It’s time to get real and lock in that course. But how do you work out which course to invest in? Which qualification is the one that will really help you get ahead? So much seems to be at stake.
Check out our five tips on how to best choose the course for you:
Why are you doing it?
The most important consideration when choosing your course is asking yourself why you are looking to study. It may be to get a head start after leaving school, or you may be moving careers and this is the first port of call. Or perhaps that managerial role has finally popped up and it’s time to upskill so you can apply for it. Either way, keep this in mind while you’re researching your course options.
Do your homework.
Research, research and then research again when it comes to the provider of your qualification. Read reviews from past students, understand what you’ll get when you pay your course fee, and make sure you know what level of trainer support you’ll be getting.
Where will it lead?
Read up on the employment projections of that industry – the more you understand, the more likely you are to make an informed decision. Does the industry have a demand for workers? Or is it actually declining? What type of salary can you expect?
Make sure it works for you.
Juggling kids and a job? Working in a part time job and looking for a new career? Make sure you find a course that suits the way the want to learn, and fits in with your lifestyle. If you don’t want to cut back on your work hours, a self-paced online course that you can schedule around work may be the best fit. Choose a course that suits how you prefer to learn (eg: in a classroom, via videos, on your phone) and also how quickly you want to finish (eg: part-time, full-time, self-paced).
No experience? There are options.
If you’ve recently finished or left school, or entering the workforce for the first time, you won’t have any experience or pre-requisites under your belt. But it’s ok, you gotta start somewhere. The good news is there are plenty of courses available for those of us with no experience in jobs or study. It just depends on what you want to do. There are many nationally recognised courses with no pre-requisites that will give you the confidence and the qualifications you need to get the job you want. Start by having a think about what you want to do, then speak to your training organisation to get more advice.
Need more advice on which course may suit you? Speak to Course Consultant on 1300 738 955 or check out our course offering here.