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Henry, a plumbing apprentice who’s doing his qualification at WelTec, found out more about the industry by getting some work experience.

Check things out thoroughly before choosing a course. If you want to get into plumbing like I did, do things like visit a plumbing supplies shop, get some work experience, or get around and see some different workplaces.

Andrew spoke to people working in the industry before choosing the Bachelor of Information Technology at WelTec. I was tossing up between WelTec and Victoria. To pick the WelTec opportunity, I talked to a few people in the IT industry. I also have a mentor who runs an IT company. All said the same thing: WelTec offers more practical-based knowledge.

Start talking about it Event management student Sophie suggests talking through your study plans with friends, family, flatmates, future employers – in fact, anyone who’ll listen. You’ll get their thoughts on whether it’s a good option.

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Chat to potential employers

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At school, towards the last few years, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I knew I didn’t want to do an office job; I wanted something hands-on. I had a friend doing plumbing a few days a week and he really enjoyed it. I thought I’d give it a go.

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Do something completely different Says Andrea who’s now studying IT programming and coding.

My partner suggested I get into programming. At the time, I had no idea what it was all about. It was a big change. I wanted to use more of my brain power.

Try it out

Just start getting yourself out there, start talking about your plans for study. I wanted to do something to give me a bit more of a foot in the door and I’ve now met so many people and made a lot of connections.

Talk with our tutors Have a chat to some of our tutors at the open day or drop them an email. Jovan, who’s doing the Diploma in Computer Servicing, knows how helpful they are.

Pay attention to tutors and what they say, when you start and at the open day. They pretty much take care of you.

Kaneeda also recommends checking out the industry up-close.

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Do some hands-on research

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