course in just two months!
While not everyone will be able to achieve this cracking pace, she does have some advice for learners.
“Motivation is the key”, Miranda says. Set yourself a timetable for learning and assessments and stick to it. Don’t allow yourself to lose sight of your goals and – importantly - keep learning if you want to maintain a competitive edge.