My name is Kane Sadjek. I am the co-founder and CEO of HomeGuardian AI and we're an artificial intelligence company. We were able to create an artificial intelligence driven behavioural analysis device. What we effectively do is analyse human behaviour and alert when there's abnormal and notable behaviour that occurs.
My name is Riley, I'm the technology support officer at HomeGuardian. The first time I met Kane, I hopped off my motorbike and walked inside to the office. I pretty much knocked on the door and the first thing I said was "can you guys give me experience in the industry".
He had a folded-up resume with no technical experience written on it at all. He said "you know I'm just started studying at university I'm willing to work for free to get some experience". We put him on and a week later we had to start paying him because he was doing better than half the employees that had 10 years experience on him. That's the kind of person that I wanted on my team.
I actually lived in a small town called Kyogle. I wanted a break from the rural life to sort of get involved with technology. So I started studying software development at Southern Cross University. I was going to start at Lismore campus but I decided to take a jump towards Gold Coast. That was an awesome change for me and it provided a lot of information and useful tools to get started in a job like this.
Southern Cross University is not only really strong in the technical aspects but at the same time they have a really strong nursing and medical arm as well. So you get somebody who has that multi-discipline exposure in how quickly things change in today's day and age you can't be too structured you have to be able to roll with the punches and that's what we get out of Southern Cross University graduates.
Southern Cross University by far creates the best graduates that are ready to hit the ground running on day one and That's Excellent.
The jobs of tomorrow require agile digital specialists able to create, deliver and distribute content and resources seamlessly across channels and technologies.
Our IT degrees offer a thorough grounding in the technology and communications of today, complemented by insight and perspective on what is coming tomorrow. In a sector based on transformation, we help put you at the forefront.
Southern Cross University is rated 5-stars for median graduate income, skills development, student support, teaching quality and overall experience in computing and information systems (Good Universities Guide 2023).
Not only do IT students have the opportunity to work on real-world projects in the Digital Enterprise Lab at our Gold Coast campus, our strong links with industry form a fundamental part of internship programs that give students experience in real jobs before they graduate. And by studying under our unique Southern Cross Model, you can translate teaching innovation into career innovation.
Whether as a programmer, designer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, project manager, ICT network professional or technical support personnel, studies in information technology are the beginning of an amazing future.
Why choose Information Technology with Southern Cross?
86% of IT graduates are employed within four months of completing their courses (Grad Outcome Survey 2017-2019)
Digital Enterprise Lab
Our Digital Enterprise Lab on-campus enables you to work on real-world projects
Australian Computer Society accreditation
We're accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), assuring the quality of ICT professionals in Australia
Our information technology courses are delivered through the Faculty of Science and Engineering at our Gold Coast campus, with many courses also offering online and flexible study options.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering is a leader in outstanding research and industry innovation, offering a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees which specialise in engineering, IT, and environmental, marine, and forest science.
Each course is designed to equip students with industry-relevant knowledge and capabilities, focused on innovative approaches to contemporary issues, while opening doors and opportunities for them anywhere in the world.
Our strong links with industry form a fundamental part of our internship programs, giving our students experience in real jobs before they graduate.
Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn
For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.
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