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Hayley’s life has turned around

Hayley in a red jumper

After leaving school in Year 10, Hayley joined the Skills for Education and Employment program at TAFE Mooloolaba. During childhood and through adolescence, Hayley experienced trauma, poverty, violence and homelessness. Due to the complex social and emotional issues that Hayley experienced, she found it very stressful to attend school and difficult to be an active learner.

Amidst ongoing challenges with her personal and family life, Hayley has radically transformed as a student and has demonstrated a commitment to her own education. She is determined to achieve success in life and improve her wellbeing overall.

Through the support and encouragement of her peers and her teachers, Hayley is well on her way to achieving her Year 10 Certificate, RSA Certificate, and three units from the Certificate III in Hospitality.

Hayley says this program has turned her life around and given her direction and a sense of purpose. She has created goals that are big, yet achievable.

Hayley has used her ongoing commitment to her studies as a catalyst to make healthy and positive changes in her personal life.

She intends to enrol in the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at TAFE Mooloolaba and commence training in January 2020. Hayley dreams of working with children during what she considers to be ‘the most important time in their life’.

Hayley says that she has always had experience in babysitting and she loves looking after young kids. She really enjoys interacting with young children, playing games, reading stories and teaching them something new. Working with children makes her so happy because ‘they deserve to be happy and safe’.