<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=46'>Are you ready for anywhere?</a></h2>

Published by Chisholm Online on 23/09/2016 9:19:00 AM in Ideas

​​At Chisholm Online, we’re ready to make ‘anywhere’ possible for you. Turning your aspirations into reality is possible when you have access to a full range of flexible support services throughout your learning journey; from course advisors, to e-tutors, to your student engagement team. ​

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=45'>How to become job ready</a></h2>

Published by Chisholm Online on 14/09/2016 1:33:00 PM in Ideas

The overwhelming trend job recruiters are seeing in the market is a lack of, what they call, 'job readiness'. So what exactly is it to be job ready and how can you achieve this? Employability and talent specialist Rebecca Fraser says, "Being job ready starts at understanding the job through to understanding the future of the job. But there are some key things that will ensure you are perceived as being job ready in your next interview".

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=44'>Building online learning content to suit you, the student</a></h2>

Published by Chisholm Online on 2/09/2016 4:35:00 PM in Opinions

​As Head of Teaching at Chisholm Online​, Clare Nelson knows it's vital that students find their learning tools engaging and interactive. She says, "Creating our learning resources here at Chisholm Online is a lengthy but rewarding process. A team of writers, subject matter experts, assessment specialists and instructional designers, all work together to make the final product you see in Moodle". But where do they start?

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=43'>Can a Graduate Certificate in Management really help advance your career?</a></h2>

Published by Chisholm Online on 11/07/2016 2:22:00 PM in Opinions

GCM is designed for those who have significant industry experience looking to expand and affirm their knowledge and skills with a qualification, helping them step up to the next level in their career. And with the latest Department of Employment report on Australian jobs projecting a growth of 9.2% or 140,000 jobs in management over the next five years to 2020, graduate students are well placed to take up new career challen

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=42'>Put your training to work – Liz’s story</a></h2>

Published by Chisholm Online on 8/07/2016 10:05:00 AM in Opinions

"I wanted to upskill and broaden my knowledge, which is why I decided to study for a Diploma in Human Resource Management," explains Liz. Following nine months of study with Chisholm Online, usually after full-time work hours, Liz achieved her objectives: confidence and validation.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=41'>Job hunting getting you down? 7 better ways to find a job</a></h2>

Published by Rebecca Fraser on 22/06/2016 7:42:00 PM in Ideas

Little things can make a difference in your job search. If you are doing the same thing over and over again and not achieving a result, then have a think about what would make you respond if you were a prospective employer.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=40'>3 ways to make your resume stand out </a></h2>

Published by Rebecca Fraser on 22/06/2016 7:11:00 PM in General

In today's job market we are all aware that our resume and our LinkedIn profiles are the key tools for initially getting noticed. When preparing these, focus on the following to make the best first impression, one that truly reflects who you are.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=39'>Put your training to work</a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder on 10/06/2016 11:44:00 AM in Opinions

This June Chisholm has launched a new mid-year campaign under the heading of 'Put your training to work'. In as much as a headline can deliver a campaign message, it is important in highlighting what we stand for, what our students can expect for their hard work and how to get the most reward for their efforts.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=38'>Teachers who make the grade – what makes Chisholm Online’s teachers so special</a></h2>

Published by Chisholm Online on 16/05/2016 1:09:00 PM in Opinions

What makes COL teachers special? Manager of Chisholm's Professional Educator College, Brad Beach, explains that online learning is a designed virtual classroom with a vibrant connected community. It is a learning experience that requires leadership from educators who value the power of communication and support in nurturing student achievement.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=37'>Why Chisholm Online is the perfect fit</a></h2>

Published by Sarah Jordan on 19/04/2016 8:13:00 AM in Opinions

​When Ana Carolina Hernandez moved to Australia from Argentina in 2006, she found a niche teaching Spanish to primary aged students. It was during this time that she discovered her love for teaching children and decided that a diploma in early childhood education would broaden her job opportunities in this field.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=36'>Changes to training in mental health, alcohol and other drugs provide students more choice and the opportunity to specialise</a></h2>

Published by Sarah Jordan on 22/03/2016 12:20:00 PM in Opinions

Changes to training in mental health, alcohol and other drugs provide students more choice and the opportunity to specialise. Healthcare and Social Assistance is the largest employing industry in Australia, representing more than 12 per cent of the total workforce*. And given it will be the number one growth industry by 2018, career prospects in the health sector look promising.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=29'>What to eat to boost your brain power</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 21/03/2016 10:00:00 AM in Ideas

​Did you know eating certain foods can improve your ability to retain information and concentrate? So why not munch your way to better marks with these brain boosting foods?​​​

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=35'>The powerful online community</a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder, GM Chisholm Online on 11/03/2016 10:04:00 AM in Opinions

Online learning in education and training isn’t new. In fact, components of e-learning – harnessing the internet to enhance learning beyond the traditional classroom setting – have been around for many years. What’s changed however, is the pace at which technological advances are impacting teaching and learning.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=33'>Work placement leads to a full-time role</a></h2>

