Tertiary qualifications?

Thumper 13 May 2008 102

Sina recently raised the question of how many people posting to RiotAct actually had tertiary qualifications.

She suggested about 10% (that is, 90% that don’t).

I suggest that it is probably a lot higher than that.

So, let’s see. What tertiary quals do you have?

And don’t lie, there are enough people here to be able to verify your quals in one way or another.

I will start, I have a B.AppScience in Cultural Heritage Management (UCAN) and a Grad Dip in Education (UCAN)

And now the rest can follow….


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green_frogs_go_pop green_frogs_go_pop 12:28 pm 26 Jun 08

None, and no! I dont work in it!

Because..
i’m currently IN year 12. *hides under rock*

(and no, i’m not going to uni. Ever. And nor am i going to work in it. Lol.)

Absent Diane Absent Diane 10:23 am 26 Jun 08

yeah of the all the people i work with the unqualified are the best.

peterh peterh 10:21 am 26 Jun 08

Absent Diane said :

no qualifications and in IT!!

you know, there seems to be more IT people without quals than first thought of.

I mean, look at me, no Uni degree, no CIT diploma, yet I have been in the IT industry for 16 years and learn new stuff every day. I probably know more about the market than some of my peers who spent several years getting degrees. doesn’t help if you don’t know the right people to engage with….

pretty funny to watch when they get it wrong.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:19 am 26 Jun 08

None – surprise, surprise! 😉

Timberwolf65 Timberwolf65 10:11 am 26 Jun 08

I’m a chief, a cleaner, a doctor, a nurse, a counselor, a teacher, a cop, a computer technician, an ambulance driver, a maintenance worker,an artist, a taxi driver and I have a full time job.

TEE HEEE HEEE!!!!!

Robbie Robbie 7:05 am 10 Jun 08

The course, not me!

Robbie Robbie 7:01 am 10 Jun 08

BA Hons (English)
MA (Applied Linguistics) — nearly
5 units of Grad Dip in Librarianship (failed to finish as too boring)
A life unsullied by work

gladbag gladbag 6:52 pm 16 May 08

BCom (It and Busecon) and MIT. In IT but did both degrees part time, so by the time I finished they weren’t that necessary, however, they do open doors.

Special G Special G 6:14 pm 16 May 08

B App Science, Adv Diploma Science and a Diploma – the only one I actually use is the Diploma though. The others just cost a lot in chasing an idea that took me along time to work out wasn’t going to pay the rent that well.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:41 pm 16 May 08

Deano said :

I can’t help noticing the amount of IT people without qualifications! Explains a few things…

Have you see the IT Crowd, they can’t even act.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:39 pm 16 May 08

I lay claim to being the first person to accept a qualification (which happened to be a Diploma of Arts) from the newly branded CIT. I know it was ACT-TAFE, but I reckon I was the first to get a bona fide CIT certificate.

And whopdee doo for me, haha…

Ozhair Ozhair 3:23 pm 16 May 08

Ass Dip (Yeah, I know :-P) in Creative Arts (Television Production) from the Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education, which is now Charles Sturt University, but was Riverina College of Advanced Education when I started.

Deano Deano 2:18 pm 16 May 08

stray said :

i cant help but notice the amount of IT ppl more than anything!

I can’t help noticing the amount of IT people without qualifications! Explains a few things…

peterh peterh 2:03 pm 16 May 08

Graduated from Charnwood High – if you survive there why go to uni?
was “politely” asked at Copland College to not sit the asat exams – or they would beat the stuffing out of me (not so polite)

so…
no degrees, no tertiary quals,
But I now have 16yrs in the IT Industry and am enjoying every day.

I will probably go to uni as a mature age when i have done all i can do with no quals.

maybe.

Avy Avy 1:05 pm 16 May 08

PhD
Hons
BComm

astrojax astrojax 7:33 am 15 May 08

I try to make up for it by having an interesting life outside of work.

so ya rekkun we with quals don’t lead interesting lives outside our work? c’mon PL, be loud be proud and live life large – or we’ll have to re-name you plodding local… 😉

ellingly ellingly 5:57 pm 14 May 08

BSc (Hons) from UTas; 75% of the way through an MSc at ANU.

Xanthomyza Xanthomyza 2:55 pm 14 May 08

BAppSci, Honours, Grad Cert, half a PhD…

ant ant 10:15 am 14 May 08

LOL at WMC! ‘Ban in ‘Ghan. heh.

ant ant 10:14 am 14 May 08

Thumper said :

Hey Nyss,

ever thought about England?

They are also crying out for teachers and I think the wages are reasonably good.

Quite a few countries are desperate to poach science and maths teachers. In the CES, we had a yearly visit from a delegation of gentlemen who ran a bunch of private secondary colleges in Turkey, to interview science and maths teachers, the idea being they taugth in English (to improve the kids’ English skills) but also that these subjects were experiencing a shortage in teachers. I don’t think anything’s changed!

I think, from memory, that the new US/Australia E visa also counts that as a qualification in demand (E3 working visa).

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