2023 Inspiration Award: Disability Achievement Winner: Patrice Vassiliou


Patrice discovered NECA Education and Careers while searching for disability
support courses to assist in securing employment. After completing a Certificate in
Work Education at Holmesglen, Patrice obtained a position in the Department of
Treasury and Finance’s Market Housing team.

Whilst completing the final unit of her Certificate III in Business, Patrice was
delighted to learn that she had successfully secured a permanent position as an
Executive Services Officer.

Patrice encourages all individuals with disabilities considering a traineeship to
remain true to yourself to ensure your success and to show your ability to thrive in a
fast-paced environment.