Liticha McMullen has acknowledged her Certificate IV in Human Resources training at CQUniversity' after she was named as a finalist in the 2021 Central Queensland Regional Queensland Training Awards.
Liticha is a finalist in the Equity VET Student of the Year category and is one of five CQUniversity-trained students nominated in the Awards.
"I feel extremely proud to be nominated for the Equity VET Student of the Year category. I never anticipated being announced as a regional finalist for my category. It has been an amazing experience'" she said.
As Employee Services Officer at Mackay Regional Council' Liticha is responsible for supporting and administering training and development programs' providing support in the induction and onboarding of new employees' supporting the recruitment process' managing Human Resource Records and providing other administrative support.
She said CQUniversity's Human Resources training put her in good stead for the role.
"The Certificate IV in Human Resources was a requirement of my employment as a Human Resources Trainee with Mackay Regional Council'" she said.
"I was very surprised by the amount of work required to be undertaken for a Certificate IV' the teachers were amazing in providing support and were always readily available to answer any concerns that I had.
"When I first applied for the position of Human Resources Trainee at Mackay Regional Council I had a base knowledge of Human Resources' but I saw it as a wonderful opportunity to build on my existing knowledge of Law. I have found Human Resources to be extremely interesting. The mode of delivery made the content easy to follow and worked really well with helping me balance work and study."
She said the skills and knowledge she acquired came to the fore when she was People Capability Officer (Acting) for a time.
"The Certificate IV in Human Resources has helped me understand the importance of Workforce Planning and People Capability and the essential nature of these elements in being able to support and achieve the objectives set out in the Corporate Plan'" she said.
"I am extremely grateful for this opportunity at Mackay Regional Council. Since working at Mackay Regional Council' I have been able to achieve two long term goals including purchasing my first family home for my son and myself and purchasing a new car.
"Thank you to both the People and Culture team and the Employee Services team for all of their support while I was undertaking the Certificate IV in Human Resources. This has been an amazing experience that has provided me with wonderful opportunities.
The winners of the CQ Regional Queensland Training Awards will be announced on 30 July.