My name is Michelle Ng, I had studied in Perth, West Australia
in 2004. I am a mature student and I had been working as
an accounting clerk for many years after graduation in
Hong Kong. I love cooking and I always wanted to be chef
however, I did not have relevant qualification and work
experience, that is why I decided to study overseas in
order to explore other country and get a cookery qualification.
When I was still gathering information and struggling what
kind of course is suitable for me, my education consultant
is a friendly, helpful and patient person who gave me a lot
of advice and assisted me to choose the most suitable study
path. As I am a mature student, cost and the quality of the
program was my main concern.
At the beginning of my study in Perth, I had a serious homesick
problem, my English level was not good enough at the beginning
and I could not communication well with the school staffs,
luckily my education consultant who she always tried her best
to help me out that I really appreciate. For example, One day,
I was very upset when I knew that my application was turned
down by an institution in Perth, she firstly comforted me and
told me not to worry and she helped me to apply another institution
instead. Finally, I went to Alexander Hotel & Tourism School
in Perth which is a great college.
I had studied in Perth for 2 years. I had studied few months
English preparation and finally completed certificate of Commercial
Cookery. Except for having a certificate, I also had chance
to make friend with people from all over the world and have
some work opportunities in Australia that is really helps my
I want to tell other mature student that if you really want
to explore your world in the foreign country, just go a head
and you can do it. And I hope to have chance to go to Switzerland
or France for further studies in the future.