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Photography - Photography is something really close to my heart. They say that images are worth a thousand words so I guess you coould call me talkative. I use my camera to try to capture what I see. I love to show the details and structural beauty that may otherwise have gone unnoticed.
Graphic Arts - I've always played with the design of things. Right from collage in preschool I have been trying to make all of the elements of my designs work together. It wasn't until almost two years ago that i decided to allow myself to follow a dream and learn design, and now here I am.
Dance / Drama / Theatre - I attend dance classes weekly. I also work with many of the local amateur theatre companies in Canberra on a casual basis outside of work commitments. I enjoy being involved in local community theatre when I am able. I also regularly attend the theatre and movies.
Crafts - Secretly I'm really a nanna. I love craft and have always needed ways to keep my hands busy. So far I count amoung my skills knitting, scrapbooking, jewellery making, silver smithing, macrame, paper crafts, sewing... and those are the ones that come to mind.
Writing - I do a lot of writing. I have published a few stories through school collections, but spend some free time writing for my own enjoyment. I'm an avid reader across a wide variety of genres.
Music - Music is therapy for me. It's not uncommon to find me listening to something that echoes my mood (loudly when I'm angry). I have played both the piano and the flute though neither particularly well and I'm happy to sing as part of a group... or in the shower.
2008 - 2009 (Current)
Adv. Diploma of Graphic Design - Canberra Institute of Technology
Currently Studying - Courses include Graphic Design Studio, Digital Media, Video and Sound, Graphic Technology, Design Culture and Visual Communication.
Certificate III - Personnel Security Vetting - Attourney Generals Department - Personnel Secuity Coordination Centre
Personnel Security Vetting Qualification. Included Risk Management Assessment.
2004 - Semester 1
Adv. Diploma of Public Relations - Canberra Institute of Technology
Studies included Communication, Public Relations, and Event Management. Course covered a broad range of practical skills; computer applications, communication skills, workplace practices, document writing and production, and interpersonal skills.
2001 - Semester 1
Australian National University
One Unit of English - "Introduction to Language and Literature", at a tertiary level as part of the Year 12 Extension Program. Received a Credit for the Unit.
2000 - 2001 Dickson College
English, Drama, Photography, Advanced Maths, Information Technology (Statement of Attainment in Information Technology).
1996 - 1999 Kaleen High School
Feb 2008 - Current
Australian Federal Police - Full Time/Part Time - AFP Band 4 - Marketing and Communications Officer - International Deployment Group
Duties include publication and graphic design, photography, marketing, writing for publications, project management.
Feb 2007 - Feb 2008
Australian Federal Police - Full Time - AFP Band 3 - Vetting Officer
Duties - Assessment officer including data and file management, information assessment
Aug 2006 - Feb 2007
Department of Environment and Water Resources - Community Water Grants - Full Time Contract - APS 4 Level
Duties - Communications role including, email and phone enquiries, preparing ministerial correspondence, writing publications for print and web, event coordination, data management, SAP account processing including travel.
July 2006 - Aug 2006
General Practitioners Education and Training - Full Time Contract
Duties - Administration role including, data entry and maintenance, TRIM records management, responding to applicant enquires, application assessment, administration.
Feb 2006 - Jun 2006
Civil Aviation Safety Authority - Full Time Contract - CSO 1 Level
Duties - Client Services role including, data entry, file maintenance, responding to customer enquires, application assessment, restructuring processes, administration, records management.
Jun 2005 - Jan 2006
Addicted To Craft - Full Time - Office & Warehouse Manager
Duties - Management of staff, processing orders including creating invoices in MYOB, stock control, accounts payable, accounts receivable, handling of all new customer enquiries and sales via phone, email and fax, sales of craft products, handling dispatch of orders, database maintenance.
Mar 2005 - Jun 2005
Dymocks Belconnen - Full Time - Customer Service
Duties - Customer Service, including sales, customer enquiries, receiving goods, collection maintenance, visual merchandising.
Mar 2004 - Mar 2005
The Art Store - Casual - Customer Service, Weekend supervisor
Duties - Customer service, including, sales, ordering and receiving stock, liaising with suppliers, cash handling, balancing tills and processing banking.
Mar 2003 - Feb 2004
CITSA Bookshop - Part Time - Customer Service
Duties - Customer service and cashiering, ordering and receiving goods, reconciling payments with accounts personnel, maintaining the stock database, liaising with suppliers and company representatives
2000 - 2002 - University Co-op Bookshop - Cashier, Customer Service
2001 - 2004 - Canberra Theatre and Playhouse - Casual Work as a Lighting/Sound Technician
2000 - Current - Eclipse Lighting and Sound - Casual Work as a Lighting/Sound Technician
1999 - 2001 - Kmart Belconnen - Customer Service, Apparel Section