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People 1c

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Nicole:

My assignments were always marked very promptly with thoughtful and practical feedback provided.

William:

I was impressed with the timely marking of my assessments and the constructive and very useful feedback provided.

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We won’t leave you hanging.


Cert IV TAE student

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.  This is from a Cert IV TAE student.

Louise – what did she say?

Supported self-paced learning.

My experience with Fortress Learning was a positive one with a clear pathway for completion decided in a collaborative way. It was easy to get support whenever needed and a quick assessment turn-around time helped me to maintain motivation.

Thanks very much.

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What you say matters most.


TAE students

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Michael: Happy to recommend!

Linda: I would definitely recommend Fortress Learning to anyone.

Jason: I would happily recommend Fortress Learning to anybody who wants a positive learning experience.

Hanneli: Will recommend to people who are interested to study online.

Aveline: I have recommended Fortress and will continue to do so.

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Professional.


People 1d

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Michael: What did he say?

Very satisfied!
Very thorough & professional service overall – happy to recommend!

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Being in “the zone”.


Dip VET

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.  This one is from a Dip VET student.

AJ: What did he say?

It was an awesome experience doing the assessment. It helped me to accumulate new ideas and knowledge based on my previous learnings and experience.

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Do you know what you’re in for?


Business Diploma

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Jason: What did he say?

From day 1 when I initially enquired about Fortress Learning’s Business Diplomas the response was professional and very informative. Once I commenced the RPL and learning process, the standard of service and support was second to none!
I would happily recommend Fortress Learning to anybody who wants a positive learning experience with excellent support.

 

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Caring? Who needs it?


help over hurdle

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Christina: What did she say?

The course was excellent, I had no prior learning but with Emma’s continuous help and support I was able to complete the course in six weeks. Really inexpensive compared to everywhere else that I looked and everything worked exactly as advertised. Thank you to all at Fortress Learning.

Kim: What did she say?

Excellent teaching support very kind and caring teachers who listened to what your needs are to complete the assessment tasks.

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A good package.


Cert IV TAE graduate

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate. This one is from a Cert IV TAE graduate.

Stephen: What did he say?

For an affordable training option, Fortress have put together a good package. The materials are good and help to complete the assessments. I had some administrative issues but Fortress were helpful in solving them and took responsibility for their part. They were very consistent in offering assistance throughout the course. The online system is well set up, and suits fitting it into your own schedule if you are self motivated.

 

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With you every step of the way.


guided hike

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Catherine: What did she say?

I struggle with online learning, as I am time poor and faced with constant priority shifts.

Fortress were there every step of the way with support and encouragement with ways to help overcome the challenges and make it easier to get my work done.

 

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Reaching ‘the standard’.


quality assurance

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Ian: What did he say?

Professional Company with empathic staff.

Very comprehensive web based RPL assessment, which provided a diversity of evidentiary options suiting my position and experience. At all times I was confident that appropriate standards were being maintained in respect to the Units of study. Having now graduated, I am confident of carrying the enhanced learning back into the workplace.

Processing of all submitted work was excellent in timeline (1-2 days) and any further requirements were always clearly explained.

Excellent Tutor/Assessor relationship throughout the Course, made for ‘easy’ discussion environment; always encouraged and recognised for the work undertaken.

No hesitation in recommending Fortress Learning for those wishing to reach ‘the standard’ required for professional application.

 

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Moving out of the Dip VET RPL bog!


Man reviewing papers

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Jeuss Polandaya: What did he say?

Q. How painful was the RPL process?

RPL is a tedious process in providing all the necessary evidence but with the support of Fortress trainers, the work becomes manageable.

Q. What didn’t work for you?

Minor setback on some submissions but easily resolved due to the diligence of the trainers/assessors in giving feedback in what to improve in my submissions.

Q. What advice would you give to others considering studying this course in this way?

Be prepared to provide all necessary evidence to demonstrate your competency and don’t look for an evidence that you don’t have. Move on, do the work, set a goal and achieve it!

Q. Is there anything else you’d like to include?

Special thanks to Mr. Bryan West with his guidance and great feedback, I have completed the course in much earlier time.

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No regrets about online study


middle aged man (2)

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

John: What did he say?

Q. What advice would you give to others considering studying this course in this way?

I would recommend this organisation to other people contemplating further studies. I had good support and a very considerate trainer willing to listen and explain and give me the time when I got stuck, every time a single call would resolve any enquiry or dilemma.

Q. Is there anything else you’d like to include?

I was quite reluctant to do an online course as this was my first exposure to doing studies in this way, but I have no regrets and will do more studies in this way.

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Honestly, the trainers were amazing.


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Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Allison: What did she say?

At first I was a little daunted by the amount of assignments/work required to complete the course but honestly, the trainers were amazing. They provided me with assistance via email, telephone and Facebook, even with other students assisting when asking questions through their Facebook page. Response times for answering questions and getting feedback on tasks were incredible, with no staff member ever making you feel irrelevant when answering you.

I would not hesitate in completing further study with Fortress Learning in the future and happy to recommend them to anyone. Congratulations, Fortress Learning, Bryan and your team of dedicated workers. I would have not completed my course without you.

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Genuine.


one on one support

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Sara Eastway: What did she say?

