While at VU, Travis Brooks-Garrett found a community of people helping each other to succeed – a sentiment that resonates with his career endeavours and his personal beliefs.
"For several years I have worked in leadership roles in Registered Training Organisations. Through that work I have been involved in funding, designing and implementing education programs for refugees, job seekers and Indigenous Australians.
After completing the Professional Course in Australian Migration Law, I enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Migration Law and Practice. Victoria University has a national reputation as a leader in migration law studies, valued for strong links to industry and coursework that is grounded in practical and relevant learning. Before I enrolled, I understood that VU’s courses would give me the best possible preparation to continue working with refugees and migrant communities around Australia.
In 2012 I was fortunate to be recognised by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs for some of my work in this area. The migration law programs have given me the added value of understanding the legislation, policy and context that underpins my work.
VU is a community of future leaders, not just a university. As well as access to outstanding lecturers, I’ve also gained a network of young professionals, entrepreneurs and industry leaders with similar goals and values."