“I’ve always been a passionate golfer and loved the sports and trade.
I chose to study with The Gordon as I’d heard good references from previous and current students.
I enjoyed working with the passionate, experienced and knowledgeable teachers who were driven to watch their students succeed, which then inspired us to do our best. They offered countless opportunities and if taken like I did, can gain real benefits and life changing outcomes.
I am currently working at 13th Beach Golf Links where my job involves general course maintenance such as cutting all turf surfaces, changing holes, moving markers and raking bunkers. In 2017 I’m undertaking a scholarship in America and an internship through the Ohio State University where I’ll work on one of the best courses in the USA.”
Certificate III in Sports Turf Management, 2015
2016 Apprentice of the Year and Graduate of the Year - Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association.
“I was volunteering with my local Karen refugee community at Werribee Park when I was offered a full-time horticulture apprenticeship. I am very passionate about the natural environment so this has been the perfect opportunity to start a career doing what I love.
Werribee Park is a very diverse environment so every day can be different, from working in formal gardens and landscaping, propagation and planting, tree work, vegetable gardens and nursery. It’s also a great environment to learn plant identification as there are so many varieties we work with.
I spend one day a week at The Gordon in Geelong and enjoy this balance of theory and practical. I’ve also had the opportunity to take on leadership roles at Werribee Park, overseeing volunteer groups and learning training and presentation skills. In the future, I would like
to become a park ranger and continue my passion for nature and wildlife.”
Hsar Thein Ju
Certificate III in Horticulture, 2016