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Diploma of Applied Geosciences tafeSA will it help me in?

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Thanks for taking a look at this. I'm a 31 year old pommie thinking of doing the Diploma of Applied Geosciences at tafeSA. I have always wanted to get into this career and was wondering what experiences you've had or advice you could share.

Cheers in advance.

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I am a geologist. You need a degree to be qualified as a geologist. Also, at the moment geologist is only on the CSOL. I don't know about all of the states but in WA it is schedule 2 which means you would need a job offer before they would sponsor. Given that geology currently has very high rates of unemployment it would be very hard to get one.

 

However, if you were to do a degree then by the time you finished things could be very different and there is still strong demand for geologists in the UK for non mining related work.

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The course would be fine if you were planning on taking that qualification back to your home country. No good for staying in oz.


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What VS said. You need a degree to be a geologist though there's been a push recently for lower "degree" qualifications "called foundation degrees or something) which are diplomas in anyone else's money.

 

They'll tell you you can be a "para-geologist" or some such rubbish (field technician).

 

If I saw a diploma on a job application for a geologist I wouldn't bother calling you for interview as it's not the right qualification. A BSc is the minimum you need.

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I will say, I went to uni to become a geo about the same age as you. It has made a huge difference to my life. It is also a amazing subject to study. But, it isn't an easy subject. It requires a lot of work. But if you are drawn to it then go for it. In my career I have worked in south America, north Africa, central and east africa, Europe and of course australia. I am now a senior member in my game - general manager / exploration manager. But do it because you love the subject.

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Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences and views.

 

After hearing what you have said I will head back to the UK and study for a degree.

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