The average Australian will hold 10 jobs before the age of 40. We live in a society that increasingly values professional and personal development of our careers.
Many learners like you are undertaking additional study in order to apply for a higher level job or promotion, future proof their skills, stay connected to relevant study in industry or because they are life-long learners interested in continuing the pursuit of knowledge after graduating.
Upskilling can provide many benefits:
This is not an exhaustive list!
There are lots of ways that you are able to upskill
That’s perfectly fine. You’ll be supported in the classroom with friendly, knowledgeable teachers who will guide you through your studies. There is additional support services available that include financial support, counselling, and academic support both online and in-person.
Some employers offer study leave and it’s worth checking with your employer or in your contract to see if you’re entitled. Study leave can provide learners with additional time to prepare for assignments or exams during peak study periods.
You may want to also consider pitching to your employer that any time spent studying is also time they're investing in you to their business. You’ll be able to apply your new knowledge directly in the workplace.
Choose a course to enrol into. Negotiate with your employer about any additional time required to attend classes or study leave to prepare for assignments or exams. Then contact one of our Enrolment and Course Advisors to help you start your upskilling journey.