Job: Company Director and video, music and events professional
VET: VCE VET with a Certificate III in Events and a Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot)
What was your VET journey?
When the opportunity came up to do Events Management in Years 10 and 11, I was thrilled, and in Year 12, I completed a drone piloting course.
My career began in local radio where I set out to give young artists an opportunity to perform and be heard. In 2018, I coordinated a gala performance with 12 artists and this quickly grew into major events.
I enjoy working with over 500 artists across Australia from local schools to The Voice, tiktok and ARIA artists. Prior to COVID-19, I was running up to 5 events each month for organisations including Bendigo Bank and Telstra as well as creating a community for young artists, photographers, musicians as well as venues and media companies.
What advice would you give to students who are considering a vocational pathway?
There’s nothing to lose. You can have a creative outlet, learn skills and leave school with real world qualifications and experience.
What challenges did you face along the way?
My mum has been such an inspiration and she passed away a number of years ago. I want to keep using everything she taught me to build strength and courage in myself, and build a community for artists on a wider scale.
Friday and Saturday nights are pretty busy, however we work 24/7 with lots of travel thrown in!
Inside or outside?
Solo or teamwork?
I’m definitely part of a team; I hire students to give them training and experience.
The best part is when the community comes together.
People don't know?
A lot of work goes into running a successful event, and it’s worth it.
$1,500 per week for an experienced events manager.