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Alumni Spotlight

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Warren Gama

Certificate III in Tourism, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Diploma of Management

“APTC is one of the best things that has happened to me in my life and the qualification I obtained from APTC really helped me realise the hidden skills and knowledge I possess” says Warren Gama from Vanuatu who graduated from APTC with Certificate III in Tourism in 2010, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in 2012 and a Diploma of Management in 2014.

Warren has achieved many successes since graduating from APTC. He managed a tour company from 2011 till early 2015. He was awarded the 2014 Vanuatu Tourism Award for best tour guide in the country. Warren has also been Secretary of the Vanuatu Tour Operators Association from 2012-2014. Currently Warren works as the TVET for Tourism Coordinator for the Vanuatu Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector Strengthening Program funded by the Australian Government.

In the future, Warren plans to set up a private consultancy business of his own to promote tourism across the islands of Vanuatu. His aim is to help people in the rural areas to, “understand and utilise their skills, knowledge and resources for tourism and to sustain their lives in terms of economic, social and healthy growth.”

He has been an avid advocate of APTC and has encouraged his staff to continue to upskill. He particularly promotes the Certificate III in Tourism as a valuable qualification delivered by APTC.

Warren’s advice to current students and Alumni is;

“Just like climbing up the mountain is always a challenge so is life, especially climbing up the corporate ladder. To overcome the challenges is entirely up to you. You must aim high, dream big dreams, and always believe in yourself. Be patient and wait for your dreams to come through. I like the saying 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger’. It really helps me in my personal and professional development to look to a level higher on the corporate ladder.”

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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