At the moment I'm doing diploma of counselling online, once I finish this (and if I pass) ill do the bachelor at a uni. Not sure where yet as I still have a year, but I know I want to do it on campus. I just need to start saving so I can afford full time daycare fees while I'm not working.
Really wish I had of done this before having kids and ending up a single parent.
Ring your local TAFE you can talk to a career advisor, they will be able to help you with where to start. :-)
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15-07-2013 21:15 #11
15-07-2013 21:29 #12
Sounds good what you are doing Bexter! Especially as it takes a year of your degree.
My degree is Psychology and thank goodness is registered, the uni has this year changed the name to Psychological Science, but as I enrolled under the old name that it was I will get. I do all mine externally but I love it. Means I can study when I want to and listen to the lectures late at night. I guess you are aware that to be a "psychologist" that you have to do honors and masters, but you may not have to be a psychologist to be a counsellor in school. Or honors and 2 years supervised practice plus an exam (that is new since I last looked).
So at the moment I am trying to keep my GPA high so I can qualify for honors if that is where I want to end up. Otherwise I would like to do alcohol and drug case worker or something.
15-07-2013 21:51 #13
When I spoke to the career adviser at the TAFE they said I needed to do 3 years for phycology then a 2 year internship at a school. (Others are now saying I'll need to spend a few more years to become a teacher to council at a school)
I have no idea about the masters (what it means) and all that. I left school in year 9, never went to TAFE so this is a whole new world for me, with heaps of stuff I don't understand. I'm hoping ill pick it all up though.
The diploma is my entry into phycology.
I really want to do phycology on campus as I know I'll need the teachers support and doing it at home just won't work, I get distracted to easily and really want to do well in my phycology degree.
If phycology doesn't work out I was thinking of drug and alcohol too.
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16-07-2013 10:17 #14
I know the University of Western Sydney (I see you live out west) credits you on your subjects and you can continue studying there. I live in Wollongong so I don't know how I feel about traveling that way to study so I am contacting Wollongong Uni to see if I can study there.
At this stage I am looking at family welfare worker. I will try and find a position there while I continue to study.
17-07-2013 11:58 #15
Just wanted to update. I got 100/100 for my last assignment!!! Hows that for motivation!!
18-07-2013 21:36 #16
That's awesome, well done!!😃
I had my workshop today and got 100% so feeling pretty good about where I'm at.
Giving myself the night off tonight then will get stuck into it tomorrow. I underestimated how much reading was involved! Lol
19-07-2013 07:19 #17
Well done!! Getting a good has motivated me and I am already stuck into my next unit, one that I was putting aside because I thought that it was too hard. Fingers crossed my motivation gets me over the line for this one.
04-10-2013 10:32 #18
I'm thinking if doing the Cert III in community services next year.
I'm thinking I will do it through face to face study as I like the social interaction and I seem to learn better. I wouldn't have enough discipline to study online. My lounge or bed look too inviting lol!!
I've got a Diploma in children services so I'm thinking I'd still like to work with young children but unsure where I would work or how I'd even get into the job. Any advice??
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