There comes a time in some employees’ lives where they want or need more—they need more money, they need more time off, they need a change in careers or they may need a promotion or a better job. With promotions or better jobs, they are not just handed out to anyone, anyone who wants them needs to train themselves or get some form of education to be competent in said promotion or better job.
So how do you get this education to be able to get a promotion or a better job within your company?
If your company and/or boss requires you to get education to be able to promote you or give you a better job, they should be able to give you the right information as to what courses you are required to complete as well as what institutions you are required to complete them at. Your company should also be paying for your education and not just for the course material or the tuition, they should also be paying for any travel, accommodation or food expenses required if you need to travel to receive your education. This is especially important if you have to travel out of town, out of state or even out of the country to do so.
What education you need to receive to get a promotion or a better job depends on your position within the company as well as the company’s needs and preferences. Some companies may require you to obtain a university education, while others may require you to obtain a TAFE certificate or two or few and some others may require you to complete online short courses or trade qualifications. Again where you complete these non-university courses depends on the company’s needs and preferences.
With some courses, both university and non-university, you can have a continuing professional development assessment. RPL assessments are an assessment of your education and skills based on learning before the education you are about to undertake. This assessment can including assessing any training you had during your time at the company you work for, any past university and TAFE qualifications as well as any past qualifications, as well as on-the-job training and life experience. An RPL assessment can determine where you need training, which is especially important when aiming to get a promotion or better job.
Whether your company asks you to get training so they can promote you or whether you are completing this education to get a better job, remember to not only study and work hard but also to enjoy yourself. New or more education can be fun and exciting and also provides you with the opportunity to make friends and more importantly network.