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Georgie & Michelle Excel!

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We have interviewed a few of our participants that are excelling in their qualifications to find out how they do it and how they like training with Shoreline Learning & Development!

Georgina Olen & Michelle Lorenzo both work for Piling Contractors and are over half way through completing their Certificate IV in Business Administration. Balancing work, home and study can sometimes be a struggle, so let’s get into the interview to see how Georgie & Michelle manage…

Georgina Olen

 

Q1 What were your thoughts and feelings during the commencement of this qualification?

Initially I was quite apprehensive to start this qualification because I was not sure if I would be able to keep up with the learning guide and have the time to complete the assessments.

 

Q2 How do you feel about it now and why?

I feel a lot more relaxed about the learning materials because all of the information tou need is in your learner guides and the assistance by my trainer has helped because if I don’t fully understand something I can always email or call to get clarification. I have also found that I already know a lot of the information it’s just a matter of putting it into the assessments.

 

Q3 We understand that you have work, Life and Family commitments, how have you managed your time to progress so quickly?

My employer has been very supporting of me completing this qualification and I am able to allocate time during my working week to help complete my assessments. I have also done some of my assessments at home by putting 1 hour aside after work so that I am stillin a ‘work’ mind frame.

 

Q4 Do you feel that this qualification is relevant for your role in Piling Contractors?

I do feel that it is relevant, I have found that the assessments so far are tasks that I am already involved in or I work closely with someone who does. I am able to easily implement the skills into my everyday tasks.

 

Q5 What do you like about this course and what are some things we could improve?

I like that the course is flexible and that if I need to take a bit more time on a subject that I can and that I have access to a trainer whenever I need it, via phone and email.

 

Q6 What advice would you give to someone else taking on a course?

I would tell them to try and not be overwhelmed by the course when they start, and that once they get started that it is more manageable than you think. I would also tell them to just manage their time better, when they have spare time at work to go through a couple of questions but put aside time each week to sit down for 1-2 hours, once you get into a rhythm it’s a lot easier.

Michelle Lorenzo

 

Q1 What were your thoughts and feelings during the commencement of this qualification?

I was worried about meeting deadlines and about the difficulty of the course.

 

Q2 How do you feel about it now and why?

Some of the activities are more difficult and time consuming than others but overall it’s enjoyable and interesting.

 

Q3 We understand that you have work, Life and Family commitments, how have you managed your time to progress so quickly?

I dedicate at least 1 hour a week minimum to doing my books – Mostly in the last hours of work in the afternoon.

 

Q4 Do you feel that this qualification is relevant for your role in Piling Contractors?

Yes

 

Q5 What do you like about this course and what are some things we could improve?

I liked how we could pick what units we could do to make sure what we were learning was relevant to our role. The books are also interesting and the units aren’t too long.

 

Q6 What advice would you give to someone else taking on a course?

Don’t get overwhelmed with the books when you first receive them. If you work through each activity one at a time it’s not so scary. Also don’t be afraid to ask your trainer for help if you are stuck on something.

 

A big thanks to Georgie & Michelle for participating in this post!