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Have you, in recent years, wanted to retrain, or study part-time to do something different?
I know I have, and while blogging involves constant studying to stay up to date, I’ve often been tempted to add on a course which would give me certified qualification – but I’ve just not got around to it, and mostly that’s been due to the concern that I wouldn’t be able to find a flexible course of study which would fit in with my life (and blogging).
And I’m pretty sure that many of you will probably have tinkered with similar ideas. Perhaps you’ve been working in the same job for many years, possibly a job that you might not even like that much? Perhaps you’ve reached the age when you think, “Well, now what? Surely there must be something else?”
And you have a bit more time to think about “You” now, rather than the needs of your family.
I think what we’re after as we get older is flexible learning, studying we can fit around our schedules, and something which could kick start a career change – or even a work-from-home scenario.
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So if you’ve ever felt the desire to learn something new, have a look at the variety of courses offered by Open Colleges and see if there’s not something which might inspire you into action which could set you on a different course, and perhaps give you a new dream to pursue.
In the meantime, here are two video clips from women who are rocking it.
Driven by her desire to help others, busy mum Josie explains how she fits studying a Diploma of Counseling around her responsibilities.
Are you like Felicity perhaps, and wanting to change tack and start a new career? In the video clip, fashion-focused Felicity tells of her decision to change careers and follow her passion. With help from Open Colleges you can work from home to your own schedule and take the next step towards creating a new life.
Study for a new career
“Open Colleges delivers flexible and affordable learning opportunities with a study model that gives students the ability to learn anywhere and at their own pace. There are over 150 online courses to choose from and if you can’t choose then there are course and career advisors to consult with.” Open Colleges. You can learn more on the Facebook Page.
Open Colleges claims …
- Have educated over 700,000 students
- Deliver TAFE and other nationally recognised qualifications
- Offer over 150 online courses
- Can enrol students 365 days of the year
- Offer flexible and supportive learning
- Tailor affordable payment plans to suit the needs of our students.
There are no fixed lectures or scheduled exams, and access to all learning materials and support is available at all times.
“Most of our qualifications are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. As well as this, in a first of its kind partnership, Open Colleges has partnered with North Coast TAFE to offer a selection of the most innovative TAFE courses to enhance our learners’ future career prospects. All of our courses are designed and delivered by industry experts to ensure students receive the most up-to-date education.” Open Colleges.
This post was sponsored by Open Colleges but opinions are my own.
Would you consider studying for a different career or to start up a home-based business?
What would you like to do?
I did a creative writing course by correspondence a few years ago and it was extremely helpful for my blogging aspirations. It is a great concept being able to study from home at your own pace with plenty of back-up. I’m all for it.
Wondering what course you did Kathy?
Life Images by Jill
I did a journalism course by correspondence about 15 years ago and it helped launch my “small” freelancing career. And I have done a few on-line short courses. I am now at the next cross roads, where I am now ready to launch into the next stage of my life. I think an on-line course might be for me.
Thanks for the heads up about “Open Colleges” Jo.
That’s great Jill – and you are doing so well now with your ‘not so small’ freelancing career 🙂 Glad this post gave you a little reminder to consider another online course 🙂
Raychael aka Mystery Case
I’ve been contemplating something similar, I’m just not sure where to start or what I actually want to do.
Good luck with your decisions Raychael – would love to know what you decide.