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Are you a Mum or Dad or Carer thinking about returning to study?

Friday, 19 February 2021

If you’re thinking of adding in some study to your busy life this year – don’t undervalue the skills you’ll be bringing to your new challenge!

If you’ve been balancing family life and parenthood or a role as a carer, chances are you have some very under-rated skills in organisation, time management, self-discipline, and prioritising challenges. You may even have some strong support networks you can call on when you need an extra pair of hands or three! 

All these skills and the fact that you’re thinking about a return to study mean that you’re possibly already considering how you really can fit a new challenge into your schedule.

If this is you – check out our list of courses that are still open for application – to start in 2021. Click through to find out more - and apply online!

  • Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship – get on the tools and gain a solid grounding and starting knowledge that can take you directly to an apprenticeship.
  • Business – gaining a Business qualification is a great way to put your amazing organisation and time management skills to good use and turn them into a new career.
  • Commercial Cookery – if you also work in a kitchenhand or cook role, take your skills and knowledge further to become a qualified chef or cook in a supervisory or team leader role.
  • Engineering Studies – get your foot in the door towards a trades career! Build real skills for employment within the fabrication and mechanical engineering industry, along with credits towards an apprenticeship.
  • Health Services Assistance – this is the perfect course if you want to try out a start in the health industry. Use this qualification to access job opportunities or step into further study areas such as Nursing, Individual Support, or Allied Health Assistance.
  • Horticulture – if you’re keen on all things gardening, then consider turning your skills to a career in Horticulture, which also covers retail nursery, parks and gardens, landscaping, arboriculture, and turf management.
  • Tourism – gain so much more than a tourism qualification with the new Rural Access Project! Students from regional communities will be able to connect via remote access into a real-time course on campus. This course will give you some extra skills in retail, customer service, RSA, and food handling, along with the skills and knowledge you need for a career in tourism.



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