23/09/2016 9:19:00 AM
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.
For Amy McLean who studied for a Diploma in Community Services to pathway into a degree in social welfare, Chisholm Online was one of the only online environments that was able to help her pursue her goal.
“If people have a dream and feel they can’t achieve it, studying online at Chisholm Online actually lets you work towards that dream,” she said.
“The engagement team is terrific. When you’re a bit older and don’t always have the confidence because there’s been a few gaps since you’ve studied before, having those people behind you, boosting you up and giving you the confidence, helps you along the way.”
Amy Hatherall agrees. She wants to start a career in mental health and is studying a dual Diploma of Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs. “I was a bit nervous going into the course as I thought it was just going to be me and doing it all alone, but there are so many tools for communicating with staff and students – emails, events, forums – I really didn’t feel alone in the end.”
And with a part-time job and heavy involvement with two charity organisations, one of which is a major 4000km cycling event from Melbourne to Cairns that will raise funds for cancer research and patient care, Chisholm Online has given Amy the flexibility she needs.
“I’m one of the 25 riders, so to be able to train, work and have a good life balance fundraising and organising health promotion programs, Chisholm Online has been incredible so far. If I have a meeting, shift at work or training scheduled, I’m able to study at my own time and pace. I believe flexibility is an essential part of growing as a person; a good characteristic for those wanting to work in the mental health industry.
As Chisholm Online General Manager, Theo Teeder explains, our courses will give you the confidence to take that crucial step towards pursuing your dream. “We future-proof your investment by building qualifications that offer graduates the best chance of getting a new job, promotion or getting back into the workforce,” he said.
“We’re focusing on courses in business, health, construction and education – currently the top employing industries projected for the highest growth in the next five years. So not only are our students gaining a nationally-recognised qualification, but a qualification that is in demand.”
In Jeanette’s case, she secured a promotion at her workplace after completing a Graduate Certificate in Management. “So I’m now one step further in the management career I’m after.”
And for Emma, who has been studying for a Diploma of Early Childhood Education, it’s about expanding her career options while enjoying motherhood. “It means I can follow my passions and dreams to work with younger children and I’m able to do it with having a child,” she said.
Theo Teeder: “We’ve created a safety net, a support structure so you’re unlikely to fail throughout your learning journey. That’s why we have one of the highest retention rates of students returning term after term to complete what they set out to do – to achieve their career aspirations.”
“That’s the investment we make in terms of our learning materials, the quality of teaching support through the rigorous selection of our teachers, and the wraparound services of our student engagement team operating seven days a week, which includes technical support, study tips and on-going encouragement for our students.”
At Chisholm Online, anywhere is possible. Are you ready for anywhere?
For more information on all our courses, visit Chisholm Online or speak with a course advisor on 1300 275 265.
But hurry. Enrolments close 7 October
by Chisholm Online at 23/09/2016 9:19:00 AM in Ideas