Decision on pathway
STUDENTS should keep their future study and work goals in mind when choosing between studying for an associate degree or advanced diploma, a report advises.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research report examines the cost of the qualifications and future education pathways. Both qualifications take two years of study.
It says students who want immediate entry to the labour market after a shorter course of study may want to complete the advanced diploma as it is the cheaper option.
An associate degree is better for students who want to go on to study a tertiary degree because it will provide more credit towards entry into the higher education course.
Clip Joint makes the cut
AN ADELAIDE-based hairdressing, make-up and fashion academy is the first in Australia to partner with the renowned Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles to provide state-of-the-art training for students.
Clip Joint Education, also a finalist in the 2012 South Australian Training Awards, is the first Sassoon Academy School Connection school named outside of the US.
‘‘ Sassoon brings that ‘ fashion’ edge to cutting and colour techniques that makes such a difference when applying for work in the hairdressing industry,’’ a spokeswoman says.
Clip Joint provides free training as a Skills For All provider. Call 8223 5600 for more information about courses and career opportunities.