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ADMINISTRATION

With over ten years of experience in Healthcare Administration, Monique understands what it takes to run a practice. Specialising in Mental Health, Monique provides understanding and empathy to your clients. She is able to exercise a high level of discretion and recognises that her duty of care comes first.

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D U C A T I O N

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology)

Crime, the criminal mind and corrections have always fascinated Monique.

With a strong focus on psychology, law and society, her study of Criminology gave Monique an understanding of why crimes are committed and how crime impacts society. Topics included the detection and prevention of crime, policing issues and offender profiling. She has a thorough understanding of how the corrections system works, including ethics and prison experiences and populations. It allowed Monique to attain a unique set of skills, including:

  1. Analytical and Critical Thinking: Criminology involves analyzing complex issues and data. This skill is valuable for assessing situations, identifying trends, and making informed decisions in administrative roles.

  2. Research Skills: You likely developed strong research skills during your criminology studies, which can be applied to gather and analyze information for administrative tasks, such as market research or policy analysis.

  3. Data Analysis: Criminology often involves statistical analysis. This skill is transferable to administrative roles that require data interpretation, reporting, and making data-driven decisions.

  4. Communication Skills: Criminology programs emphasize effective written and oral communication, which is vital for clear and concise interactions with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders in administrative roles.

  5. Report Writing: Writing reports and case studies is a common part of criminology studies. This skill can be applied to creating well-structured reports and documents in administrative positions.

  6. Conflict Resolution: Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques gained through criminology studies can be beneficial when addressing workplace conflicts or difficult situations in an administrative context.

  7. Policy Analysis: If you studied criminal justice policies, you can apply your understanding of policy analysis to evaluate and develop organizational policies and procedures in administration.

  8. Ethical Decision-Making: Criminology often involves discussions of ethics and morality. This background can be valuable for making ethical decisions in administrative roles and ensuring compliance with ethical standards.

  9. Interviewing Skills: If your criminology program included courses on investigative interviewing techniques, these skills can be useful for conducting interviews and assessments in administrative contexts, such as job interviews or client consultations.

  10. Cultural Competency: Criminology often explores issues related to diversity and inclusion. This knowledge can help you navigate diverse work environments and engage effectively with people from various backgrounds in administrative roles.

  11. Policy Implementation: Understanding how criminal justice policies are implemented can be beneficial for ensuring the successful implementation of organizational policies and procedures in administration.

  12. Problem Solving: Criminologists often deal with complex issues and problem-solving, which can be applied to identifying and addressing challenges in administrative roles.

  13. Time Management: Managing coursework, research, and assignments in a criminology program can teach excellent time management skills, which are essential for meeting deadlines and managing administrative tasks efficiently.

  14. Organizational Skills: Organizing research materials and managing multiple projects are common in criminology studies and can translate well into organizational and multitasking abilities in administrative roles.

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama & Creative Writing)

Studying under industry stalwarts, Monique has a well-rounded understanding of theatre practices. From Shakespeare to puppetry, Monique has covered it all.

A Bachelor of Creative Arts in Drama equips you with a diverse set of skills that can be valuable in an administrative role.

  1. Communication Skills: Drama programs emphasize effective verbal and non-verbal communication, which is crucial in administrative roles for clear and concise interactions with colleagues, clients, and superiors.

  2. Public Speaking: Drama students often become skilled public speakers, making them confident and persuasive when presenting information or leading meetings in an administrative context.

  3. Teamwork and Collaboration: Drama frequently involves group projects and ensemble work, helping you develop strong teamwork and collaboration skills, which are vital for working in administrative teams.

  4. Time Management: Balancing rehearsal schedules, performances, and coursework can teach excellent time management skills, which are essential for meeting deadlines and managing administrative tasks efficiently.

  5. Attention to Detail: Drama requires precision in performance and script analysis, which can translate well into administrative roles that demand attention to detail, such as data entry, proofreading, and record keeping.

  6. Problem Solving: Drama often involves improvisation and creative problem-solving on stage, skills that can be applied to addressing unexpected challenges in administrative work.

  7. Emotional Intelligence: Actors need to understand and convey a wide range of emotions, which can enhance your ability to empathize with colleagues and clients, a valuable trait in administrative roles.

  8. Adaptability: In the world of theater, adapting to changing scripts and unexpected circumstances is a must. This adaptability can be advantageous in administrative roles where flexibility is key.

  9. Conflict Resolution: Drama students often learn techniques for managing conflicts, which can be useful in addressing workplace disputes or differences of opinion in an administrative setting.

  10. Organizational Skills: Managing scripts, costumes, and rehearsals can sharpen your organizational abilities, which are crucial for keeping track of documents, schedules, and tasks in administration.

  11. Creativity: Creativity is at the heart of drama, and it can be applied to finding innovative solutions to administrative challenges and coming up with fresh ideas for projects and processes.

  12. Stress Management: Theater productions can be demanding and high-pressure, teaching you how to manage stress effectively, a valuable skill in any fast-paced administrative role.

  13. Leadership Skills: If you've had leadership roles in theater productions or directed performances, these leadership skills can be applied to supervisory or managerial positions in administration.

  14. Research and Analysis: Drama often involves researching characters, historical contexts, and themes, which can be beneficial for conducting research and analysis in administrative tasks or projects.

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