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Name: Sugar Masangcay

Country: Philippines

Course: Diploma of Community Services Work;
and Diploma of Community Welfare Development

"CIT has given me lots of information and access to organisations in the community services industry and has provided a good background of what it is like working in the field."

Sugar MasangcayTo be honest, my decision to come to Australia and study at CIT was made for me. But if I had a choice I would have chosen CIT after all.

The thing I enjoy the most about studying at CIT is the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and different ethnicities. Also understanding and learning about the culture of the local Australian students as well as the international students.

I graduated from university back home and for me studying here was a huge adjustment and the methods were very new to me because I hadn’t experienced TAFE* learning before. But so far I’m really enjoying it because it is more hands-on and practical rather than being all about the theory.

The part of my course that I enjoy the most is meeting new people and having the opportunity to get to know them. Simply because this networking helps you know more about the course, learn what it is giving you as a person to be in the career you’ve chosen, and offers you the opportunity to give back to the community.

My first impressions of Canberra were that it was calm, quiet, clean and almost perfect. I enjoy living in this city because it gives me the opportunity to experience the Canberra way of life which is ‘safe and protected’.

I have been lucky enough to get an apartment in the City where everything is within my reach for me. Though it is an old building I am happy enough to experience the diversity of the environment.

I would love to stay in Australia and get a good career out of my chosen course. CIT has given me lots of information and access to organisations in the community services industry and has provided a good background of what it is like working in the field.

*Technical and Further Education (TAFE)