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North Metropolitan TAFE celebrates a rising star

International TAFE student and award winner, Charlotte Strike

Charlotte Strike, an English student from North Metropolitan TAFE, has been awarded a $1 000 Rising Star Scholarship from Centium Software. Charlotte was recognised for her analysis of how the shift to online technologies is changing the events industry.

The EventsAir platform, developed by Centium Software, is used by students studying the Diploma of Event Management at the Perth (Northbridge) campus to plan and schedule events. The platform is used globally within the industry to plan events including the London Olympics.

Lecturer Peta Bird said she was very proud of the course's successful outcomes. "The students have capitalised on work experience opportunities available throughout the course to develop an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of event planning", she said.

"I was absolutely over the moon when I was told that I had won a scholarship, and will use the money to pay my TAFE fees," said Charlotte. "The best thing about my course is the work experience which has allowed me to gain valuable feedback from employers."

North Metropolitan TAFE offers the following events courses to international students:

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