APC Student Speak – Simon Webber
Meet our student Simon Webber currently studying the Diploma while also working in construction full-time.
Whenever you encounter a new type of challenge, it’s almost always a chance to develop a new set of skills.
This doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy though… and like many of our students, you’re probably working full-time or have a family to take care.
Here we talk with our student Simon Webber about his experience studying paramedical science (superseded by the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care) as well as balancing his heavy work life commitments.
Interview with Simon:
“I’m Simon, from Newcastle, New South Wales and I’m involved in construction. I also work part-time game day with the Newcastle Knights, first response, orange shirt on field. Just a passion for sports medicine, and for assisting.”
“The workshops‘s really good, being able to develop my skillsets from what I’ve learned through text, and actually carry out scenarios, it really helps to understand what you’ve studied previously.”
“The skill sets not only help the Knights, but also help my construction, I’m a director of operations in the construction industry and I want to ensure the safety and welfare of all my workers, and trades that work on our workplace.”
“We attend disaster, or natural disasters that happen within Australia, New Zealand for the insurance companies. So, we come in after the disaster has happened and create Make Safes, to ensure the safety and welfare of the people that live within their household. Then we look to repair their homes and bring them back to a normal standard of living.”
“I do a lot of early morning study work, trying to fit the work/life balance but when you’re committed to carrying out a study like the paramedical science, it’s something that drives me, so I’m not having that much of a problem in trying to achieve what I’m here for.”
“I think the end goal is what helps motivate me, knowing that I can make a difference once I’ve got my qualifications and the opportunities that present themselves outside once you’re fully qualified in your diploma level.”
It’s important to realise that getting out of your comfort zone and improving yourself is not an easy task, and if it were everyone would do it…
About the Australian Paramedical College
The Australian Paramedical College is the largest pre-hospital health care training provider in Australia.
We offer three courses in the health scope:
- HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
- HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care
- HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Our nationally recognised paramedical training programs provide a flexible and affordable pathway to employment in the private sector, or as a stepping stone to university. We offer everyone the opportunity to become a Paramedic/Medic, regardless of their educational background. We believe you should still pursue your goals even if your school or college grades are not where they should be.
We live in an era where anything is possible when you put your mind to it. With advances in technology and learning methodologies, there is no reason why you can not follow your dreams and become a person who can save lives and contribute to the well-being of the community. Apply to study at the College.