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So you've finally finished high school (hooray!). But your
TAFE course doesn't start for a few months. It's a great opportunity
to take a summer job. But how do you go about it? What kind of jobs
are out there and how do you snag one?
Here are a couple of suggestions for jobs that are generally in
pretty good supply over the summer months. Plus the short courses
offered by TAFE that can help you get them. When Semester 1 rolls
around next year you can have some real life work experience under
your belt and some extra cash in your pocket.
Summer is a very social season. All those end-of-year work parties,
plus Christmas and new-year festivities mean that hospitality workers
are in strong demand at this time of year. The best way you can score
a job behind a bar is to approach pubs and clubs personally with your
resume. That's where TAFE's Responsible
Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate may push you over the line
ahead of your competitors.
With lots of people in holiday mode, cafes and coffee shops are
usually hives of activity throughout summer. Never worked an espresso
machine before? No problems. TAFE's Statement
of Attainment in Barista Skills is a short course that will have
you churning out the lattes like a pro.
This is a job that's great for short term stints, such as a couple of
weeks at a time. And it's ideal for anyone who likes working outdoors
(don't forget the sunscreen!). Anyone working as a traffic controller
in NSW first needs their Statement
of Attainment in General Construction WHS Induction (White
Card). This is mandatory for anyone who may be entering or working on
a construction site, which includes traffic controllers.
There's always strong demand for warehouse packers over summer. These
gigs involve a lot of physical work, so it's a great way of keeping
fit. They also usually involve night work, so it's a good option if
you're more of an owl than a lark. Many casual packing jobs don't
require you to be experienced. However, a First
Aid statement of attainment from TAFE, can be something to make
you stand out from your competitors.