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Journey to teaching without HSC

Discussion in 'Australia - Staffroom' started by jaymen23, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. jaymen23

    jaymen23 New commenter

    Hi everyone.

    Currently I'm 24 years old and have completed a cert 3 in IT, I have been wanting to begin studying to become a primary teacher since I was quite young, however when I was 16 I had to drop out to begin earning money to help my mum out with paying rent etc. so I landed a job in a trade at the time. Now we're both in a much better position financially and I want to begin putting my goals of becoming a teacher first.

    I've already found the certifications/requirements I'd need to undertake to do this without completing my HSC, however I want to know if any of you have also gone through a similar pathway or know a teacher who has that I could ask for advice from? I'd love to hear about what your journey into teaching and what route you took.

    Thank you in advance. Have a great day. :)
  2. Aim4Jannah

    Aim4Jannah New commenter

    Sorry this is a late reply but i hope it helps.

    I left school at 16yrs and had my son at 18yrs and then my daughter at 20yrs. I began my first teritary study at around 22-23yrs at TAFE and completed Cert 3 in childcare. I knew i loved being around children, but being a young mum at the time, i did not also want to be around such young children all of the time! I called a local university i wanted to attend because i thought as i dont have my hsc, maybe i would need to do it at TAFE or do some course. They said there were a number of options/pathways to university and applying as a 'mature age student ' was one of these pathways. So i applied that year, and 3 degrees later final left university lol. I became a little too in love with studying and learning.

    All the best in your studies.

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