A small change in habit can make a big difference.
Public Servant, Writer, Social Entrepreneur
Tina Kuek is a Senior Policy Officer at the Victorian Government, where she works on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Prior to this role, Tina was a Senior Protection Assistant at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She was based at the Regional Representation in Canberra which is mandated to protect the rights of refugees in 16 countries in the region, including Australia, New Zealand, Nauru and Papua New Guinea. Tina has also worked as a humanitarian case worker assisting refugees with their settlement in Australia.
An accelerated student, Tina started university at the age of 16 and by 21 years old she graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) with a Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, where she specialised in humanitarian action. Tina is now pursuing a Master of Public and International Law at the University of Melbourne Law School.
Tina is the founder of Kazi Victoria, a non-profit organisation helping people of migrant and refugee backgrounds navigate the Australian job market and find meaningful employment. Kazi Victoria providers free How To Get Hired workshops on resume writing, preparing for interviews and other relevant topics, and creates a space for professional networking.
In addition to her paid and volunteer work, Tina sits on the Executive Committee of Girl Guides Victoria. She is also the Vice Coordinator for the Youth Action Hub Australia, which is supported by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Tina has extensive experience as a professional speaker. She has advocated for equal employment opportunities and diversity and inclusion at various forums.