For the first time local Hawkesbury residents can gain a competitive edge to start a career in the banking industry, thanks to a new virtual course in Certificate IV in Banking Services offered through TAFE NSW.
This exciting opportunity is currently advertised on ‘online employment marketplace’, Seek across New South Wales.
TAFE NSW Head Teacher Alex Arfanis said graduates develop real-world skills in financial services, banking products and compliance to meet industry financial regulations and hit the ground running.
“We’ve seen the banking industry undergo a rapid transformation in the last two years to meet increased customer demand for digital services and a shift to flexible working as a result of COVID-19,” said Ms Arfanis.
“Offering the course via virtual delivery opens access to regional NSW and enables students to develop strong digital literacy skills, including the ability to work collaboratively virtually”.
Former Qantas workmates Gary and Julie opted for a voluntary redundancy earlier this year and are flying high after completing the course virtually last month. Studying at TAFE NSW has helped them transfer 30 years of experience at Qantas to jumpstart a new career in the banking industry.
Currently, there is a significant digital literacy skills gap in Australia and 87% of jobs now require these skills. Banking may not have been on the career agenda, but learning banking technology and developing new skills, such as how to sell products and services, gives a solid grounding for an entry-level position.
If you are thinking about a career change or just starting on the job ladder, why not consider Certificate IV in Banking Services as a future career? The course can be studied virtually full-time or part-time from anywhere in NSW and is currently open for enrolment.
Visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 13 16 01. It could be your lucky day!