Ashley Leal


D.O.B.: 14th August, 1989

Education and Training

  • Completed NSW Higher School Certificate in 2007 at Cowra High School, in Cowra NSW, in the following subjects: Advanced English, English Extension 1, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Economics, and Japanese Continuers.
  • I am enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Canberra, and I am currently in my third year of this double degree.

Employment History

Gungahlin Regional Community Services (April 2010 – present)

Position: School holiday, and before and after school carer

Duties include:

  • Caring for primary school-age children in a school environment
  • Leading children in group activities and games

Cowra Amcal Pharmacy (March 2008 – September 2010)

Position: Pharmacy Assistant

Duties included:

  • Control and processing of stock
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Handling cash
  • Providing advice to customers

The Breakout Motor Inn (January 2008 – March 2008)

Casual work at The Breakout Motor Inn, Cowra NSW, doing secretarial duties and cleaning motel rooms.

Cowra Physiotherapy and Health Supplies (casually from December 2005 – February 2008)

Casual work; secretarial duties at Cowra Physiotherapy and Health Supplies, including cleaning

December 2004 – February 2008

Regular holiday babysitting of four young children

October 2005-December 2008

Weekly flute teacher to 8 year old girl

Cowra Ballet School (February 2004 – December 2008)

Weekly assistant teacher at Cowra Ballet School for Tap, Ballet and Contemporary classes – students aged 6-10 years.

Part time weekend work waitressing at The Breakout Brasserie, Cowra, NSW (November 2006 – January 2008)

Part time work waitressing at the Quarry Restaurant, Cowra (December 2007 – January 2009)

I completed a week of work experience at the Cowra Guardian newspaper in July 2010, which involved finding stories, interviewing talent and writing up stories which were then published in the newspaper.

Published works:

On NowUC website:

Still high demand for rental properties in ACT

Finance squeeze strangles pharmacies

Swine flu vaccine a waste, says expert

On Cowra Guardian website:

Opportunities for youth

Child restraint fitters plan free instruction day

Parish priest is moving on

Boys day out at Cowra High School

Broadcast News Stories(self published via Vimeo)

Still high demand for rental properties in ACT