Changing horses THERES AN OLD SAYING ABOUT HOW MUCH TROUBLE IT IS

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					Changing                                                                                                                                             Enrol in the
                                                                                                                                                    middle of
horses
FROM TAFE TO UNI
                                                                   THERE’S AN OLD SAYING ABOUT HOW MUCH TROUBLE IT IS TO CHANGE HORSES
                                                                   IN MID-STREAM. WELL, YOU CAN AND IT CAN BE A VERY GOOD THING TOO!

                                                   might be lacking. You’ll also be in            qualiication. Many thousands of people
                                                                                                                                                         the year?!
                                                                                                                                                    Y
                                                   an environment that’s quite different          go to TAFE after gaining a uni degree                      es, you may be able to       many places available mid-          bachelor degree – they are able
People who have inished TAFE courses
                                                   from either school or uni. Many                in order to get an industry-focused                        enrol at uni in the middle   year as they do in the main         to apply for jobs and look for
can transfer ‘credit’ to give them a head-
                                                   universities welcome applications from         qualiication. Courses might even be the                    of the year. You might       intakes at the beginning of         employment at a time of year
start in a uni degree. This is sometimes
                                                   students who are at TAFE studying the          requirement of an employer, or they might         have deferred or changed your         the year. Also, not all courses     when there are fewer graduates
called ‘advanced standing’. Whatever it’s
                                                   TPC (Tertiary Preparation Certiicate) or       just give you more skills and make you            mind or needed to work to             are available for mid-year          doing the same. Very clever!
called, it’s a great way of gaining extra
                                                   a similar course.                              more employable.                                  gain money or whatever, or just       admission.
skills and experience without having to
repeat work. For instance, say you gain
                                                                                                                                                    wanted a short break.                   Mid-year enrolment usually        TAFES AND PRIVATE
a diploma of ‘handshaking’, you could
                                                   UNI TO TAFE                                                                                        Some universities may               start around June or July.          COLLEGES
                                                   Many unis have agreements with TAFEs                                                             even run mid-year ‘O’ week                                                Oh, yeah, baby, this is an
go straight into the second year of a uni
degree in ‘salutation procedures’. That
                                                   that allow students to transfer credit from                                                      activities.                           WHY DO IT?                          option too. TAFEs generally
                                                   a uni degree towards a TAFE                                                                        Check out www.uac.edu.au            The mid-year entry option gives     have two intakes – one at the
would be greet!
                                                                                                                                                    (call 02 9752 0200) or contact        students the opportunity to take    beginning of the year and one
  Some people use this pathway when
                                                                                                                                                    any admission centre or               up a course and start studying      in the middle. Obviously, with
they don’t have enough marks to go to
                                                                                                                                                    university for more info.             towards a qualification in July     short courses and TAFEs’
uni straight out of school; others prefer
                                                                                                                                                      As more people become               rather than delay the move until    commercial courses, you
to gain a practical footing. You’ll need to
                                                                                                                                                    aware of mid-year enrolment,          the traditional university intake   may have a chance to study
contact the uni you want to study at to
                                                                                                                                                    application numbers increase.         time of February.                   almost any time.
ind out about arrangements.
                                                                                                                                                      It is an opportunity for              It means students can enrol         Privates’ catchcry is
                                                                                                                                                    applicants who missed out on          when the intake is smaller          ‘lexibility’, and this means
Get the marks for uni
                                                                                                                                                    a place in the main admissions        and registration is less busy.      they too may have lots of
TAFE pathways can help you get the right
                                                                                                                                                    period to again try to secure a       Another benefit is that after       opportunities to enter during
marks for university. Check with your local
                                                                                                                                                    place.                                students complete their studies     the year. Contact them – see
TAFE. You might gain the qualiications
                                                                                                                                                      But you should be aware that        – generally at mid-year, three      page xxx for info on TAFEs, and
and marks you need, and it might also
                                                                                                                                                    institutions do not have as           years down the track for a          page xxx for info on privates. •
be a good way to get the study skills you


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       s you have read above, you can              these programs in association with a           Often subjects areas that have a natural
       change between different types of           partner university. However, graduation from   combination of high-end theory with hands-
       providers in order to earn different        one of the courses may be delayed until the    on stuff work well as integrated programs,




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types of qualiications, but you can also           other course is completed.                     including stuff like IT, business and ine arts.
get different qualiications at the same time.
  You can do this simply by studying two
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TAFE, private college – or you can try a new
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is where you study for two qualiications
usually at two linked organisations.
  There are inancial savings too – pay the
TAFE fee for the TAFE modules and the
relevant uni charges for the university modules.
  You can also beneit from the smaller class
sizes TAFEs often have, and the practical




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