Luca Turbesi (Italy)

Information Technology (CISCO Academy) – Advanced Diploma

Luca Turbesi

I was working at Erickson in Italy. I wanted to improve my skills in IT and I decided to come to Australia. I searched for courses online and compared many private and TAFE colleges. I was very impresses with what TAFE NSW had to offer. The best course I found was at TAFE NSW Meadowbank campus. At Meadowbank they have the CISCO Academy Training Centre.

When I arrived at the college, the International Student Coordinator helped me a lot to settle in. I find the facilities at TAFE are very much up to current industry standards.

The best thing for me is the lab. In this field, the employer is looking for someone who can configure, troubleshoot and monitor CISCO. This is exactly what our teachers teach us her at TAFE NSW. TAFE NSW has all the devices that you can find at the real workplace. You can simulate the same problem in the real situation. The practical aspect of the course is fantastic.

The library is fantastic, it has lots of space, open plan, and students can use the PC in the lab or use their own. There are many books to refer. I found a job just outside the campus in an Italian restaurant and I am enjoying the best pizzas in Sydney! Life is hard, balancing work and study, but I know when I go back to the industry it will be fully worth it.

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