Trading handbags for a calculator and a new career

Campbelltown local, Kridsana Chuaybamrung, who won two Chanel National Awards for Service Excellence and an award from Louis Vuitton, Oceania Zone, for best performance of the year 2018, has traded luxury handbags for a calculator, to pursue his dream career in the business accounting industry.

He enrolled in a Certificate III in Account Administration at TAFE NSW Liverpool to relaunch his career, and is now successfully employed in the administration office of western Sydney based Broadspectrum.

"When I started the TAFE NSW course I knew straight away it was a career path I wanted to explore further and my teachers have been really supportive in helping me develop practical skills and connecting me to industry," Chuaybamrung said.

Accounting jobs are expected to grow over the next few years to 207,200 by 2021 with the number of employed accountants in NSW increasing by 7.7 per cent last year

TAFE NSW Business and Finance teacher Joanne Magoulas said Chuaybamrung was a great example to those looking to change their career.

Mrs Magoulas said the accounting courses have transitioned to connected and online learning, where students and teachers are connected in real-time via web-conferencing, based on a class timetable filled with practical and interactive lessons, to support social distancing during COVID-19.

TAFE NSW offers hundreds of courses with a wide range of study options, including online and face-to-face study.

To find out more about the Business Services courses at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au, or call 131 601.