“You can’t evolve unless you’re willing to change.” Tyrah Hausia has certainly embraced her own words. Here, the Dubbo Senior Girls Academy graduate shares her journey across the country to a new life — and job.
After graduating I really didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do. I was luckily accepted into uni but knew that it wasn’t 100 percent what I wanted to do just yet.
I was working two different jobs and went through a lot of obstacles after graduation so I knew that something needed to change. I decided in February this year to pack my life up and move from Dubbo, NSW, to Perth, Western Australia, to live with my mum, brother and stepdad.
It took a while to settle in and I had a great opportunity with a mining company that unfortunately fell through due to coronavirus. This was a massive setback for me and I almost lost hope that I would be able to get a job in the mining industry.
Luckily, with some help from family, I was able to score an eight-month traineeship out at BHP’s South Flank mine (in the Pilbara) with Carey Training, an Indigenous training company, to work with Clough, an engineering and construction company.
After my traineeship is complete, I will have a certificate III in business administration. This amazing opportunity is going to change my life and give me a good foot in the door to do other training and hands-on work down the track. I knew that if I wanted this badly enough I could get it and I’ve spent hours completing inductions, getting my white card and preparing myself for the FIFO lifestyle.
I know that this traineeship is going to get tough at times but I’m willing to work through the challenges and do the best I can because the outcome is going to be so rewarding.
The support I’ve received over the past couple of months to make sure that I’m preparing myself and completing tasks has been amazing and that’s a big motivation for me to keep going and stick it out. I’m so excited and extremely grateful for this opportunity and hope that it motivates others to never give up!
Girls Academy has helped me over the years to learn how rewarding it is to complete things. If I didn’t have the support of Girls Academy in Year 11 and 12 I wouldn’t have finished and completed my HSC. The support they provided for me was incredible and I owe a lot to them and other support networks I had at school. I’m forever grateful for them all.