Student Success Stories

From Scratch to Security Supervisor in One Year

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From Scratch to Security Supervisor in One Year Student Success Story: Zillah Blair ASSET graduate Zillah Blair started her journey towards her security career last year after the lockdowns forced her to close the doors on her home nail and beauty business. In just one year Zillah has gone from…


From Logistics to Security

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From Logistics to Security Student Success Story: Stuart Young Stuart Young has spent most of his working life in the logistics and warehousing industry. When he recently lost his job, he saw an opportunity to explore a field that had always intrigued him. “Most of my working career has been…


Women in Aviation Security Protection

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Women in Aviation Security Protection Student Success Story: Lauren Paton Lauren Paton is now a promising young Aviation Protection Officer with the Brisbane airport but as she told ASSET during a recent chat, she always had an interest in airport security and border protection.    As a seasoned traveller Lauren was in and…


Walter Hua: Protecting People in Security

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Walter Hua: Protecting People in Security Walter was a jobseeker looking for stable work. That's when he found the security industry and Asset College. Recent ASSET graduate Walter Hua has spent the last few months working as a security guard at a popular, family friendly tavern in Brisbane. Walter says…


From IT to Airport Screening

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From IT to Airport Screening Recent ASSET graduate Yuriy Popov says the Aussie TV show Border Security is the reason he changed career paths and moved from a career in information technology to airport screening. “Back in Ukraine I came across the TV show called Border Security-  Australia's Front Line…


‘You Must Have a Passion to Own Your Own Business’

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‘You Must Have Passion to Own Your Own Business’ These are the words of ASSET’s Certificate III in Micro Business Operations program graduate, Zenoni Nyandwi. Zenoni is Burundian. He fled from Burundi to Malawi in 2011, escaping the political unrest and violence in his home country. Before fleeing, he worked…


ASSET Helping HELP!

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ASSET Helping HELP! At Asset College, we pride ourselves on our ability to connect people with real employment opportunities. Our unique, complimentary pre-screening for employment program has seen many (the numbers are huge) ASSET graduates find jobs in the security industry. Our partnerships in the industry allow us to help…


Kicked from the Kerbside to Security!

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Kicked from the Kerbside to Security! Bailey wasn’t literally kicked from the kerbside… However, before starting his career in security he was a Kerbside Team Leader at Brisbane Airport. Unfortunately, when COVID-19 arrived, this made it difficult for Bailey to have any certainty in his current employment. He also felt…


Ashleigh’s Career Was Reshaped With Security

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Ashleigh's Career Was Reshaped With Security This story was written by Ashleigh McCulloch. Before security I worked 11 years as a qualified Graphic Designer. I then became a Job Seeker, and my placement consultant suggested working in the security industry because of my outgoing personality. I found out about studying…


“Most positive aspect of my year!”

“Most positive aspect of my year!” Leanne didn’t expect her career to take such a turn when COVID19 hit Brisbane earlier this year. Prior to contacting Asset College, Leanne had worked in the airlines for 15 years! With the changes to the airline industry, Leanne determined it was time to…


Rehabilitation Through Security

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Rehabilitation Through Security You will find many ex-military or aspiring Defence force candidates in our security classes! Security can be a great stepping-stone for some experience in the workforce before applying for the armed forces or it can be a great way for ex-military to transfer to civilian careers. Lyndon…


Crowd Control Experience Led Teomner to New Role

Crowd Control Experience Led Teomner to New Role Before entering a career in security, Teomner worked as a Warehouse Store Person. This was a job he had done for 9 years; since the age of 18! He decided that it was time for a change. Teomner was registered with Tursa…


‘The security industry doesn’t discriminate based on age!’

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‘The security industry doesn’t discriminate based on age!’ Recent ASSET security graduate, Grant Perkins has gained a lot of customer service experience throughout his career. This experience is what lead Grant to pursuing a career in security! Before contacting ASSET, Grant started out as an English Teacher. He then moved…


Rhys Won’t Be Delivering Your Pizzas Anymore!

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Rhys Won’t Be Delivering Your Pizzas Anymore! He now has a career in security.... That’s because he decided to complete his Certificate II in Security Operations course with Asset College where our Employer Connections program helped him gain his first role in the industry! Rhys Andrews knows all about customer…


‘Customer Service Skills Helped Me Move Into Security!’

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'Customer Service Skills Helped Me Move Into Security!' Theresa Langley had worked in customer service for over 20 years before deciding that it was time for a career change. She worked in administrative or call-centre based roles but when a friend suggested security, she made the great decision to explore…


A DIDO Security Officer Position Was Secured!

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A DIDO Security Officer Position Was Secured! Student Success Story: Terri-Ann Bowden Terri-Ann Bowden found Asset College on Google. It's amazing what a simple google search can do to change someones life forever! She was looking for a security training provider who could offer her something a little more than…


‘I Got a Job Offer Within 48 Hours!’

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Student Success Story: Malin Wijesooriya Before entering the world of security, Malin worked in administration for about 14 years. He didn't enjoy how he was stuck in an office all day and wanted to find a job that would get him out and about. He needed a career change! When exploring…


A Customer Service Role In Security – No Sales Involved!

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A Customer Service Role In Security - No Sales Involved! Jamie Watt was looking for a new career. He found that in Asset College when he was referred to us through his job network provider, Sarina Russo.  Before moving into security Jamie had working both in IT and personal training…


Asset College Helps Security Officers Transition To QLD

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Asset College Helps Security Officers Transition To QLD Emmalene Gottani was not new to security when she found Asset College. She had worked in a day supervisory security position from 2012 to 2015 in Canberra, ACT. After moving to QLD Emmalene decided that she should get back into security as…


We Didn’t Want The Security Course To End!

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We Didn't Want The Security Course To End! Mary Larrescy, like many other students who have come through our Certificate II in Security Operations course at Logan was surprised and delighted by what she experienced! "I have just completed a course in Certificate II in Security Operations at Logan. I'm…


Leaving the Farm Behind for a More Flexible Career in the Security Industry

Leaving the Farm Behind for a More Flexible Career in the Security Industry Student Success Story: Pam Comello Security Officers come from many differing backgrounds! It is an industry that welcomes people no matter your gender, age or experience and there is a role within the security industry that is…


‘I Couldn’t Get Any Security Jobs Until I Trained With ASSET’

'I Couldn't Get Any Security Jobs Until I Trained With ASSET' Student Success Story: Bashir-Ahmed Ahmed Bashir-Ahmed Ahmed's security journey hasn't been a smooth one. Originally completing his training with another security RTO in 2016, he soon found out that he wasn't going to get any help with employment from…


Full Time Security Officer – ‘It’s the best job I have ever had!’

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Full Time Security Officer - 'It’s the best job I have ever had!' Meet Brendan! Before signing up with Asset College into our Certificate III in Security Operations course Brendan was working in sales. He was also doing some personal training but found himself needing a career change and fast!…


From Homeless to Security Working 6 Days a Week!

From Homeless to Security Working 6 Days a Week! Born in PNG, Robin lived in Ipswich and was mixing in the wrong circles before then becoming homeless in Brisbane and drinking heavily. In 2014, he took himself to Mental Health and they referred him to rebab for 3 months during…

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