Ep. 1 | The Nurse


The Nurse


Alex has had a keen interest in health for as long as she can remember. In high school she took up the opportunity to study nursing through TAFE while working part-time in a nursing home.

This affirmed her passion for nursing. Through her Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, she was then able to gain early entry into a Bachelor of Nursing. She’s now working in her dream job.

The How I Got The Job series shows young Australians talking about how VET helped them to find direction and achieve success in a field they’re passionate about. There are a lot of misconceptions about VET. Yet, through this series we learnt these pathways help build real skills for real careers and open up a variety of employment opportunities across lots of different industries.


FYA partnered with the Federal Department of Education and Training to highlight the real stories behind young Australians navigating the world of work, especially those taking up VET pathways. The series shows just some of the many different options out there.

Want to build real skills for real careers?

There are lots of opportunities out there for people taking up VET pathways. The My Skills website gives you everything you need to know about different options available, including courses, apprenticeships and traineeships.