Murtaza Bukhari was born in Pakistan and grew up watching cricket. His love for the Australian cricket team drew him to Australia, as well as the sunny weather and the famous Bondi Beach.
“Then I started learning about the Australian education system. I searched a lot of universities and looked in to the Pakistani overseas student forums on social media like Facebook. Most of them guided me to go to Australia,” Murtaza says.
Murtaza was a trainee telecom engineer in Pakistan, however, he wanted to further his studies upon moving to Australia.
“I moved to Australia in May 2011 and completed a course in Management in September 2012. Then I realised that I should continue in Information Technology related to Telecommunication/ Networks…so I enrolled in MIT, Sydney Campus in Masters of Networking.”
Murtaza quickly fell in love with Australia and its values.
“I started liking more about Australia and the multicultural platform that accommodates people around the globe.”
Murtaza learnt about RDA Southern Inland’s 489 visa program from a friend. He applied for sponsorship for the 489 visa with RDA Southern Inland in 2017 and was granted a visa soon after.
Murtaza is very settled in his new town of Goulburn. Whilst it is a quiet and relaxed town, there are still many opportunities - and the people are very friendly.
“The people are really welcoming and loving.”
Murtaza is about to commence work for Southern Meats Pty Ltd - the abattoir in Goulburn. Murtaza's goal in the next few years is to run his own business.