You may have read previously that I hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and I am pleased to say that this qualification has now taken me from TAFE to University.
For the past three weeks, and with another to complete in a couple of weeks time – I have been presenting the tutorial and lecture for a first year commerce subject at Deakin University Warrnambool – yep, my old stomping ground!
While I’ve previously spent some time in front of a class at my local TAFE, being at Deakin has been a bit of a surreal experience. The lecture theatre is a grand room and there is greater emphasis on the use of technology in presentations. But of particular pleasure has been working alongside those who taught me while I was at University (we try not to mention that this happened around 20 years ago…that would make us feel old!) – however seeing the familiar names and faces has certainly been comforting.
And while the Warrnambool campus of Deakin University has expanded and changed in many ways since I was a student, it’s good to see that some of the landmarks are still identifiable – do any of my former classmates remember G101??
On a final note, it is really pleasing and exciting to see these students just starting out with their studies and looking forward to their careers…oh to be young again!