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By returning to study, Joshua Bush not only bettered his 'professional self', he also reignited a love of learning. He found that meeting new people from similar industries and working with industry-expert teachers makes a difference.
After working at Dinosaur Designs for almost ten years, Joshua knew he had to look further to realise his full potential.
“I could see that I had reached my peak in the company as second in command of Design and Development," he says.
Joshua knew he needed to focus on a real-world education so he could get his career where he wanted it.
“After having more life experience, I felt a craving for knowledge, and TAFE NSW really came through for me.
“I had asked friends and family that work in design about the best places to study and Design Centre Enmore was mentioned every time.”
Established in 1994 in the inner west of Sydney, the award-winning TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore (DCE) is one of Australia’s leading design schools. Joshua took on the Diploma of Interior Design, delivered by industry experts he respected immediately.
“Each and every teacher at Design Centre Enmore was a wealth of knowledge,” Joshua says.
“They all had an excitement about what you were putting forward and a great interest in how to make it the best it can be. Being able to have so much face time with your educators makes a world of difference and provides so much extra depth and knowledge to your education.“
It wasn’t just the course instructors at DCE that made Joshua’s educational experience a rewarding one, Joshua’s classmates also helped make his study memorable.
“The biggest advantage has been smaller cohorts that led to closer relationships with your peers and teachers," he says.
“I think having a closer cohort resulted in each of us continuing to push each other's boundaries. When one person picked up on something new it would be shared to the collective class which made us all stronger, more ambitious designers.
“I think in an industry such as this it's always good to know that collaboration leads much greater things that just trying to go it alone. “
Striving to achieve even greater things within the design industry, Joshua has made the decision to continue his study and is looking forward to the challenges ahead.
“I have decided I can't get enough of Design Centre Enmore, so I have enrolled to do one last year and complete a Bachelor of Design in Interior Design.”