Put YOU at the centre of your career

Sydney TAFE courses are divided into eight categories related to personality and interests, so it’s all to do with YOU!

Doers and the Realistic

YOU …

  • Need to get ‘hands-on’
  • Enjoy being outdoors
  • Like using tools and machines and want to understand how they work
  • Have a real love for ‘things’ or machines

  • Have a real love for ‘things’ or machines
  • Enjoy being outdoors
  • Like using tools and machines and understand how they work
  • Need to get ‘hands-on’

These words ring true?

  • Natural
  • Concrete
  • Tangible
  • Independent
  • Stable
  • Genuine
  • Practical
  • No-nonsense
  • Down-to-earth
  • Physical
  • Mechanical

Courses include:

 

Thinkers and the Investigators

YOU…

  • Value tasks that are scholarly, scientific or technical
  • Like the idea activities that involve observation and thought
  • Have a desire to investigate, explore and discover
  • Solve problems
  • Like performing and observing experiments
  • Find research interesting and informative

  • Value tasks that are scholarly, scientific or technical
  • Like the idea of activities that involve observation and thought
  • Have a desire to investigate, explore and discover
  • Turned on by solving problems
  • Like performing and observing experiments
  • Find research very interesting

These words ring true?

  • Intellectual
  • Introspective
  • Inquisitive
  • Curious
  • Methodical
  • Rational
  • Analytical
  • Logical

Courses include:

 

Artistic and Creators

YOU…

  • Think of yourself as creative, intuitive, sensitive and articulate
  • Enjoy being nonconforming and innovative
  • Value feelings and the power of imagination
  • Look for inspiration and spontaneity
  • Prefer to work with ideas and concepts
  • See yourself as literary, verbal or visual
  • Think of yourself as creative, intuitive, sensitive, articulate
  • Enjoy being nonconforming and innovative
  • Value feelings and the power of imagination
  • Look for inspiration and spontaneity
  • Prefer to work with ideas, abstractions and concepts
  • See yourself as literary, verbal and visual

These words ring true?

  • Expressive
  • Original
  • Open-minded
  • Artistic

Courses include:

 

  • Value being kind, generous and cooperative
  • Are patient, caring, helpful, empathetic
  • Prefer tasks that involve socialising, helping others, and teaching
  • Place an emphasis on teamwork, social interaction and relationship-building

These words ring true?

  • Humanitarian
  • Educational
  • Philanthropic
  • Interpersonal
  • Service-oriented
  • Tactful
  • Friendly

Courses include:

 

Enterprising and Persuaders

YOU…

  • Are adventurous, energetic and assertive
  • Can be extroverted and enthusiastic
  • Are usually confident and optimistic
  • Enjoy being in charge
  • Take risks
  • Motivate people
  • Can be very persuasive
  • Are adventurous, energetic and assertive
  • Can be extroverted and enthusiastic
  • Are usually confident and optimistic
  • Enjoy being in charge
  • Take risks
  • Motivate people
  • Can be very persuasive

These words ring true?

  • Business
  • Ambition
  • Politics
  • Debate
  • Compete

Courses include:

 

Efficient and Organisers

YOU …

  • Are conscientious and conservative
  • Think logically and in an orderly fashion
  • Like a well-organised desktop
  • Enjoy an office environment
  • Focus on details
  • Value precision and accuracy
  • Excel in practical tasks
  • Make the rules work for you
  • Are conscientious and conservative
  • Think logically and in an orderly fashion
  • Like a well-organised office and desktop
  • Focus on details
  • Value precision and accuracy
  • Excel in practical tasks
  • Make the rules work for you

These words ring true?

  • Planning
  • Accounts
  • Details
  • Well-run
  • Great systems
  • Based on statistics

Courses include:

 

Nature and Recreators

YOU …

  • Thrive in the outdoors
  • Like physical activities and sport
  • May like interacting with animals
  • Respect the environment

  • Love interacting with animals
  • Thrive in the outdoors
  • Like being active
  • Enjoy sport

These words ring true?

  • Adventure
  • Conservation
  • Caring
  • Environment
  • Leisure
  • Outdoors
  • Sport

Courses include:

 

Work and Study Pathways

YOU…

  • Looking for a supportive study environment
  • Want to explore study options for your future
  • Like to improve communication skills to give you the confidence to go further
  • Value new skills to change careers or move forwards
  • Want to explore opportunities for people of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background

These words ring true?

  • Courses for use in the real world
  • Foundation computer and communication skills
  • Supportive adult learning for Year 10 and Year 12 courses
  • Preparation for further study
  • Entrance to university
  • Extra learner support

Courses include:

 

These categories are based on psychologist John L. Holland’s ‘RIASEC’ research and work. Holland’s work is used around the world to help people connect with a career that will make them more fulfilled and happy.

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