Chance for a new start

TAFE stu­dent

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THE time was right for El­iz­a­beth Hull, 44, to start her busi­ness, mar­ket­ing and ad­ver­tis­ing stud­ies mid-year last year.

Hav­ing gone through a di­vorce and re­trench­ment, she says she had the chance to ques­tion her ca­reer di­rec­tion and rein­vent her­self.

She re­searched her study op­tions and de­cided on three TAFE SA Certificate IV cour­ses in busi­ness, mar­ket­ing and ad­ver­tis­ing to start her path­way to ob­tain­ing a Diploma and Ad­vanced Diploma and per­haps a Bach­e­lor de­gree qual­i­fi­ca­tion in the three sub­jects.

She says it made sense to start her study in the next in­take, which was se­mes­ter two in 2011.

‘‘ No time like the present to jump in and take the op­por­tu­nity while it’s there, once I made up my mind to go for­ward and re­alised what I wanted to do,’’ she says.

‘‘ Be­cause the work­force and mar­ket­place is com­pet­i­tive, I wanted to get on with it quickly.’’

She is study­ing full time un­til she com­pletes the three diplo­mas, when she will most likely look for work and con­tinue part-time study to reach her ed­u­ca­tion goal.

Her qual­i­fi­ca­tion will sup­port her work his­tory in the field, which in­cludes cus­tomer ser­vices, sales, project and man­age­ment roles.

She has en­joyed TAFE’S hands-on and prac­ti­cal ap­proach to learn­ing.

‘‘ It’s been quite a while since I stud­ied at school and I thought the en­vi­ron­ment here at TAFE would suit my learn­ing well,’’ she says.

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