The 21st century promises many mind-boggling developments in
the field of chemistry
The modern world – from plastic cups to Viagra to laptops made out of
rare organic metals – would be unthinkable without chemistry. But you
don't need to be a modern-day Marie Curie to enjoy a satisfying career
in the field. People with all types of educational qualifications can
find a niche that suits them.
Completing high school and getting practical experience through a
TAFE Certificate is enough to get work as a pest and weed controller,
petroleum and gas plant operator, plastics and composites processor or
chemical plant operator. TAFE
NSW offers a wide range of courses that can assist you in starting
any of these careers.
Positions that fall into this category include a primary products
inspector, veterinary nurse, water and wastewater plant operator,
laboratory worker, food-processing technician and agricultural
technical officer. A TAFE qualification with the relevant work
placement and practical training should give you the relevant skills
and significantly improve your job prospects in these fields.
Level 3 jobs require a diploma or advanced diploma and TAFE NSW
offers a wide range of related courses for both qualification levels.
Some jobs in this category will require a university degree but for
others, like a medical laboratory technician, metallurgical
technician, enrolled nurse or geoscience technician, a TAFE
qualification is sufficient.
Jobs like medical practitioner, veterinarian or chemical engineer
will require university study. But if you don't make it into your
chosen course on the first go, TAFE NSW provides a great pathway, with
some qualifications counting as a credit transfer to a future
university degree. And there are also a handful of Level 4 jobs – such
as forester, nutritionist and winemaker – that a TAFE qualification
can prepare you for.
The 21st century promises many mind-boggling developments in the
field of chemistry that will undoubtedly offer plenty of work for
those in the occupations listed above, not to mention the creation of
jobs we can't even imagine yet.