Redundancy is a scary word, but as Diploma of Business student Skender Taipi explains, it can also be an opportunity for upskilling and re-invention.

At 43, Skender knew that facing redundancy in his role as a senior accommodation planner with the Victorian government couldn’t be the end of his career. So with his mind set to upskill and prepare for the job search, Skender decided to undertake training with Swinburne.

Skender Taipi – Diploma of Business

“I’ve never done any formal higher education study, so at 43 this was an eye-opening experience. The discipline required to complete the course work and assignments has challenged me, but it has also been a rewarding experience that broadened my horizons.”

“The program is flexible and offers a good variety of subjects, it offers a great environment for professionals to learn amongst their peers, as well as being a fantastic opportunity to develop your professional network.”

  • "This course has been invaluable for me, it has boosted my confidence, helped me reassess my career, set goals for myself, and given me insights into the kind of skills employers are looking for now."

    Skender Taipi , Diploma of Business

For Skender, the biggest benefit of the program has been a new level of self-awareness that he didn’t have before, which is a vital asset for all professionals entering a phase of career transition.

“Ultimately undertaking this course has been invaluable for me, it has boosted my confidence, help me reassess my career, set goals for myself, and given me insights into the kind of skills employers are looking for now.

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