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Whether you’re currently unemployed or in the workforce wanting to climb the corporate ladder, completing a course and learning new skills can be a great first step to achieving your career goals and getting back into the workforce.

Realise your Dreams

So many of us fall into jobs and career paths that we never imagined we’d be in. Sometimes this is for the good, but many times it’s for the worse and when looking back to our childhood and our ‘when I grow up I want to be…’ moments, we often feel a disappointment that we are not in a position we wanted to be. But it doesn’t have to be like this. With so many courses out there, it’s possible, at any age, to gain the skills needed for the career you always dreamt of.

Discover New Passions

Learning something new is a great way to broaden your skillset and, who knows, you may learn that you actually have a passion for something you never thought you’d love. In this way, up-skilling is not only great for career development, but it does wonders for your own personal development too.

Be Inspired

Teachers, tutors and lecturers are amongst the most passionate people on the planet. And those who want to learn voluntarily are a close second. By taking an educational course, you’ll be surrounding yourself with like-minded people from different backgrounds, with different views and with a whole range of experiences under their belts. Not only will this grow you list of contacts, which could be important when you’re looking to find a new job, but you’ll also likely find inspiration to do more, push harder and strive to succeed.

Open More Doors

Whether it’s having more job advertisements you can respond to, negotiating a pay rise or meeting more business contacts, up-skilling can help you open doors to a number of new opportunities that you didn’t have before. Your new qualification can make you more desirable to potential employers or make you more indispensable to your current one. Either way, essentially the more skills you have, the more doors you’ll be able to open.

What are my options?

With an abundance of options available it’s difficult to navigate the mind field that is the world of adult education. These days, adult education is accessible to all those who want to pursue it and with flexible funding options, availability of online courses and part-time courses that fit around you, there’s never been a better time to study. Finding the right course for you is essential for ensuring you both gain a relevant qualification and enjoy yourself in the process.

Your STEPS to success

If you are considering going to university, but have been away from study or work for some time, a pathway course such as CQUniversity Mackay’s Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) can help prepare you for university life.

STEPS is designed for Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents aged 18 years or older who are looking to improve their study skills or gain the confidence to undertake and succeed in a university course. The course is tailored to each student’s unique study goals, which may include skill development in communications, mathematics, computing, science, independent learning, study techniques and more.

Upon completion of STEPS, students can apply for entry to a CQUniversity diploma or degree course through the University’s direct entry process, or via the relevant tertiary admissions centre for other institutions. STEPS is FREE of tuition charges and can be studied on campus in Mackay or via distance education.

For further information contact CQUniversity on 13 27 86

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Aged Care, Community Care and Disability Care Courses

AustCare is a training organisation specialising in educating those who want to work in the care industry. With courses in Aged Care, Home and Community Care and Disability Care, it’s the perfect option if you’re looking to enter or progress in this sector. AustCare’s trainers all have industry experience and they focus on your success by pre-arranging your work placement, where you’re provided with a professional AustCare polo shirt. AustCare is with you all the way and provides student facilitation throughout your course and placement.

Their all-inclusive courses include a FREE police check and their great reputation and strong relationship with major aged care providers mean that you’ll be in the best hands to find a permanent placement once you qualify. For more information visit AustCare or call them on 07 5645 5888.