Candidate's Resume



I'm applying for the position of pathology courier advertised on your website. I realise this is a day late but i hope you will consider my application nonetheless.

I graduated from high school in 1979 and began my nursing training at Prince of Wales hospital Randwick. I completed my General nursing certificate in Feb 1982. After that I worked as a nurse for two years at Concord hospital where I worked in Colo-Rectal surgery, Gastro enterology and the Burns unit. I finished work there in 1985. I then worked for medicare for two years because my husband was at university finishing his degree part time. We moved to the Central coast in 1987 and I worked in medical at Gosford hospital for two years. During this time I had my son who is autistic. It became hard to work due to his high needs and we moved to Canberra in 1989. I was able to work casually as a nurse in childcare centres whilst he was at school and did this for several years. I also worked as a teachers aid at the Woden School and Malkara as well as various preschools and primary schools. In 2003 I worked casually in disability support through capital nurses, mainly working in group houses for the disabled. This led to a job at Lake Tuggeranong college which lasted for three years. I left there  in 2008 to work for Lead- a group who take disabled people on outings. On one of these outings I was physically assaulted by a scihzophrenic client who was acting badly while his carer was in the toilet. I decided that I had had enough of this type of behaviour which was rife amongst some of the clients and resigned. I have since been semi retired, but still busy.I have volunteered at Calvary hospital for three years, finishing there last year when I started my own business making jewellery. I have had a market stall and supply several shops.

I would however like to do more and think that I would be a good pathology courier as I have an excellent driving record and I have good people skills. I also am good at paying attention to detail, both from being a nurse and a qualified disability support worker as well as being skilled at remembering details. I am hard working, diligent and friendly. I would love to come and work for you. I am available during the week and some weekends.


Qualified as Registered Nurse in 1982

I have worked in the caring professions most of my working life

I have brought up a son with Autism who now attends ANU and lives independently.

Ihave qualified as a disability support worker in 2008 cert 111 disability work

I have Volunteered teaching Beading and craft at Hyson Green Calvary Hospital for three years

I have had a sucessful market stall and beading small business selling through a number of stores


Education & Training

Feb 2007 - Dec 2007

Institution:Canberra Institute of Technology
Institution Type:TAFE
Location:canberra, Australia
Course Name:Certificate 111 in Disability Studies

Feb 1979 - Mar 1982

Institution:Prince Henry /Prince of wales hospital group
Institution Type:College
Location:Sydney, Australia
Course Name:Genral Nursing

Feb 1972 - Dec 1978

Institution:pennant Hills High School
Institution Type:High School
Location:Sydney, Australia
Course Name:HigherSchool Certificate
Grade:311 out of 500
Comments:I did reasonably well at high school I matriculated and got into teachers college and Nursing,I got a teachers college scholarship which I turned down to go nursing

Licenses & Certifications

disability Certificate 3

Issuer:Canberra Institute of Technology
Valid From:30th November 2007
Valid To:30th November 2011


unicef, jewellery making.

Personal Information

Job Seeking Status:Seriously Looking
I am on a notice period (days):  0
I am available from:4th July 2011
Would you relocate for a job?No
Marital Status:Married
Do I have a drivers license?Yes

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