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Skills for all courses and uni part time?
wondering what is the best option

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#1 blackbird

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

OK so I got in and have enrolled full time at uni in a psychology degree, I was approached by a rep from a training organisation in a random encounter who said I should take advantage of doing some skills for all courses as they are either free, cheap, or cheaper than doing it through uni such as her company offered a diploma in human resources consisting of 13 (or more) units for $1200, which would be cheaper than uni, I have to pay all my fee's upfront (kiwi), I am about to send off an application for citizenship, just waiting on a birth cert.

So, I could wait to do full time uni when/if I can get citizenship and then in turn apply for Help loans.

I'm wondering if its better to do uni part time and do one of these skills for all courses, even if not the one this lady was talking about but something else. the other reason for doing one is it might increase my chances of job options later if I have more training.

argh its so confusing..

Or maybe I should just do it part time until my youngest starts school which is the end of this year.



#2 blackbird

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:23 AM


#3 PrincessPeanut

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

so you don't have access to the loans now for uni?

skills for all is great if they have the course you want so I am researching whats there too and have friends who have done stuff there as its more affordable etc.

would the subjects provide credits in your psy degree? if I recall when I did my psy and honours many hr subjects could be credited if completed in hr specific courses - therefore that would reduce your study time at uni and maybe costs?

I guess it depends on your preferences and situation, not knowing what it is I cant say choose one over the other it depends on if you working, what you can afford and where you want to head career wise

#4 blackbird

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

I guess that's part of the problem, I've always been told I am smart and have lots of potential, but for what? my two choices for semester one are critical reasoning and animal behavior, I couldn't do HR this year because it clashes with my core subjects.

I'm still trying to justify my choice of animal behavior, I like the idea of working for the EPA, the environment is a never ending issue. However if the country is going down the power that be are going to be less concerned about the environment.

Next year I am hoping to do the an HR unit but turns out there are a few of them, the only one I was originally looking at was the one HR elective that came from the business minor/major.

If I did the course offer by that lady, I would have a HR diploma by attending 1 day a month for 8 months.
So in theory I could do it in combination with uni.

I guess I'm thinking the psychology part is a good back up if I cant find my way with electives and work experience.

Maybe I am just over thinking things as I also thinking even though the electives I can choose are not restricted to needing to complete other minors or majors (in this degree the only major is psychology the rest is choice), I cant helping thinking I should.

would've been easier to just do the old fashion psych degree and it do a combined/double degree with something else so I don't have a choice.

I'm so indecisive! its one of my biggest flaws sad.gif

#5 PrincessPeanut

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

you sound like me lol

well one class a month is fab BUT what is involved in between like assignment wise etc?

if you think you can I am sure you will be fine. but im like you I cant decide and overthink everything!

#6 blackbird

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

I found I can do a HR course relatively cheap and by correspondence with a year to complete, Im thinking I will give it a go! if by mid year break between semesters I haven't come close to finishing or Im struggling I will do uni part time to get both done original.gif

If I am lucky I will get citizenship by the end of the year original.gif

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