Jye Mason’s plan was to become a scientific officer in the Australian Army. Instead he discovered a love for haematology and now has a career as a transfusion haematologist in his sights.
Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)
For those coming to any form of schooling after year 12, tertiary schooling is so much better than VCE. The grass is greener, just keep going.
Science has always been a large part of who I am, and coming out of high school I wanted to pursue that path. The chance to help other people, while learning about the human body and the things that affect it on a microscopic scale, was a big motivating force behind my decision to do the Diploma of Laboratory Technology.
I have loved meeting all the people who have similar dreams and aspirations to me; it feels like a real community. On a more practical level, course highlights for me have included studying haematology, microbiology and chemical pathology.
Being able to learn within a fully functional laboratory with the tools and equipment you would use in the workplace has certainly made everything much more memorable than it would have been if it was delivered in a lecture theatre.
The hands-on aspect of the class really helps someone like me to learn.
Practical learning allows students to leave the course feeling like they already know how to do the job, instead of wondering if they do.