Well structured and great learning tools.
I found the Fortress Learning website to be user friendly, and the units of study to be weMy experience of online learning with Fortress was entirely positive. Fortress has a really efficient team. Via email and phone, I always felt like there was someone who could genuinely help me. I found the team to be highly approachable, well organised and supportive in terms of offering genuine personalised support. The quality of the course materials and assessments is excellent and so I really felt that i was learning and earning the qualification. I also really appreciated being offered an extension to my study period. This supportive move from Fortress provided me with the motivation and stimulus to finally find the time to fit in the online study in my busy schedule. A really rewarding and satisfying study experience. Thank you for keeping the quality in education. It is hard to find these days.

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Baffling – but it all fell into place.


light goes off

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Dean Massolini: What did he say?

Q. What worked for you?

I really liked the way the course was delivered through such a user-friendly interface (use of MS Word documents with links to relevant reference material on the Wiki pages). I have done a Diploma of Management online before through another RTO and the user-interface was nothing like the one offered by Fortress.
The support from the trainers was exceptional and the logical layout of the course was fantastic. I made a few phone calls to trainers to get help on certain assignments that I needed clarification on and they were always there when I needed them.

Q. What didn’t work for you?

Some of the assignments were pretty daunting at first glance but after discussing these with the trainers and breaking them apart into smaller, more manageable chunks, I was able to get my head around them all and they began to fall into place.

Q. What advice would you give to others considering studying this course in this way?

If you have no previous experience in this field like myself before starting this course, do not be put off by the assignments.Everything in this course was brand new to me and at times I got frustrated with not being able to get my head around the assignments. However, perseverance and a chat with the trainers will put you on the right path.

Q. Is there anything else you’d like to include?

Great customer / trainer support by Fortress and a great price for such a course. I priced this course with various other RTOs here in Perth and was quoted anywhere between $1800 – $2500. At $600 from Fortress the rest of them didn’t even come close. The ladies and gents at Fortress have definitely set the benchmark for other RTOs. Special thanks to Bryan and Sarah who put up with all my phone calls and questions!

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Understanding = relevance = meaning.


connecting online

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Dr Jyothsna Rama Rao: What did she say?

Q. What worked for you?

Templates, theory and helpful and supportive trainers.

Q. What advice would you give to others considering studying this course in this way?

Ask questions and examples for the assignments, there are several ways to obtain competency in assignments. It is important to understand why an assignment is designed the way it is and what is the purpose behind it.

Q. Is there anything else you’d like to include?

Found Fortress Learning trainers very helpful, supportive and willing to help a novice like me understand the VET sector. Special thanks to Amy for giving me an extension to get stuck into the assignment, Bryan for convincing me that the Cert IV would help in my field, Scott for his patience, Sarah for hand holding when I was losing it!!! Thank you, you are all awesome.

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It’s not easy but it’s worth it.


summit

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Heather: What did she say?

At times I felt like giving up due to my circumstances with illness, two minor operations and a full time job. However, I pressed on to completion and completed my course.

I looked at the light at the end of the tunnel and kept keeping on. I had a lovely girl called Amy who was very encouraging and listen to my moans and then proceeded to assist me with understanding what the assessment were about, and had some good constructive information to help me over my bumps in the road.

I would recommend anyone who wants to study Cert lV in training and assessment to contact Fortress Learning and do their course through them. They are amazing. Its not easy but its worth it.

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Assessments really test you


man against wood background

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Glenn: What did he say?

Well structured and great learning tools.

I found the Fortress Learning website to be user friendly, and the units of study to be well laid out, informative and the associated assessments really did test what you had learned. Overall a very good learning experience with positive support from the trainers.

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Trainer was generous with his time


individual support

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Ankit Sharma: What did he say?

I have recently finished my double diploma in VET and training design and development (TDD) and would like to state that this has been by far my best experience as far as online learning is concerned.

My trainer Dr. Bryan west was always insightful, flexible and generous with his time. One of my concerns (based on my past experiences) was the amount of time trainers provide to learners in online learning. At the time of enrolment Dr. west assured me that i would not have any issues in that regard with Fortress and i must say it was as true to form as it could have been. Apart from my trainer the rest of the staff was also always friendly and responsive. Thank you all.

All in all it was a fantastic experience all round and i can’t recommend this company enough. You can’t go wrong with them!

 

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A mentor to talk things through


phoning for help

Every now and then, a graduating student writes a Review that we believe really captures what we try to do.  Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

David Allen: What did he say?

Q. What worked for you?

Having the access to my trainer, and being able to talk things through.  Much of what I did previously was delivered not in Australia, or was a few years old.  Having this mentor, to talk my assignments through with, worked well for me.

Q. What didn’t work for you?

Basically all went well. I did break my studies and recommence. But this was an easy process.

Q. What advice would you give to others considering studying this course in this way?

Consider your options first… Distance learning is excellent and flexible, but some people need a face to face approach and need to attend classes…
Myself personally, I do not think you get the quantity out of classroom attendance study. Fortress Learning supplied documentation is excellent reference material to retain.

Q. Is there anything else you’d like to include?

A special thank you to my trainer. His assessment of my submitted works was no less that I would expect myself, if I was the trainer. Extremely fair. He applied Rules of Evidence very well.

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