Published by Sarah Jordan on 2/03/2016 1:59:00 PM in Opinions

​​Sonia’s passion for team sports and coaching led her to pursue a career in education. Now she’s landed a full-time role at the childcare centre where she did her work placement.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=34'>​Q & A with Chisholm Online’s Work Placement Coordinator, Anne Kermeen </a></h2>

Published by Sarah Jordan on 2/03/2016 11:13:00 AM in Opinions

Chisholm Online’s Work Placement Coordinator Anne Kermeen is a senior member of the Student Engagement team. Having worked with many students to reach their potential, she now focusses her time purely on work placement; making it a streamline process for both the student and the work place. Anne explains her role in more detail here.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=30'>5 Minutes with course writer and teacher, Linda </a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 16/02/2016 10:00:00 AM in Opinions

Chisholm Online Early Childhood Education and Care teacher and course content writer, Linda Skrgatic, has an incredible passion for early childhood education. She brings with her 20 years of experience in the industry a​​nd holistic vision for the education of our future generation.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=28'>How to protect your back while studying online</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 26/01/2016 9:50:00 AM in Opinions

​As an online student, you will be spending a fair amount of time at your computer. It's important to set your study space up correctly to avoid headaches, muscle strain and to protect your back. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) National President, Marcus Dripps, has provided a few simple rules for you to follow.​

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=32'>How do you study plumbing online?</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 21/01/2016 11:50:00 AM in Ideas

​​“You absolutely can, with Chisholm Institute’s Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services,” says Chisholm Online Plumbing teacher, Cam Gleeson.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=27'>Resume 101 - Get ahead of the crowd with a standout resume</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 4/01/2016 12:11:00 PM in Ideas

- Keep your resume to a maximum of two pages long. - Place your recent positions and qualifications first. - Ensure your spelling and grammar is correct. - Ask a friend to proof read it.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=31'>The importance of good relationships </a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder on 15/12/2015 11:58:00 AM in Opinions

​In our working life most of us know a good relationship with colleagues, suppliers and clients is a good thing. It can be the difference in being great and just being OK– whether this is company performance, winning a contract or just enjoying the work we do. The same goes for most of our relationships through life – relationships with our teachers, friends and family.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=25'>FREE WiFi in Dandenong</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 24/11/2015 10:11:00 AM in Ideas

​Need to get out of the house to study? We’ve found 9 study friendly areas with free WiFi around Dandenong.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=26'>How to study when you’d rather be outside</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 24/11/2015 10:00:00 AM in Ideas

​Summer has arrived and we all want to embrace the nice weather and get outdoors. Studying online doesn’t mean you need to lock yourself inside and miss out on the nice days. Here are our top strategies for embracing the nice weather without letting your studies slip.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=24'>The true value of a VET Qualification</a></h2>

Published by Sarah Phillips on 20/11/2015 11:31:00 AM in Opinions

​Many of us were faced with the decision of what to do after finishing high school, some of us before we even finished. I’m not sure about you, but I was expecting to go to university and launch my career from there. I gave it a try, but decided it wasn’t for me at the time and instead finished my first qualification at TAFE.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=19'>Creative ways to remember your goal every day</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 10/11/2015 1:42:00 PM in Ideas

In 6 months from now, what is it that you will wish you had started today? For Chisholm Online students who are now halfway through the study period, it may be to catch up coursework in order to successfully complete their study modules. For others it may be start a business, save money, find a new place to live or start a craft project. Whatever your goal is, write it down and use some of these strategies below to make sure you keep it at the forefront of your mind each day. By thinking about your goal each day, you'll naturally make an effort to take the steps to achieve it. You'll thank yourself later!

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=18'>Top tips for getting back on track</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 26/10/2015 11:22:00 AM in Ideas

​Our student engagement team have found that the students who stay on track within the first weeks of the study period are far more likely to make it through the study period. As it's now week 4, our engagement team have put together their top tips for getting back on track.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=16'>7 grammar mistakes you don’t want to make</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 19/10/2015 11:47:00 AM in Ideas

​Incorrect grammar can make even the best assessment piece look sloppy. With assessment week approaching, we’ve asked our Chisholm Online teachers for the most commonly made grammar mistakes, along with some tricks you can use to avoid them.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=15'>The future of education – flexible, on demand and relevant </a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder on 15/10/2015 11:53:00 AM in Opinions

Education has often been commented on as being a sector ripe for disruption with emergent technologies and the pace of change. To some extent this is true, but this is more a result of changing behaviours in consumers rather than in education itself...

