Alatui ‘s Story

Alatui completed a Business Services Certificate II and Accounting Administration Certificate III while completing Year 12 in 2017. After working in the retail industry for 5 years Alatui wanted to gain further qualifications and broaden her experience in another industry. She applied for and successfully gained a Certificate III in Business Traineeship through Indeed.

Alatui commenced working for host employer Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Australia in the reception role as part of the admin/accounts team. Her duties included: daily banking, reception duties, stock relocation and stock adjustment, reconciling general ledger accounts and sending out invoices to customers.

Alatui balanced completing her Certificate III in Business studies and work at Van Leeuwen with ease and always with a positive attitude. She submitted high quality work for each of her units and quickly learned and efficiently completed tasks. She consistently received outstanding feedback for her customer service, calm manner and ability to complete tasks in tight timeframes.

On completion of the traineeship Alatui was offered and accepted a full-time position with Van Leeuwen. She has since received a promotion and is continuing to develop her skills and knowledge.

Alatui is one of hundreds of young people who have successfully transitioned from the retail industry into business/administration. Work in this area provides stability, consistent hours and opportunities to continue to grow and develop skills and knowledge.

Quote from Tanya, Supervisor: “We have hosted a number of trainees over the years through Australian Training Company. ATC provides professional, ongoing support & guidance for supervisors and our trainees. The trainees they have recruited for Van Leeuwen have been of a high standard. We have then placed a number of the trainees within our company after completion of their Certificate III or Certificate IV. I would recommend ATC to anyone looking for staff from the office to the warehouse. Alatui is just one of those fantastic trainees and now employee we have had the privilege to see grow and develop into an integral staff member at Van Leeuwen.”


“Having this traineeship helped me push start my new career and I am enjoying every moment of it.

I’ve learnt so much throughout the course of my traineeship not only through my studies but also through my day to day tasks. I don’t regret any moment of it”

– Alatui