But I thought I would never have to study again!

You’ve finished school, may or may not have been to TAFE or university and been working for quite a few years now. Life is pretty good. You have the latest iphone/android, ipad/tablet, and the holidays you are taking are getting better and better. Maybe you’re in a relationship or not, have kids or don’t.

Happy with your job or career direction or is there something missing? You talk to friends and many are doing extra training. So you think, well I have to keep up and maybe I should study something too – but what?

Short course, vocational course, uni course or online course? There’s so many to choose from and you’re already so busy so how can you fit it in and will it be worth it?

Yes, doing further training will be worth it. According to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), those who undertake VET courses are more satisfied with their jobs. Their data came from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey and the Survey of Education and Training (SET).

They found that student outcomes after completing VET courses varied between males and females. Males had higher rates of job satisfaction, higher use of skills in the job and a reduction in their weekly hours. Females, however, reported increased job satisfaction with their employment opportunities and an increased likelihood of gaining employment by a massive 33 percent.

Informationtechnology-1The NCVER report also reported OECD statistics on Australia’s education rate. For those aged over 40 years, Australia had the highest education enrolment rate and the second highest rate for those aged 30 to 39 years. As you can see, we are a well educated nation and education doesn’t stop once you leave school or uni.

So, if you have been thinking of further education, you are not alone and we have a wide range of business, career development, computing, and communications courses that will give you that edge.

Sydney Community College offers the Certificate IV TAE40110 Training and Assessment that can assist you in getting ahead or changing your career.

We also offer a range of short business courses from one-day workshops to one night a week for up to six weeks. You won’t get a recognized qualification from these courses but it will enable you to increase your skills, improve your chances for promotion and maybe start you thinking of a new career path or going into business for yourself.

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