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A Force to be reckoned with
"With the help of my teachers, who would sometimes stay after hours to help me complete my assessments, I was able to successfully complete the course."
TAFE NSW Port Macquarie student Jack McIntosh, winner of the prestigious Career Pathways, Aboriginal Languages and Employability Skills Student of the Year award at the TAFE NSW Excellence Awards, is certainly someone who knows how to achieve a goal.
With a desire to join the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Jack was faced with the reality that entry required completion of Year 10 English and Maths. So Jack chose TAFE NSW to study at because of “the adult learning environment, which ended up being the right choice because I was able to do very well.”
So well, in fact, that in addition to winning the prestigious Excellence Award, Jack was also selected to become an Artillery Operator in the ADF – one of only 50 applicants selected from a pool of 4000 applicants nation-wide.
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What opportunities could an access education course lead to?
An access education course can lead to a number of job and course pathways.
Qualifications in access education can lead to a job as a social worker, community engagement officer, Aboriginal education officer or child care worker. The average weekly salary for a social worker is $1,100.
Whether you're just starting out in your career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.
TAFE courses in the access education area include Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, Project Management, Education Support, Employment and Training, Community Services and Mental Health.