Here be dragons. Advice from Cert IV TAE students
In the olden days, “Here be Dragons” was used on maps to point out dangerous or unexplored territories. When it comes to the Cert IV TAE (and our other courses), there are a few dragons as well. So, just like the mariners of old relied on maps to find their way past obstacles, we too can learn from the people who have gone before us.
To help with that, we asked our Cert IV TAE students what advice they would give people who are just starting out and they told us these 5 things. (The headings are ours, but the words beneath are a combination of quotes from real-life students who are doing their Cert IV TAE or who have finished it not so long ago).
What advice do Certificate IV TAE students give newcomers?
1. Pick the Low Hanging Fruit
2. Use What You Know …
3. … then get Help When You Don’t
4. Doing Nothing is Not an Option
The Biggest advice is to persevere. We don’t let our kids quit when stuff gets hard or boring – we shouldn’t quit on ourselves. Don’t give up no matter how much you cry. It all comes together at the end so don’t judge its worth until you have finished.