Field graduate profile – Duy Phan

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  • 26/06/2019

I had the opportunity to chat with Duy Phan who is one of Field’s recent graduates. I asked him about his experience of studying with Field and where his studies led him – Here’s what he had to say…

What is your employment background?

I worked at TOYOTA for 23 years as a team leader.

What made you decide to have a change in career?

After TOYOTA closed down I didn’t know what to do and Independence Australia were offering a traineeship – Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) – and I applied.

Did you always have an interest in the sector?

Yes, I did – I have a friend who has had 10 years’ experience as a disability support worker (DSW) and I learned a lot from him about the role.

Since your graduation, what type of employment experiences have you had?

I completed my qualification in December 2018, and since then I have worked for Independence Australia as a DSW. I really look forward to working more and to developing and improving my skills.

Tell us a bit about the work that you do

I undertake personal care and community access for individuals with disability.

Would you recommend this type of work to others?

Yes, I absolutely would.

How has working in the Disability sector changed you as a person and how you view life now?

Working in the disability sector has changed me – I am calmer and have more patience.