Bendigo TAFE Offers ‘Adulting’ Course

Many students leaving high school have never mastered basic life skills so Bendigo TAFE is responding with an adulting course.

‘Adulting For Beginners’ covers subjects such as changing a tyre, balancing a chequebook, doing the laundry and more.

The course began two weeks ago and students are already responding positively.

“Most of us had no idea how to boil a kettle before we started,” said 29-year-old student Bailee Buttersworth.

The course features a field trip to Kmart to prepare students for moving out of their parent’s house. “I didn’t realise the amount of stuff I need when leaving home.” said Bort Freelanger “I’ll probably need 4 trolleys full of stuff.”

Teacher Roy Simpson said “Most of our students are hopeless cases. They’re the human equivalent to a fitted sheet. The course is transforming a bunch of nobodies into a pack of somebodies.”

“Making my own dinner and not doing it for the gram has been my greatest accomplishment,” student Karen Pembleton said. “Every day I don’t eat canned soup is a day I win at adulting.”

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