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ACS Tech & Employability: Overcome challenges as a Professional Year (PY) student

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE DELIEVERED IN CHINESE LANGUAGE. Are you a Professional Year (PY) student struggling with overcoming challenges in securing a job in Australia? If yes, we invite you to join us to hear from our guest speaker, who will share his career journey from a PY student to becoming an APS employee.

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Wed, 25 May, 11:55 PM

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  • Event Start:
    Fri, 27 May, 05:30 PM

    Event Finish:
    Fri, 27 May, 06:30 PM
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  • Member: $0.00
  • Member-Concessional: $0.00
  • Non-Member: $30.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

<div><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;"><i><b><u>PLEASE NOTE:</u> THIS EVENT WILL BE DELIEVERED IN CHINESE LANGUAGE. <br><br>Are you a Professional Year (PY) student struggling with overcoming challenges in securing a job in Australia? </b></i><br><br>If yes, we invite you to join us to hear from our guest speaker, who will share his career journey from a PY student to becoming an APS employee.<br><br>You can ask questions at Q &amp; A sessions in your language if you are speaking Chinese.<br><br><b>At this session, you will learn:</b></span></font></div> <ul><li>How to overcome challenges to define a goal that suits you</li><li><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;">Framework on how to laying the foundations</span></font></li><li><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;">What to do when unexpected challenges arise</span></font></li><li><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;">Build mental and physical grit to reach your goal</span></font></li></ul> <div><br><b>IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ATTENDEES</b><br>1) You must attend the full session to receive the CPD hour. Please allow up to 2 weeks for CPD hours to be allocated to your membership profile. A refund will only be considered if it is at least 3 working days prior to the event (if any).<br><br>2) This webinar will be delivered via Redback Connect platform, and for the sole purpose of registering you for this event, your registration details have been shared with Redback conferencing. Please refer to the Redback Data Policy <b><a href=",19583c02,19582057&amp;customerID=" target="_blank">here</a></b> for confirmation that the data will not be used for any other purpose outside of this webinar.<br><br>When attending virtual events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours, Professional Year students need to attend the online event in its entirety which will be tracked by the ACS events team. Please ensure you don&#39;t minimise your window when attending a virtual event.<br><br>If a cloaking software program is used when connecting to an online event, your attendance cannot be recorded and CPD hours cannot be allocated. This does not include the use of VPN.<br><br><b><i>*Please click  <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to test your system before the webinar. For technical assistance, please phone Redback Connect on 1800 733 416.</i><br><br>Virtual event run sheet:</b><br>5:15 PM – 5:30 PM (15 min): Registration - guests&#39; login to the Redback Connect Platform<br>5:30 PM – 5:35 PM (5 min): Formal proceedings begin, MC - introduction by ACS<br>5:35 PM – 6:25 PM (50 min): Presentation and Q &amp; A<br>6:25 PM – 6:30 PM (5 min): Wrap up &amp; Feedback time</div>


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Learning and development management (ETMG) -> Level 4




Tao Zou
Cyber Security Advisor, Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Tao came to Australia for his Masters of Economics study at the Australian National University in 2011. During his study, he fell in love with the city and made many friends through university, then decided to settle down in Canberra. He furthered his study by completing his Masters of Business Informatics study at the University of Canberra and then applied for the skilled migrant program.

During his professional year with Queensland International Business Academy in Canberra and being a member of ACS, he learned valuable skills from peers and mentors. He had to readjust his career goal – build a career around analytics and people in IT.

Tao spent a lot of time learning about the Australian work culture, and he worked in various industries and developed his technical and communicational skills.

In 2021, Tao landed his dream job as a Cyber Security Analyst at the Australian Taxation Office. The new chapter begins as an APS employee. 

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