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Think about what makes you happy
Not long ago, the idea of turning a hobby into a profitable career
was almost unheard of. A job was a job and a hobby was something you
enjoyed in your spare time. But today, more and more people are
choosing to turn their passion into a life-changing and lucrative career.
A major career change will take work, and sometimes require more
study, but don't just dismiss it as too hard. You might just be onto
something. For a start, if you're interested in a particular industry
and enthusiastic about it, you're far more likely to succeed at it.
If the thought of switching careers sounds good, but you don't know
where to start, a good idea is to think about what makes you happy.
List your skills and interests – is there sport involved? Or baking?
Do you love wine, or are you a gym addict? Perhaps you've always loved
homemaking or decorating. Now think how you might take those interests
and transform them into your perfect job. How would you like to be a
personal trainer, or a chef, a vineyard manager or an interior designer?
TAFE NSW offers hundreds of
courses so you can dive straight into the subject you love and come
out with a nationally recognised accreditation at the end.
But before you jump in headfirst, take the time to plan. Make sure
you understand what's involved with each course, the study hours and
the potential job
opportunities after graduation. Also, be sure that you're taking
the right subjects. For example, if you want to start your own
plumbing or baking business, do you need business qualifications as
well as specific skills training?
Choosing the right course is essential as it's the gateway to your
new career. To find out more about any of the courses you're
interested in, you can view all the information, such as course
descriptions, campuses, fees and how to enrol by visiting TAFE NSW courses.
Pursuing your passion will be far more successful with the right
training, skills development and qualifications under your belt.