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Finding fulfilment in the disability education sector

Originally from the Philippines, Cecilia migrated to Australia in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She now lives in Perth, where she works as a disability education assistant.

“I’ve spent about half my life here,” Cecilia said. “I’ve adopted everything Australian, including the culture and the lifestyle.”

Explaining what she likes most about living in Australia, Cecilia said: “In Australia, you have freedom. It’s a free country with a harmonious lifestyle. It’s multicultural, with many people from different places. You’re respected no matter where you come from.”

According to Cecilia, the disability education sector is perfect for migrants who want a worthwhile career where they can develop and grow. It’s well supported and the rewards of the job outweigh the challenges.

“We’re really lucky that everything is here,” Cecilia said. “Most of our students can receive funding from the government and we have everything we need to support them.”

Family is incredibly important to Cecilia and she is grateful to have been able to keep her children connected to their culture through the Filipino community in Perth.

“I am happy because my three kids have finished uni and have jobs and careers of their own,” she said. “As a mother, what more could I ask for?”

If you’re a skilled worker, make the smart move and choose Australia.

In Australia, you have freedom. It’s a free country with a harmonious lifestyle. It’s multicultural, with many people from different places. You’re respected no matter where you come from.

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