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Well then, I guess I don't have to be the first to tell you
that you've completely ruined your life.
Dropping out is undoubtedly a daunting experience for anyone. There's
the whole 'my future is ruined' panic, the sheer uncertainty of what
awaits you when you do drop out, and of course the utter
dread of telling your parents you've thrown their hard-earned cash
down the drain. Trust me, I feel your pain (I put off breaking it to
my parents until my birthday. Can't get too mad then right? Oh so
very, very wrong…).
Making a point, the decision to drop out of a course that's not for
you could be the bravest and best decision you'll ever make. Even if
you do have to find (and probably fund) your own way after your first
blunder, those few short years don't hold a candle to the decades of
satisfaction to come, working in a career you love.
If you are one of the brave souls who have recently dropped out,
you're probably feeling like you're stuck in a sort of limbo. Veering
back and forth between your options, looking for a sign to guide you
on the right path.
There probably won't be any miraculous signs. The miracle would be if
everyone got it right the first time round.
The silver lining on this all-too-dramatic cloud of anxiety is that
your options right now are
wide open. Think about exploring some of the
world, getting work experience, starting a rap group, what ever you
need to do to 'find yourself'. Whatever you choose, remember, the door
of education is always open.
If you are, however, thinking of going straight back into study and
can't decide on a course or college, TAFE
NSW could be a solid option for you. The practical,
industry experience you get with TAFE is something seldom
found in bigger Universities, which is what makes it a great place to
build a career (students' words not mine!).
These inspiring TAFE students share their stories on why they made
the switch from Uni and what they're up to now since studying with
us. A little reassurance for those of you still stuck in full-on
If it didn't feel right, it wasn't for you. Take it from experience…
Luke and Matt Grdic. Identical
twin brothers who both made the switch from Uni to
TAFE to become fitness graduates working
with high performance athletes.
Browse all Sport and
Fitness courses at TAFE.
Meet Luke Eastman. Knowing he always wanted to do
something creative, Luke made the switch from Bachelor of
Arts at Uni to Diploma of Civil Construction & Design at
TAFE for more practical, industry experience.
Luke got offered an apprenticeship with with
Aurecon through TAFE - 6 years
later, Luke is still with Aurecon and still loving
Browse all Design
courses at TAFE
Meet Soheil Agha, NWS Training Awards'
'Student of the Year 2016'. Soheil made the
switch from Uni to focus on TAFE
as he felt it had a lot more to offer for a career in Design
Browse TAFE NSW's 47 career areas and 1,200
courses, from certificates to Bachelor's degrees