|Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 4):|
Would it be wise to pick it up in Uni, as well as a course in another field?
Why don't you join government? I don't know what your SA
Government departments are like, but here in NSW, they support our continued learning - we can get things like Study Leave. If it is related to your job, you can get that. They provide training as well as part of the performance and development plans.
We also get benefits like being able to move around to different jobs within government, without losing our existing one. (Once the secondment finishes, you go back to the old position).
It is rewarding working for government. Read up on common selection critera used by governments such as EAPS (ethnic affairs priority statement), OH
&S, EEO (equal employment opportunity).
If your state government has some sort of a state plan defining priorities for government departments, read up on that and have a practical knowledge of how those priorities might affect your work.
Your other option might be something like Airservices Australia as a trainee ATC. You have a love of languages, so you could combine lots of talking with your love of aviation. I believe they have an intake for trainee ATC people now.
You could also try the Air Force perhaps.
[Edited 2010-01-25 23:09:27 by cpd]