Elisha Mepham simply loves animals… So much so, she’s dreamed of forging a career working with animals her entire life.
That dream is closer to becoming a reality thanks to TAFE Western, with Ms Mepham currently studying Certificate II Animal Studies at TAFE Western's Orange College.
“I moved to Orange from Wollongong because I wanted to do this course at TAFE Western,” she said. “It offers better exposure to a wider range of animals including cattle.
“So far I’m really loving the course – I actually wish it was on every day!"
Ms Mepham hopes to complete her study before taking up employment with the RSPCA.
“Eventually I’d like to gain a head position with the RSPCA either working at one of their shelters or becoming a ranger. I haven’t decided yet, I think I’ll make up my mind as I learn more in the TAFE course,” she said.
“I know that I want a career that is based around animals. I’d love to foster and save as many as I can.”
Ms Mepham is one of the many students at TAFE Western taking advantage of a fee-free scholarship, which are designed to help people who are eligible for concession fees to undertake training under Smart and Skilled.
For more information about the fee-free scholarships, and also TAFE Western’s fantastic range of courses, visit www.tafewestern.edu.au or phone 1300 823 393.