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Michael moved to Perth in 2001 to study an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

​​​​​​​​​Hospitality training at South Metropolitan TAFE has opened the door to a role on one of Australia's largest energy resource projects for Michael Chiutare.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Michael moved to Perth in 2001 to study an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Michael is now a Catering Supervisor at the Gorgon Project on Barrow Island. Gorgon is one of the world's largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource natural gas project in Australia's history.

Hospitality studies at South Metropolitan TAFE opened a wide range of opportunities for Michael. "Practical lessons and work placement at Perth’s top hotels were helpful in applying theory learnt in class into real life. Learning with students from different parts of the world certainly enriched my knowledge and allowed me to appreciate other cultures," Michael said.

Soon after completing his Advanced Diploma, Michael entered the second year of a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management at Edith Cowan University.

Michael continued working in hospitality at supervisory and managerial levels while furthering his studies. In 2010, Michael completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and took up an opportunity to work with mining contractor Compass Group as a Catering Supervisor in Port Hedland.

Michael was then offered an opportunity to work as a Catering Supervisor on the Gorgon Project.

"From training at South Metropolitan TAFE in 2001 to working on the biggest mining project in Australia, I certainly look forward to new opportunities in the future. As they say, the sky is the limit."

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