Greetings, My name is Gary, I am a 20-year-old student. My interests include space related sciences and technology, video games around sci-fi themes. I’m passionate about learning new ways to progress my knowledge about the world and how it works. I have experience in retail by volunteering at Vinnies South Morang. My long-term goal is to be a software technician at some space related company or government-funded program. My core values are honesty, perseverance, and a determination to strive to be better.

CORE Capabilities

Co-design is the process where people work together to create something of value tailored to their needs and preferences that is built around four CORE capabilities (collaboration, openness, respect, and empowerment). How these are evidenced is profiled below:

Collaboration – demonstrating how I work as part of a team.

I’ve been a part of multiple collaborative efforts from small groups of six to large groups of fifty-plus, these efforts have been on a formal level, like working with fellow classmates and volunteers while also on an informal level on social media groups and online friends in a video game space.

Social media efforts like decoding messages from game developers for more information about upcoming updates, which I worked with complete strangers to cipher out encrypted messages within image files.

Collaborative efforts with volunteers with managing and sorting clothes in the storage and receiving back of the store at Vinnies.

Teamwork with my classmates to complete timed tasks on planning and constructing.

Openness – Demonstrating how I listen to the ideas of other team members, and how I make judgements by weighing the pros and cons of different ideas.

In the field, whether online or in a working environment, an open mind to ideas and others’ beliefs is keen to work well and effectively, no matter who I’m working with. This mindset has helped me work better with others in a social sense and professional sense.

For example, in my drama classes at my last school, I’ve put myself out there on stage acting out a variety of “characters” and “personalities” in an expressive way, getting feedback from my classmates and teachers to improve my actions and acting the next time.


Respect – Demonstrating how I express my ideas and how I react to the ideas of others.

No matter who I’ve worked with, I’ve always shown respect to my colleagues whether I’ve known them previously or not—always listening to and acknowledging their own values, ideas, and ways of doing things.

Expressing respect through a variety of ways by others in a group, taking onboard their techniques while adding in my own ideas in a respectful manner, or in one-on-one communication by being courteous, gracious, and having good manners while being humble.

Empowerment – Demonstrating my independent decision-making, how I show pride in my work and that of my team, and how I support others.

I take pride in my independent teachings to the young, the middle age, and the old about astronomy, ancient history and obscure trivia with fun twists.

I also enjoy doing my own little projects in voice acting with sound mixing, strategising in made up scenarios in a digital space, and cooking from time-to-time.