Q&A with Merisa Holland
- July 24, 2015
- Posted by: Rose_TrainingOZ15
- Category: Rose Training Blog
Rose Training talks training with Merisa Holland.
We are very excited to introduce you to the newest member of our Rose Training family – Merisa Holland! Merisa has been with us for nearly a month now, and her hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication to her role is something we have come to really admire about her. We decided to have a chat with Merisa about education, family, and what motivates and inspires her. Have a read below!
Tell us a little bit about yourself, Merisa!
I am a proud aboriginal woman, I am married to Andrew, and I have three kids (Jess, Jake and Alli). We recently moved into our dream house so we are now officially renovators. I have the worlds best dog – her name is Molly, she’s a black labby cross and she is adorable. I go to a fantastic church in the valley and am really involved in several social justice projects. I love to play and laugh and to impact peoples lives in a positive way. I’d love to travel more.
Can you describe your role at Rose Training Australia for us? What does a typical work day look like for you? Have you enjoyed your time here thus far?
This is my third week here and I have already realised there is no typical day. My role is twofold, quality and training. I am learning to train the TAE course and hoping to add more to my training scope, I have a real interest in leadership/management and community services. I am also responsible for our quality and compliance so that we not only keep the lovely peeps at ASQA happy, but we have the best possible procedures in place and that our students have a great and positive experience with us.
You did the TAE course with us at Rose Training. What has your educational journey been like before and after this? What has been a highlight for you?
I finished school in year 10 and most of my learning has been on the job. I have an advanced diploma in theology, a diploma of management, diploma of community services, diploma of social science and a few other certificates.
What are some goals you are looking forward to in your new role at Rose Training Australia?
I am hoping to learn from the other trainers and become a really good quality trainer. Hoping to play my part in seeing the business grow and be successful.
What are some things you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love going to the movies and to the theatre. I also love spending time at the water, taking drives to the mountains, bush walking and discovering great cafes.
What’s a quote or saying you truly believe in?
I could try to be really clever here as there are so many great quotes, but when it comes down to it, one of the best quotes is one I live by and is often referred to as “the golden rule”, treat others as you would have them treat you!
Why do you think education, and in particular Voc Ed, is so important to society?
I see myself as a life long learner, I learn from people everyday. Education opens up new opportunity and allows us to become the best version of ourselves. For some, the academic pathway of university is a great way to learn, however not everyone has the ability or the resource to go down this pathway. Voc Ed gives access to learning that is relevant to our work and is also affordable. Voc Ed is a great way to have skills recognised and give people an opportunity to advance in their career.