3 OF THE BEST JOBS WITH TIME ON YOUR SIDE

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1 PER­SONAL WINE AD­VISER

Many PWAs work flex­i­bly, com­bin­ing ca­sual em­ploy­ment with other pas­sions or fam­ily com­mit­ments. The role of a PWA is to help iden­tify cus­tomers’ drink­ing pref­er­ences, and find the right wines, wine events and ex­pe­ri­ences for them. Cel­lar­mas­ters head of sales Lisa Boyle says her team comes from a range of back­grounds, from newly-grad­u­ated univer­sity stu­dents to re­tirees look­ing for a new chal­lenge. “Our wine ed­u­ca­tor and cel­lar di­rec­tor Chris­tine Rick­etts is one of the most knowl­edge­able women in wine in the coun­try, and ev­ery­one from ca­sual staff to full-time em­ploy­ees are trained by her,” Boyle says. “Em­ploy­ees get full train­ing in wine, up to WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, which is an ad­vanced level qual­i­fi­ca­tion for pro­fes­sion­als work­ing in the wine in­dus­try. “If you love wine, sales and chat­ting to peo­ple, this is the per­fect job for you.” The Wine and Spirit Ed­u­ca­tion Trust (WSET) of­fers in­ter­na­tion­ally-recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tions in wines, spir­its and sake.

2 SUB­STI­TUTE TEACHER

Also known as a sup­ply teacher, these work­ers can choose be­tween short or long-term con­tracts in a va­ri­ety of school set­tings. They have the same day-to-day re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as per­ma­nent teach­ers – teach­ing lessons, su­per­vis­ing stu­dents dur­ing lunch time, and as­sess­ing stu­dent per­for­mance – but have more flex­i­bil­ity. Sub­sti­tute teach­ers re­quire the same qual­i­fi­ca­tions as per­ma­nent school teach­ers. Straight out of school, they may study a Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion, specialising in early child­hood, pri­mary or sec­ondary teach­ing. If they al­ready have a de­gree in a field other than ed­u­ca­tion, they may opt for a Master of Teach­ing.

3 PER­SONAL TRAINER

Many peo­ple seek­ing the ser­vices of a per­sonal trainer book ses­sions out­side of work hours to fit in with their own ca­reers. This means PTs of­ten work in the early morn­ings, in the evenings and on week­ends. They can also pick and choose the days and times they wish to take on clients. An ex­tra 5800 jobs are fore­cast to be cre­ated for fit­ness in­struc­tors be­tween 2018 and 2023, Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment fig­ures show. A Cer­tifi­cate III in Fit­ness is re­quired to be­come a gym in­struc­tor and run or­gan­ised classes, such as spin or zumba. A Cer­tifi­cate IV in Fit­ness, how­ever, al­lows a stu­dent to be­come a ful­lyfledged PT.

FLEX­I­BIL­ITY: Rhonda Doyle jug­gles act­ing with work as a per­sonal wine ad­viser.

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