ALEX Edelman is circling in on her dream job after a setback.
The Albury woman, 22, will start a Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science in Tasmania next month.
“If I can play a part in helping make sure the killer whale is thriving, rather than dying off, it would be incredible,” she said.
When she couldn’t finish her Higher School Certificate due to health and personal challenges, Ms Edelman enrolled at TAFE NSW Albury in 2017 in a Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), which compresses years 11 and 12 into a single year and gives an ATAR equivalent score.
“If I missed a class due to health or family reasons, teachers would email me the work,” Ms Edelman said.
TAFE NSW Albury Education Pathways teacher Zoe Mason said students were unhappy with their ATAR or planned a career change.
“It’s a great way for those who haven’t studied in a while to brush up on their research skills, gain confidence and gain entry to higher education,” she said.
The Pathways course will have its next intake in July.
The yearly TPC course will have another intake next February.