Partner Testimonials

We have found the St Patrick's Diploma program provides their students with excellent preparation for professional careers. St Patrick’s graduate students are of high calibre and are readily welcomed into our fast-paced environment.
Baker & McKenzie - Holie Jones - Talent Management Consultant
We recently interviewed a number of St Patrick’s students for an entry-level position available within our company, and the most difficult part of it was making the choice between so many excellent candidates. St Patrick’s has good reason to be really proud of each of their students, we were impressed by every single one we met. Outstanding candidates, professional presentation, and a credit to their training at St Patrick’s.
Herro Solicitors - Anthony Herro, Principal Solicitor
King & Wood Mallesons has worked with St Patrick’s Institute for over 10 years in identifying and selecting high performing candidates to join our Graduate Secretary Program.

The calibre of students that the Institute presents to us each year are of an outstanding standard. The skills and knowledge that these students learn during their time at the St Patrick's ensure their success in a corporate working environment. They display a willingness to continue learning in a practical work environment, and demonstrate good technical and people skills.

By the end of the first year Graduate Program, they are developed into very competent Legal Secretaries to provide professional support to our Partners and lawyers.
King & Wood Mallesons - Sandy Rajakone | P&D Coordinator / Team Leader - Support
The students that we have recruited from St Patrick's have displayed an eagerness to perform their role with professionalism and maturity. The students have commenced working for Network 10 FOH Reception as an entry level position, however after a qualifying period they have moved on to other positions within the Network as Executive Assistants / Production Assistants or Co-ordination Assistants. Many of them have also been headhunted by other media companies, due to their training and expertise. I would have no reservations in recommending a St Patrick's Graduate.
Network Ten - Karen Hines Team Leader, FOH Reception

Student Testimonials

"St Patrick’s Institute of Education has had a significant influence on my career, particularly in providing me with the tools needed to not only kick start my career in global top tier law firms but to continue to grow both professionally and personally within the legal sector. The skills and knowledge I gained through completing a Diploma of Business Administration at St Patrick's has stood me in good stead for a successful career as a legal secretary, and now as a legal support manager for one of Australia's biggest law firms. 
The relationships I formed with the students I studied with, are now opportunities to network with other major law firms that these past students are now employed with. St Patrick’s has afforded me in providing the right knowledge, skills and understanding for a great career start, and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering a career as a legal secretary or office administration role."

Anna Buchan - Legal Support Manager
Corrs Chambers Westgarth

After one short year, St Patrick’s Institute of Education gave me everything I needed to kickstart my career in the legal world, and receiving an award for Highest Academic Achievement  gave me the confidence boost I needed to send me on my next journey.

After graduating with my Diploma of Business Administration I began working at Clayton Utz law firm as a graduate legal secretary. Everything I learnt during my Diploma course has formed the foundation I need to utilise and build on in my new role.

The trainers at St Patrick’s were knowledgeable and helpful, and gave us a lot of friendly support and guidance throughout the year. Having a corporate uniform at St Patrick’s and having each day structured a lot like a normal day in the working world really helped me make the transition into the business world.

I think St Patrick’s is a great Institute, with a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and would recommend it to anyone considering studying a Diploma of Business, Management or Business Administration. 

There’s a wide variety of accredited and industry-recognised elective units offered within the Diplomas which means you can specialise in your interests, and with such a high graduate employment rate the opportunities are endless with a St Patrick’s education and Diploma.

Chanelle Smith - St Patrick's Alumni (Class of 2014)

Both of my daughters have attended St Patricks following completion of their HSCs.  It is a wonderful link between school and the workforce – giving them much needed skills and guidance for what is required to get started in the business world. 

In both cases I was amazed at how much they matured and grew in confidence in a short period of time.

Cheryl Moate - St Patrick's Alumni Parent

My decision to study Business Administration at St Patricks institute of Education is one that has proven to be the best for me. 

Upon graduating and securing a position at a law firm in Sydney I have come to fully appreciate the course, from the units taught to the way the days are structured, it prepared me for a fluid transition into a full time working schedule. The teachers are wonderful and are there to help you whenever you need guidance. 

If you want a head start into the corporate world, the Business Administration course will certainly get you there with flying colours.

Cheryle Ross - St Patrick's Alumni (Class of 2013)

Over the past ten years as a legal recruiter based in Sydney, I have been privileged to work with many St Patrick’s graduates seeking placements within law firms both in Australia and globally. 

Given the outstanding training they receive during their time with St Patrick’s, graduates are highly sought after by mid-to-top tier Australian firms, and now also the global law firms are actively seeking polished and professional Business Administration Diploma graduates. 

Beginning their careers at prestigious firms such as these often sets graduates up for many different avenues in their careers, such as Executive Assistant roles and working overseas. I have experience in placing many St Patrick’s graduates into law firms in London and the Middle East.

The guidance and training provided by St Patrick’s adequately prepares students for what is realistically going to be expected of them in the workplace.  Expectations of these law firms are high and St Patrick’s consistently provides graduates that not only meet, but in many cases, exceed these expectations.

Laura Galvin - General Manager
Barratt Galvin legal recruitment firm

After finishing my Diploma of Business Administration with St Patrick’s, I was keen to further develop my career potential. I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to continue on to a Bachelor of Business degree through St Patrick's partnership with the University of New England (UNE).

This meant that I was eligible for credits for the first year of the online degree, so I've been able to head straight into second year of the Bachelor of Business and continue working while I study. 

I’m now majoring in Marketing and HR Management as part of the Business degree with UNE, and am finding university really enjoyable. I do all my work in my own time and the teachers offer a lot of help as well – they are always only an email away and reply pretty much straight away, even when assignments are due at midnight they are contactable until then! So it's pretty good, I'm really impressed. 

I wouldn’t have time for a full-time job at the moment! It’s really great to be able to have this flexibility to learn and support yourself at the same time, and I’m looking forward to moving into a city career in marketing once I’ve completed the degree.

Natalie Hill - St Patrick's Alumni (Class of 2013)

I just wanted to say thank you for the educating year at St Patrick's. I'm surprised at how useful everything I learnt was and how much of it I use in my day-to-day tasks at work. 

From how to bind documents to booking travel, just about everything has come in handy - typing definitely being one of the most valued skills that I improved on. Thank you again, it is a great program and I am grateful for the skills I obtained.

Toni Brady - St Patrick's Alumni (Class of 2013)

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