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=14'>A life coach’s guide to achieving your dreams </a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 9/10/2015 2:26:00 PM in Ideas

Have you ever wondered how some people kick goal after goal and achieve their dreams, while the rest of us spend our time focusing on mundane tasks like paying rent and contemplating what to cook for dinner? Life coach, Kerry Blake, explains how we too can set ourselves up on a path to success and live the life we want.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=13'>Accelerating the Education State</a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder on 14/09/2015 12:13:00 PM in Ideas

Accelerating the Education State ​Some of you will have seen the media release Help Us Shape The Education State that came out of the Premier of Victoria’s office in July. Contained within this release was a really important sentence that spoke to the core of what is at stake here:​ “The dedication of our teachers, principals, parents, carers and students makes our education system strong. But with the accelerating pace of change in our economy, we need to think differently.”*...

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=12'>7 celebrities who studied online</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 7/09/2015 12:20:00 PM in Ideas

Famous for their acting, directing, singing and sporting abilities, you would never guess that many celebrities also have invested time and money in their education, even after their career successes. These celebrities chose to study online to fit in with their busy schedules. You’ll be surprised at the courses they chose to take, many proving to be both beauty and brains!​

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=11'>Online and just in time for Regional Australia</a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 3/09/2015 2:23:00 PM in Opinions

​Access to good quality, impactful courses that lead to new or improved opportunities for students is what drives Chisholm Online. This is never more so when reflecting on the barriers that face regional students. Research shows that the barriers regional students face from moving away from home, separating from friends and family networks to the higher cost of living in metropolitan areas are a significant deterrent to higher education (ACER 2011**).

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=10'>The Juggling Game</a></h2>

Published by Louise Smith on 2/09/2015 9:33:00 AM in Ideas

Chisholm Online course designer Louise smith has taught many mothers and fathers as a business teacher. Here Louise shares with us her insights and advice for those looking to gain their confidence back and successfully re-enter the job market.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=9'>Why Chisholm Online?</a></h2>

Published by ​Maria Peters, Chisholm Institute​​​​​ CEO on 24/08/2015 3:04:00 PM in Ideas

​​In setting up Chisholm Online, it was really important for Chisholm Institute​ that we established an educationally sound, innovative and engaging delivery option for students who want to progress their study but not necessarily at a campus location.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=8'>Job opportunities & pathways, a marriage made in heaven?</a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder on 18/08/2015 2:00:00 PM in Ideas

One of the main questions we get asked by prospective students is whether to start with the Certificate IV or move straight into a Diploma level course. Often the focus is initially on the Diploma courses as these are the higher level qualifications and this is understandable. However, at Chisholm Online we have selected Cert IV qualifications that can have a real impact on where you want to go.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=7'>Meet graduate, Belinda</a></h2>

Published by on 10/08/2015 9:34:00 AM in Opinions

​Belinda Barnes decided to study a Diploma of Work Health and Safety with Chisholm Online to advance her career and further grow within her role as an Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator at a food manufacturing company. She shares her story with us below...

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=6'>12 ways to improve your online assessment results </a></h2>

Published by Kate Telfer on 4/08/2015 2:46:00 PM in Events

​Most Chisholm Online students will have an assessment piece due this week, so we’ve asked our Chisholm Online teachers for their advice on how to improve assessment scores. See their words of wisdom below.​

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=5'>Supporting small business through online courses</a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder on 16/07/2015 10:23:00 AM in Ideas

It's not every day that I find myself looking at the treasury website and scanning their myriad of statistics and associated analysis. Today is different though: This February Chisholm Online launch a series of qualifications that looks to support the areas of small business, aspiring business owners and our future entrepreneurs.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=20'>Hello, how can I help you?</a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder on 4/03/2015 10:12:00 AM in Opinions

​One of the advantages of studying online with Chisholm Online is that we have Student Engagement Officers available seven days per week, to ensure that your learning journey with us is as smooth as possible. They can help with course requirements, technical issues, careers or pathways advice and anything else you need!

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=21'>Don't risk your education</a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder on 11/01/2015 10:59:00 AM in Opinions

​There are certain non-negotiables in every sector and in the Vocational sector one of the main non-negotiables is assessment. That is why we at Chisholm Online spend so much time and effort making sure that we get the assessment model and structure right.​​ When a student is considering study in the Vocational sector the biggest difference to what they have perhaps experienced previously is the focus on the outcomes of the learning rather than the curriculum that is being taught.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=22'>What does an online learning world look like for you?</a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder on 15/12/2014 11:14:00 AM in Opinions

Online is an overused word in the world of education – it gets used to describe everything from MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) through to correspondence courses which have their DNA back in the early 1990s. Then there is everything in between, including highly-templated courses through to high-end, high-impact game based models of learning.

<h2><a href='/blog/pages/post.aspx?ItemID=23'>Is your mid career crisis holding you back?</a></h2>

Published by Theo Teeder on 10/11/2014 12:17:00 PM in Opinions

​Spending more than your lunchbreak dreaming about a new career? Or are you finding you just don’t like the commute to work anymore? Perhaps you are wondering how you are going to climb a corporate ladder that just doesn’t exist? Okay, stop what you’re doing, take a deep breath and ask yourself if you might be having a mid-career crisis?​

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