Graduating – Celebrating and Life Long Learning

31 years ago, after being told that I didn’t really have any skills apart from being able to speak Chinese and Indonesian, I embarked upon and completed a Graduate Diploma in Computing at the then Chisholm Institute of Technology which later merged into Monash University.

Sebetulnya kemampuan dengan bahasa sangat penting…terutama dalam dunia yang terus berubah…

其实语言技术很重要 – 特别在我们总是有变化的世界.

I completed the course but never graduated as I was busy becoming a consultant and travelling overseas to create my own stamp on life.

Recently, seeing the wonderful graduation ceremonies of friends, nieces and nephews and the various accolades our own son has achieved – I thought it would be both personally satisfying and I hope a little inspirational to attend my own graduation ceremony and receive this qualification.

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Mixing ATAR with life skills…

Joe is currently at the Millgrove outdoor centre with his class and is loving being a part of Melbourne High – With over a hundred years of history (The first continuation school in Australia and Victoria’s first state secondary school) – They are leaders in a number of areas…

Interesting example… There is talk among universities that the ATAR is diminishing in relevance and a coupling of a diploma from their graduating school (like US college diploma) carries as much university entrance weight as the ATAR. The Melbourne High Diploma is not awarded for simply completing 4 years of 9 -12, There are genuine achievement standards that must be met in order to be awarded this certificate.

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