Go ahead, let your mother learn a new skill! Assuming 67yo as retirement age for her, she has at least another 10 - 20+ years in her career life. So, why not? Career pathway and salary range in Early childhood education & development sector is very straightforward and rather transparent. Start looking for more information on ECDA website. A few checks for your mum to consider: 1) Motivation to take up the course (for fun, just feel like attending or serious in committing to a job in future?) 2) Motivation to take up the role when she decided to enroll into the course. 3) What is her priority in taking up a job assuming she pass the course? E.g. salary, location, or factors she cannot really control such as company culture and relationship with colleagues etc. If not continuing in an admin job, what skills does she have to pick up another job? Facing the reality, the ball is still in employers’ court, it will be difficult to find a job where all her expectations or criteria can be met. Hence, adaptive / interpersonal skills makes a whole lot of difference. Besides, admin role is so easily replaceable. Accountant job scope is pretty similar, she can ask for higher salary if her skills and value to employer can justify the price tag she asked for. Be realistic in expectations and do your homework/research to avoid similar workplace issues or reasons for leaving again.