Use your WHY to keep motivating yourself!


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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.

What did they say?

Q. What didn’t work for you?

Having to be self-motivated when life is throwing other distractions at you – full time work, family commitments etc.

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

Decide why you want to do this. What is your goal? What do you want to get from the course and how will it help you achieve your goal. What does success look like for you once you have completed this course? This becomes your WHY. Use your WHY to keep motivating yourself – it’s a step towards your goal. Take it in steps, bite size chunks are easier to digest than swallowing it whole!

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

The squeaky gate gets the oil! Online study can be isolating but it doesn’t need to be. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or support.

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I now know how to function effectively as a trainer.


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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.

Lee Chang Tye: What did he say?

To Anyone wishing to study with Fortress Learning, I am someone who has had a lot of experience overseas training foreign students in the English as a Second Language (ESL) field having lived and worked in Japan for 15 years. Since returning and looking to continue my line of work in Australia, found out that I needed to acquire certain qualifications, one being the Certificate IV in TAE, just to be allowed to do what I had been doing for 15 years. So, frankly I resented the whole VET study requirement process and level of protectionism that the government enforces in this VET sector.

When I was searching for work one potential employee referred me to Fortress Learning and seeing that they had such a competitive price and were flexible enough to allow all the study to be done online, I enrolled. Like many people, I did not expect much in terms of service, support, depth/content of materials, or knowledge/skill from their employees – just another business more interested in making money from this industry.

As I settled into the course, I was pleasantly surprised to find that many of my prejudices were wrong. The staff from bottom to top were very knowledgeable, helpful & easy to communicate with, their service was very prompt – in fact I could see that some corrections were done outside their normal working hours – proactive, and consistent across many trainers.

Their Head Trainer Bryan West was highly qualified with an in-depth background in education. helpful, and willing to incorporate flexible solutions to each and every assessment situation. This was not the money-making, one-size fits all, indifferent, franchise business factory that I had expected.

All these factors make a big difference and Fortress does its best to present the materials in a study-friendly way as possible but the Cert IV in TAE (by default) is tough going and at times tedious & confusing for someone new to the VET sector. But now I have a good idea about how the VET sector works, and most importantly, how to function effectively as a trainer within this VET context.

Thanks to all the staff at Fortress and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anyone who wants to study online with Fortress Learning, now my career is back on track and I can do what I do well!

 

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